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Graduate Studies - The University of Texas at Dallas


Deans and Program Heads
The Art of Conversation

         School of Arts and Humanities

o    Dean of Arts and Humanities

o    Dennis M. Kratz

o    972-883-2984

o    Jonsson 4.510

o    Associate Dean for Graduate Education

o    Michael Wilson

o    972-883-2756

o    Jonsson 4.510

o    Director of Arts and Technology

o    Thomas Linehan

o    972-883-4379

o   ATEC 1.802

         School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

o    Dean of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

o    Bert S. Moore

o    972-883-2355

o    Green 4.102

o    Master's Programs

o    Applied Cognition and Neuroscience

§  Program Head

§  Richard M. Golden

§  972-883-2423

§  Green 4.814

o    Communication Disorders

§  Program Head

§  Robert Stillman

§  214-905-3060

§  Callier A.131

o    Early Childhood Disorders

§  Program Head

§  Margaret Owen

§  972-883-6876

§  Green 4.826

o    Doctoral Programs

o    Audiology (AuD)

§  Program Head

§ Ross Roeser

§  214-905-3002

§  Callier J.211

o    Cognition and Neuroscience (PhD)

§  Program Head

§  James Bartlett

§  972-883-2079

§  Green 4.520

o    Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD)

§  Program Head

§  Robert Stillman

§  972-883-2358

§  Green 4.104 or Callier A.131

o    Psychological Sciences

§  Program Head (PhD)

§  Melanie Spence

§  972-883-2206

§  Green 4.818

§  Program Head (MS)

§  Marion Underwood

§  972-883-2470

§ Jonsson 3.202

         School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences

o    Dean of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences

o    James Marquart - GR 3.104

o    972-883-4948

o    Graduate Degree Programs

o    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Program

o    Thomas Brunell - GR 3.104

o    972-883-4963

Academic Programs

MS Applied Sociology

§  Program Head Sheryl Skaggs - GR 2.531

§  972-883-4460

MS Constitutional Law Studies

§  Program Head Robert C Lowry - GR 3.533

§  972-883-6720

§  Associate Program Head Linda Camp Keith- GR3.818

§  972-883-4981

MS International Political Economy

§  Associate Program Head Jennifer Holmes - GR3.209

§  972-883-6843

MA Legislative Studies

§  Program Head Robert C Lowry - GR 3.533

§  972-883-6720

§  Associate Program Head Linda Camp Keith- GR 3.818

§  972-883-6481

PhD & MS -Criminology

§  Program Head John Worrall - GR2.531

§  972-883-4982

§  Associate Program Head Lynne Vieraitis - GR 2.120

§  972-883-6901

PhD & MS - Economics

§  Program Head James Murdoch - GR 2.508

§  972-883-4989

§  Associate Program Head Nathan Berg GR2.804

§  972-883-2088

PhD & MS - Geospatial Information Systems

§  Program Head Denis Dean - GR3.212

§  972-883-6852

§  Associate Program Head Daniel Griffith - GR2.812

§  972-883-4950

PhD & MA - Political Science

§  Program Head Robert C Lowry - GR 3.533

§  972-883-6720

§  Associate Program Head Linda Camp Keith

§  972-883-4481

PhD & MS - Public Affairs

§  Program Head - Robert Taylor - GR 2.234

§  972-883-2019

§  Associate Program Head for PhD Programs Jeremy Hall - GR 2.328

§  972-883-5347

§  Associate Program Head for MS Programs (MPA) Doug Goodman - GR 2.320

§  972-883-4969

PhD Public Policy and Political Economy

§  Program Head Richard Scotch - GR 3.510

§  972-883-2922

§  Associate Program Head Jennifer Holmes (MS IPE)-GR3.209

§  972-883-6843

§  Associate Program Richard Scotch (MPP) - GR 3.510

§  972-883-2922

         School of Engineering and Computer Science

o    Dean of Engineering and Computer Science

o    Mark Spong

o    972-883-2974

o    ECSN 3.728

o    Departments and Programs

o    Computer Science

§  Department Head/Program Head of Software ngineering

§  Gopal Gupta

§  972-883-4107

§  ECSS 4.908

o    Electrical Engineering

§  Department Head

§  John Hansen

§  972-883-2557

§  ECSN 4.928

o    Computer Engineering

§  Associate Department Head

§  Mehrdad Nourani

§  972-883-4391

§  ECSS4.924

o    Telecommunications Engineering

§  Program Head

§  Andrea Fumagalli

§  972-883-6853

§  ECSN 3.524

o    Materials Science and Engineering

§  Department Head

§  Yves J Chabal

§  972-883-5751

§  RL 3.714

o    Mechanical Engineering

§  Department Head

§  Mario Rotea

§  972-883-2720

§  ECSS4.722

o    Systems Engineering

§  Department Head

§  Steve Yurkovich

§  972-883-2305

§  ECSS3.803

o    Bioengineering

§  Department Head

§  Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

§  972-883-4679

§  ECSS3.908


         School of Interdisciplinary Studies

o    Dean of General Studies

o    George Fair

o    972-883-2350

o    Green 2.242

o    Teacher Development Center

§  Department Head

§  Scherry Johnson

§  972-883-2730

§  Founders North 3.218

         Jindal Naveen School of Management

o    Dean of Management and Caruth Chair

o    Hasan Pirkul

o    972-883-2705

o    SOM 4.608

o    Programs

o    Ph.D. Program

§  Director, Management Science Ph.D. Program

§  Sumit Sarkar

§  972-883-6854

§  SOM 3.422

§  Director, International Management Studies Ph.D. Program

§  Mike Peng

§  972-883-2714

§  SOM 4.404

o    Master's Programs

§  Associate Dean, Master's Programs

§  Monica Powell

§  972-883-6595 SOM 4.617

§  Associate Dean, Executive Education

§  Jerry Hoag

§  972-883-5883

§  SOM 4.620

§  Associate Dean, and Director of Advising Services SOM

§  David B Ritchey

§  972-883-2750

§  SOM 2.240

         School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

o    Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

o    Bruce Novak

o    972-883-2416

o    Founders North 3.120

o    Programs

o    Biology

§  Department Head

§  Stephen Spiro

§  972-883-6032

§  Founders 3.611

o    Chemistry

§  Department Head

§  John P. Ferraris

§  972-883-2905

§  Berkner 2.510

o    Geosciences

§  Department Head

§  John S. Oldow

§  972-883-2403

§  ROC 2.301G

o    Mathematical Sciences

§  Department Head

§  Mathew Goeckner

§  972-883-4292

§  FO 2.610B

o    Physics

§  Department Head

§  Robert Glosser

§  972-883-2876

§  ECSN2.234

o    Science/Mathematics Education

§  Department Head

§  Mary Urquhart

§  972-883-2499

§  FN 3.218C

         Office of the Dean of Students

o    Dean of Students

o    Gene Fitch

o    972-883-6391

o    Student Union 1.602

         Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies

o    Dean of Graduate Studies

o    Austin J. Cunningham

o    972-883-2234

o    Founders Annex 3.104


Graduate Studies - The University of Texas at Dallas

Financial Aid

Director of Financial Aid, Beth Tolan

Graduate students attending The University of Texas at Dallas can apply for financial aid through the Financial Aid Office. Students interested in applying for financial aid will need to complete one of the following:

  • New financial aid applicants
    • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Continuing financial aid applicants
    • The Renewal (FAFSA) Application

Graduate students eligible for financial aid will be considered for the following financial aid programs:

  1. Federal College Work-Study Employment
  2. Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans
  3. Federal Graduate Plus Loans
  4. Texas Public Educational Grant
  5. Fifth-Year Accounting Scholarship Grant
  6. Property Deposit Scholarships
  7. Federal Perkins Loan
  8. Graduate Education Assistance Grant *

* Available only to bona fide Texas resident students.

Funds through some of these programs are limited. The amount of the awards will be based on the allocations received within each program and are subject to change each academic year.

Throughout the year, scholarships and grants from sources outside the University will be posted as the information becomes available to the Financial Aid Office. We recommend students periodically check with the Financial Aid Office for posting of scholarship information. Students interested in scholarship information should stop by the Financial Aid Office for information or visit the Financial Aid Office website at for details.

A student admitted to The University of Texas at Dallas as non-degree seeking will not be eligible for financial aid unless the student is required to enroll in pre-requisite coursework that will be applicable towards being admitted to a degree program. The maximum length of time financial aid will be issued under this type of conditional admissions will be for no more than 12 consecutive months. A student admitted with this condition will be able to borrow Federal Stafford loan at the 5th year undergraduate level and are limited to aggregate maximum undergraduate loan level.

A student enrolled at The University of Texas at Dallas for professional development or life-long learning is not eligible to receive financial aid. There are alternative long-term educational loans through several private lenders to fund this type of academic work. These loans are based on the credit worthiness of the student borrower and may or may not require a co-signer. Interest rates vary but usually are set at prime rate plus percentage points, based on the credit history of the student borrower, when the loan is approved.


SSB 2.300

Regular Office Hours:

9:00 AM - 6:30 PM Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday

Intercession Office Hours:

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday







Graduate Studies - The University of Texas at Dallas

Career Center
Painted Plaster Mask

Offering Career Services, Student Employment & Internships

Director of Career Center, Michael Doty

The Career Center is here for you!

The Career Center assists students and alumni with career exploration, career planning, job search preparation, and provides print and on-line career-related resources and job listing services.


UTD Career Works, The Online Recruiting System

Students and alumni who are seeking full or part-time employment or internships opportunities register and submit resumes through UTD CareerWorks. Students and alumni can upload a professional resume, created by using MS Word. Copies of resumes are available at an employer’s request or employers may view resumes in the various web resume books.

Student Employment

Full-Time, Part-Time, and Work-Study/Community Service job listings are available to help students locate employment while attending the University. Check UTD CareerWorks for employment opportunities.

Internship/Cooperative Education Program (Internships)

An internship is a structured educational program which combines classroom learning with productive work experience in a field related to a student’s academic or career goals. Internship Information sessions and Internship Coordinators are available for more information.

On-Campus Interviews

The Career Center sponsors on-campus interviews for UTD students and alumni. A listing of companies recruiting on campus is available through UTD CareerWorks.

Resume Reviews

A Resume Editor is available to provide assistance with resume and job search document preparation. Resume critique service is available on a drop-in basis during specified time periods and at other times by appointments.

Career Counseling & Career Assessments

Students receive one-on-one career counseling or share information and ideas in a group setting to help them gain insights and awareness about career or educational options, and job search strategies. Various assessments help students identify interests, clarify values, and assess skills in order to make better educational and career decisions.

Mock Interview Training

Perfect interviewing skills! Professional staff record a simulated job interview with interested students and alumni. The professional staff reviews the recording. offers suggestions, and gives you a copy of the interview.

Career-Related Seminars

  • Designed to assist students in the employment process, the Career Center offers numerous seminars on a variety of topics, such as:
  • Identifying Your Skills
  • How To Write A Professional Resume
  • How To Write Professional Business Letters
  • Conducting An Effective Job Search
  • How To Interview
  • Clarifying Your Career Direction
  • How To Work A Career Fair Like A Pro

Computer Resources

SIGI + and CHOICES CT are computerized career guidance programs that can assist with career decisions by identifying occupations compatible with various combinations of values, interests, and skills. These sources, plus many more, are available through the Career Center webpage.

Print & Media Resources

A library collection of Career Development, Audio/Visual, Corporate Recruiting materials, Graduate School Programs, Government Information, and Salary Survey Statistics are available in the Career Center Resource Room.

Career Expos

UT Dallas Spring and Fall Career Expos provide an opportunity for students and employers to talk with employers informally about career options and possible employment opportunities

UT DallasGraduate/Professional School Expo provides an opportunity for students to visit with representatives from institutions about their programs. Traditionally conducted in the fall.

UT Dallas Teacher Career Expo is an excellent opportunity for students to explore teaching opportunities with participation school districts. Traditionally conducted in the spring.

UT Dallas Public Agency Career Expo provides an opportunity for students to visit with representatives from non-profit organizations and government agencies. Traditionally conducted in the spring. A co-sponsored event with EPPS.


SSB 3.300


9:00 am - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 p.m. Friday
Summer & Intercession Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 p.m. Friday
(other times available by appointment)








The Legend of the Centuries

Director of Libraries, Ellen Safley

The Eugene McDermott Library ( is a full-service information center containing collections supporting the research, teaching and study needs of the University. The U.T. Dallas Comet card is your library card and your passport to a variety of traditional and electronic services.

Library maps and guides are available at the Reference and Information Desks. In addition to traditional printed material, UT-Dallas students can use thousands electronic products from the libraries or from their home or office.

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 2 AM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 2 AM Library hours are subject to change. Special holiday hours are posted.

Information Desk (2nd floor 972-883-2955) Staff provide general information and assist in identifying books, journals, and other materials owned by the Library.

Circulation Desk (2nd floor 972-883-2953) Library materials can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. Information on borrowing periods and fines is available at the desk and on the Library's home page. Reserve items, materials designated by faculty to support coursework, are available at the Circulation Desk. Some reserve items are available electronically through the Library catalog.

The Library provides black and white & color copy machines, microform readers and copiers, and a machine that converts microfilm or microfiche pages to a computer file Library fines can be paid online or at the Bursar’s Office, McDermott Library basement.

Reference and Government Documents (2nd floor 972-883-2955) Using a variety of electronic sources and traditional materials, librarians can assist customers in starting a research project or navigating the Internet. McDermott Library is a depository for both U.S. and Texas government publications. McDermott Library is a depository for both U.S. and Texas government publications.

Tours and Instruction (3rd floor, 972-883-2126) There are a number of ways that the librarians can assist you with library research. Librarians are available by appointment to help you get started with an assignment. You can contact the Ask-a-Librarian email service and ask a brief question or link to the UT System Chat help for online assistance. When requested by faculty, librarians also conduct instruction sessions specific to a particular class.

Interlibrary Loan Service (2nd floor) 972-883-2900 Obtains articles and books from other libraries. Interlibrary Loan requests are electronically, and borrowed/photocopied materials can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Special Collections (3rd floor 972-883-2570) The Closed Stacks areas and special exhibits are located in Special Collections. Collections include the History of Aviation Collection, the Wineburgh Philatelic Research library, and the Belsterling Library (botany and taxonomy). Some materials are accessible through the Web.

Multimedia Services (2nd floor 972-883-6779) Located at the back of McDermott Library, this area houses a collection of media items including VHS videotapes, DVDs, and audio compact discs.

Callier Library (Callier Center for Communication Disorders, 1966 Inwood Rd., Dallas 214-905-3165) This library provides collections focusing on speech and hearing disorders.

MC2 McDermott Management Satellite (2nd floor, SM2.206 Management Building 972-883-5960) The librarian liaisons for the School of Management provide customer assistance in using library resources and services. Hours vary.

Student Records
The Key of Dreams

Director, Karen Jarrell

The UTD schedule of classes is called the Cours e Lookup. The Course Lookup is posted online each semester. All procedures for registration/drop/add/withdraw are outlined at Included on the Registrar website are the academic calendar or Comet Calendar, all registration dates and periods, the final examination schedule and links to the location and telephone numbers of graduate advising offices.

Registration via Galaxy ( is available to graduate students approximately April for Summer and Fall and November for Spring. Those who register early (by a date noted in the Comet Calendar) are mailed a bill for tuition and fees. All tuition and fees are due and payable by payment deadlines and unpaid registrations may be cancelled.

University employees, including Teaching and Research Assistants, receive the privilege of paying on the last day of late registration with no late fee. There is a late fee for others who pay late or for any student who registers late. Tuition and fees can be paid in person at the Bursar’s Office in the lower level of the McDermott Library Building, by mail or, through Galaxy. Installment payments are available for a small service fee each fall and spring semester, with half the tuition and fees due at the time of registration; the student is billed for the remainder in two installments. Short-term student loans are available through the Financial Aid office.

Students who are employed as Teaching and Research Assistants who are classified as nonresidents for tuition purposes are eligible for waivers of out-of-state tuition when they are employed 50%. This is a semester by semester waiver, dependent upon employment, which allows the student to pay in-state tuition. Certification of this status must be sent to the Financial Aid Office by the student’s academic program office; this certification requires the approval of the Graduate Dean.

To be full time, a graduate student must be registered for nine hours in the Fall/Spring semester or six hours in a long summer session. Half time is considered to be five hours in the Fall/Summer semester and three hours in a long summer session. Teaching and Research Assistants must always be registered full time.

During the next-to-last semester prior to graduation, each graduate student should meet with his or her advisor to review degree requirements. An Application for Graduation must be filed on-line ( at the time of registration for the final semester and no later than the deadline noted in the academic calendar or Comet Calendar. If a student is not registered at the University during the semester of graduation, the student must file an in absentia form with his or her graduate advisor.

Information on Registrar Services is available online at


Graduate Studies - The University of Texas at Dallas

Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women's Center
The Beautiful Relation

Director, Lauren DeCillis, LMSW


Following in the tradition and memory of Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein, former Dean of the School of General Studies, activist and advocate for increased opportunities for women, the Women’s Center will affirm the University’s commitment to advancing the status and success of Women on campus.


To foster an inclusive, safe and open environment for the U.T. Dallas community, to promote a broad understanding of gender as a multi-faceted aspect of human existence, and to provide leadership in developing programs that facilitate institutional change.


Services are offered to students (women and men), with particular emphasis on gender-related issues, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, balancing school and personal life, and adjustment to campus life.

Resource Library including educational and popular fiction books and reference guides, related to self-help materials, justice, women’s history, Gender Studies, statistics, grants and financial aid for women. The Center also carries a video library with popular selections, as well as documentaries and historical biographies. The videos and books are free rentals with your Comet Card.

Support Groups, Guided-Discussion, Programs and Workshops to openly and confidentially discuss concerns traditionally associated with women, such as balancing work and family, and career and glass-ceiling issues.

Speakers/Panels, Seminars, social events on women and gender issues, connecting to the Dallas community, entrepreneurism, human rights, professional leadership, social justice, and guest speaker panels to commemorate special events such as Women’s History Month.

Stop by and let us know what you would like the Women's Center to address that would help you.


SSB 4.300


9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Monday - Thursday)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Friday)
Evening Hours Available by Appointment








Student Life

Dean of Students, Dr. Gene Fitch

Dean of Students
SSB 4.400


The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students’ office offers services and activities designed to enhance the quality of campus life at UT Dallas. Judicial matters are also administered from this office. Any student who is unsure where to obtain assistance in a particular situation is urged to contact the Dean’s office, which acts as a liaison and information/referral source for students.

Activity Center


The Activity Center is a 104,000 sq. ft. facility housing squash and racquetball courts, a multipurpose gym with 3 full basketball courts, a smaller single-court auxiliary gym, a 10,000 sq. ft. fitness area, a multi-purpose room, a 25-yard indoor pool, lockers, showers, and a training room. Other facilities include 8 lighted tennis courts, a jogging trail, lighted softball and soccer fields, an outdoor basketball court, and a sand volleyball court. For additional information or to reserve courts call 972-883-2090. Visit our web site at

Activity Center


UT Dallas is a member of NCAA Division III. UT Dallas participates in baseball, softball, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s varsity soccer, golf, basketball, tennis, and cross country. Student athletes must be registered in at least 12 hours and maintain a 2.0 GPA. If you wish to participate in varsity sports, contact the Athletic Director or team coach or visit our web site at for more information.

Child Care
SU 2.510


The YWCA and UT Dallas jointly provide on-campus care in the evenings for children ages 4-11. The cost is $6.00 per child per evening with an $8.00 registration fee. Pre-registration is required. Registration materials available in SU2.604 or online at

Comet Card
Comet Center


The Comet Card is the official University identification card for all students, faculty, and staff. The Comet Card allows students to use campus facilities and services and offers a debit feature where money may be stored to make on-campus purchases and payments. The Comet Card may also be linked to a Wells Fargo checking account and used as a debit card both on and off campus. IDs are issued through the Comet Center. Call 972-883-2495 for information or online at

Counseling Center
SSB 4.600


The Counseling Center provides programs designed to assist students in achieving the emotional well-being necessary for success at UT Dallas. The Center’s professional staff of licensed psychologists and counselors is available by appointment or in times of emergency. Services include individual, couples, and group counseling. All counseling is confidential and free to currently enrolled students. Workshops, offered numerous times during the semester, are designed to assist in developing particular life skills including time management, effective communication, and managing test taking anxiety.

Disability Services
SSB 3.200


The University provides academic accommodations and support services for students with documented, qualified disabilities. The goal is to ensure a positive successful educational experience at UT Dallas. Students with documented disabilities need to contact the Office of Student AccessAbility (OSA) directly for appropriate accommodations.

Food Services
SU Comet Cafe


Food service is available from four locations on campus - the Comet Café and the Dining Hall in the Student Union, Java City located in the School of Management and a Deli located in Green Hall. In addition, vending machines are located in most buildings on campus. Food can be purchased with credit and debit cards (MC and VISA) as well as the debit option offered through the Comet Card. For hours of operation or for more information call 972-883-2269. The Student Union also offers food service in The Pub. Call 972-883-2254 for information.

Health Center
SSB 4.700


The Student Health Center is staffed by a Physician and Nurse Practitioners who provide medical treatment for acute illnesses and minor injuries to all currently enrolled students. Routine gynecological problems are treated and some routine GYN services are also offered. Nursing staff provide nursing care and functions such as administering (limited) immunizations, TB testing, Blood Pressure checks and HIV testing. Office visits are free of charge to currently enrolled students. There are nominal charges for laboratory testing, medications, dressing trays and some procedures. Remember to keep your appointment to avoid a "No Show" charge and that you must present your student ID card to verify enrollment at the time of your appointment.

Health Education
SSB 4.500


The Health Education Coordinator provides programs and services designed to help you achieve a high level of wellness. Educational topics include alcohol and drug use/abuse, HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), date/acquaintance rape, date rape drugs, eating disorders, nutrition and fitness, etc.

Health Insurance
SSB 4.700


Student Health Insurance, provided through United Health Care, is available to both full-time and part-time students and their immediate families. Come by the Student Health Insurance Office in International Student Services, SSB 4.700, and pick up an enrollment card or if temporary Insurance I.D. card if one is needed. For more insurance information about coverage and rates is available at

Comet Center
SU 2.204


Comet Center issues the Comet Card, the official ID card for students, faculty and staff. ID cards are required for using the library, Activity Center, computer labs, and other campus services. You may also rent lockers located in Green and Jonsson, purchase discount tickets for movie theaters and various area attractions, buy postage stamps, and deposit money on the Comet Card at the Comet Center. Notary service is also available. More information is available at

International Student Services
SSB 3.400


The International Student Services Office houses the International Student Programs, International Student Advising, and Student Health Insurance services for The University of Texas at Dallas. The ISS Office provides support services and resources for the non-immigrant international student population.

Intramural Sports
Activity Center


The intramural sports program is designed to provide the University community with the opportunity to participate in a variety of team and individual sports. Athletic skill is not a prerequisite for any intramural activity. Check out our programs at

SU 2.418


The UTD Mercury, a student newspaper, is a free paper published biweekly during the academic year and is distributed throughout the campus. It provides news and views about the University and selected items of general interest.

Multicultural Center
SSB 2.400


The Multicultural Center (MC) provides cultural programs, support services, resources and cultural education programs. The MC is a place for students, faculty and staff to gather and relax. The MC has a comfortable lounge area with a television, videos, a computer lab, work station, and a large meeting room. Traditional events hosted by the MC are Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Asian-American Heritage Series, and the Leadership Speaker Series. The MC is home to the Multicultural Peer Advocates (MPAs). The MPAs are student peer advocates that are available for personal, social or academic assistance. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM and Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information see the MC web site at

Radio UTD


Looking for music that you never hear on commercial radio? UTD’s student-run radio station Radio UTD is broadcast nightly over the internet from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit the Radio UTD website at to listen in at either low or high bandwidth. The programming schedule and DJ applications are also available on the site.

Residential Life
SSB 3.600


Rather than traditional residence halls, student housing at The University of Texas at Dallas is provided by University Village Apartments and University Commons Residence Halls located on the UT Dallas campus. For detailed information about the apartments and eligibility requirements see the Residential Life web site at

Spirit Program
SU 2.604


A cheerleading squad, mascot, and dance team perform at varsity soccer, basketball and volleyball games. Clinics and tryouts are generally in the spring and early fall. Call 972-883-6158 for information or visit our website at

Student Government Association
SU 2.604


Student Government promotes the interests and opinions of you, the student, and acts as the official voice of the student body. All students have the opportunity to participate in these activities and services. The free services offered by SG include legal services, SBA – Student Business Alliance, blue books and scantron forms, phone, fax, typewriter, student housing referrals, and appointments to University–wide committees

Student Union


The North Wing of the Student Union houses a food court, Comet Café, meeting rooms, student organization rooms, the Center for Student Involvement, Child Care, the Info Depot, Comet Lounge, ATM, and THE PUB on the second level and an arcade, a TV lounge, billiards & ping pong, a first-aid medical dispenser, and a vending area with microwaves. The South Wing houses Student Life, the Greek Center, offices and rooms for meetings and activities.

Student Organization Forum
SU 2.506


The Student Organization Forum (SOF) consists of representatives from each of the registered student organizations. SOF meets regularly and is responsible for the allocation of funds for registered student groups. If you are interested in forming a new student organization, you need five members and should register the new organization with Student Development.

SU 2.604


The Student Union and Activities Advisory Board plans co-curricular and extracurricular programs and events for the UT Dallas community. SUAAB participation is open to every student at UT Dallas. SUAAB meets weekly and hosts several traditional events, such as Casino Night and the Homecoming Dance, throughout the year.


Graduate Studies - The University of Texas at Dallas

UTD Graduate Student Policies

Carte Blanche
(The UTDallas website is the official University of Texas at Dallas source for graduate policies and procedures and will take precedence if there are any discrepancies between the two sources.)

Academic Dishonesty
The University of Texas at Dallas
Handbook of Operating Procedures
Title V - Rules on Student Services and Activities
Subchapter F. Student Standards of Conduct
Section 49.36 Scholastic Dishonesty

Policies on Procedures for Completing a Graduate Degree
The University of Texas at Dallas
Policy Memorandum 87-III.25-48
December 2, 2008

University Policies Related to Graduate Student Teaching Assistants and Graduate Student Research Assistants
The University of Texas at Dallas
Policy Memorandum 76-III.23-4
September 22, 2010


The University of Texas at Dallas
Title V, Rules on Student Services and Activities
Handbook of Operating Procedures


Academic Dishonesty

The University of Texas at Dallas

Handbook of Operating Procedures

Title V - Rules on Student Services and Activities



  1. The university expects all students to maintain a high level of responsibility with respect to academic honesty. Because the value of an academic degree depends on the absolute integrity of the work done by the student for that degree, it is imperative that a student maintain a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work.
  2. The dean may initiate disciplinary proceedings under Subchapter C against a student accused of academic dishonesty upon complaint by a faculty member or a student.
  3. Academic dishonesty is the submission as one's own work of material that is not one's own. As a general rule, it includes, but is not limited to, one of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, and/or collusion.
  4. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
    1. copying from another student's paper, test, laboratory report, other report, or computer files, data listings, and/or programs or engaging in conduct that facilitates such conduct by another student.
    2. using materials not authorized by the person giving the assignment or test;
    3. failing to comply with instructions given by the person administering the test which would include, but not be limited to, time restrictions, use of blue book, seating arrangements;
    4. collaborating with or seeking aid from or giving aid to another student during a test;
    5. knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting in whole or in part the contents of an unadministered test, test key, homework solutions, or computer program;
    6. substituting for another student, or permitting another person to substitute for oneself, to take a test;
    7. soliciting another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test;
    8. discussing the contents of an examination with another student who will take the examination;
    9. possession during a test of materials that are not authorized by the person giving the test, such as class notes, specifically designed "cheat sheets" or electronic communication device.
    10. submission of substantial portions of the same academic work for credit (including oral reports) more than once without written authorization from the instructor.
  5. Plagiarism means the appropriation, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the submission or incorporation of that work in one's own written work offered for credit without appropriate attribution.
  6. Collusion means the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing academic assignments offered for credit.
  7. Falsifying academic records means the altering of grades or other falsification (statements, acts or omissions) of academic records including but not limited to the application for admission, grade reports, test papers, registration materials, and reporting forms used by the registrar's office or other university offices.
  8. Falsifying data or experiments includes, but is not limited to, the submission of false findings and/or the citation of false references in research or other assignments submitted for credit and/or for the awarding of a degree.


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The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to the principle that the learning and working environment of its students, employees, and guests should be free from sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct. Inappropriate sexual conduct is unprofessional behavior and is discouraged as a matter of institutional policy. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is illegal and is proscribed by institutional policy. All employees and students are accountable for compliance with U.T. Dallas policy. Established violations will lead to disciplinary actions which may include termination of employment or permanent expulsion from the University.

This policy applies to all administrators and supervisors, regular and temporary faculty members, teaching and research assistants, staff members and students. It pertains to actions that affect any employee, student or guest of U.T. Dallas.


Sexual harassment of an individual, as prohibited by state and federal laws and proscribed by university policy, is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, particularly when

  • submission to such conduct by the individual is made a term or condition of employment or scholastic status, either explicitly or implicitly,

  • submission to or rejection of such conduct by the individual influences personnel or scholastic decisions concerning that individual,

  • such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering unreasonably with the individual's work or academic performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or scholastic environment for the individual.


  1. Physical contact of a sexual nature including unnecessary touching, patting, hugging or brushing against a person's body

  2. Explicit or implicit propositions to engage in sexual activity

  3. Comments of a sexual nature, including

    • Sexually explicit jokes or anecdotes

    • Sexually explicit statements or questions

    • Remarks of a sexual nature regarding a person's clothing or body

    • Remarks about sexual activity

    • Whistling, ogling or leering

  4. Inappropriate exposure to sexually-oriented graffiti, pictures, posters or other such materials

  5. Physical interference with or restriction of an individual's movements


Consensual sexual relationships between members of the University community constitute a dimension of sexually related conduct that requires explicit attention in a Sexual Harassment policy. When these relationships occur between peers, they do not violate institutional policy, although the working and learning environments of the University are not appropriate places for the manifestations of sexual intimacy.

However, a consensual sexual relationship between individuals who occupy different levels of authority in the institution automatically and inevitably carries the potential for evolving into a sexual harassment case of very serious implications, either from a subsequent change of attitude by the subordinate partner or from a contemporary complaint from a disadvantaged third party. Relationships of this sort are explicitly discouraged. It follows that consensual sexual relationships between faculty members and students in a school or program, or between administrators or supervisors and staff in an office or program are especially discouraged. They are proscribed in those instances in which the partner with higher status and/or power has explicit or implicit authority over, or the power to reward or punish, the partner with lower status and/or power.


Know your rights.
Sexual harassment is a violation of University policy. It is also prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. You have a right to an educational or work environment that is free of bias, intimidation or hostility.

State your objections at the time.
Tell the harasser that his/her behavior is unwelcome. Your response could prevent future harassment from the person, especially if he or she did not realize the behavior was offensive.

Tell someone.
Talk to a trusted friend, colleague, teacher or counselor. Ask for advice and support to help stop the harassment.

Document incidences.
Keep records in a journal or record the facts on a tape recorder. Keep track of dates, places, times, witnesses and the nature of harassment.

Write a letter.
A letter to the harasser can be an effective way to communicate one's objection to certain behaviors. Such a letter should state: (a) the facts of the situation, (b) the effects the behavior has had on the harassee, and (c) that the harassee would like the behavior to stop.

Report the problem
We at U.T. Dallas urge you to report any problem you have with sexual harassment. The Responsible University Official, administratively neutral and knowledgeable, can be helpful if you need information or want to file an informal or formal complaint.


  • Energetic, thorough, continuing programs of education

  • Clear, comprehensive and effective procedures for addressing complaints and rectifying problems

  • Maximum protection of confidentiality and privacy for all parties involved in complaints consistent with effective resolution

  • Careful and complete monitoring and recording of specific incidents of sexual harassment and of the prevailing institutional climate

  • Institutional values, established at the highest level, emphasizing the rigorous prohibition of sexual harassment and the fostering of constructive, collegial and respectful working and learning relationships


Once a complaint has been filed, the University has two levels of investigative and resolution proceedings, informal and formal. If after informal proceedings, the complainant and/or the person accused of sexual harassment cannot find an acceptable resolution, formal proceedings may be initiated.

Informal proceedings are generally handled by the alleged offender's principal administrator, in consultation with the University's designated Responsible Official for Sexual Harassment matters, currently the Director of Human Resources.

In cases in which both the complainant and the accused are students, the RUO will refer complaints to the Vice President for Student Affairs and External Relations, or designee. Formal proceedings will be initiated upon the submission to the RUO of a signed statement from the complainant. All such complaints will be investigated by the RUO or designee in cooperation with the appropriate line of administration.

Details of these grievance procedures may be obtained from the Personnel Office or any other administrative office. The University Policy on Sexual Harassment is included in the Faculty Handbook, the University's Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual, Volume IIA, Section D, and in Title V: Rules on Student Services and Activities, of the University's Handbook of Operating Procedures.


Students may report an incident of sexual harassment to any of the Directors of the Offices of Student Affairs or to any faculty member or administrator with whom the student feels comfortable in discussing the matter.

A faculty member, administrator, supervisor or staff member may report an incident of sexual harassment to an immediate supervisor or to any other faculty member, supervisor or administrator with whom the complainant feels comfortable in discussing the matter.

For general information, reporting incidents, or consultation on grievance procedures you may contact:

Human Resources Office
Mail Station AD35

Office of Student Life
Mail Station SU21

Office of Student Affairs and External Relations
Mail Station AD31

Graduate Studies - The University of Texas at Dallas


Statement of Equal Educational Opportunity
Sexual Harassment
Complaint Procedures
51.04 - 51.05
Appeal Procedures
51.07 - 51.10



It is the policy of the university that, to the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under, any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the university on the basis of race, age, color, national origin, religion, sex, veteran status, or disability.


  1. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Such harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Suggestions that academic or employment reprisals or rewards will follow the refusal or granting of sexual favors, also constitute sexual harassment.
  2. A brochure describing the university's policies and procedures on sexual harassment is available in the Office of the Dean of Students in the Student Union and at numerous distribution sites throughout the campus. The full text of the university "Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure" may be found in the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual, Section D, D11-115.0.


  1. Any student who perceives that he or she has been subject to any form of discrimination as defined in Section 51.01 and 51.02 may file a complaint with the dean or other official identified in the specific policy.
  2. The complaint must contain the nature of the alleged discrimination, including a detailed statement of the events, including dates, places, names and phone numbers of witnesses.
  3. The dean will refer all complaints that name an employee of the university (including graduate assistants and other student employees) as the offender to the Office of Human Resources, which will investigate and process the complaint under the university's "Nondiscrimination Policy." When the nature of the complaint is discrimination on the basis of disability, the dean will investigate pursuant to D11-195.0 of the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
  4. With the exceptions noted in subsection (c) above, the student discipline procedure outlined in this chapter will be utilized for complaints that name a student as an alleged offender. Such complaints will be investigated by the dean.
  5. As a result of the investigation, the dean will, on the basis of the information presented, determine: 1) that the charges of discrimination are without basis, 2) that further investigation is required, 3) that campus action shall be initiated to alleviate a discriminatory situation, or 4) that a hearing will be held.



  1. The appeal procedures defined in this section apply to an unresolved grievance concerning some aspect of the student's academic standing at UT Dallas. The intent is to address the grievance of the student in a prompt and orderly fashion. A grievance means a dispute concerning some aspect of the student's academic standing arising from an administrative or faculty decision that the student regards as incorrect or unjust. Grievances include, but are not limited to, disputes over grades, application of degree plan, graduation/degree program requirements, and thesis and dissertation committee and/or adviser actions or decisions. Grievances, as defined in this section, do not include the right to appeal the termination of employment of a teaching assistant or research assistant during the term of the student's appointment. That appeal process is defined and described in UT Dallas Policy UTDPP1075 - University Policies Related to Graduate Student Teaching Assistants and Graduate Student Research Assistants.

  2. A grievance regarding academic concerns will be considered in the following manner:

    1. Initial Consideration of Grievance

      In attempting to resolve any student grievance falling within the scope of this policy, it is the obligation of the student first to make a serious and prompt effort to resolve the matter through discussion with the instructor, supervisor, administrator, or committee chair with whom the grievance originated (hereafter called "the respondent.") within sixty (60) calendar days after the date on which the decision was first rendered.

    2. Appeal to the Department/Progam Head

      If the matter cannot be resolved in discussions between the student and the respondent, the student grievant can submit a written appeal to the respondent's department/program head with a copy to the respondent clearly specifying the basis of the appeal and stating the remedies the student is seeking. This written appeal MUST be submitted no later than the sixty-fifth day after the date on which the decision in dispute was first rendered by the respondent. Within ten business days while classes are in session, the respondent will provide both the student and the department/program head with a written response. The department/program head will have 10 business days to review all submissions and provide a written response to the student and respondent (an extension to this timeline may be granted by the School Dean for good cause). In determining the validity of the grievance, the department head should be guided by the principle that the burden is on the grievant to show that the decision is arbitrary and capricious. If the department/program head decides that the grievance be granted, he/she will also provide a decision on how to resolve the dispute.

    3. Academic Appeals Panel

      If the student is dissatisfied with the decision of the department/program head, the student may submit a written appeal via email or hard copy, within ten business days of the date the decision was sent, to the dean of the school hosting the course, comprehensive or oral examination with a copy to the department/program head (an extension to this timeline may be granted by the dean for good cause). The written appeal by the student to the school dean must clearly state the reasons for the appeal and remedy sought. The dean will appoint an appeals panel. The appeals panel composition will consist of an associate dean of the school in which the grievance originated, acting as chair, two faculty members from the school in which the grievance originated, an associate dean from another school, and a student. The student selected to serve on the panel will be an undergraduate when the grievance is from an undergraduate student and will be a graduate student when the grievance is from a graduate student. The academic panel will review all submissions, obtain additional information and opinions if desired, and provide the student with a written response within twenty business days while classes are in session of the receipt of the student's appeal to the school dean. The appropriate dean of graduate or undergraduate studies will receive a copy of the panel's response. The findings and recommendation of the appeals panel are final.

All parties involved in an academic appeal will be informed about the final disposition of the appeal.

Policy History Issued: April 7, 2005 Revised: September 12, 2011
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Last Semester Graduate Student Checklist

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Drop/Add Form

Grade Change

Request for Final Oral Examination



1. _____ Check with your program to ensure all necessary coursework to graduate has been completed.
2. _____ Make certain to complete all incompletes. Check with your Program office to be certain necessary Grade Change forms have been received by Records.
3. _____ Pay all necessary fees in the Records office.
4. _____ Check with your program for any holds which may be on your transcript -parking fees, library fees, etc.




"Non-Degree Seeking" is a term which applies to students who are taking selected courses and who have not applied to, or been accepted into, a degree program. A student may be taking classes for various reasons; i.e., personal or professional enhancement, to transfer courses to another university, to correct a grade deficiency. Students who have not taken the GRE or GMAT, or who are awaiting results, may also be classified non-degree seeking.

A non-degree-seeking student must meet the same academic eligibility requirements and English proficiency requirements as degree­seeking students. Non-degree-seeking students who are ultimately admitted to a degree program may transfer no more than 15 non-degree credit hours to that degree program. A new application must be submitted when transferring from non-degree to degree seeking status.

Application for admission:

  • Complete an application for admission
  • Provide an official transcript from accredited institution granting bachelor's degree
  • Pay the required non-refundable application fee

While a few courses in specific programs do not require prior approval from the program to register in those classes, most programs require non-degree-seeking students to obtain approval from the instructor, Graduate Advisor, or Program Head. Even for those programs not requiring prior approval, students are encouraged to speak to an advisor prior to enrolling in a class. The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, 972/883-2228 or 2234, serves as liaison between the students and programs. While the Office of the Graduate Dean cannot provide specific course information or advising codes, we are here to assist in coordinating your academic goals with your program of interest.



Nondiscrimination Policy

To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the university on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.