Apply: Graduate

Mandatory Department Application

Please fill out the form below to begin the first step in applying to UT Permian Basin’s online program.

Complete the UT Permian Basin Online Application

  • Go to ApplyTexas and create an account.
  • Once you’ve created an account, you’ll need to verify your email address. Check your email for the verification number and enter the verification number as specified in ApplyTexas.
  • Complete the qualifying sections of the portal.
    • Select “Find the right application” on the bottom right-hand side of the page and proceed to answer the questions on each screen. This section asks you questions to help determine which type of program you qualify for.
    • After completing this section, you will see a “Great job” on the screen. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Start core questions.” The core questions include contact, household, education and testing, and activities and achievements information.
  • Once you complete the above sections, select “School Search” in the upper right-hand area of the page and find “University of Texas Permian Basin” in the drop-down.
    • Scroll down to the appropriate student type and application semester (e.g., Fall 2024, Spring 2025, etc.) and click “View details.”
  • On the next screen, select Start your application.” You will be directed to a page that says “Application Overview.” Scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Next.”
  • Under “First choice major,” select your intended program under the “Falcon Online” heading within the drop-down.
  • Click “Next” and continue through the application process answering the school-required questions.
  • Pay your application fee.
  • Complete the checkboxes and click “Submit” to complete your application.

Documentation

Programs may require additional documentation to evaluate your application, including official transcripts, resumes, purpose statements, letters of recommendation, and more.

Please reference your specific program for any additional documents that are required to be considered for admission.

  1. Request all official transcripts be sent to:
    UT Permian Basin
    Graduate Studies Office
    4901 E University Blvd.
    Odessa, TX 79762-0001

    Electronic versions of official transcripts may be emailed to gradstudies@utpb.edu

  2. Request all supporting documents related to your graduate program be sent to:
    Graduate Studies
    UT Permian Basin
    4901 E. University Blvd.
    Odessa, TX 79762
    Email: gradstudies@utpb.edu

International Requirements

First-Time Student Requirements

  • An official transcript of all secondary school work attempted, including subjects taken and grades earned.
  • An official copy of final examinations taken at the end of the secondary school program, such as school-leaving certificates and matriculation exam results, should be submitted.

If documents are written in a language other than English, complete and official English translations must be provided. Each transcript (mark sheet) should contain a complete record of studies at the institution from which it is issued (i.e., the subjects taken and grades [marks] earned in each subject).

International Transfer Student

  • Original or attested copies of ALL College or University transcripts and coursework.
  • An official transcript of all secondary school work attempted, including subjects taken and grades earned.
  • An official copy of final examinations taken at the end of the secondary school program, such as school-leaving certificates and matriculation exam results, should be submitted.
  • If you are transferring from a U.S. institution, you must have completed one full year (24 semester hours) or more of studies.

International Graduate Student

  • Original or attested copies of ALL College or University transcripts and coursework.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Academic Examination of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (see minimum accepted scores below), or proof of the successful completion of 24 credit hours of transferable college coursework from a regionally accredited U.S. institution to include English 1301 and English 1302 (Freshman Composition I & II) with grades of “C” or higher.

English Proficiency Minimum Score Requirements

TOEFLScore
Paper-based550
Computer-based213
Internet-based79
IELTS6.5 or better
Duolingo100 or better

Where to Send Required Documents

All documents can be sent to:

UT Permian Basin
Office of Admissions
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762

Visa Status

If you are currently “in-status” under an F or J visa, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must be notified when an international student transfers from one U.S. institution to another. If you are admitted, UTPB will provide a Transfer-In Form that will need to be completed by the previous U.S. institution and submitted to UTPB to release the active visa information for update. However, if a student is “out of status” with USCIS, that student should reinstate him/herself with USCIS prior to enrolling at UT Permian Basin.

Questions regarding a student’s immediate immigration status must be directed to the international student advisor. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the correct visa and to maintain the appropriate immigration status while in the United States. International students should refer to, carefully read, and make sure the conditions of the visa, noted on the back of Form I-20 or DS2019, are understood before signing the form.

Full-Time Requirement

Holders of F-1 student visas and J-1 sponsored student visas must enroll for a full load of study. The minimum course load for undergraduate students is 12 credit hours per semester. If the student does not plan on enrolling during the summer semester, the full-time enrollment should be 15 credit hours per semester. The minimum course load for graduate students is 9 credit hours per semester.