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Graduate Study

Admission and


of Study

Members of
Graduate Studies





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The Catalog of the University of Texas at Austin

The catalog of the University comprises four issues: General Information, The Undergraduate Catalog, The Graduate Catalog, and The Law School Catalog. Each issue is available from the Office of the Registrar.

The Undergraduate Catalog is published in July of even-numbered years; The Graduate Catalog is published in July of odd-numbered years; The Law School Catalog is published in January of even-numbered years. These issues contain regulations and degree requirements that apply to undergraduates, graduate students, and students in the School of Law. Regulations are valid only for the period given on the title page; for an explanation of the period for which degree requirements are valid, see "Graduation under a Particular Catalog" in each issue. The list of courses to be offered in the following sessions is preliminary and is superseded by the Course Schedule, published each semester and summer session.

General Information, published every July, contains current and historical information about the University and regulations that apply to all students during the academic year given on the title page. General Information is meant to be used along with each of the other issues; each student must be familiar with the regulations given there and with those given in the issue that covers his or her degree program.

The catalog of the University is the document of authority for all students. Any academic unit may issue additional or more specific information that is consistent with approved policy. The information in the catalog supersedes that issued by any other unit if there is a conflict between the two. The University reserves the right to change the requirements given in the catalog at any time.

Printed catalogs may be ordered by writing to the Office of the Registrar, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1157 or by calling (512) 475-7555. Catalogs are also published on the World Wide Web at

Assistance in obtaining information about the University, including costs, refund policies, withdrawal, academic programs, the faculty, accreditation, and facilities and services for disabled persons, is available from Theodore E. Pfeifer, Registrar, at (512) 475-7510 and at the address given in the preceding paragraph.

Issue Number 2001/4, July, 2001

A note about issue numbers. Each of the University's official publications is numbered according to the year and order of publication. Through 1999, these numbers consisted of the last two digits of the year of publication and two digits representing publication order. For example, the first catalog published in 1999 was numbered 9901. Beginning in 2000, official publications are identified by the four-digit year of publication and one or more digits representing publication order. Therefore, the current catalog, the fourth publication of 2001, is issue number 2001/4.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN is published six times a year, one issue in January, two issues in April, two issues in July, and one issue in October, by the Office of the Registrar, The University of Texas at Austin, 2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, Texas 78712-1157.

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Graduate Catalog


Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

Related Information
Course Schedules
Academic Calendars
Office of Admissions

Office of the Registrar
University of Texas at Austin

26 July 2001. Registrar's Web Team

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