the Dean of Graduate Studies. Before enrolling in transfer
courses, the graduate student must file an approved Program of Work
listing the proposed transfer work or a Request to Change Program of
Work if the transfer work represents an amendment to the
approved Program of Work on file with the Dean of Graduate Studies.
All work submitted for transfer credit must have been
completed no more than five years before enrollment in a graduate program
at The University of Texas at Arlington.
Transfer work is not accepted in doctoral programs;
however, formal graduate-level course work completed in the student's
major area of doctoral study at other institutions granting doctoral
degrees in the student's major may serve to establish the student's
competency in those subject areas and may provide a basis for waiving some U.T. Arlington course requirements. Such waivers must be shown on
the Program of Work, recommended by the student's advisory
committee, and approved by the Committee on Graduate Studies of the
student's major and by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Extension Work, Correspondence Courses and Credit by Examination
Extension Work done in extension classes may be applied
toward an advanced degree under the same conditions that apply to
transfer work, except that credit for extension work is limited to six
Correspondence CoursesCorrespondence courses are
not accepted for graduate credit.
Credit by ExaminationCredit by examination may
not be used for graduate credit and no such credit, graduate or
undergraduate, may appear on graduate student transcripts.
Registration and Orientation for International Students
International graduate students are required to purchase
The University of Texas at Arlington Student Health Insurance Plan.
After the initial semester of enrollment, the insurance premium will
be added automatically during the registration process. However,
a student may be waived from this requirement if the student has
health insurance coverage through 1) employment of the student,
spouse or parents, or 2) government-sponsored insurance, either the
U.S. or home country sponsorship. If an outside health insurance
policy is used to waive the purchase of the Student Health Insurance
Plan, the coverage must provide benefits of repatriation and
medical evacuation or a supplemental policy must be purchased to
provide these benefits. Students who wish to apply for the waiver must
come to the International Office prior to registration to show proof
of outside coverage with documentation regarding benefits
provided by the outside coverage.
All entering international graduate students must attend
an orientation at the beginning of their initial semester at The
University of Texas at Arlington. Those who do not attend the
International Student Orientation on the Monday before registration will not
be allowed to register during the regular registration period and
must attend a makeup orientation before registering during late
Registration Requirements and
Credit for Thesis and Dissertation
Students may not register for dissertation or thesis if they are
not in good standing academically. After initial enrollment in the
thesis or dissertation course, a student must maintain
continuous enrollment in thesis or dissertation courses (summers excluded
unless summer enrollment in thesis/dissertation is required by
student's program) until the thesis or dissertation has been accepted by
the Dean of Graduate Studies. Failure to maintain continuous
enrollment may invalidate previous thesis or dissertation work.
A student receiving advice and assistance from a faculty
member in preparation of a thesis or dissertation must register for
the appropriate course even if the student is not on campus. Each
semester after consulting with their Graduate Advisor, students must
register for the amount of thesis or dissertation credit commensurate
with the effort to be expended by the student and the thesis or
dissertation advisor in preparation of the thesis or dissertation.
Thesis and dissertation courses will be graded on a pass/fail
basis. A grade of R (research in progress) will be given for thesis
or dissertation courses prior to the semester in which the thesis
or dissertation is accepted by the Dean of Graduate Studies. The
grade of R is a permanent grade that does not carry any credit
value; therefore, since all master's programs require six credit hours of
thesis and doctoral programs require nine credit hours of dissertation,
the student must register for a six-semester hour course in thesis or
a nine-semester hour course in dissertation for the semester in
which the student expects to submit and defend the thesis or
dissertation. (See Credit for Research,
Internship, Thesis or Dissertation Courses.)
Each graduate student must complete degree requirements
in accordance with the Graduate Catalog in force at the time the
student entered the graduate program in which the degree will be
awarded or, at the student's option, the catalog of any subsequent year
in which the student was in residence. If a student chooses to
complete degree requirements in accordance with the catalog of a
year subsequent to that in which he/she entered the graduate
program, the student must indicate that intention by filing a petition with
the Dean of Graduate Studies before the beginning of registration
for the semester in which the student expects to receive the degree.
A special petition form is available in the Graduate School Office.
Changes in Graduate School regulations and policies
become effective for all enrolled students in the year for which the catalog
is in force, regardless of the year of initial enrollment. Therefore,
each candidate for graduation must observe Graduate School
regulations and follow graduation procedures prescribed in the Graduate
Catalog in force in the intended semester of graduation.
Degrees are awarded at the end of the fall semester
(December), spring semester (May) and summer session (August).
Formal commencement ceremonies are held within the college or school
in which the degree is earned. Candidates should contact the office
of the dean of the appropriate unit for instructions
concerning participation in the commencement ceremonies.
No honorary degree will be conferred by