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Graduate International Student Admissions

Admission Requirements

The minimum graduate admission requirements for The Graduate School are below. Specific programs may have additional requirements.



Application and Fee

An online application for graduate international admission should be submitted through our website.

Note special instructions for applicants in H nonimmigrant status.

Bachelor’s Degree Transcripts or Recognized Comparable

Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside the US should hold a degree comparable to a US bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

For Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, an official English evaluation of the transcript may be waived. Visit the Evaluation Needed? link to see if you qualify for a waiver. For all other programs, accompanying the application must be an official English evaluation of the transcripts if the academic transcripts are from a foreign institution.

Official transcripts, marks sheets, diplomas, and certificates should be sent to the office of graduate admissions.

Comparability is determined by approved international transcript evaluation service providers.

Proof of Satisfactory English Proficiency

A minimum score of 79 on the iBT TOEFL; or, minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 overall band score and 6.0 in each subsection; PTE of 53 or, proof of bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the US. Individuals who complete Level 6 of the University of Texas at Tyler's Intensive English Language Institute with no grade lower than an A or who complete Level 7 with no grade lower than a B may be eligible for a language proficiency waiver.

NOTE: Applicants to Psychology and Counseling graduate programs of must have a minimum TOEFL of 87 or IELTS of 7.0 with 6.5 or greater in each subsection.

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for TOEFL for The University of Texas at Tyler is 6850. An institutional code is not required to submit your official IELTS scores. Please contact your IELTS testing center to request that your IELTS scores be electronically transmitted to UT Tyler.

Please note that some programs may require a higher score. Visit our Graduate Programs page and click on each degree to find contact information, admission requirements, application instructions, and more.

GRE or GMAT Scores

The desired minimum GRE score range for most programs is 290-300.

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for the GRE for The University of Texas at Tyler is 6850.

Additional Departmental Requirements

Some programs require additional materials for admission such as letters of recommendation, resume, a statement of purpose, and portfolios.

Refer to the admission requirements of the program to which you are applying to determine if and what additional requirements should be submitted.

Official documents should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions at the following address:

Office of Graduate Admissions
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd., ADM 345
Tyler, TX 75799

All submitted documents become the property of UT Tyler and cannot be returned to applicants.

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