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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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The Graduate School is committed to advancing academic excellence in graduate and postdoctoral education and training. We have several departments that can assist you with questions regarding professional development activities, administrative processes, and graduate student success initiatives. 


Office Hours: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday 
Campus Location: MS 4.01.52 


Fax: 210-458-4332 

Questions regarding admissions and recruiting.

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Admission Requirements Checklist

Effective Summer 2022, UTSA has transitioned to a new application for graduate students. Information and instructions are provided below.

Please note that 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. Graduate application deadlines vary and some programs grant admission only for specific semesters.

            Master’s Degree Application Deadlines

            Doctoral Application Deadlines

  • The application is intended for students to be able to complete the entire application with unofficial documentation and official recommendation letters.  Applicants do not need to send official transcripts or scores until a decision is rendered, at which point, all official documentation can be sent to
  • Only applications completed within the application portal by the program deadline will be considered for admission. 
  • Please do not send any application materials to individual departments. All documents should be uploaded within the Graduate Application portal.
  • 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 initial admission consideration purposes only. If admitted, official documents are required. Official transcripts from every college or institution attended must be sent from the previously attended institutions directly to UTSA through an approved electronic software system (i.e. Naviance, Parchment, Scribble, E-Script Safe etc.) or emailed directly to from the institution. Official transcripts can also be mailed to the address below. Emailed PDF copies of transcripts cannot be accepted from students as official.
  • All documents submitted through a courier service (UPS, FedEx, other) are sent directly to UTSA’s Central Receiving office. The office of the Graduate Admissions Processing 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: 



Applicants should review specific departmental or program requirements here. 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.



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



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

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. Please contact the program department for further information.



Upload statement of purpose (or letter of intent) to the online application identified as Statement of PurposeProgram requirements vary, and may require responding to specific questions. 



Upload your resume or CV to the online application identified as CV/Resume.



Upload 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. The number of identified institutions must match the number of transcripts uploaded. 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 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.
  • 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 below for details on the evaluation service UTSA currently accepts and how to upload it into your Graduate application.
  • Proof of Degree is required. 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.
  • Any applicants, including U.S. Citizens, who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America*. 

Send electronic transcripts and E-Scripts to:



Depending on program of interest, letters of recommendation may be required. Please verify specific program requirements for details. The Liaison online recommendation form must be used for all official recommendations and submitted to recommenders at the time of application. Student-provided copies will not be accepted. 



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.

  • 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 Application. 
  • 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 Professional and Continuing Education.  Please contact them for additional information.



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


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 transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America*. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.

  • For the application, we will accept either of the following:
    1. recommend submitting the FCSA course-by-course evaluation only; you are not required to upload unofficial foreign transcripts into the application if you have the FCSA evaluation
    2. students may submit both the FCSA course-by-course evaluation and their unofficial foreign transcripts into the application if they are all included in ONE document; you cannot submit an evaluation and transcripts in two different uploads
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credential Services of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429,, or online at
  • If you need a request form, FCSA has a UTSA-specific form which can be found here.

Note: WES Evaluations are not a UTSA-approved agerncy and will not be accepted.


  • 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 Application.

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
Graduate Admission Qualification* 79 60 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.



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: 

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.