Applying as a Current Student

UT Tyler Honors Program

Current UT Tyler students have the opportunity to enter the Honors Program for a two-year commitment that focuses on expanding major-specific coursework and offers the opportunity to pursue individual research.

In the first year, the students will contract with faculty members in upper-division courses within their major to complete additional work. Contracts may include an additional project, additional readings, additional meetings with a faculty member, additional research time in the faculty member's lab, etc.

In the second year, the students will investigate a research question in the fall and spring semesters, and compose either a paper for submission to an undergraduate research journal or a poster for presentation at an undergraduate research conference. Please refer to the Contract Course and Senior Research Project pages for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

Required to apply and at the time of participation:

  • UT Tyler Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Good standing with the university.

Required by semester of participation (the semester a student would start their work in the Honors Program):

  • Sophomore or Junior status with at least four semesters of coursework remaining at UT Tyler.
  • Full-time enrolled undergraduate student.

Once a student is accepted into the program, she or he will begin their work with the Honors Program in the fall. If you are majoring in Nursing or Psychology, please be sure to read the Honors in the Major page for more information.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now open! You can apply at the link below, and we will begin reviewing applications in May 2022. 

Apply to the UT Tyler Honors Program at this link.

Please email Laura Grace Dykes ( with any questions or concerns.