Graduate Admissions

Graduate applicants typically begin the admissions process 6-18 months prior to their first semester. Refer to the following steps as you prepare to apply to graduate school at UNT.

All graduate applicants must meet the Toulouse Graduate School admission requirements, but most programs also have additional requirements and deadlines. Contact your department advisor for more information.

Before You Apply:

Application Process:


Register and prepare for entrance exams (if required): GRE, GMAT or MAT

Complete the program-specific required entrance exams and submit your scores to UNT’s Office of Graduate Admissions.*

UNT School Codes
GRE 6481
GMAT 6DP-8M-55
MAT 2255

*Some programs may provisionally admit students for one semester prior to submission of standardized test scores. Others have requirements that substitute for test scores. Talk to your program advisor for details.

Complete the graduate school application online and pay the $75 non-refundable application fee (Your completed application will be processed by the Toulouse Graduate School and reviewed by your academic program).

McNair Scholars: UNT will pay the application fee upon receipt of the request for Admission Application Fee Waiver form or letter from your McNair director. Please email the completed form to or fax it to 940-565-2032.

Application priority dates**
Fall June 15
Spring October 15
Summer April 15
International priority dates**
Fall April 1
Spring October 15
Summer January 1

Obtain transcripts, letters of recommendation and other supporting documents (see “Requesting transcripts and submitting other supporting documents” below for more information).

Submit program-specific application and documentation by department deadline.

Apply for scholarships, assistantships and fellowships.

General scholarship application priority date**: March 1
Priority dates for other awards vary.

Apply for financial aid at

FAFSA priority date**: March 15

**Applying by priority dates affords you the most options for admission and financial support. Many programs will still consider your application after these dates. Ask your department for more information.

Not applying to a master’s or doctoral program? Learn more about other graduate academic opportunities:

• Second bachelor’s degree
• Graduate non-degree seeking
• Teacher’s certification
• Graduate Academic Certificate

After you've been admitted:

International applicants:

Requesting transcripts and submitting other supporting documents:

Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended and must arrive by the application deadline. The transcripts must show you have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or equivalent).

Contact the colleges and universities you have attended about their processes for providing official transcripts. If you already have a degree from the University of North Texas, you are not required to provide your UNT transcript to the Toulouse Graduate School. We will be able to obtain this from the registrar's office for you.

Submit required transcripts by your program’s application deadline:

By U.S. Postal Service:
Toulouse Graduate School
1155 Union Circle #305459 
Denton, TX 76203-5017

By UPS/FedEx:
Toulouse Graduate School
1147 Union Circle, ESSC 354
Denton, TX 76203-5459

Programs may require other supporting documents such as personal statements, letters of reference, auditions or portfolios. Send additional program-specific application materials directly to your department. Check with your department advisor for more information on additional required documents and where to send them.

International applicants may need to provide additional materials. See more details on international admissions.

GPA requirement for UNT consideration:

Graduate applicants to UNT are evaluated holistically, based on specific departmental and program requirements. In the past, successful candidates usually have met certain GPA minimum requirements:

  • 3.00 GPA in the undergraduate degree for admission to the master's program
  • 3.50 GPA in the undergraduate degree for direct admission to doctoral programs
  • 3.50 GPA in master’s-level studies for admission to doctoral programs

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