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

The Graduate School

Dean of Graduate Studies: Philip Cohen, Ph.D.

333 Davis Hall | Box 19167 817.272.3186 | http://grad.uta.edu

Mission and Philosophy

The Graduate School is administratively located in the Office of Graduate Studies.

The goal of graduate study is the development of a studentís ability for creative research, critical evaluation and scholarship in a particular discipline or in interrelated disciplines. Graduate study actively involves students in research, and by sharing in investigations with their professors, graduate students acquire the spirit as well as methods of creative scholarship. Achievement of the goal is demonstrated by preparation of reports, theses and dissertations. In practice-oriented and teaching-oriented graduate programs, emphasis is on preparation for careers in application of existing knowledge in professional practice and teaching.

History and Overview

The Graduate School is the focus of advanced studies and research in the University. A graduate faculty of more than 400 makes the Graduate School an important influence in creating high standards for academic accomplishment and in achieving an intellectual environment of the highest quality for the University community.

The Graduate School of The University of Texas at Arlington was established in 1966 with the initiation of six master's degree programs. Doctoral degree programs were added in 1969 with a Ph.D. in engineering. Today the University offers master's degrees in 74 disciplines or interdisciplinary programs and 34 doctoral degree programs.

Graduate School Web Site

Students and applicants are encouraged to visit the Graduate School Web site at https://grad.uta.edu to locate important information about graduate programs and the admissions process. The Web site is organized into user groups that link students with all the important Web resources on campus.

  1. Prospective students may use the Virtual Graduate Admissions Counselor link located at this Web site to find admission and application information as well as application forms. Interested students may use this link to request information be mailed directly to them.
  2. Many people considering graduate study at The University of Texas at Arlington visit our campus to attend a Graduate Forum. This provides an opportunity to evaluate programs in detail and meet graduate advisors and faculty. Information about these events and a convenient reservation system are provided on the Web site through the Graduate Forums Week link located on the Graduate School's main Web page.
  3. Newly admitted students are encouraged to visit this Web site and complete a virtual orientation that quickly familiarizes them with advising, registration and vital campus support.
  4. Newly admitted and currently enrolled students can obtain information on Graduate School rules and procedures, and obtain forms needed by current graduate students through the Virtual Graduate School Advisor link located on the Web site.
  5. The Graduate School Web site provides students a gateway to excellent service. All interested individuals may use the Web site to gain access to a host of career, research and academic support tools.

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