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

When completing and submitting the application, please note the following information for each section of the application:

Getting Started

  • Go to ApplyTexas.org and create an account.
  • Once you’ve created an account, you’ll need to verify your email address. Check your email for the verification email and click on the link to confirm your email address.
  • Log back in to ApplyTexas.org, go to My Applications, and select Start a New Application. Select Create a new graduate school admissions application.
  • For Target University, select University of Texas Permian Basin.
  • Select whether your application type is international or U.S.
  • Choose the semester you wish to begin classes.
  • Select your major from the drop down. Make sure you select the program of study that has online listed in parentheses.
    • If you are applying to a specialized MBA program, choose Masters of Business Administration Online MBA from the drop down. You will select your concentration in the Educational Background section.
    • If you are applying to a special education program, choose Special Education Online MA from the drop down. You will select your track in the Educational Background section.
  • Complete the next sections, including Biographic Information, Educational Background, Residency Information, and Custom Questions for Institution.
    • If you are applying for an MBA program, you will select your concentration in the Educational Background section.
    • If you are applying for a special education program, you will select your track in the Educational Background section.
  • Pay your application fee.
  • Submit your application.

Click here for a video walkthrough showing you how to submit your application on ApplyTexas.org.

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:
    Office of Admission
    UT Permian Basin
    4901 E University Blvd.
    Odessa, TX 79762-0001

    Electronic versions of official transcripts may be emailed to admissions@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

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).

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.