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, and programs. In the spring of 2014, 1,354 graduate students were enrolled in the college. The large majority of our students are pursuing PhDs. The college aims for a median time to degree across programs of 6.5 years to PhD and two years to MA. Information about specific degree requirements and estimated timelines to reach program milestones are available here.

How to Apply

There is a two-step process to apply for graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, which includes applying to the Graduate School and to individual Departments, Centers, or Programs.

More Info

We invite prospective graduate students to learn more about our graduate programs below:

Spring 2015 Liberal Arts Graduate Student Demographics

Gender by Graduate Program
Ethnicity by Graduate Program
Citizenship by Graduate Program

Selectivity and Enrollment in Liberal Arts Graduate Programs, 2011-2013