College of Liberal Arts

Prospective Students

The College of Liberal Arts strives to matriculate outstanding doctoral students and provide them with the training, experience, and support necessary for successful completion of their respective degrees and placement in academic and other training-related jobs upon graduation. 

The College awards graduate degrees through 25 departments, centers, institutes, and programs. As of Fall 2015, 1,301 graduate students are enrolled in the College, most of them pursuing PhDs. The College aims for a median time to degree across programs of 6.5 years to the PhD and two years to the MA. Information about specific degree requirements and estimated timelines to reach the milestones of each PhD program is available here. Average costs of attendance can be found here.

How to Apply

Application for graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin is a two-step process that includes applying to the Graduate School and to individual Departments and other academic units.