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How To Apply: Domestic Students

Applicants for admission to a master's degree or graduate certificate program at UT Tyler must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, complete an online application for graduate studies, and submit official transcripts of post-secondary work. For most programs, no junior or community college transcripts are required. There is no paper application. Applicants must apply through the ApplyTexas website, which requires that you have an email address. View Application Deadlines. All materials submitted in the process of applying to the University become the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant.

Graduate School Calendar Note: Some graduate programs may have earlier admissions deadlines; please check with your specific program for exact dates. We urge you to begin planning for Graduate School early and to submit all required application materials by the deadlines listed on the calendar. These are priority deadlines, which means completed applications with all official supporting documents received by this date will be processed for the desired semester. We will continue to accept applications past the deadlines, but cannot guarantee that they will be processed for your desired semester of entry.

Application instructions for Master's (Domestic Students)
(H-1B visa holders use these instructions)

  • Go to www.applytexas.org
  • After creating a username/password and filling out your profile, log in and
  • Select: Start a New Application
  • Select: Create a new graduate school admissions application
  • Target University: University of Texas at Tyler
  • Application Type: Graduate US
  • Semester of Entry: select appropriate semester
  • Select: continue
  • Select your major under the correct GRADUATE College

IMPORTANT: To have your application evaluated for admission, you must pay your non-refundable application fee, submit transcripts of all upper-division work, submit any additional materials required by the department, and you must apply by the posted deadline. Please send scores and transcripts to

The Office of Graduate Admissions ADM 345
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler Texas 75799

PLEASE NOTE: The GRADUATE application fee is $40 for domestic and $75 for international applications. The application fee is non-refundable and must be paid before your application can be evaluated for admission. Application fees pay for processing the application, so cannot be transferred to an application for another program. Each application submitted incurs the fee, even if you choose not to pursue that particular program.

Required documents for admission:  Note that students may be required to submit additional documents upon request by the Office of Graduate Admissions. All materials submitted in the process of applying to the University become the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant.

To be considered for admission, applicants whose primary language is not English (the undergraduate degree is from a foreign institution) must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). Minimum score requirements are as follows:

  • 79 TOEFL iBT (internet-based test)
  • 550 TOEFL PBT (paper-based test)
  • 6.5 overall band score and 6.0 in each subsection IETLS
  • 53 PTE Academic

The requirement should be met at the time the admission application is submitted.

Applicants holding bachelor's or master's degrees from regionally accredited US colleges or universities are not required to submit an English proficiency test score. Applicants from countries on the list of TOEFL/IELTS exempt countries are not required to submit an English proficiency test score. Any other waivers of the score requirement must be recommended by the applicant's graduate program advisor and approved by the dean of The Graduate School.

Application 

(NOTE: Application processing does not begin until your fee is paid.)

The ApplyTexas receipt you receive upon completion of your online application is the confirmation that your application has been sent to UT Tyler.

Timeline

In approximately 2-3 days, you will receive an email from UT Tyler's Graduate Admissions department with your user name and login information. You can check your status online using your myUTTYLER identification number. Refer to the email you received for instructions, or contact one of our Graduate Admissions Representatives.

Incomplete applications will not be acted on. Typical items omitted that result in no action include: non-payment of application fee, invalid email address, residency questions not completed, and/or failure to submit required documents,

Application Deadline

To ensure processing for the desired semester, applications must be completed using ApplyTexas no later than the posted deadline. Please note that some programs have earlier deadlines.

Financial Assistance - Apply Early

We encourage you to begin the application process early. You must be accepted to the university before applying for financial assistance. The scholarship application deadline is May 1st, which means you will need to be admitted into a program by that date to qualify for a scholarship. For information on graduate student financial assistance options, including tuition waivers and fellowships, please visit the Graduate Student Financial Aid website or our External Support site.

Please Note: Scholarship money and financial aid will not be reflected in your myUTTYLER account balance until funds are dispersed. For disbursement dates and other important information, please visit the Financial Aid Calendar. Deadlines for tuition payment fall close to the disbursement dates, so please check the tuition deadlines.

Admission to a master's or graduate certificate program at UT Tyler requires the student to:

  1. Request from each institution at which you have taken any post-secondary work to submit your official transcripts directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

    No community or junior college transcripts are required for programs other than Art, English, Electrical Engineering, MBA, and Post-Baccalaureate certifications. If you are applying to one of those programs, please send junior/community college transcripts directly to the department. UT Tyler transcripts are available to the Registrar's Office and need not be forwarded by the applicant. The transcript print date must be within 90 days of application.

  2. Most graduate programs require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); however, the MBA program requires the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). For more information, check with your specific department. Use Institutional Code 6850 to request the score report to be sent to UT Tyler.

  3. Submit additional information (e.g., letters of recommendation) as required by individual departments and proof of  Meningitis Vaccination (if under the age of 22 and are attending any on-campus classes)

    Consideration for admission is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, first generation of family to graduate from an undergraduate program, and involvement and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, or family responsibility of raising children.

    Because some programs accept only a limited number of students, or do not have the faculty or facilities to accommodate a student's particular area of study, some applicants who exceed minimum requirements may not be accepted.

Notice of Admissions

Admission recommendations are made at the academic program level and will be reflected online in your myUTTYLER account immediately. You will receive email notification of official acceptance from the University. Any letters of acceptance from the program itself are not considered official; however, they may contain important advising information.

Application Status Check: To check your status and review any outstanding tasks or documentation, follow the link in the email from Graduate Admissions or go to my.uttyler.edu.

  • In the Sign On box, enter your 10-digit user id, your password and hit enter. These must be entered exactly as they appeared in the email Admissions sent you (case sensitive).
  • In the Enterprise Menu box (upper left-hand corner), select System Access. (If you do not see this option, select Return to Portal)
  • In the System Access box, select Student Center.
  • The To Do List on the right of the screen shows you all the remaining tasks you must complete.
  • Scroll down the page to the Admissions area and check your status by selecting the View Status link

Transfer Credit

Up to 9 semester hours of graduate course work transferred from a regionally-accredited institution or completed at UT Tyler before formal admission to a master's program may be applied to the degree with the written approval of the graduate advisor. All transfer credit must have been completed with a grade of "B" or better and approved by the degree-granting program. Some programs accept fewer transfer hours. Applicants should refer to the catalog for the requirements of the proposed degree. The Transfer Credit Form must be submitted during the student's first semester as a graduate student at UT Tyler to receive transfer credit.

Tuition and Fees

Please check the Tuition and Fees webpage for the latest information on Tuition and fees.

Admission Representative Contact Information

For information regarding the status of your application (domestic) contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at ogs@uttyler.edu or 903.566.7457.

International graduate students should contact the graduate international admissions advisor at igs@uttyler.edu  or 903.566.7447.

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