Thank you for your interest in the Texas Master of Science Programs! This website is dedicated to answering questions about MSBA, MSF, MSM and MSITM admissions. If you find yourself in need of additional answers, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Here are the essentials:

Application Deadlines
Tuition and Cost of Attendance
Program Format
UT Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC)
Texas Residency
Application Status Check
International Students
The Application Process


Application Deadlines

Round 1: October 16, 2017

Round 2: January 8, 2018 (Final deadline for international applicants except MSITM)

*MSITM Only* February 5, 2018 (Final deadline for international MSITM applicants)

Round 3: March 19, 2018

Round 4: May 1, 2018

Q. I am an international applicant. Can I apply after the final international deadline?
A. No. The final international deadline is set in order to allow time for visa processing. Additionally, due to a high volume of applications, we cannot accept applications after the final deadline.

Q. I submitted my application by the deadline but I am unable to pay my application fee. Will my application be considered “on-time?”
A. Yes. Your application is considered “on time” if submitted by the deadline, regardless if the fee is paid on that date. However, your application will not be evaluated if you do not pay the fee once it’s due.

Q. Can I apply to more than one Ms Program?
A. Yes, you can apply to more than one MS Program (MSBA, MSF, MSM, MSITM). However, you will be required to submit another application to to the additional program(s) and pay additional application fees.

Tuition and Cost of Attendance

Class of 2019 Tuition and Fees:
In-State: $43,000     Out-Of-State: $48,000

In-State: $43,000     Out-Of-State: $48,000

In-State: $38,000     Out-Of-State: $46,000

In-State: $38,000     Out-Of-State: $43,000

These costs cover tuition and fees only. The following items are not included:

  • International student health insurance program fee
  • International Student and Scholar Services support service fee
  • Optional Fees like tickets for sporting events and parking fees
  • Books, supplies and additional living expenses.
International Student Fees:

The non-refundable enrollment deposit for all programs is $2,000 and is included in the total tuition above. Tuition bills will be split by semester (Summer, Fall and Spring).

Funding Options: Each application is evaluated for any merit-based tuition fellowships. No additional application is necessary. You will be notified of any award from the program at the time of admittance.

VA/GI Bill Benefits

Students in the Texas MS programs are not eligible for Hinson-Hazlewood Act Exemptions (for Texas ex-servicemen and their children), but may be eligible for GI Bill benefits. For more information about how to process requests to use the GI Bill at UT Austin, please contact  Student Veteran Services or Veteran Certification at the Office of the Registrar.


Students registered in these degree programs are not eligible for university financial aid, except federal guaranteed loans and some private sector loans. They may not be offered TA, AI, GRA, AA, or A(G) appointments.

Program Format

The Texas MS Programs are offered on a full-time, in-person only basis. The programs begin in July and students graduate the following May, totaling 36 credit hours (37 for MSM) in 10 months. Classes and events are typically scheduled M-F 9 AM – 5 PM.

Q. Do you offer part-time or online options?
A. No. The Texas MS programs are offered on a full-time, in-person only basis

Q. Can I enroll in your classes as a non-degree seeking student?
A. No. The Texas MS Programs courses are reserved only for students admitted to the MSBA, MSF, MSM and MSITM programs.

Q. Are your Programs STEM?
A. The MSBA and MSITM Programs are STEM programs. The MSM and MSF Programs currently are not STEM.

Each program requires different bootcamp and training courses before the start of the program. Please contact your specific program for more information.

Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC)

GIAC is the University of Texas at Austin entity that verifies application information, test scores, residency and admissions GPA calculations/equivalencies. Please contact them for any questions you may have regarding the items listed below. More information on GIAC is also available on the Application Process page and their website here:

GIAC Phone: +1-512-475-7391

Transcripts: (Please do not send transcripts to this address)
Uploading Documents:
Test Scores:
International Applicants:

Texas Residency

When you apply for admission, the university uses information you provide on the application to make an initial determination about residency. (The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board establishes the rules that govern Texas residency for higher education in Texas.)

If you have any preliminary questions about establishing Texas residency, please visit the Graduate and International Admissions Center’s website.

Application Status Check

You have two status check sites:

  1. McCombs Online Application Status: Here, you can check whether you have submitted all of the required application items and send reminders to your references. It is important that your application is complete for the admissions committee to review your application.
  2. GIAC MyStatus: Here, you can view your remaining items after you submit your application. This is also where your official admissions decision will be posted.

International Students


In addition to completing the prescribed graduate admissions process, international students applying to The University of Texas at Austin must submit either an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report demonstrating an adequate knowledge of English.

Waivers: International applicants who are from a country where English is the only official language are exempt from this requirement. Additionally, applicants are exempt from the requirement if they possess a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in a country where English is the only official language. The requirement is not waived for applicants who have earned a master’s—but not a bachelor’s—degree from a similar institution.