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How to Apply for Admission to Graduate Study

For general information about admission to graduate study, please consult the Graduate School website.

Before You Apply

Before you apply to our program, please read the information on Admissions.

If you have any questions, please contact our Graduate Coordinator.

If you decide to apply for admission, please send your contact information (mail and email addresses, phone number/s) directly to the Graduate Coordinator in case we need to contact you during the application process.

Before you proceed with an application, please review the following instructions carefully.


Your Application

 A complete application for admission includes the following items:
  • The ApplyTexas application for admission.
  • Your statement of purpose: 1-2 pages or about 400 words in length.
    • You can either submit your statement as part of your Application (by using the TEXT box provided there); or upload it via the Status Check website (see below).
  • Writing sample: 15-20 pages or about 4,000 words in length.
    • Upload your writing sample via the Status Check website (see below).
  • Three letters of recommendation.
    • See below for instructions on submitting letters.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Official report of GRE scores (see below for mailing addresses).
  • Official report of TOEFL scores (see below for mailing addresses) - ONLY for international applicants.
  • Application fee: U.S. applicants pay $65; International applicants pay $90.
  • Certificate of financial responsibility - ONLY for international applicants and ONLY IF you are admitted.
    • Upload this information via the Status Check website (see below).


Note:
Be sure to use the same version/spelling/format of your name throughout the application process.

Letters of Recommendation

The online application includes a section asking you to provide names and email addresses for at least three references. Make sure the email addresses you provide are accurate. Once your application is uploaded, your letter writers will receive an email message with instructions for submitting their letters to a secure online system.

We encourage you to monitor the status of your recommendations. If necessary, you can resend notifications to your recommenders by using the "Manage your recommendation requests" link on the Status Check website.


Status Check Website

Visit the Status Check website to:

  • Upload required documents to your file:
    • Statement of purpose
    • Writing Sample
    • Certificate of financial responsibility (only for international students after admission)
  • Manage your online Letters of Recommendation.
  • Check for missing or received items.
  • Check for the decision on your application.


Note
: You will not be able to upload documents until you have paid the application fee.

It is your responsibility to make sure that all materials are received. If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Coordinator.

Acknowledgment and UT EID

One or two business days after you submit your application, you will receive an email message acknowledging that we have received your application. This message will include your UT EID and temporary password.

The UT EID is a unique electronic identifier that allows you to access secure UT web services. Note: Your UT EID is different from your ApplyTexas user name. The UT EID sent to you in your acknowledgment email is tied to your application and academic record; be sure not to create another EID subsequently.

Mailing Addresses

All transcripts, GRE scores, and TOEFL scores should be sent to the Graduate and International Admissions Center.

Postal Mail Address:
Graduate and International Admissions Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7608
Austin, TX 78713-7608

Express Mail Address:
Graduate and International Admissions Center
The University of Texas at Austin
405 W. 25th Street
Austin, TX 78705

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