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UTSA has a streamlined Graduate Admissions Application process where students can apply, upload documents, and more all through one application.

Before you Apply

Before you get started, take note of these important details for graduate admission.

  • The Graduate Admissions Application is powered by the Liaison CAS platform.
  • Only applications completed through the Graduate Admissions Application by the program deadline will be considered for admission.
  • Admission deadlines and term offerings vary program to program.
  • Graduate students can apply to multiple programs, fees will apply per program.
  • An applicant may be admitted conditionally upon recommendation by the academic department.
  • If you submitted an application over a year ago, you may be required to submit updated materials.
  • Copies will not be accepted as “official” documents but may be used for initial admission consideration purposes only. If admitted, official documents are required.
  • Offers of admission are valid only for the term indicated in the admittance letter. Graduate applicants can request to have their admission start date deferred up to one year (three semesters) beyond original term of admission. Students who do not defer or register for classes by the census date of their first admitted semester must reapply for admission.
  • You will be notified by UTSA via the email you used to on your application after you complete and submit your graduate application.

How to Apply

Follow the steps below on how to apply to a UTSA master’s program, doctoral program, or graduate certificate. You are responsible for ensuring that all required documentation is received at UTSA by the application deadline (not postmarked). Please do not send any application materials to individual departments. All documents should be uploaded within the Graduate Application portal. All documents in support of an application become the property of UTSA and cannot be returned.

Review Program Requirements

Admission requirements are at the program level. Please review your graduate program of interest on what is required. On each program page, you will see:

  • Information on the Program
  • Admission & Application Requirements
  • Admission Deadline
  • Graduate Advisor of Record Contact Information

It is important to choose the correct program as applications are program and term specific. You will be required to resubmit a new application for each major selected. If you have questions about which program is right for you, please contact a Graduate Recruiter or a representative in the program area of interest.

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Submit Graduate Admissions Application

Complete and submit your online Graduate Admissions Application. Application deadlines and term offerings prior to beginning the application process are listed on the specific program pages.

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Pay Application Fee

A non-refundable application processing fee is charged per application to a graduate program. Applicants may apply simultaneously to more than one graduate program; a fee for each application will be required.

Graduate Admissions Application Fee
$50 Domestic Applicants
$90 International Applicants

Please note there are no fee waivers at the graduate level. Approved McNair program waiver forms must be provided by the McNair office at your institution. Please contact the program department for further information.

Submit Transcripts

From the Graduate Admissions Application platform, upload official transcripts from all post-secondary colleges or universities you have previously attended or are presently attending. The number of identified institutions must match the number of transcripts uploaded. Failure to include all colleges/universities on your application may result in your application not being processed. Please note once submitted, all documents become the property of UTSA and will not be returned.

Unofficial Transcripts

Applicants can submit unofficial to complete your Graduate Admissions Application; however, once a decision is rendered, all official documentation can be sent to graduate.documents@utsa.edu.

Proof of Degree

A degree must be obtained from a regionally accredited college/university in the United States or equivalent training at a foreign institution. If you are currently attending a university, a final official transcript must be submitted upon completion of coursework. If you have completed your degree, the award of degree must be noted on the transcript.

Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

Any applicants, including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents, who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit a detailed course-by-course credential evaluation along with transcripts. Summaries will not be accepted. Please note the following:

  • Students applying for Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 are required to submit a course-by-course credential evaluation from Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA). Please note you must upload the required evaluation and unofficial transcripts to the UTSA application portal as a single file. The application form for FCSA can be found on this link. FCSA can be reached at (512)459-8428 or info@foreigncredentials.org.
  • Students applying for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 are required to submit a course-by-course credential evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). You will be able to request the credential evaluation through the UTSA application portal. ECE can be reached through their live chat.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • WES Evaluations are not a UTSA-approved agency and will not be accepted.

Foreign Transcripts

International transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English. Transcripts in the original language must accompany all translated documents.

UTSA Students and Alumni

UTSA students and alumni do not need to submit official UTSA transcripts. However, UTSA students should upload an unofficial UTSA transcript to the application to complete the application for initial review. For instructions on viewing or downloading an unofficial UTSA transcript, please visit unofficial transcripts.

Submit Other Documents

Depending on the requirements for your graduate program of interest, you might be asked to submit the following documents. See below for a description of the items and check the program requirements for what is required for your Graduate Admissions Application.

Test Scores GRE/GMAT

Submit official GRE or GMAT test scores that have been taken within five years. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) institutional code for the University of Texas at San Antonio is 6919. Upon admission to the University, official test scores are required and must be sent directly from the testing organization to UTSA. While you can request an official score report to be sent to UTSA at the time of application, please keep in mind that you will be required to upload unofficial copies within the Graduate Admissions Application.

Test Scores TOEFL/IELTS

International applicants are required to prove proficiency in the English language by taking either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please note the following:

  • Students who take the IELTS should take the academic exam, not the general exam.
  • TOEFL scores may be waived for international students from countries where English is the official language, or for non-citizens of the United States earning a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree or higher in the United States or other countries where English is the official language as indicated in the Graduate Catalog.
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores older than two years are not valid or accepted.
  • TOEFL institutional code for the University of Texas at San Antonio is 6919. There is no institutional code for IELTS. The minimum acceptable scores for admissions consideration are 79 TOEFL Internet, 60 TOEFL Paper or 6.5 IELTS. Individual degree programs may have higher TOEFL or IELTS requirements for their various programs.

Letters of Recommendation

All letters of recommendations should be requested through the Graduate Admissions Application. Student-provided copies will not be accepted. Be sure to inform your recommenders of your program deadline. In order for your Graduate Admissions Application to be complete, recommenders must submit their recommendation before the program deadline. Depending on the program, you may be required to submit a letter of recommendation from a specific recommender. Review your program of interest for details.

Resume

Upload your resume or CV on your Graduate Admissions Application and identify the uploads as “CV/Resume”.

Statement of Purpose

Upload your statement of purpose (or letter of intent) to your Graduate Admissions Application and identify it as “Statement of Purpose”. Depending on the program, you may be required to respond to a specific question. Review your program of interest for details.

Apply Now

Submit the 2022-2023 application if applying for Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023. Submit the 2023-2024 application if applying for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024.

Applicant Help Center

Visit the UTSA Graduate School Applicant Help Center for detailed instructions on how to use the Graduate Admissions Application.