All prospective graduate students are required to apply to the state application system ApplyTexas. This application is used to apply to all Texas state universities and colleges. Here, students will input biographical information, previous education, and essays.
After the ApplyTexas application is submitted, the Graduate School will review your application. You will be sent an email confirming their application submission within 1-2 days after submission. This email will also contain the applicant’s login information (UT EID) for the MyStatus page. MyStatus answers questions like:
- Is my application complete?
- What's missing?
- Do I need to submit a CV? Another essay? A transcript?
- Did you receive my test scores?
- Did I upload this document successfully? Can I delete and re-upload this document?
- Have you received my letters of recommendation? How can I change my recommenders?
- Why was my transcript declined?
Applicants complete their Application Form by uploading the following items to ApplyTexas:
The nonrefundable application fee is $65.00 for US applicants; $90.00 for International applicants. Fee waivers are available for those who are eligible.
Transcripts are required for each senior college attended. A PDF of the official transcript can be uploaded, but an official transcript from that college will be required after acceptance to a program. Each transcript can be uploaded only once, so please make sure you have the correct and full version of each transcript before uploading. Learn more about how to submit your transcripts from the Graduate School's site.
Official GRE Scores
GRE scores should be submitted directly through ETS. On test day, you will be able to designate which universities you would like your scores to be sent to. If you need additional scores sent, you should do so through the ETS website.
Letters of Recommendation
Our department requires three letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be notified by email with instructions on how to upload their letters once you have submitted and paid for your application. Letters should come from professors who are familiar with the applicant's academic performance and potential.
Statement of Purpose
This essay describes the applicant's interests and commitment to the goals and curriculum of the program area they are applying to. It is recommended to address not only the applicant’s personal and academic background but also their academic and professional goals. The applicant can also address a specific area of research interest or to work with a member of the Special Education faculty. Links to our faculty profiles of can be found on our the faculty listing page.
This statement should be no longer than 3 pages double-spaced. It should be submitted online as a part of the Application Form.
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
A recommended length of no more than 3 pages. The resume or CV should include:
- post-high school education
- relevant work or volunteer experience (indicate amount of time)
- honors received
- research experience
- conference presentations