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“Completing my doctorate degree in educational leadership has opened doors and opportunities for me I never could have imagined when I decided to enter the program.”

-Vanessa Kenon

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Location:

Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS)

MS 4.01.76

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Contact US:

Phone: (210) 458-4331

Fax: (210) 458-4332

Graduate Admissions Questions
Email: GraduateAdmissions@utsa.edu

To Submit Electronic Documents:
Email: graduate.documents@utsa.edu

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Admission Requirements Checklist

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application and all required documents are received by the deadline in order to be considered for admission. 

  • Please do not send any application materials to individual departments.
  • All submitted materials become the property of UTSA and will not be returned to applicants.
  • 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 evaluation purposes.
  • All documents submitted through a courier service (UPS, FedEx, other) are sent directly to UTSA’s Central Receiving office. The office of the Graduate School will receive the document within 5-7 business days of receipt from Central Receiving Office.
Mail to:
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249
Electronic Documents: graduate.documents@utsa.edu 

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GRADUATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should review specific departmental or program requirements here.

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION

Complete and submit your online application. Review application deadlines and term offerings prior to beginning the application process. 

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NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE

Domestic Applicants          $50          
International Applicants $90

We do not waive the application fee.

Approved McNair program waiver forms must be provided by the McNair office at your institution, then uploaded directly to the Graduate School application under the Proof of Payment section.

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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/LETTER OF INTENT:

Upload statement of purpose to the online application. Program requirements vary, and may require responding to specific questions. 

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RESUME OR CURRICULUM VITAE:

Upload your resume or CV to the online application.

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OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS:

Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary colleges or universities you have previously attended or are presently attending. Failure to include all colleges/universities on your application may result in your application not being processed. Degree must be obtained from a regionally accredited college/university in the United States or equivalent training at a foreign institution.

  • All documents become the property of UTSA and will not be returned.
  • UTSA students and alumni do not need to submit UTSA transcripts.
  • International transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English. Transcripts in the original language must accompany all translated documents. 
  • All applicants who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit a foreign credential evaluation from an approved agency. See #8 below for details.

Send electronic transcripts and E-Scripts to: Graduate.documents@utsa.edu

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PROOF OF DEGREE:

If you are currently attending a university, a final transcript must be submitted upon completion of coursework. If you have completed your degree, the award of degree must be noted on the transcript or diploma.

International Applicants: You may apply for admission if your diploma is not yet available; however, you are required to provide an official copy of your diploma and official transcripts showing all courses and grades once you are admitted. English translations are required, if applicable.

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EVALUATION OF FOREIGN CREDENTIALS:

All 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 official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from an approved UTSA Foreign Credential Agency. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.

  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Approved evaluation companies are listed at the following: foreign credential agencies.
  • The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. If you need a request form, click on Application Information and Instructions, scroll down to item 7 and click on Printable FCSA form.
  • Note: WES Evaluations are not a UTSA-approved agency and will not be accepted.

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LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:

Depending on program of interest, letters of recommendation may be required. Please verify specific program requirements for details. The Embark online recommendation form must be used for all recommendations; student-provided copies will not be accepted. 

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OFFICIAL TEST SCORES: GRE OR GMAT AS REQUIRED BY THE PROGRAM:

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) institutional code for the University of Texas at San Antonio is 6919.

Please submit official GRE or GMAT test scores depending on your program of interest.

  • Official test scores are required and must be sent directly from the testing organization to UTSA. 
  • Photocopies or scanned copies of test scores from ETS may be sent, but will be used only until official scores are received. It takes 2-4 weeks for official scores to arrive at UTSA.
  • GRE or GMAT scores should reflect test score date taken within five years. Older scores are not valid or accepted.

UTSA offers preparatory workshops through the Office of Extended Education. Please contact them for additional information.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

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OFFICIAL TOEFL / IELTS TEST SCORES (INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS):

Non-U.S. Citizens or non-permanent residents are processed as international applicants. 

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). 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 (Test of English as a Foreign Language), INSTITUTIONAL CODE 6919
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System), no institutional code

The minimum acceptable scores* for admissions consideration are:  

  TOEFL Internet TOEFL Paper IELTS
English Language Assessment Program (ELAP) Exempt 100 600 7
Graduate Admission Qualification* 79 550 6.5

*The university-wide required minimum score. Individual degree programs may have higher TOEFL or IELTS requirements for their various programs. 

* Students who take the IELTS should take the academic exam, not the general exam.

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VISA or PASSPORT / CONFIRMATION OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

The Office of International Programs will issue the I-20 once you have:

Mail VISA documents to:
UTSA Office of International Programs
International Student Services
One UTSA Circle
Main Building 1.210
San Antonio, TX 78249
Electronic Documents:
NewInternational@utsa.edu 

After receiving the immigration document (I-20/DS-2019), each student must apply through a United States Embassy or Consulate for the appropriate visa to enter the United States. Any student entering the United States using documents issued by UTSA must register for the semester for which admission is granted. 

Verification of arrival and enrollment is electronically tracked through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) during the required International Student Orientation. Any failure to arrive at UTSA and enroll as a student will be reported to the U.S. Government.