Admissions Changes Effective August 2011



The following presents the approved changes as they would appear in the relevant sections in the Catalog.

  1. Master’s Program in Finance and Real Estate

    Along with the grade point average and GMAT or GRE scores, admission criteria include the following:

    1. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 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 1070 or higher is typical of a successful candidate.
    2. GMAT sub scores (verbal and quantitative) are also considered in the admission decision. GMAT sub scores greater than the 30th percentiles are typical of a successful candidate.
    3. A GRE quantitative percentile greater than the 30th percentile and Verbal percentile greater than the 30th percentile is typical of a successful applicant.
    4. 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.
    5. Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)
    6. Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the 200 word application essay.
    7. Letters (2 are required) of recommendation from two persons familiar with the applicant's academic background and/or work experience who can assess the applicant's potential success in graduate school.
    8. General and specific program accreditation status of degree-granting institution.
    9. Professional work experience.
    10. 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 1070 or higher 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 3.0 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 primary criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.

    Probationary Admission

    For an applicant with an index score below 1070, probationary admission may be available if items 1-10 indicate a potential for successful academic performance as a graduate real estate student. 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 1000 and if items 1-10 do not indicate a potential for successful academic performance as a graduate real estate student admission will likely be denied. All applicant data will be carefully reviewed before an admission denial is made.

  2. Master’s Program in Kinesiology
    • Current GRE score of at least 500 on the verbal test of the GRE and a score of at least 500 on the quantitative test of the GRE
    • 3.0 GPA for the degree and/or 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
    • Undergraduate and/or graduate course work related to exercise physiology.
    • 3.0 GPA on all graduate work
    • 3 letters of reference on file
    Probationary Admission

    Applicants failing to meet the unconditional admission GRE criteria or having a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for probationary admission in which case the following additional criteria will also be considered by the Graduate Studies Committee:

    • Professionally relevant experience
    • A sample of technical writing may be requested

    Applicants admitted on probation will be required to maintain a B or better average during their first 12 hours of graduate study.

  3. Master’s of Music-Performance
    Unconditional Admission
    1. Bachelor's degree in music or its demonstrated equivalent (such as music conservatory degree, a bachelor's degree in some other discipline with substantial undergraduate hours in music, etc.). A person with a bachelor degree in a major other than music must have the equivalent of 18 hours of upper level music courses and must score a 75% or better on the Music Theory Barrier exam. Three letters of recommendation are required, speaking to the student's potential for success from references familiar with the student's academic background.
    2. A minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work as calculated by the Graduate School is required.
    3. A minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work as calculated by the Graduate School.
    4. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrated proficiency in English by earning a score of at least 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a score of at least 213 on the computer-based test, or a minimum score of 40 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE). The Internet-based TOEFL examination (TOEFL iBT) will be accepted as an alternative to the paper and computer-based TOEFL for admission purposes. Students taking TOEFL iBT must attain a minimum total test score of 79 and meet or exceed the following scores on each of the sections of the text:

      • Writing: 22
      • Speaking: 21
      • Reading: 20
      • Listening: 16

      Those who do not meet the English proficiency requirement must satisfactorily complete courses in the ESOL area, as approved by the program and the Graduate School.

    5. Applicants must audition (in person or by submitting a tape) with repertoire of at least college senior recital level. A repertoire list must be submitted for evaluation at the time of the audition. For further information contact the Graduate Advisor.

    All admission criteria will be considered equally. Students meeting all four criteria will be granted unconditional admission.

    Probationary Status

    A student not meeting the above criteria but who shows promise for successful graduate study may be admitted probationally. This period of probation is not to exceed one semester and the conditions of probation must be resolved during the first semester. The conditions will be in the offer letter of admission. (The Music department does not have the authority to lower University TOEFL score requirements for any student.)

  4. Civil Engineering
    Master’s Program

    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 Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Quantitative score of 650 or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
    4. A Graduate Record Exam Verbal score of 400 or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
    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, 400 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.

    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.

    Doctoral Program

    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 the CE 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 Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Quantitative score of 700 or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
    4. A competitive Graduate Record Examination 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 558 563 on the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 220 222 on the computer TOEFL, 83 84 on TOEFL iBT, 40 on the TSE-A, 50 on the SPEAK, 500 425 on Verbal GRE, 85 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.

    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.

  5. Master’s Program in Engineering Management
    Unconditional Admission

    Unconditional admission into the Engineering Management Program is granted if all of the following conditions are met.

    • A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or and in all prior graduate work
    • A minimum score of 600 on the GRE quantitative section and 400 on the GRE verbal section
    • A minimum score of 500 on the handwritten TOEFL (213 on the computer-based version or 79 on the TOEFL iBT) if English is not the applicant's native language
    • Adequate preparation in mathematics, science, and engineering or other appropriate field. Industrial experience is preferred.
    Probationary Admission Criteria

    Prospective Engineering Management students not meeting the conditions for unconditional admission may be granted probationary admission if their GPA is 2.6 or greater. Students granted probationary admission must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 for the first 9 hours completed at UT Arlington. Other conditions, such as deficiency courses, may be specified by the Graduate Advisor.

  6. Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
    Master’s and Ph.D. Programs in Industrial Engineering

    Unconditional Admission Criteria

    Unconditional Admission into the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Industrial Engineering is granted if all of the following conditions are met.

    • A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
    • A GPA of at least 3.0 in all prior graduate work for Masters students or a GPA of at least 3.3 in all prior graduate work for Ph.D. students.
    • A minimum score of 600 for Masters students or 700 for PhD students on the GRE Quantitative section and a minimum score of 400 for Masters students or 450 for Ph.D. students on the GRE Verbal section.
    • A minimum score of 500 on the handwritten TOEFL (213 on the computer-based version or 79 on the TOEFL iBT) if English is not the applicant's native language.
    • Adequate preparation in mathematics, science, and industrial engineering
    Probationary Admission Criteria

    Prospective students not meeting the conditions for unconditional admission may be granted probationary admission if their GPA is 2.6 or greater. Students granted probationary admission must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 for the first 9 hours completed at UTA. Unconditional admission may then be granted. Other conditions, such as deficiency courses, may be specified by the Graduate Advisor.

  7. Master’s Program in Logistics
    Unconditional Admission

    Unconditional admission into the M.S. Logistics program is granted if all of the following conditions are met.

    • A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or prior graduate work.
    • A minimum score of 600 on the GRE quantitative section and 400 on the GRE verbal section or 500 on the GMAT.
    • A minimum score of 500 on the handwritten TOEFL (213 on the computer-based version or 79 on the TOEFL iBT) if English is not the applicant's native language.
    • Adequate preparation in mathematics, science, and engineering or other appropriate field, and three years of experience.
    Probationary Admission Criteria

    Prospective students not meeting the conditions for unconditional admission may be granted probationary admission if their GPA is 2.6 or greater. Students granted probationary admission must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 for the first 9 hours completed at UT Arlington. Other conditions, such as deficiency courses, may be specified by the Graduate Advisor.

  8. Mechanical Engineering
    Admission Criteria for Master’s and Ph.D. Programs

    Admission to the graduate program in ME is based on equal weighting of the following five criteria:

    1. An overall GPA, as calculated by the Graduate School, of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate coursework is required for admission to the M.S. program. A 3.3 GPA is required for admission to the Ph.D. program. (For some international applicants where GPA calculations based on a 4.0 system are not performed, a minimum performance level of 65 percentile for M.S. applicants and 70 percentile is expected for Ph.D. applicants. This minimum expectation may be higher for some countries, where less stringent grading criteria are used.) Performance in core Mechanical Engineering courses is of particular importance.
    2. A GRE score of at least 400 (verbal) and 700 (quantitative) for M.S. applicants, and at least 500 450 (verbal) and 750 (quantitative) for Ph.D. applicants.
    3. Three satisfactory written recommendation forms from prior professors or supervisors.
    4. A written essay on the student's goals and reasons for pursuing graduate studies.
    5. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS English proficiency test scores. For M.S. applicants, 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. For Ph.D. applicants, 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.
    Admission Status
    1. Unconditional Admission: To be unconditionally admitted, an applicant must at least meet conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4.
    2. Probationary Admission: M.S. applicants who fail to meet the conditions for unconditional admission, but satisfy any three of items 1, 2, 3 and 4, will be considered for probationary admission.
    3. Provisionary Admission: Applicants who are unable to supply all of the required documentation prior to the admission deadline, but who otherwise appear to meet the admission criteria, may be granted provisional admission.
    4. Denial: Applicants who fail to meet at least two of the first four admission criteria will normally be denied admission.
    5. Deferral: A deferred decision may be granted when an application file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.
    Admission Requirements for B.S. to Ph.D. Track
    1. An overall GPA, as calculated by the Graduate School, of 3.3 or higher in undergraduate coursework.
    2. A GRE score of at least 450 (verbal) and 750 (quantitative).
    3. Three satisfactory written recommendation forms from prior professors or supervisors.
    4. A written essay on the student's goals and reasons for pursuing graduate studies.
    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 Mechanical Engineering Program may be permitted under the following conditions for each degree program:

    Masters Program

    1. If the applicant meets any three of the items 1, 2, 3 and 4 above for the masters 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 and BS to PhD track

    1. If an applicant meets any three of the items 1, 2, 3, and 4 above for the doctoral program or BS to PhD track.
    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.
  9. Master’s Program in Systems Engineering
    Unconditional Admission

    Unconditional admission into the M.S. Systems Engineering program is granted if all of the following conditions are met.

    • A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or prior graduate work
    • A minimum score of 600 on the GRE Quantitative section and 400 on the GRE Verbal section
    • A minimum score of 500 on the handwritten TOEFL (213 on the computer-based version or 79 on the TOEFL iBT) if English is not the applicant's native language.
    • Adequate preparation in mathematics, science, and engineering, or other appropriate field.
    • A minimum of two years of industry experience
    Probationary Admission Criteria

    Prospective students who do not meet the conditions for unconditional admission are granted probationary admission if their GPA is 2.6 or greater. Students granted probationary admission must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 for the first 9 hours completed at UTA. Unconditional admission may then be granted. Other conditions, such as deficiency courses, may be specified by the Graduate Advisor.

  10. M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Sustainability Track
    Unconditional Admission
    1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work as calculated by the Graduate School.
    2. A Professional Goal Statement: a short narrative that establishes a clear relationship between the applicant's academic and career goals and this program.
    3. A minimum score of 500 on the verbal and quantitative subsets of the GRE or GMAT scores equivalent on a percentile basis to the minimum GRE subtest scores or the applicant has three or more years of progressive work experience documented by a resume.
    4. Three letters of recommendation from former professors or, when appropriate, from professional supervisors.
    5. 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 be considered for Unconditional Admission.
    Probationary Admission

    If the applicant does not meet the requirements for unconditional admission, then admission may be granted when items 1 through 4 above strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate student upon approval of the Academic Advisor. Students on academic probation must make no grade lower than a "B" in the first 12 hours of their graduate work in order to stay in the program.

    Deferred Admission

    If an applicant does not present adequate evidence of meeting requirements for Unconditional or Probationary Admission, the admission decision may be deferred. The applicant, in consultation with the Graduate Advisor/Coordinator, can resubmit revised material for reconsideration (for example, a rewritten Professional Goal Statement or improved GRE scores). To minimize the possibility of Deferred Admission and having to resubmit material, applicants should consult with the Graduate Advisor/Coordinator before applying. See the Graduate Catalog for more information on Deferred Admission.

    Provisional 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.

    Denial

    If the applicant fails to show evidence for academic success at the graduate level, their admission will likely be denied.