Note: This Catalog was published in July 2009 and supersedes the 2008-2009 Catalog.

Fall 2010 Admission Criteria


CHANGES TO ADMISSION CRITERIA AND CHANGES TO CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD OF SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

The following listing summarizes the changes proposed to admission criteria and the criteria for the award of institutional scholarships or fellowships to be included in the Graduate Catalog at The University of Texas at Arlington. The following changes have been administratively approved as required by the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and are recommended for ratification by the U. T. Board of Regents.

Summary of Changes to Admission Criteria and Changes for Award of Scholarships/Fellowships

Please note: Eight Graduate Programs have proposed changes to the admission requirements. To-be-deleted text is struck-through and proposed new text is underscored. No changes in current criteria for award of scholarships or fellowships are proposed.

Proposed Changes to Civil Engineering Master’s Program Admission Criteria

Unconditional Admission
A student must meet the following requirements for unconditional admission:

  1. A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (Applicant with an appropriate Bachelor's Degree in another discipline is considered, subject to satisfactory completion of deficiency courses for area of interest.)
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful applicant.
  3. A competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score.  A successful applicant typically has a Quantitative score of 600 650.
  4. A competitive Graduate Record Exam Verbal score. A successful applicant typically has a Verbal score of 450 400.
  5. For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 558 on the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 220 on the computer TOEFL, 83 on TOEFL iBT, 40 on the TSE-A, 50 on the SPEAK, 450 on Verbal GRE, 85 on METLAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery), or 7 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). (METLAB and IELTS are used only when other tests are not available in the applicant's country.)
  6. Favorable letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic work.
  7. Statement of Purpose or Research Interest.
Probationary Admission

If applicants do not meet a majority of standards for unconditional admission outlined above, they may be considered for probationary admission after careful examination of their application materials. Probationary admission may require that the applicant receive a B or better in at least their first 9 hours of graduate coursework applicable to their degree being sought at UT Arlington, take additional English courses, and/or deficiency courses as required.

 

Proposed Changes to Civil Engineering Ph.D. Program Admission Criteria

Unconditional Admission

A student must meet the following requirements for unconditional admission:

  1. A Master's Degree or at least 30 hours of graduate coursework in Civil Engineering. (Applicant with a Master's Degree in another discipline is considered, subject to satisfactory completion of deficiency courses for area of interest.)
  2. No specific GPA requirement (application considered as a whole).  However, a graduate coursework GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful applicant. 
  3. A competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score.  A successful applicant typically has a Quantitative score of 700 .
  4. A competitive Graduate Record Exam Verbal score.  A successful applicant typically has a Verbal score of  425.
  5. For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 563 on the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 222 on the computer TOEFL, 84 on TOEFL iBT, 40 on the TSE-A, 50 on the SPEAK, 425 on Verbal GRE, 86 on METLAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery), or 7 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). (METLAB and IELTS are used only when other tests are not available in the applicant's country.)
  6. Favorable letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic work and/or professional work.
  7. Statement of Purpose or Research Interest.
Probationary Admission

If applicants do not meet a majority of standards for unconditional admission outlined above, they may be considered for probationary admission after careful examination of their application materials. Probationary admission may require that the applicant receive a B or better in at least their first 9 hours of graduate coursework applicable to their degree being sought at UT Arlington, take additional English courses, and/or deficiency courses as required.

School of Nursing  MSN-to-PhD and  BSN-to-PhD tracks

[Note:  An element of current admission policy pertaining to these two tracks of the School of Nursing that is not reflected in the tables below is that an applicant will be denied admission to a degree track if he/she has less than satisfactory  performance on a majority of the probationary admission criteria listed under that degree track. Thus, no one criterion determines admissibility. This policy will not change under the current proposals.]
Proposed Changes to Nursing M.S.N.-to-Ph.D. Admission Criteria

MSN-to-Ph.D. Program in Nursing Admission Requirements

Admission Criteria

Unconditional

Probationary

Master' s Degree in Nursing from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or American Association of Colleges of Nursing' s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited School of Nursing or equivalent.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

 

 

 

For international students, TSE (Test of Spoken English) or
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

TSE: Score of 40 or higher or
TOEFL: Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16 or
IELTS minimum score of 7.0.

Graduate level statistics course with a minimum grade of B.

Implement as stated

 

Interview

7 or higher on rating scale of 1-10

6 or less on rating scale of 1-10. Evaluated by Admissions Committee.

Written statement of goals.

7 or higher on rating scale of 1-10

6 or less on rating scale of 1-10. Evaluated by Committee.

Professional liability insurance.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for the Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Evidence of current professional nursing licensure/registration in at least one political jurisdiction. Licensure/registration must be maintained throughout the program. If a PhD student is going to perform direct patient care activities or supervise students in clinical agencies, he or she will be required to obtain an RN license in Texas or a compact state.

 

Evaluated by Associate Dean for the Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Admission Criteria

 Unconditional                         Probationary

Criminal background check, which satisfies the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council and the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for the Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Drug screen prior to clinical and research activities in health care agencies, which satisfies the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council and the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for the Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Demonstration of proficiency in use of computer for word processing, spreadsheet development, and data and text file creation and manipulation.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for the Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Proposed Changes to the BSN-to-Ph.D. Program in Nursing Admission Requirements

Admission Criteria

Unconditional

Probationary

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited School of Nursing or equivalent.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

GPA on all bachelor's coursework.

3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

GRE

GRE with a total minimum score of 500 on verbal; 500 on quantitative; 500/ 4 on analytical/analytical writing scores

Verbal: 400-490;
Quantitative: 400-490;
Analytical Writing: 3.0-3.5;
Analytical: 400-490
(Based on GPA/GRE ratio)

For international students, TSE (Test of Spoken English) or
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

TSE: Score of 40 or higher or TOEFL: Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16.
IELTS minimum score of 7.0.

TSE: Score of 40 or higher or
TOEFL: Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16.
IELTS minimum score of 7.0.


BSN-to-Ph.D. Program in Nursing Admission Requirements (continued)

Admission Criteria

Unconditional

Probationary

Graduate level statistics course with a minimum grade of B.

Implement as stated

 

Interview

7 or higher on rating scale of 1-10

6 or less on rating scale of 1-10 Evaluated by Admissions Committee

Written statement of goals.

7 or higher on rating scale of 1-10

6 or less on rating scale of 1-10 Evaluated by Admissions Committee

 

 

 

Professional liability insurance.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Evidence of current professional nursing licensure/registration in at least one political jurisdiction. Licensure/registration must be maintained throughout the program. If a PhD student is going to perform direct patient care activities or supervise students in clinical agencies, he or she will be required to obtain an RN license in Texas or a compact state.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.


BSN-to-Ph.D. Program in Nursing Admission Requirements (continued)

Admission Criteria

Unconditional

Probationary

Two years practice experience as a professional nurse preferred. Applicants with less clinical experience may be required to obtain experience concurrent with program requirements.  

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Immunizations required by the School of Nursing.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program  

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program

Criminal background check prior to clinical and research activities in health care agencies, which satisfies the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council and the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Drug screen prior to clinical and research activities in health care agencies, which satisfies the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council and the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Demonstration of proficiency in use of computer for word processing, spreadsheet development, and data and text file creation and manipulation.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

Evaluated by Associate Dean for Ph.D. Program in Nursing.

 


Proposed Changes to the  Master’s of Science Human Resource Management (MSHR) Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.S. in Human Resource Management (MSHR) program is based on the completion of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. For MSHR program admission, a score on the Graduate Management Admission Test or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and acceptable academic undergraduate performance are required. The GMAT is strongly preferred. Students for whom English is not their native language must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), TOEFL iBT, Test of Spoken English (TSE) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  International applicants that score below minimum acceptable levels on the verbal portion of entrance examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete U.T. Arlington's Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework. A standardized test score (GMAT) will not be used as the sole criterion for denying an applicant's admission to the MSHR program.
Specifically, multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Unconditional acceptance is based on consideration of all the information listed below and the decision to deny admission is not based on any single criterion. Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise and leadership experience.

Along with grade point average and GMAT total score, admission criteria include the following:

  1. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful candidate. This will be integrated into a formula or index that multiplies the GPA by 200 and adds the resulting value to the GMAT Score. An index score greater than 1080 is typical of a successful candidate.
  1. GMAT sub scores (verbal and quantitative) are also considered in the admission decision. A GMAT total score greater than 480 is typical of a successful candidate.
  1. A GRE quantitative percentile greater than 40% and Verbal percentile greater than 40% is typical of a successful applicant.
  1. International applicants must submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section to meet this requirement.
  1. Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)
  1. Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the 200 word application essay.
  1. Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant's academic background and/or work experience who can assess the applicant's potential success in graduate school.
  1. General and specific program accreditation status of degree-granting institution.
  1. Professional work experience.
  2. Professional certification or licensure.

Unconditional Admission
For unconditional admission, the applicant's composite total from the index must be 1080 or higher and items 1 through 5 above should strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate HR student.
Students who are unconditionally admitted, have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 as calculated by the Graduate School (or 3.00 at the graduate level), and enroll for a minimum of six semester credit hours will be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.

Probationary Admission

For an applicant with an index score below 1080, probationary admission may be available when at least three items of 1 through 5 above strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate HR student. Items 6 through 9 10 will also be used to identify positive indicators for admission. Students who are admitted on probation will have one or more conditions specified, such as no grade less than "B" for the first 12 hours of graduate study.

Provisional, Deferred and Denied Admission

A provisional decision to admit may be granted when the applicant meets criteria for unconditional or probationary status but one or more applicant credentials are incomplete. A deferred decision may be made when an applicant's file is not sufficiently complete to make an admit or deny decision.
For an applicant with an index score less than 1040 and other evidence indicating lack of potential for academic success as a graduate HR student, admission will likely be denied. However, all applicant data will be carefully reviewed before an admission denial is made.

Proposed Changes to the Master of Art Program in Mathematics Admission Requirements

For unconditional admission a student must meet items 1-3 or 3-5.

  1. A B.S. or B.A. degree with at least 21 hours of mathematics coursework with a GPA of at least 3.0, as calculated by the Graduate School on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Minimum of 400 on the verbal and 600 on the quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  3. Three favorable letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic work and/or professional work.
  4. A B.S. or B.A. degree.
  5. Certified to teach mathematics at the Secondary Level (Secondary Mathematics Certification).

Applicants who do not satisfy requirements 1 or 2 above may be considered for unconditional admission if further review of their undergraduate transcript, recommendation letters, correspondence or direct interactions with mathematics faculty, and statement of professional or research interests indicates that they are qualified to enter the Master's Program without deficiency.
If an applicant does not meet a majority of standards for unconditional admission outlined above, they may be considered for probationary admission after careful examination of their application materials. Probationary admission requires that the applicant receive a B or better in the first 12 hours of graduate coursework at UT Arlington.

Proposed Changes to the Admission Requirements in Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Material Science and Engineering

Admission

The UT Arlington Materials Science and Engineering Program uses the following guidelines in the admission review process:

Unconditional admission into the Materials Science and Engineering Program requires the submission of items 1 through 5 below for each degree program. To be unconditionally admitted, an applicant must at least meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.  
Master's Program
  1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work in an appropriate engineering or science discipline. (For some international applicants where GPA calculations based on a 4.0 system is not performed, a minimum performance level of 70 % is required.) Performance in core materials-related courses is of particular importance.
  2.  A GRE score of at least 400 (verbal) and 700 (quantitative).
  3. Three favorable, veracious recommendations, via the university's recommendation form or via recommendation letter.
  4. A Statement of Purpose outlining the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  5. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit a minimum score from one of the following: paper-based TOEFL score of 550 with a TWE [Test of Written English] of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 223, TSE-A [Test of Spoken English-A]score of 45, IELTS [International English Language Testing System]score of 6.5, or TOEFL iBT [Test of English Fluency-internet-Based Test] total score of 83 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 20 for the listening section.

Doctoral Program

  1. Minimum GPA of 3.3 in the last 60 hours taken in the major field of study in an appropriate engineering or science discipline. (For some international applicants where GPA calculations based on a 4.0 system is not performed, a minimum performance level of 75 % is required.)  Performance in core materials-related courses is of particular importance.
  2. A GRE score of at least 425 (verbal) and 750 (quantitative).
  3. Three favorable, veracious recommendations, via the university's recommendation form or via recommendation letter.
  4. A Statement of Purpose outlining the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  5. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit a minimum score from one of the following: paper-based TOEFL score of 550 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 223, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL iBT total score of 83 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 20 for the listening section.

Probationary Admission

Probationary admission into the Materials Science and Engineering Program may be permitted under the following conditions for each degree program:
Master's Program
  1. If the applicant meets any two of the items 1, 2, and 3 above for the master's program.
  2. A Statement of Purpose outlining the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  3. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit a minimum score from one of the following: paper-based TOEFL score of 550 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 223, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL iBT total score of 83 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 20 for the listening section.
Doctoral Program
  1. If an applicant meets any two of the items 1, 2, and 3 above for the doctoral program.
  2. A Statement of Purpose outlining the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  3. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit a minimum score from one of the following: paper-based TOEFL score of 550 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 223, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL iBT total score of 84 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 20 for the listening section.

Denial of Admission

A candidate may be denied admission if he/she has less than satisfactory performance in two out of the first three admission criteria.

 

Aerospace Engineering Admission Requirements

 

Admission

Applicants for the master's or doctoral degrees must have a either a baccalaureate or master's degree in engineering or science. Applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree and wish to pursue a doctoral degree without completing a master's degree may apply for admission in the B.S. to Ph.D. Track. The minimum admission requirements to this highly competitive track are the same as those for all doctoral applicants. Doctoral candidates shall also demonstrate through previous academic preparation the potential to carry out independent research in aerospace engineering. All applicants must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School as stated in the section of this catalog entitled "Admission Requirements and Procedures." Applicants not meeting all criteria may be admitted on a provisional or probationary basis.
For applicants with no prior training in engineering or with insufficient undergraduate aerospace engineering coursework, the same minimum criteria will apply. Additionally, their records will be reviewed in relation to their mathematics, engineering, and science backgrounds, and probationary status may be a basis for acceptance of such applicants, with specific undergraduate remedial work required.
The UT Arlington Aerospace Engineering Program uses the following guidelines in the admission review process:

Unconditional Admission

Unconditional admission into the Aerospace Engineering Program requires the submission of items 1 through 5 below for each degree program. To be unconditionally admitted, an applicant must at least meet conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4.  
Master's Program
  1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work in an appropriate engineering or science discipline. (For some international applicants where GPA calculations based on a 4.0 system is not performed, a minimum performance level of 65 percentile is expected. This minimum expectation may be higher for some countries, where less stringent grading criteria are used.)  Performance in core aerospace engineering courses is of particular importance.
  2. A GRE score of at least 400 (verbal) and 700 (quantitative). For those applicants whose GRE verbal score falls below 400, high TOEFL scores may be considered to offset  the GRE verbal score.
  3. Three favorable, veracious recommendations, via the university's recommendation form or via recommendation letter.
  4. A Statement of Purpose detailing the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  5. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS English proficiency test scores. Minimum performance levels expected for each test are: paper-based TOEFL score of 550 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 223, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL iBT total score of 84 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 20 for the listening section.

Doctoral Program

  1. Minimum GPA of 3.3 in the last 60 hours taken in the major field of study in an appropriate engineering or science discipline. (For some international applicants where GPA calculations based on a 4.0 system are not performed, a minimum performance level of 70 percentile is expected. This minimum expectation may be higher for some countries, where less stringent grading criteria are used.) Performance in core aerospace engineering courses is of particular importance.
  2. A GRE score of at least 450 (verbal) and 750 (quantitative). For those applicants whose GRE verbal score falls below 450, high TOEFL scores may be considered to offset to the GRE verbal score.
  3. Three favorable, veracious recommendations, via the university's recommendation form or via recommendation letter.
  4. A Statement of Purpose detailing the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  5. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS English proficiency test scores. Minimum performance levels expected for each test are: paper-based TOEFL score of 560 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 230, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 7.0, or TOEFL iBT total score of 89 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 23 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 24 for the reading section, and 21 for the listening section.

Probationary Admission

Probationary admission into the Aerospace Engineering Program may be permitted under the following conditions for each degree program:
Master's Program
  1. If the applicant meets any three of the items 1, 2, 3, and 4 above for the master's program.
  2. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS English proficiency test scores. Minimum performance levels expected for each test are: paper-based TOEFL score of 550 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 223, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL iBT total score of 84 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 20 for the listening section.
Doctoral Program
  1. If an applicant meets any three of the items 1, 2, 3, and 4 above for the doctoral program.
  2. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS English proficiency test scores. Minimum performance levels expected for each test are: paper-based TOEFL score of 560 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 230, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 7.0, or TOEFL iBT total score of 89 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 23 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 24 for the reading section, and 21 for the listening section.

Provisional Admission

An applicant who is unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline, but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements, may be granted provisional admission.

Deferred

If an applicant does not present adequate evidence of meeting admission requirements, the admission decision may be deferred until admission records are complete or the requirements are met.

Denial of Admission

A candidate may be denied admission if he/she has less than satisfactory performance in two out of the first three admission criteria.
Waiver of the Graduate Record Examination
A waiver of the Graduate Record Examination may be considered for a UT Arlington graduate who has completed a BSAE degree within the past 3 years. The student's GPA must equal or exceed 3.0 in each of two calculations: (a) in the last 60 hours of study and (b) in all undergraduate coursework completed at UT Arlington. The GRE waiver may be extended to include non-UT Arlington candidates that have undergraduate degrees in aerospace engineering (with GPA of 3.25 or above) from U.S. universities with an ABET accredited engineering program or other select U.S. universities subject to graduate advisor's approval. The waiver of the GRE applies only to applicants for the master's degree programs. Interested applicants should contact the Aerospace Engineering Graduate Advisor.

Criteria for Award of Fellowships and Assistantships

Applicants who demonstrate skills, experience or interests that meet the needs of the AE Graduate Program will be considered for fellowships or assistantships.

Fast Track Program for Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering

The Fast Track Program enables outstanding UT Arlington senior undergraduate students in Aerospace Engineering to satisfy degree requirements leading to a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering while completing their undergraduate studies. When senior-level students are within 15 hours of completing their undergraduate degree requirements, they may take up to 9 hours of graduate level coursework designated by the Aerospace Engineering Program to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. In the limiting case, a student completing the maximum allowable hours (9) while in undergraduate status would have to take only 21 additional hours to meet minimum requirements for graduation in a 30 hour thesis master's degree program (M.S.) or 27 additional hours for a non-thesis master's degree program (M. Engr.)
Interested UT Arlington undergraduate aerospace engineering students should apply to the Aerospace Engineering Program when they are within 30 hours of completing their bachelor's degrees. They must have completed at least 30 hours at UT Arlington, achieving a GPA of at least 3.0 in those courses, and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all college courses. Additionally, they must have completed at least 16 hours of specified undergraduate foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 3.3 in those courses. Program details are provided in the UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog. Contact the Undergraduate Advisor or Graduate Advisor in Aerospace Engineering for more information about the program.
B.S. to Ph.D. Program
The B.S. to Ph.D. Program is an accelerated program in which the student bypasses the M.S. thesis and proceeds directly to the Ph.D. dissertation research.  Requirements for unconditional admission the B.S. to Ph.D. Degree Program are identical to those for direct admission to the Ph.D. Degree Program.


Health Care Administration

 

Proposed:

Admission to the M.S. Health Care Administration (MSHCAD) program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. For admission into the MSHCAD program, an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and acceptable academic undergraduate performance are required.  Students for whom English is not their native language must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), TOEFL iBT, Test of Spoken English (TSE) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  International applicants that score below minimum acceptable levels on the verbal portion of entrance examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete UT Arlington's Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for determining an applicant's admission to the MSHCAD program. Specifically, multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Unconditional acceptance is based on consideration of all the information listed below and the decision to deny admission is not based on any single criterion.

Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise and leadership experience. The program advisor can waive the GMAT or GRE requirement if any of the following conditions are met:

            *You have an earned graduate degree in an appropriate health    
             care related discipline or profession.
*You have an undergraduate GPA (last 60 hours) of 3.0 or higher  
  and five or more years of progressive health care industry  
  experience.
                        *You have earned (within the last 3 years) or will receive an
  undergraduate  degree from the University of Texas at Arlington   
  with a GPA of 3.2 or higher as calculated  by  the Graduate   
  School.
Multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Quantitative measures include an applicant's GMAT or GRE scores and grade point average as calculated by the Graduate School. A graduate grade point average is used in the index when it is 3.0 or above and is based on at least 24 semester hours.

International applicants must submit a score of at least   550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section to meet this requirement.

Along with the grade point average and GMAT or GRE scores and, for international students, TOEFL, TSE or IELTS scores, admission criteria include the following:

  1. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful candidate. The grade point average is calculated on your undergraduate degree using approximately the last 60 hours.  A graduate grade point average is used in the index when it is a 3.0 or above and based on at least 24 hours.  This will be integrated into a formula or index that multiplies the GPA by 200 and adds the resulting value to the GMAT Score.  An index score greater than 1050 is typical of a successful candidate. 
  2. GMAT sub scores (verbal and quantitative) are also considered in the admission decision.  A GMAT total score greater than 30 is typical of a successful candidate.  GRE quantitative percentile greater than 42% and verbal percentile greater than 42% is typical of a successful applicant.
  3. Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)
  4. Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the 200 word application essay.
  5. Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant's academic background and/or work experience who can assess the applicant’s potential success in graduate school.
  6. Undergraduate major.
  7. General and specific program accreditation status of degree-granting institution.
  8. Professional work experience.
  9. Professional certification or licensure.
  10. In-person interview.

Unconditional Admission
Items 1 through 5 should strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate health care administration student.
Students who are unconditionally admitted, have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 as calculated by the Graduate School (or 3.0 at the graduate level), and enroll for a minimum of six semester credit hours will be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.
Probationary Admission
Probationary admission may be available when at least three items of 1 through 5 above strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate health care administration student. Items 6 through 10 will also be used to identify positive indicators for admission.
Students admitted on probationary status for low verbal or quantitative percentiles, must satisfactorily complete one or more English and/or math courses in the first two semesters as specified by the Graduate Advisor. Students who are admitted on probation must meet the conditions specified, such as no grade less than 'B' for the first 12 hours of graduate study and any required undergraduate courses.
Provisional, Deferred and Denied Admission
A provisional decision to admit may be granted when the applicant meets criteria for unconditional or probationary status but one or more applicant credentials are incomplete. A deferred decision may be made when an applicant's file is not sufficiently complete to make an admit or deny decision.
Admission will be denied if review of admission factors indicates lack of potential for academic success as a graduate health care student.

 

 

 

 

 

Master’s Program in Accounting Admission Requirements

 

The Department of Accounting’s (the Department) admission criteria for its master’s programs have been developed to conform to State of Texas requirements and are based on the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. Applicants are encouraged to include a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments with their application.

 All applications for admission are reviewed individually. Admission decisions are based on factors associated with academic success in graduate study and may include any of the following criteria: (1) undergraduate grade point average, (2) graduate grade point average,(3) GMAT scores, (4) professional work experience, (5) professional certification or licensure, (6) letters of reference, (7) the applicant’s personal statement, (8) prior successful completion of a baccalaureate degree, (9) prior successful completion of a postbaccalaureate degree, and (10) general and specific program accreditation status of the applicant’s degree granting institution(s). Standardized test scores are not used as the sole criterion for admitting applicants or denying admission to applicants.

Depending on the circumstances applicants may:
         (1) Have their application denied or deferred; or
         (2) Receive unconditional, probationary, or provisional admittance.

Applicants whose documentation does not satisfactorily demonstrate readiness for graduate study may be denied admission. A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.

Unconditional admission is granted to applicants whose documentation clearly demonstrates a readiness for graduate study. Probationary admission may be granted to individuals who do not meet the Department’s admission requirements but who nevertheless show promise for successful graduate study. Students admitted on this basis must meet certain academic requirements to remain in the program (such as no grade less than ‘B’ for first 12 hours of graduate study). An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.  Provisional status lasts through the initial semester of admission.
 

Admission Criteria

The Department has four alternative sets of conditions that allow applicants to be unconditionally admitted without review by the Department's Admission and Petition Committee. The Departmental graduate advisor reviews all applications and determines if they qualify for admission under one of these four sets of criteria. Applicants who do not satisfy any of the following sets of conditions for unconditional admission are referred to the Departmental Admission and Petition Committee for consideration.

Unconditional Admission without Committee Review:
Applicants qualify for unconditional admission without the need for review by the Departmental Admission and Petition Committee if they meet any one of the following four sets of unconditional admission criteria:

Unconditional Admission Set #1: GPA/GMAT Condition



Individuals who meet each of the following five conditions are given unconditional admission:

  • GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate work is at least 3.0;
  • GMAT total score is at least 500;
  • GMAT verbal score at the 30th percentile or higher;  
  • GMAT quantitative score at the 30th percentile or higher; and
  • Applicant holds an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Unconditional Admission Set #2: GMAT Waiver Condition 

This unconditional admission set #2 focuses on the applicant’s performance in UTA’s undergraduate accounting program. Individuals who meet all of the following seven conditions are given unconditional admission.

  • Graduated from UTA (with a bachelor’s degree) within three years of expected entrance into the graduate program;
  • Completed at least 60 semester hours at UTA;
  • Majored in accounting at UTA;
  • Has a 3.25 overall GPA at UTA;
  • Has a 3.25 accounting GPA at UTA;
  • Has a 3.25 GPA in all advanced work at UTA; and
  • Has a 3.25 GPA in the last 60 semester hours completed at UTA.

Applicants may receive provisional admission under this set if they have not yet completed their last undergraduate semester at UTA. The provision is removed when they are awarded their undergraduate degree.

Applicants should be aware that this waiver applies for admission only to the Department’s graduate programs. Other UTA graduate programs (such as the College of Business’ MBA program) may require submission of a GMAT score before admission or transfer into their program. The Department will not accept GMAT waivers given to students in other graduate programs unless the student meets all the requirements specified above.

 

Unconditional Admission Set # 3: Professional Credential Condition
This unconditional admission set # 3 focuses on the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average and possession of a recognized professional accounting credential or license. Individuals who meet each of the following four (4) conditions are given unconditional admission.

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with an earned bachelor’s degree;
  • Has an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Has an overall undergraduate major GPA of at least 3.0; and
  • Holds a current and recognized professional accounting credential or license, including but not limited to:
    • Certified Public Accountant,
    • Certified Management Accountant,
    • Certified Internal Auditor,
    • Certified Financial Analyst,
    • Certified Fraud Examiner,
    • Chartered Accountant, or
    • Certified Valuation Analyst.

Unconditional Admission Set  4: Successful Postbaccalaureate Education Condition
This unconditional admission set #5 4 focuses on the applicant’s previous successful completion of a postbaccalaureate degree with an acceptable graduate grade point average. Individuals who meet each of the following three conditions are given unconditional admission.

  • Graduated from an AACSB accredited college or university with a postbaccalaureate degree (e.g., master’s degree, JD degree, LLM degree, MD degree, Ph.D. degree);
  • Has an overall graduate GPA of at least 3.0; and
  • Has a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the major area.

Admission with Committee Review
Applicants who require committee review are considered for admission using the following factors, with no single factor used as the primary criterion for making admission decisions.

  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA (overall, major, and last 60 hours) and program accreditation status of the applicant’s degree granting institution;
  • Score on the GMAT (including separate scores on the verbal and quantitative portions);
  • Applicant’s professional work experience and professional certification/licensure; and
  • Letters of reference and personal statement provided by the applicant.

To qualify for unconditional admission with committee review, applicants must hold an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and are expected to show significant strength in at least three of the four areas listed above. The Admission and Petition Committee may also grant probationary admission to applicants who demonstrate significant strength in at least two of the four areas listed above.

By considering the totality of the applicant’s circumstances, including the factors listed above, the Admission and Petition Committee will evaluate an applicant’s readiness to successfully complete one of the Department’s graduate programs. Depending on the judgment of the committee, the decision may be to grant unconditional admission, probationary admission, provisional admission, deferred admission, or to deny admission. The decision of the committee is final.

International applicants must submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum of 40 on the TSE, a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section to meet this requirement.  International applicants who score below the minimums above may be admitted with the condition that they pass an English proficiency examination or complete UTA’s Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework.  However, the TOEFL score requirement is waived if the applicant holds either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree from an AACSB accredited US college or university.
Professional Program in Accounting
The Department of Accounting offers a Professional Program in Accounting (PPIA) that allows students to earn both a bachelor's degree and master's degree upon completion of an integrated 152-hour program. This integrated program can be completed in approximately one less semester than required to earn separate bachelor's and master's degrees. Students completing this program will have earned sufficient hours to sit for the CPA exam.
PPIA Enrollment and Course Sequence
Students will get maximum effectiveness from the PPIA program if they apply two semesters before completing undergraduate coursework.
Upon admission to the PPIA, students will meet with the Graduate Advisor to obtain their graduate degree plan. Students will continue following their undergraduate plan until all appropriate undergraduate coursework is completed. Courses omitted from the undergraduate coursework will be taken as part of the MS program. These courses will be taken later as part of the graduate program and will be applied to both the graduate degree and the undergraduate accounting degree. At the beginning of the last semester of undergraduate enrollment, PPIA students will formally apply for graduate admission. At this point, students should again meet with the graduate advisor to ensure a smooth transition to graduate school.
PPIA Admission Requirements
The Department of Accounting's (the department) admission criteria for its PPIA program have been developed to conform to State of Texas requirements and are based on the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. Applicants are encouraged to include a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments with their application.
All applications for admission to the PPIA program are reviewed individually. Admission decisions are based on factors associated with academic success in graduate study and may include any of the following criteria: (1) undergraduate grade point average, (2) performance in accounting classes at UTA, (3) GMAT scores, (4) professional work experience, (5) personal accomplishments, (6) letters of reference, and (7) the applicant's personal statement. Standardized test scores are not used as the sole criterion for admitting applicants or denying admission to applicants.

Admission Criteria
The Department has specified one condition that allows applicants to be unconditionally admitted to the PPIA program without review by the Departmental Admission and Petition Committee. The Departmental Graduate Advisor reviews all applications and determines if they qualify for admission under this condition. Applicants who do not satisfy this condition are referred to the Departmental Admission and Petition Committee for consideration.
 
Unconditional Admission without Committee Review


Individuals who meet each of the following eight conditions are given unconditional admission:
  • Overall undergraduate GPA is at least 3.0;
  • UTA undergraduate GPA is at least 3.0;
  • UTA accounting GPA is at least 3.0;
  • Have completed at least 9 semester hours of accounting study (beyond principles) at UTA;
  • Have completed at least 45 semester hours of coursework at UTA;
  • GMAT total score is at least 500;
  • GMAT verbal score at the 30th percentile or higher; and
  • GMAT quantitative score at the 30th percentile or higher.
Admission with Committee Review
PPIA applicants who require Committee review are considered for admission using the following factors, with no single factor used as the primary criterion for making admission decisions.
  • Undergraduate GPA (overall, UTA undergraduate) and performance in   
  •     accounting courses at UTA;
  • Score on the GMAT (including separate scores on the verbal and
  •    quantitative sections);
  • Applicant’s professional work experience and personal accomplishments;  
  • Letters of reference and personal statement provided by the applicant.

Unconditional admission is granted to applicants whose documentation clearly demonstrates a readiness for graduate study.  By considering the totality of the applicant’s circumstances, including the factors listed above, the Admission and Petition Committee will evaluate an applicant’s readiness to successfully complete one of the Department’s graduate programs.  To qualify for unconditional admission with committee review, applicants are expected to show significant strength in at least three of the four areas listed above. Anapplicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission. Provisional status lasts through the initial semester of admission. Applicants whose documentation does not satisfactorily demonstrate readiness for graduate study may be denied admission. A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate. The decision of the Committee is final.

 


M.S. in Information Systems (MSIS)

Admission: M.S.I.S. Program

Admission to the M.S. in Information Systems (MSIS) program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. For admission into the MSIS program an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and acceptable academic undergraduate performance are required. The GMAT is strongly preferred.  The GMAT or GRE test may be waived for applicants with an earned graduate degree in an appropriate information systems related discipline or profession.  The GMAT or GRE test may also be waived for applicants with five or more years of increasing responsibility in managerial, professional, and/or technical positions in the information systems or related field, and with a 3.0 grade point average on undergraduate work as calculated by the Graduate School; detailed work history required with application.  The GMAT or GRE test may also be waived for applicants who have (within the last 3 years) or will receive an undergraduate degree from UT Arlington in a related field with a GPA or 3.0 or higher, as calculated by the graduate school.  Students for whom English is not their native language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), TOEFL iBT, Test of Spoken English (TSE) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).   International applicants that score below minimum acceptable levels on the verbal portion of entrance examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete UT Arlington’s Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework.    A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole or primary criterion for determining an applicant’s admission to the MSIS program.  Specifically, multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Unconditional acceptance is based on consideration of all the information listed below and the decision to deny admission is not based on any single criterion.
Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise and leadership experience.
Along with the grade point average and GMAT or GRE scores, admission criteria include the following:
1.  An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful candidate.  This will be integrated into a formula or index that multiplies the GMAT by 200 and adds the resulting value to the GMAT score.  An index score greater than 1080 is typical of a successful candidate. The grade point average is calculated on your undergraduate degree using approximately the last 60 hours.  A graduate grade point average is used in the index when it is 3.0 or above and is based on at least 24 hours.
2.  Either the GMAT or the GRE will be considered for an admission decision.  Both Quantitative and Verbal percentiles above the 40th percentile on the GRE and the 30th percentile on the GMAT indicate the ability to be successful in the MSIS program.
3.  International applicants must submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section to meet this requirement.
4.  Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)
5.   Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the 200 word application essay.
6.   Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant’s academic background and/or work experience who can assess the applicant’s potential success in graduate school.
7.  General and specific program accreditation status of degree granting institution
8.   Professional work experience
9.   Professional certification or licensure

Unconditional Admission

For unconditional admission, the applicant's composite total from the GMAT-based index must be 1080 or higher, and items 1 through 6 above should strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate information systems student. If an applicant falls below the GMAT Verbal percentile of 30 and/or the GMAT Quantitative percentile of 30, corroborating evidence of proficiency in that skill will be reviewed.
There is no equivalent index created using GRE scores.  For students submitting the GRE, for unconditional admission, GRE Verbal and Quantitative percentiles should be above the 40th percentile, and items 1 through 9 above should strongly indicate potential for success in the MSIS program.
Students who are unconditionally admitted must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 as calculated by the Graduate School (or 3.00 at the graduate level), and enroll for a minimum of six semester credit hours to be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score will not be used as the sole criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.

Probationary Admission

For an applicant with an index score below 1080, probationary admission may be available when at least three items of 1 through 6 above strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate information systems student. Items 7 through 10 will also be used to identify positive indicators for admission. When GMAT verbal or quantitative percentiles are below the 30th percentile, probationary admission may be available.   For applicants submitting the GRE as part of the application for admission, when GRE verbal or quantitative percentiles are below the 40th percentile, probationary admission may be available. Students admitted on probationary status for low verbal or quantitative percentiles, must satisfactorily complete one or more English and/or math courses in the first two semesters as specified by the Graduate Advisor. Students who are admitted on probation must meet the conditions specified, such as no grade less than 'B' for the first 12 hours of graduate study and any required undergraduate course.

Provisional, Deferred and Denied Admission

A provisional decision to admit may be granted when the applicant meets criteria for unconditional or probationary status but one or more applicant credentials are incomplete. A deferred decision may be made when an applicant's file is not sufficiently complete to make an admit or deny decision.
For an applicant who does not meet minimum acceptable scores on the GMAT, and other evidence indicates lack of potential for academic success as a graduate information systems student, admission will be denied. However, all applicant data will be carefully reviewed before an admission denial is made.

 


Master of Business Administration

Admissions

Admission to the MBA program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. For MBA program admission a score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and record of one's undergraduate academic performance are required. The GMAT is strongly preferred. Students for whom English is not their native language must also submit  TOEFL, TOEFL IBt, TSE or IELTS scores. International applicants that score below minimum acceptable levels on the on such examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete UT Arlington's Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework.
Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a résumé that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise and leadership experience. Applicants with two to five years of experience are preferred.

A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for determining an applicant's admission to the MBA program. Multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Unconditional acceptance is based on consideration of all the information listed below and the decision to deny admission is not based on any single criterion.

Specifically, multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Quantitative measures include an applicant's GMAT score and grade point average as calculated by the Graduate School. These measures are integrated into a formula, or index, that multiplies the grade point average by 200 and adds the total GMAT score. A graduate grade point average is used in the index when it is 3.0 or above and is based on at least 24 semester hours.
Along with the grade point average and GMAT or GRE scores, admission criteria include the following:

  1. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful candidate. This will be integrated into a formula or index that multiplies the GPA by 200 and adds the resulting value to the GMAT Score.  An index score greater than 1080 is typical of a successful candidate.  No equivalent index exists for GRE scores. GRE sub scores (verbal and quantitative) at or above the 40th percentile are typical of a successful candidate.
  2. A GMAT score of 500 or greater, with sub scores (verbal and quantitative) in the 30th percentile or greater, is typical of a successful candidate. While the GMAT is strongly preferred, the GRE is acceptable. GRE sub scores (verbal and quantitative) in the 40th percentile or greater, is typical of a successful candidate.
  3. International applicants must submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section to meet this requirement.
  4. Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)
  5. Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the 200 word application essay.
  6. Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant's academic background and/or work experience who can assess the applicant’s potential success in graduate school.
  7. General and specific program accreditation status of degree-granting institution.
  8. Professional work experience.

Professional certification or licensure

Unconditional Admission

For unconditional admission, the applicant's composite total from the index must be 1080 or greater and items 1 through 5 above should strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate business student.
Students who are unconditionally admitted, have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 as calculated by the Graduate School (or 3.0 at the graduate level), and enroll for a minimum of six semester credit hours will be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score (GMAT) will not be used as the sole criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.

Probationary Admission

For an applicant with an index score below 1080 or an applicant who shows deficiency in one or more areas of items 1-9, probationary admission may be available when at least three items of 1 through 5 above strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate business student. Items 6 through 9 will also be used to identify positive indicators for admission. Students who are admitted on probation will have one or more conditions specified, such as no grade less than 'B' for the first 12 hours of graduate study.

Provisional, Deferred and Denied Admission

A provisional decision to admit may be granted when the applicant meets criteria for unconditional or probationary status but one or more applicant credentials are incomplete. A deferred decision may be made when an applicant's file is not sufficiently complete to make an admission decision.
For an applicant with an index score less than 1040 and other evidence indicating lack of potential for academic success as a graduate business student, admission will likely be denied. However, all applicant data will be carefully reviewed before an admission denial is made.


Master of Science in Marketing Research

 

Admissions

Admission to the M.S. in Marketing Research (MSMR) program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. For MSMR program admission a score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and record of undergraduate (and post-graduate, if applicable) academic performance are required. The GMAT is strongly preferred. Students for whom English is not their native language must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), TOEFL iBT, Test of Spoken English (TSE) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as specified below.  International applicants who score below minimum acceptable levels on these entrance examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete UT Arlington's Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework.
Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights career objectives, professional and personal accomplishments, computer expertise, and leadership experience. Applicants with two to five years of experience are preferred, though postgraduate work experience is not a requirement for admission. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for approving or denying an applicant's admission to the MSMR program.
A decision to admit unconditionally is made based on the totality of information listed below, and not on any single factor alone.

  1. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful candidate.  The grade point average is calculated on your undergraduate degree using approximately the last 60 hours.  A graduate grade point average is used in the index when it is a 3.0 or above and based on at least 24 hours.  This will be integrated into a formula or index that multiplies the GPA by 200 and adds the resulting value to the GMAT Score.  An index score greater than 1200 is typical of a successful candidate.
  1. Either the GMAT or the GRE will be considered for an admission decision.  Both Quantitative and Verbal percentiles above the 50th percentile indicate the ability to be successful in the MSMR program.
  2. International applicants must submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section to meet this requirement.
  3. Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)
  4. Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the 200 word application essay.
  5. Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant's academic background and/or work experience who can assess the applicant’s potential success in graduate school.
  6. A personal interview in person or by telephone.
  7. General and specific program accreditation status of degree-granting institution.
  8. Professional work experience.
  9. Professional certification or licensure.

Unconditional Admission
For unconditional admission, the applicant's composite total from the index must be 1200 or higher, and items 1 through 10 above should strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as an MSMR student. If an applicant falls below the GMAT Verbal percentile of 50 and/or the GMAT Quantitative percentile of 50, corroborating evidence of proficiency in that skill will be reviewed.
There is no equivalent index created using GRE scores.  For students submitting the GRE, for unconditional admission, GRE Verbal and Quantitative percentiles should be above the 40thpercentile, and items 1 through 10 above should strongly indicate potential for success in the MSMR program.
Students who are unconditionally admitted must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 as calculated by the Graduate School (or 3.00 at the graduate level), and enroll for a minimum of six semester credit hours to be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score will not be used as the sole criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.
Probationary Admission
For an applicant with an index score below 1200, probationary admission may be available when items of 1 through 10 above strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as an MSMR student.  When GMAT Verbal or Quantitative percentiles are below the 50th percentile, probationary admission may be available. For applicants submitting the GRE as part of the application for admission, when GRE verbal or Quantitative percentiles are below the 50th percentile, probationary admission may be available. Students admitted on probationary status for low verbal or quantitative percentiles must satisfactorily complete one or more English and/or math courses in the first two semesters as specified by the Graduate Advisor. Students who are admitted on probation must meet the conditions specified, such as no grade less than 'B' for the first 12 hours of graduate study and any required undergraduate course.
Provisional and Deferred Admission
A provisional decision to admit may be granted when the applicant meets criteria for unconditional or probationary status but one or more applicant credentials are incomplete. A deferred decision may be made when an applicant's file is not sufficiently complete to make an admit or deny decision.
Admission Denial
For an applicant who does not meet minimum acceptable scores on the GMAT or GRE, and other evidence indicates lack of potential for academic success as a graduate information systems student, admission will be denied. However, all applicant data will be carefully reviewed before an admission denial is made.

Assistantships and Scholarships

1. Graduate assistantships may be offered to outstanding applicants, using funds provided through the College of Business Administration, based on the unconditional admission criteria listed above. Nominations made by director.
2. MSMR scholarships: Funds provided by the member firms on the MSMR Advisory Board may support competitive scholarships to students admitted to the MSMR program.

 

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Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

Admission
Admission to the M.S. in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. For admission into the MSQF program, an acceptable score in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and acceptable undergraduate performance are required. The GMAT is strongly preferred. Preference is given to individuals having extensive mathematics or computer science backgrounds. Students whose native language is not English must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), TOEFL iBT, Test of Spoken English (TSE) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  International applicants scoring below acceptable levels on verbal portions of entrance examinations may be admitted conditional upon passing an English proficiency exam or upon completing the University's Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework. The GMAT or GRE score shall not be used as the sole criterion for denying an applicant's admission into the MSQF program. Specifically, multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Unconditional acceptance is based on consideration of all the information listed below, and the decision to deny admission is not based on any single criterion.
Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise and leadership experience.
Along with the grade point average and GMAT or GRE scores, admission criteria include the following:

  1. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale as calculated by the Graduate School. The grade point average is calculated on your undergraduate degree using approximately the last 60 hours.  A graduate grade point average is used in the index along with GMAT scores when it is a 3.0 or above and based on at least 24 hours.
  2. GMAT or GRE sub-scores (verbal and quantitative) are also considered in the admission decision.  A typical successful candidate will score at or above the 75th percentile on the quantitative portion, and at or above the 40th percentile on the verbal portion of either exam.
  3. International Applicants must submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section to meet this requirement.
  1. Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)
  2. Mathematics coursework through multivariate calculus (calculus III).
  3. A satisfactory 200 word essay outlining the role that the MSQF degree is intended to play in the applicant's career objectives.
  4. Positive letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant's academic background and/or work experience who can assess the applicant’s potential for success in graduate school.
  5. General and specific program accreditation status of degree-granting institution.
  6. Professional work experience.
  7. Professional certification or licensure.

Unconditional Admission
For unconditional admission, items 1 through 6 above should indicate strongly the potential for successful academic performance at the Master's level. Students who are unconditionally admitted, have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 as calculated by the Graduate School (or 3.0 at the graduate level), and enroll for a minimum of six semester credit hours will be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.
Probationary Admission
An applicant deemed deficient in one or more of the above criteria may be considered for probationary admission upon careful review of his/her materials. An applicant admitted under this provision shall be expected to complete his/her first 12 hours of coursework with a grade of B or better.
Provisional, Deferred and Denied Admission
Provisional admission may be granted if an applicant is unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements. A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when denial is inappropriate.
An applicant will likely be denied admission when three or more of items one through six above indicate lack of potential for success in the program. All applicant data will be evaluated carefully before a denial is issued.

 

 

 


Master of Science in Real Estate

Admission
Admission to the M.S. in Real Estate (MSRE) program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. For MSRE program admission a score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) acceptable undergraduate academic performance are required. The GMAT is strongly preferred. Students for whom English is not their native language must also achieve a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based test, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS. International applicants that score below minimum acceptable levels on the verbal portion of entrance examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete UT Arlington's Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework. Multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Unconditional acceptance is based on consideration of all the information listed below and the decision to deny admission is not based on any single criterion.
Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise, and leadership experience. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the primary criterion for denying an applicant's admission to the MSRE program.
Along with grade point average and GMAT or GRE scores, admission criteria include the following:

  1. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful candidate.  The grade point average is calculated on your undergraduate degree using approximately the last 60 hours.  A graduate grade point average is used in the index when it is a 3.0 or above and based on at least 24 hours.  This will be integrated into a formula or index that multiplies the GPA by 200 and adds the resulting value to the GMAT Score.  An index score greater than 1120 is typical of a successful candidate.
  2. Either the GMAT or the GRE will be considered for an admission decision.   GMAT sub scores greater than the 30th percentiles are typical of a successful candidate. A GRE quantitative percentile greater than the 40th percentile and Verbal percentile greater than the 40th percentile is typical of a successful applicant.
  3. International applicants must submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section to meet this requirement.
  4. Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)
  1. Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the application essay
  2. Letters of recommendation from two persons familiar with the applicant's academic background and/or work experience
  3. Undergraduate major
  4. General and specific program accreditation status of degree granting institution
  5. Professional work experience
  6. Professional certification or licensure

Due to the specialized nature of the MSRE, provisional and probationary admission decisions are infrequent options. Furthermore, please note that these are admission decision criteria and not application options (i.e., no one applies for provisional or probationary admissions).
Unconditional Admission
For unconditional admission, the applicant's composite total form the index must be 1120 or higher or GRE Quantitative and Verbal subtest performance must exceed the 40th percentile and items 1 through 5 above should strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate real estate student.
Students who are unconditionally admitted, have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.25 as calculated by the Graduate School (or 3.25 at the graduate level), and enroll for a minimum of six semester credit hours will be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the primary criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.
Probationary Admission
For an applicant with an index score below 1120 or GRE Quantitative and/or Verbal subtest scores below the 40th percentile, probationary admission may be available when at least three items of 1 through 5 above strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate real estate student. Items 6 through 10 will also be used to identify positive indicators for admission. Students who are admitted on probation will have one or more conditions specified, such as no grade less than 'B' for the first 12 hours of graduate study.
Provisional, Deferred and Denied Admission
A provisional decision to admit may be granted when the applicant meets criteria for unconditional or probationary status but one or more applicant credentials are incomplete. A deferred decision may be made when an applicant's file is not sufficiently complete to make a final admission decision.
For an applicant with an index score less than 1100 or GRE Quantitative and/or Verbal subtest scores below the 40th percentile, and at least three items of 1 through 5 indicate lack of potential for academic success as a graduate real estate student, admission will likely be denied. However, all applicant data will be carefully reviewed before an admission decision is made.
Waiver of GMAT Score for Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development Students
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will, upon the recommendation of the Graduate Advisor and the Dean of Graduate Studies, be granted a waiver of the GMAT requirement for their application to the Master of Science in Real Estate program.

 

 

 

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Admission and Fellowship Criteria

Master’s Programs:

Factors considered for admission to SUPA Master’s programs:

Types of admission in Master’s programs:

1. Unconditional Admission:
Applicants who meet all the following requirements will be considered for unconditional admission:

  1. Minimum Writing GRE score of 4.0
  2. Minimum Undergraduate GPA of  3.0
  3. Minimum Verbal GRE score of 450, and minimum Quantitative GRE of 450, and a minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 1,000
  4. Outstanding letters of recommendation
  5. Strong, well-written personal essay
  6. Non-native English speakers only: TOEFL scores of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (iBT) with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 Writing, 21 Speaking, 20 Reading, and 16 Listening; or, IELTS score of at least 6.5.

2. Probationary Admission:
Applicants who do not meet all requirements for Unconditional admission will be considered for Probationary admission on the basis of the strength of all the listed admission factors. Test scores will not constitute the sole or primary basis for ending consideration of an applicant. Under Probationary admission, special course requirements or other conditions may be imposed by the SUPA Master’s Admissions Committee. Applicants who meet all the standards for Unconditional admission except for deficiency in Factor 1 will be considered for Probationary Admission conditional on completing an approved Writing course in their first semester.

3. Other types of admission pertaining to Master’s applicants:
a. Deferred: Applicants who are unable to supply required application materials, or who must complete additional preparatory work before their admissibility can be determined, may be deferred until records are complete.
b. Provisional: Applicants who are unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appear to meet admission requirements may be granted Provisional admission pending submission of complete and satisfactory credentials before the end of the semester in which they have registered in a Provisional status.
c. Denied: Applicants who fail to meet more than one of the admission requirements and for whom the SUPA Master’s Admission Committee finds there is insufficient basis to justify any other kind of admission will be Denied admission. As the admission process is competitive, applicants meeting basic admission requirements who are less well qualified than other applicants may also be denied admission.

Scholarship/Fellowship Criteria