Graduate admission to UNT Dallas is a shared process involving the Office of Graduate Admissions and the graduate faculty of the University. Each academic department has a designated program coordinator who serves as a liaison between the department and the admissions office and provides detailed information about program entry requirements.

There are two steps to apply for admission to a graduate program.

  1. Apply for admission to graduate school.
  2. Apply for admission to the academic department of your degree major.

Degree Requirements

Persons holding a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or a comparable degree from an international institution are eligible to apply for admission to the University.  

University Requirements

To be considered for graduate admission to UNT Dallas, you must meet minimum admission requirements set by the University. Requirements of individual graduate programs are often more rigorous than those set by the University.  

To qualify for University admission you must satisfy one of the admissions options listed below:

  • Option One
    The GPA from the highest earned degree is used for admission consideration. Applicants with an earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.40 GPA or higher qualify for university graduate admission. Proof of the baccalaureate degree is also required.
  • Option Two
    A GPA of 2.80 (on a 4-point scale) or higher on all undergraduate work OR a 3.00 or better in the last 60 hours is required for the posted baccalaureate degree.
  • Option Three
    An applicant who does not qualify for admission under Option 1 or 2 may be conditionally admitted to a program by special action if, upon the basis of acceptable evidence, the applicant is judged by the specific academic program coordinator to possess sufficient academic and professional potential pertinent to the educational objectives to merit such action.  Please contact the Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment for more information.

NOTE:  Every graduate program sets their own admission requirements and deadlines, and requests the submission of additional materials.   Please view or print the Academic Program Requirements and Deadlines for your chosen program.

Admissions Process

Applicants are responsible for submitting the documents required for admission. These items include, but are not limited to, the following:

*Applicants must submit an official transcript from ALL colleges and universities attended. All credentials submitted in support of the application for admission become UNT Dallas property and will not be returned to students, nor will UNT Dallas release copies of such credentials to a third party.

**Scores from national standardized graduate admissions test are considered official only when they are sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from the testing agency. Each degree program has specific requirements, and applicants should consult with the appropriate department for the admission testing requirement.

The Office of Graduate Admissions will begin to process a graduate file once it is complete.  A complete file consists of the:

  • Graduate admissions application,
  • Application fee, and
  • Transcript(s) from ALL colleges/universities the applicant has received college credit from or attended. 

When complete, the admissions file is reviewed by the Office of Graduate Admissions staff to see if the applicant satisfies one of the options above.  If the applicant satisfies one of the options above, then the application file is forwarded to the academic department for an admissions recommendation. 

Once the academic department has reviewed the file, the department sends the file back to the admissions office with a recommendation on admission.  If the department recommends admission and the applicant meets all graduate school academic requirements, an official letter of acceptance is mailed to the applicant through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Graduate students apply for and are accepted into specific disciplines. Students who wish to change from one discipline to another must meet all admission requirements for the new discipline.