Applying to Graduate School

Earn Your Advanced Degree at UTPB

If you are a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident and have at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and wish to pursue a master's degree, obtain teacher certification, or enroll as a non-degree student, complete the U.S graduate follow the steps below:

How to Apply

  • Complete an online application.
  • Present an Official Transcript certifying completion of a bachelor's degree.
  • Students who intend to apply for a degree program or educational certification should also:
    • Submit Official Transcript(s) that certifies bachelor's degree awarded and, at minimum, contain the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work leading towards the bachelor's degree.
    • Submit standardized test scores as follows:
      • For certification – THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment)
      • For Business – GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
      • For other programs – GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
      • International students – TOEFL
  • Supply other materials required by the program. (See program descriptions.)

For additional items to complete the application, please go to the Graduate Studies site.

Graduate Program Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution;
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale on the last 60 hours of coursework leading to the baccalaureate degree. To be considered for conditional admission, other evidence of ability to succeed in graduate study;
  • A satisfactory score (if required) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or other evidence of ability to succeed in graduate study;
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed graduate program;
  • A favorable recommendation from the Graduate Admission Committee of the college/school/department in which the student expects to pursue graduate study, with final approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

For full graduate admissions requirements, please go to the Graduate Studies site.