Mission and Philosophy
The Graduate School is administratively located in the Office
of Research and Graduate Studies. The Dean of Graduate Studies
also carries the title of Vice President for Research.
The goal of graduate study is the development of a student's
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 preparations 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 and, in that capacity, has the dual but
interdependent functions of training scholars and promoting varied research
activities. 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 begun in 1969 with a Ph.D.
in engineering. Today the University offers master's degrees in
64 disciplines or interdisciplinary programs and 22 doctoral
Graduate School Web Site
Students and applicants are encouraged to visit the Graduate
School Web site at http://grad.uta.edu to locate important information
about graduate programs and the admissions process. The Web site
is organized into user groups that quickly link students with all
the important Web resources on campus.
Prospective students may download all necessary
application material from this site or request that information be
mailed using the Web's automated request function.
Many regional prospects visit our campus and attend a
Graduate Forum that offers them the 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 main page.
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. At
the conclusion of this orientation, students may register online for