Traditional 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. Review the steps below for information about the application process.

Before You Apply:

See below or contact your graduate advisor for more information regarding:

  • Program application dates and deadlines
  • Requesting transcripts and submitting supporting documents
  • Program entrance exams, if required

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 UNT Office of Admissions. 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: By UPS/FedEx:
UNT Office of Admissions
1155 Union Circle #311277
Denton, TX 76203-5017
UNT Office of Admissions
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.

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

Register and prepare for entrance exams (if required):

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

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

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

Submitting Your Application:

The UNT graduate application is a concurrent two-part process. All graduate applicants must complete the Toulouse Graduate School admission requirements, but most programs have additional requirements.


UNT reviews graduate program applications holistically. We consider all parts of the application and supporting documentation to determine admission. Contact your department directly for specific requirements.

Step 1: Apply to the Toulouse Graduate School:

TGS Application
Priority Dates**
Fall June 15
Spring Oct. 15
Summer April 15

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).

NOTE:The application has moved to the ApplyTexas. Click below to get started!

Send transcripts from all colleges attended to the graduate school office.

*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.

**Applying by priority dates will afford you the most options for admission, but many programs will still consider your application after these dates.

Step 2: Apply to your individual program:

Submit program-specific application and documentation by department deadline. Some programs have specific application deadlines, but many abide by the TGS application dates shown above.

Step 3: Application Status:

Check the status of your admission application through your myUNT portal.

After you've been admitted:

Things to keep in mind:

Test scores

  • Check with your department to determine test score requirements. If admissions exams are required, submit your test scores to the department through the testing agency.


  • Apply for scholarships, assistantships and fellowships.
  • Check with your department for assistantship and fellowship applications.
  • Apply for financial aid at Priority date: Jan. 15
  • Priority date for other awards: Varies by program

Application status

  • Check the status of your admission application through your portal.

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