Graduate Students


Admission requirements for graduate study at UTSA are designed so that admitted students will have a high probability of success in graduate-level academic work. Graduate study is much more than a continuation of undergraduate work; it is an intellectual pursuit that requires independent thought and investigation.

Students seeking admission to a graduate program should visit the Graduate School's admissions website for application forms and instructions.

VIP Graduate Admission Program

The VIP Graduate Admission Program (VIP-GAP) allows graduate program tenured/tenured-track faculty to recommend for admission outstanding University undergraduate students with excellent academic records in their junior or senior year to remain at UTSA for a graduate degree. Graduate program faculty may nominate a select number of outstanding undergraduate students. 

Undergraduate candidates may be extended an offer of admission, conditional upon completion of the baccalaureate degree from UTSA in the area of nomination.

Additional information about the VIP Graduate Admission Program is available on the Graduate School website, in the Graduate School office, and from the Graduate Advisor of Record of each graduate program.

Graduate Classifications and Requirements

Classifications of graduate admission require approval by the Dean of the Graduate School, the administrative officer responsible for graduate education. The criteria for the various classifications of admission to UTSA are set forth in the admission section.