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The University of Texas at Arlington
Graduate Catalog 2002-2004

The Graduate School

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

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Mission and Philosophy

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

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. 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 66 disciplines or interdisciplinary programs and 21 doctoral degree programs.

Graduate School Web Site

Students and applicants are encouraged to visit the Graduate School Web site at 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.

  1. An online version of this catalog is available for user convenience.
  2. Prospective students may download all necessary application material from this site or request that information be mailed using the Web's automated request function.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 an important welcome to our research culture hosted by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Session One: Succeeding in Graduate School and Beyond provides students with the vision and tools to take full advantage of their graduate studies.
  5. Current students use the Web to quickly gain access to a host of career, research and academic support tools. The Graduate School Web site provides students a gateway to excellent service.

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