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Graduate Admissions

Non-Degree Seeking Admission

We offer several types of Non-Degree Seeking tracks, including Post Baccalaureate Student, Non-Degree Seeking Education Majors (for various teacher certifications and student teaching), Transient, and NEXus Nursing.

No entrance exams (GRE/GMAT/MAT) are required for non-degree seeking admission.

Non-degree seeking: students who wish to take graduate-level courses without working towards a master's degree or graduate certificate. Non-degree seeking students include those seeking graduate courses for personal development, licensure or professional development. Non-degree seeking status should not be used by students whose real goal is to enter a master's or certificate program.

Typically, non-degree seeking students may only complete a maximum of 9 hrs of graduate-level work unless they have special permission from the Office of Graduate Studies. No more than 9 hours earned as a non-degree seeking student may transfer to a master's or graduate certificate program, at the discretion of the program advisor. Please keep in mind that some graduate programs do not allow non-degree seeking students to take courses in their programs.

For the dean to approve any graduate hours over the 9 allowable hours, you will need to send an email stating that you do not intend to pursue a graduate degree here at UT Tyler, and that you understand that no more than 9 hours of graduate work may apply to any future degree should you change your mind. This email will be forwarded to the dean for evaluation and you will be contacted via email with the dean’s decision.

The process for applying as a non-degree seeking student is the same as applying for a master's degree.

Post-baccalaureate: students who have an earned baccalaureate degree and wish to take additional undergraduate classes only, but not pursue a second baccalaureate degree. Students are not limited in the number of hours of undergraduate work they may complete and will pay undergraduate tuition. 

The process for applying as a post-baccalaureate student is the same as applying for a master's degree.

PLEASE NOTE:

All non-degree seeking students (undergraduate or graduate) are ineligible for financial aid. Graduate post-baccalaureate and certification-only students are also ineligible for financial aid.

Detailed Application Instructions

NOTE: Certificate, Internship, and Education professional development students must not select No Degree Sought (Graduate) or Post Baccalaureate Students for your major on  the Apply Texas application, since selecting these will delay the processing of your certification application.

If you are interested in Teacher Certification or other certifications, please contact the advisor or department for application instructions. The advisor will guide you in choosing the correct major, or you can view this list of majors.

Application instructions for Non-Degree Seeking (All but Education) and Post Baccalaureate Students:

  • 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

  • Under GRADUATE - Office of Graduate Studies, select your major: No Degree Sought (Graduate)
  • Please Note: You must have a 2.8 GPA or higher to apply as non-degree seeking, must apply by the posted deadline, and must submit a transcript showing proof of baccalaureate.

NOTE: If you have an earned baccalaureate degree and wish to take additional undergraduate classes only, but not pursue a second baccalaureate degree :

  • Under GRADUATE - Office of Graduate Studies select: Post Baccalaureate Students as your major. There is no minimum GPA requirement for this major.

Non-Degree Seeking Education Majors

Application instructions for Non-Degree Seeking Education Majors:

  • 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

  • Select your major under GRADUATE College of Education and Psychology (use the chart below to find your major)
  • Please Note: You must apply by the posted deadline.
Choose this major in Apply Texas
If this describes your educational track
Student Teaching Students who have graduated without student teaching, but need student teaching for the completion of their teaching certificate. These hours are 'certification only'.
Internship Teacher Certification Students who wish to take the 6 hr. internship EDIN courses; one is taken in the fall and one in the spring.  These hours are 'certification only' and will not apply toward a degree
Educator Certification Program
Post-baccalaureate students in education seeking teacher certification only
Alternative Certification
Students in Region VII's certification program, but taking classes from UT Tyler--usually 6 hrs
Professional Certification
Students seeking professional development, but not a degree.  Reading Recovery students should select this major
Educational Diagnosticians
Students with a master's degree seeking an Educational Diagnostician professional certificate only
Reading Specialist
Students with a master's degree seeking a Reading Specialist professional certificate only
Master Reading Teacher
Does not require a master's degree; this is a professional development program that results in the Master Reading Teacher teaching certificate
Principal
Students with a master's degree seeking a Principal professional certificate.
Superintendent
Students with a master's degree seeking a Superintendent professional certificate only
Educational Administration
Students seeking a master's degree and a Principal Certificate
Curriculum & Instruction MEd
Students seeking a master's degree in Curriculum; usually does not result in an additional teaching certificate
Early Childhood Education MA/MEd
Students seeking a master's degree in Curriculum; usually does not result in an additional teaching certificate, with some exceptions
Reading MA/MEd
Students seeking a master's degree in Reading and a Reading Specialist certificate
Special Education MA/MEd
Students seeking a master's degree in Special Education and an Educational Diagnostician certificate

NEXus Nursing Specialization

You must have approval from the UT Tyler Nursing program to participate in NEXus.

Application instructions for NEXus Nursing Students:

  • 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

  • Under GRADUATE - Office of Graduate Studies, select your major: NEXus Nursing
  • Select Pay by Check when prompted for payment (fee will be waived)

 

 

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