admissions deadline December 15, 2017

Application information

[  ] Follow the application instructions for all UTSOA graduate programs.

[  ] See below for PhD application requirements.

Graduate School Requirements

[  ] Follow the Graduate School instructions to submit the application, application fee, transcripts and test scores. Applicants should submit a GRE score.

Statement of purpose

[  ] Upload your statement through MyStatus.

+ A 1,000-1,500 word essay that addresses your interest in the PhD program with respect to your academic and professional objectives, the factors that led you to apply to the UTSOA, a situation or job that helped you define your interest, your most substantial professional contribution and why you view it as such, and/or any other factors related to your academic or professional experience that you wish to convey to the admissions committee.

+ You may submit your ApplyTexas online application before finishing your statement of purpose. You can later upload your statement through MyStatus.

Three letters of recommendation

[  ] Manage and track your letters through MyStatus.

[  ] Provide recommenders' emails as part of the ApplyTexas online application.

+ Recommenders may include former instructors and professional employers.

+ Letters should include comments on the applicant’s intellectual, communicative, and leadership abilities as well as his or her capacity for creativity and relevant personal characteristics.

+ After you submit your application and pay your application fee, notification emails will be sent to your recommenders. Any delay in submitting your application or application fee will delay the notifications to your recommenders.

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

[  ] Upload through MyStatus

Writing sample

[  ] Upload through MyStatus.

+ This document should demonstrate your analytical writing and reasoning skills.

+ PhD applicants are expected to submit more substantial writing samples, such as theses or dissertations, which demonstrate research abilities and scholarship.