Graduate

College of Education and Health Professions

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (all emphases)

Unconditional Admission

  • GRE quantitative score of 400 on quantitative and 500 on verbal section of the GRE for tests taken on or before July 31, 2011; GRE score of 140 on quantitative and 153 on verbal sections for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011.
  • 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework and a 3.0 average on all graduate work
  • 3 letters of reference on file. Download the Letter of Reference form. (.doc)

GRE Score Requirements

  • Quantitative score on 400 or 140
  • Verbal score 500 or 153

Probationary Admission

Applicants with GRE scores less than 400 on the quantitative and 500 on the verbal sections for tests taken on or before July 31, 2011 and GRE scores less than 140 on the quantitative and less than 153 on the verbal sections for tests taken after August 1, 2011 will be considered for probationary admission on the basis of the following:

  • 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework AND a 3.0 average on all graduate work
  • Professionally relevant experience
  • Writing sample evaluated by the COEHP Graduate
  • Studies Committee. When available, the GRE writing sample will be required for probationary admission.

Terms of Probation upon Acceptance: All students admitted under probation status will be required to earn a 3.0 GPA during the first 12 hours of graduate coursework in the program, with no grade lower than a "B."

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admissions deadline, but who otherwise appear to meet admission requirements, may be granted provisional admission.

Deferred Admission

An applicant's admission may be deferred when a file is not complete or when denying admission is not appropriate.

Denied Admission

An applicant may be denied admission if the conditions for unconditional and probationary admission have not been met. In addition, if a student has been suspended from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons, that student may not be admitted or readmitted to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Student Requirements

  • Students must have a valid state issued teaching certificate upon enrolling in the program.
  • For Literacy: Maintain full-time employment teaching in a K–12 classroom/school throughout the course of the program
  • For Math and Science: Must have K-12 teaching and/or instructional facilitator experience in a school district or educational environment such as museums and nature centers
  • Maintain continuous teaching in a K-12 classroom/school throughout the course of the program
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above in order to continue in this graduate program
  • Complete all pre-graduation requirements before registering in the capstone course

Please view the Academic Department Program Specific Admission Criteria.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Unconditional Admission

  • 2 of 3 current GRE minimum score conditions:
    • Verbal score of 500 (not less than 400) for tests taken on or before July 31, 2011; verbal score of 153 (not less than 146) for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011
    • Quantitative score of 500 (not less than 400) for tests taken on or before July 31, 2011; quantitative score of 144 (not less than 140) for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011
    • Analytical writing score not less than 4.0 for tests taken on or before July 31, 2011 and for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011
  • 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework AND a 3.0 average on all graduate work
  • 3 letters of reference on file

Probationary Admission

Applicants failing to meet the unconditional admission GRE criteria or having a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for probationary admission, in which case the following criteria will also be considered by the Graduate Studies Committee:

  • Professionally relevant experience
  • Writing sample

Terms of Probation upon Acceptance: All students admitted under probation status will be required to earn a 3.5 GPA during the first 12 hours of graduate coursework in the program.

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admissions deadline, but whom otherwise appears to meet admissions requirements may be granted provisional admission.

Deferred Admission

An applicant's admission may be deferred when a file is not complete or when denying admission is not appropriate.

Denied Admission

An applicant may be denied admission if the conditions for unconditional and probationary admission have not been met. In addition, if a student has been suspended from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons, that student may not be admitted or readmitted to an educator preparation program in the College of Education.

Student Requirements

After being admitted and after completing any probationary period, students must meet the following:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above in order to continue in this graduate program
  • Complete all pre-graduation requirements before registering in the capstone course

Additionally, since certification requirements vary among states, students should ensure they are in compliance with these requirements to ensure eligibility for school administrator licensure in their state.

Please view the Academic Department Program Specific Admission Criteria.

College of Nursing

Program-Specific Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing Administration

  • 200 – 300 Word Essay (Personal statement describing career goals)
  • GRE not required for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Completion of all prerequisites, including: Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing from NLNAC or CCNE Accredited Program, computer competence (evidence of computer literacy with spreadsheets)
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Probationary admission for students who took the old GRE: GRE required for applicants with a 2.8-2.99 GPA with minimum score of 430 on the verbal section, 430 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections)
  • Probationary admission for students taking the new GRE: GRE required for applicants with a 2.8-2.99 GPA with minimum score of 149 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections)
  • Applicants must possess an unencumbered RN license. Two years clinical experience in registered nursing strongly recommended.
  • International students are required to have two years clinical experience in a United States (or equivalent) health care system.
  • International students are required to have a TSE score of 40 or higher. TOEFL - Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test, and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16; or IELTS minimum score of 7.0.

Please view the Academic Department Program Specific Admission Criteria.

Graduate Update/Readmission and Readmission Policies

Graduate Update/Reactivation Policy

  • A graduate applicant who does not enroll in a course during the session for which they applied must submit an Update/ Reactivation Form and update/reactivation fee to request re-processing of their application for a start date that falls in another session. Receipt of the form and fee in the Office of Graduate Studies must comply with the new course start date.
  • If a graduate applicant's file is not complete by the application/supporting document deadline, the file will be automatically processed for the next available start date when if falls within the same session. If the next available start date does not fall within the same session, the applicant's file will not be automatically processed for the next courses start date. Instead, the applicant must submit the Update/Reactivation form and Update/reactivation fee by the appropriate new course start date.
  • A non-refundable Update/Reactivation fee is required:
    • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with no foreign college or university course work: $30
    • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with foreign college or university course work: $60
    • International Applicants: $60

Access the online Update/Reactivation form

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Note: A previous admission decision does not guarantee future admission. Applications are re-evaluated based on submission of new documentation and/or changes in admission criteria.

Graduate Readmission Policy:

  • A graduate student who attends a course but does not enroll in one (or more) full sessions (Fall, Spring, Summer) must request permission for readmission to the program by submitting a graduate school readmission form and readmission fee.
  • Students readmitting are subject to the AP tuition rate in effect at the time of readmission.
  • The readmission form and fee must be submitted by the appropriate deadline for the new course start date.
  • A non-refundable Readmission fee is required:
    • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with no foreign college or university course work: $30
    • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with foreign college or university course work: $60
    • International Applicants: $60

Access the online Readmission form

View the Start Dates/Calendar

Note: Readmission is not guaranteed. Admission may not be granted if the student was not in good academic standing at the time of last enrollment and/or if admission criteria have changed.

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