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      Applicants must be awarded a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution by the start of the first term of graduate study.

      Current unofficial transcripts must be uploaded with your application and are used by the reviewing committee as one factor in determining your eligibility for admission to the graduate program of your choice.

      If you are admitted, in order to enroll, official transcripts need to be submitted directly from the institution attended to gradschooladmissions@utep.edu or by mail to:

      UTEP Graduate School
      Administration Building. Room 200
      500 West 山ּ Ave.
      El Paso, TX 79968-0566

      Often described as a personal essay. Provide a narrative of your background, academic, professional and personal achievements. It should clearly and concisely communicate your interest in the program of your choice. Usually one to two pages in length. Some programs provide specific instructions for applicants to use in crafting their statement of purpose.
      Your resume is a summary of your academic and professional credentials, skills, prior employment and volunteer history. Generally a resume is one to two pages in length. Some programs request a curriculum vitae or CV. This is a longer document that emphasizes academic accomplishments such as conference presentations, publications, and teaching experience.
      Programs may ask for letters of recommendation to support your application for admission. There is no set format for these letters. Recommendations are normally academic or professional.
      International applicants must submit their diploma certificate for admission consideration.

      Each program's requirements may differ. Programs may require additional documentation, such as writing samples or department-produced forms. Please refer to the program for information on these requirements, if applicable.


      Our Programs & Degrees
    • Graduate Entrance Exams

      You may be required to take one or more standardized tests as part of graduate admissions. These exams may not be used as the sole criterion for consideration or as the primary criterion or end consideration of the applicant in the admission process

      Tests preparation and aptitude for graduate study. Many degree programs require the GRE for admission. The GRE is taken at the applicant’s expense at licensed sites.

      This exam is not offered on the UTEP campus.

      Our GRE institutional test code is 6829.

      An aptitude test designed to measure certain mental abilities important in the study of management at the graduate level. The GMAT is taken at the applicant's expense at licensed sites.

      This exam is not offered on the UTEP campus.

      A high-level mental ability test designed to reflect analytical thinking skills, an ability that is critical for success in graduate school. The MAT is taken at the applicant’s expense at licensed sites.

      This exam is offered on the UTEP campus.




    • Tests of English language proficiency

      Measures proficiency in understanding the English language for graduates of institutions outside the United States where English is not the first language

      Minimum required score is 550 pBT/79 iBT
      Graduate Assistantship may require a score of 600 pBT/100 iBT, depending on the program

      This exam is offered on the UTEP campus.

      Minimum required score is 110

      This exam is offered anytime and anywhere.

      Measures English language proficiency for people who work or study in settings where English is the primary language of communication. Minimum required score is 6.5 overall band.

      This exam is not offered on the UTEP campus.

      Measures English language proficiency. Minimum required score is 53.

      This exam is not offered on the UTEP campus.





      TOEFL testing @ UTEP
      Countries exempt from English proficiency tests
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International and Mexican National Notes:

After obtaining admission, international students must contact the Office of International Programs to begin the process of applying for authorization to study in the United States.

The time periods required for VISA processing vary widely. International applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

You may wait to send your official transcripts and test scores to the Graduate School until after you have been notified of admission.

Provisional transcripts are accepted from students who will earn an undergraduate degree before enrolling at UTEP.

EVALUATION OF FOREIGN CREDENTIALS:
All applicants who have earned university level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit all official transcripts from foreign institutions. An evaluation of the transcripts from a foreign credential agency is required only if transcripts are not translated to English. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING THREE YEAR DEGREES: The Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees from India and Pakistan are three-year programs and are not considered equivalent to the U.S. bachelor's degree.

      • Take a look

        Take a look at our many degree programs and decide which one is best for you.


        What can I do with a Graduate Degree?
        Our Programs & Degrees
        Apply Now
      • Start gathering your documents

        Applicants must be awarded a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution by the start of the first term of graduate study.

        Current unofficial transcripts must be uploaded with your application and are used by the reviewing committee as one factor in determining your eligibility for admission to the graduate program of your choice.

        If you are admitted, in order to enroll, official transcripts need to be submitted directly from the institution attended to gradschooladmissions@utep.edu or by mail to:

        UTEP Graduate School
        Administration Building. Room 200
        500 West 山ּ Ave.
        El Paso, TX 79968-0566

        Often described as a personal essay. Provide a narrative of your background, academic, professional and personal achievements. It should clearly and concisely communicate your interest in the program of your choice. Usually one to two pages in length. Some programs provide specific instructions for applicants to use in crafting their statement of purpose.
        Your resume is a summary of your academic and professional credentials, skills, prior employment and volunteer history. Generally a resume is one to two pages in length. Some programs request a curriculum vitae or CV. This is a longer document that emphasizes academic accomplishments such as conference presentations, publications, and teaching experience.
        Programs may ask for letters of recommendation to support your application for admission. There is no set format for these letters. Recommendations are normally academic or professional.

        Each program's requirements may differ. Programs may require additional documentation, such as writing samples or department-produced forms. Please refer to the program for information on these requirements, if applicable.


        Our Programs & Degrees
      • Graduate Entrance Exams

        You may be required to take one or more standardized tests as part of graduate admissions. These exams may not be used as the sole criterion for consideration or as the primary criterion or end consideration of the applicant in the admission process

        Tests preparation and aptitude for graduate study. Many degree programs require the GRE for admission. The GRE is taken at the applicant’s expense at licensed sites.

        This exam is not offered on the UTEP campus.

        Our GRE institutional test code is 6829.

        An aptitude test designed to measure certain mental abilities important in the study of management at the graduate level. The GMAT is taken at the applicant's expense at licensed sites.

        This exam is not offered on the UTEP campus.

        A high-level mental ability test designed to reflect analytical thinking skills, an ability that is critical for success in graduate school. The MAT is taken at the applicant’s expense at licensed sites.

        This exam is offered on the UTEP campus.




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Notes

Students applying to the programs below will need to apply through a Centralized Application Service.

Centralized Application Service applicants

Please be advised that only complete applications submitted before or by the deadline will be considered for admission.

Official transcripts and test scores must be submitted to the Graduate School prior to enrolling. 

Official documents (including transcripts and test scores) must be submitted directly from the institution or respective testing center to:

UTEP Graduate School
Administration Building, Room 200
500 West 山ּ Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968-0566

or submitted electronically to gradschooladmissions@utep.edu

If you have any further questions, please contact us personally at the office, by phone at (915) 747-5491, through e-mail at gradschooladmissions@utep.edu

ALL documents are required in order to complete your file and continue with the admissions process.

* With few exceptions, you are entitled on your request to be informed about the information the 山ּ of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) collects about you. Under Sections 532.021 and 552.023 of the Texas Government Code, you are entitled to have UTEP correct information about you that is held by us and that is incorrect, in accordance with the procedures set forth in the 山ּ of Texas System Business Procedures Memorandum 32. The information that UTEP collects will be retained and maintained as required by Texas records retention laws (Section 441.180 et seq. of the Texas Government Code) and rules. Different types of information are kept for different periods of time.

Financial Aid eligibility: undergraduate leveling courses for graduate programs.

A student in a Post-Baccalaureate (PB) non-degree seeking program may have their undergraduate leveling courses for a graduate program considered for financial aid eligibility, but only for a period of one academic year. Student must take at least six credits per semester, and all the courses must be part of the leveling courses.

A combination of leveling courses with other non-leveling (graduate) courses is not accepted. If a student takes any graduate courses they are considered a graduate student and therefore not eligible for financial aid for their undergraduate leveling courses.

Undergraduate students in a second bachelors program are only eligible for financial aid if they can complete their second bachelors before reaching 180 total undergraduate credit hours, assuming they have not already maxed out their undergraduate federal student loans. Moving students into a second bachelors program in order to have undergraduate leveling courses considered for financial aid eligibility is not appropriate because students enter that program without the intent to complete it.

A student should meet with the Financial Aid Department as soon as they are notified that they require leveling courses in order to determine whether the courses will be eligible for financial aid. Contact Jennifer Miller jrmiller3@utep.edu