The University of Texas at Dallas, commonly called UT Dallas or UTD, is a public research institution of higher learning in the University of Texas System. The main campus resides in Richardson, Texas. It is dedicated to provided cutting-edge programs, particularly in science and engineering. It is proud of its abundance of resources and top-notch faculty that include a Nobel Laureate and six members of the National Academies. The average student to faculty ratio is 21 to one. UTD was founded in 1961 as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest and then renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies. In 1969, the founders donated the institution to the state of Texas and the school’s name officially became The University of Texas at Dallas. Today, UT Dallas offers more than 138 academic programs through eight schools of education and it also hosts more than 50 research centers and institutes. It is home to more than 26,000 students. The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s MBA program was among the country’s top 50 in the best business schools published by Bloomberg Businessweek. The U.S. News and World Report ranked the online graduate business programs number four and its online MBA number nine in the country.

University of Texas at Dallas Accreditation Details

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges regionally accredits the University of Texas at Dallas to grant bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The business programs also have accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

University of Texas at Dallas Application Requirements

• Complete the online application

• Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee or submit a waiver for attending Scholars’ Day or an approved SAT fee waiver. The application fee increases to $125 after the regular deadline.

• Submit official high school transcript

• Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions

• Submit official SAT or ACT scores

Optional Application Steps

• Submit essay Topic A on the Apply Texas application

• Submit official test scores from AP examinations

• Submit letters of recommendation

• Submit supplementary resume

Tuition and Financial Aid


The University of Texas at Dallas offers a guaranteed tuition plan that is valid for 12 consecutive semesters for new incoming students. Tuition varies by undergraduate and graduate, resident and nonresident, by amount of credit hours, and terms. For example, a resident student enrolled in one credit hour during 11-week fall, spring, or summer terms pays $1,372 for the semester. A resident undergraduate student enrolled in 15 credit hours (maximum allowed) pays $6,081 and a non-resident undergraduate student taking one credit hour during 11-week fall, spring, or summer terms is charged $2,196. A non-resident taking 15 credit hours pays $16,827. A resident graduate student enrolled in one credit hour pays $1,397 and 15 hours is charged $7,926 and a non-resident graduate student taking one credit hour is charged $2,103 and one taking 15 pays $16,847.


Additional fees are assessed by certain departments:

• School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: ATEC and EMAC-$40 per credit hour

• School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Graduate Speech Language/Audiology (COMD, AUD)-$40 per crdit hour

• School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences: Graduate Public Affairs: $40 per credit hour

• Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science: all ECS: $40 per credit hour

• Naveen Jindal School of Management: all undergraduate MGT-$40 per credit hour and all graduate MGT-$80 per credit hour

Financial Aid

The University of Texas at Dallas offers numerous financial aid options to help students pay for educational costs. Financial aid is available in grants, scholarships, loans, and work study.


• Federal Pell Grant

• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

• Academic Competitiveness Grant

• National SMART Grant

• Education Assistance Grant

• Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

• Texas Public Education Grant

• Toward Excellence, Access and Success Grant (TEXAS Grant)


The University of Texas at Dallas offers various scholarship opportunities for all students. Examples of the most prominent scholarships:

• Academic Excellence Scholarship

• Eugene McDermott Scholars

• National Merit Scholars

• Terry Foundation Scholarship

• Terry Foundation Transfer Scholarship

• Diversity Scholarship

• Comet Transfer Scholarship

• Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

• Property Deposit Scholarship

• Top 10% Scholarship

The University of Texas at Dallas also offers a variety of endowed scholarships that are granted by a specific school or program.


• Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan

• Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

• Federal Perkins Loan

• Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

• Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

• B-On-Time Loan

Work Study

The University of Texas at Dallas offers work-study employment to students who show financial need. The acceptance of employment lowers the amount of loan assistance the student will be able to accept. Pay is the current minimum wage or higher, but actual compensation depends on the type of job, classification, and qualifications.

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Online Degrees

The University of Texas at Dallas offers online graduate degree programs through its Jindal School of Management. The programs include an online MBA program, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Technology and Management, Master of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences, Master of Science in Marketing, and Global Leadership Executive MBA.

MBA program

The online MBA program is tailored for busy working professionals. It enables them to attain the abilities to think, plan and act in a strategic manner in a competitive international business world. It is a part-time MBA program and requires the completion of 53 semester credit hours, including 29 core credits and 24 elective credits. The online option enables students to complete the whole program online. Students are able to start the program any semester and take courses on their own schedule, focus, and pace and hey determine what courses they take and how many at a time. The core courses include introduction to financial accounting, introduction to managerial accounting, financial management, strategic management, marketing management, global business, information technology and MIS fundamentals, and introduction to organizational behavior.

Master of Science in Information Technology and Management

The Master of Science in Informational Technology and Management is a 36 semester credit hour degree program. It is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree that prepares students to gain a solid understanding of information technology and its complex aspects. The program is set apart from similar programs due to the curriculum and flexibility. Students also have the ability to focus on a specific track, such as business intelligence and analytics, enterprise systems, cyber security management, healthcare systems, and IT consulting and services management. The core courses include systems analysis and project management, data management, object oriented programming, data communications, operations management, business economics, financial management, and marketing management. The IT program at the University of Texas at Dallas also prepares students for professional certifications.