Graduate School

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 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 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 30 doctoral degree programs.

Office of Graduate Studies Website

Students and applicants are encouraged to visit the Office of Graduate Studies website at to locate important information about graduate programs and the admissions process. The website is organized into user groups that link students with all the important Web resources on campus.

  1. The Prospective Students section located in this website lists admission and application information as well as application forms.
  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 website through the Graduate Forums section.
  3. Newly admitted students are encouraged to visit this website and complete a Virtual Tour 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 Forms for Students section.