University of Texas Arlington

Introduction

We are Mavericks

An educational leader in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, The University of Texas at Arlington nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. UTA is dedicated to producing the lifelong learners and critical thinkers our region and nation demand.


A University of Distinction

UTA is a growing Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” powerhouse committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement.

Excellence and achievement abound at The University of Texas at Arlington. Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. The breadth and depth of these accolades accentuate UTA’s status as a pre-eminent place for intellectual pursuits and a driver of positive change.


University Rankings

  • UTA was awarded R-1: Doctoral Universities—Highest Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. This puts the University in an elite group of 115 institutions, including Harvard, MIT, and Johns Hopkins.
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings include more than 20 graduate programs at UTA.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA fifth among national universities for undergraduate ethnic diversity in 2018.
  • According to Military Times, UTA ranks No. 12 on the 2018 “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, the highest of any four-year Texas university.
  • UTA ranks No. 9 as a “Military Friendly” university for 2018 by Victory Media, which evaluates higher-education institutions for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students.
  • The University jumped 16 spots nationally and three spots globally in the 2018-19 Center for World University Rankings. UTA is ranked 150th nationally and 558th in the world.
  • The Princeton Review named UTA as one of the "Best of the West" in its 2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region rankings.
  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranks UTA among the top universities in the country for conferring degrees to minority students. For 2017, UTA was No. 1 in Texas for bachelor’s and master’s degrees awarded to African-American students, No. 1 in North Texas and No. 12 in the country for master’s degrees awarded to Hispanic graduate students, No. 1 in North Texas and No. 18 in the country for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students, No. 1 in North Texas and No. 2 in Texas for master’s degrees awarded to all minority students, and No. 21 in the country for bachelor’s and master’s degrees conferred to all minority students.
  • College Factual ranked UTA in the top 15 percent of U.S. colleges and universities for veteran friendliness. The ranking is based on educational outcomes for veterans, active-duty military students, and their families.
  • Military Advanced Education & Transition Magazine named UTA a "Top School" for military culture, financial assistance, flexibility, and general, online, and on-campus student support in 2018.
  • Winds of Change magazine named UTA to its 2017-18 list of top 200 schools for Native American students pursuing STEM degrees, the third consecutive year it has been recognized.
  • UTA is No. 9 on Great Value Colleges' 2017-18 ranking of the "50 Best Colleges for Adult Education."
  • Forbes ranked UTA No. 191 on its 2018 Best Value Colleges list.
  • UTA was named one of the “Best Schools for Latinos" by Latino Leaders magazine.
  • A report from the Brookings Institution ranks the University of Texas at Arlington among the nation’s top public universities in providing a high-quality college education to students from all income levels.
  • The Association for Women in Mathematics honored UTA’s AWM student chapter in 2017 with its inaugural national award for fundraising and sustainability.
  • In 2018 UTA was named one of the best online colleges for nontraditional students by OnlineColleges.com. It came in at No. 8 on the list.
  • UTA was ranked among the nation’s top “Cool Schools” in 2017 by Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club. Sierra annually evaluates schools on a broad range of sustainability metrics, including transportation, waste disposal, energy, food, and campus innovation.
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Engineering Institute honored UTA’s ASCE Graduate Student Chapter as its graduate student chapter of the year in 2017.
  • Hispanic Network Magazine ranked UTA among the nation's Best of the Best Schools in 2017.
  • UTA was designated a 2010-2020 Carnegie Community Engaged Campus by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for service to the community and the public school system.
  • The Princeton Review included UTA on its list of “The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition."
  • ValueColleges.com ranked UTA among the top 50 Best Value Graduate Schools for 2017. The evaluators said UTA’s location gives students access to one of the nation’s leading economic centers.
  • The Center for World University Rankings placed UTA at No. 166 in the United States on its 2017 list. This is an increase from No. 175 in 2016, No. 185 in 2015 and No. 196 in 2014.
  • UTA came in 36th in the “Environment Pillar” of the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2017. The pillar considers the makeup of the student body at each campus, helping students understand whether they will find themselves in a diverse, supportive, and inclusive environment while they are at college.
  • UTA was ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 49 in the nation on Washington Monthly’s 2017 list of America’s Best 4-Year Colleges for Adult Learners. The magazine chose colleges based on data from the Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System survey and their College Scorecard database.
  • ValueColleges.com ranked UTA No. 42 on its list of the Best Value Online Graduate Schools of 2017.
  • Times Higher Education ranked UTA No. 126 on its list of the Best Universities in the United States for 2018.
  • UTA ranks No. 141 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 High School Counselor Rankings, for which guidance counselors are asked which national universities and national liberal arts colleges they think to offer the best undergraduate education to their students.
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings of the Best Global Universities placed UTA in the 416th spot of 1,000 universities. The news magazine ranked UTA No. 215 for its engineering programs and No. 283 for its physics program.
  • UTA is one of only 63 institutions nationwide named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in community college transfer pathways.
  • UTA was ranked No. 8 in ValueColleges.com's Best Online Colleges in Texas.

A State-of-the-Art Campus in the Heart of North Texas

With a growing number of campus residents, UTA has become a first-choice university for students seeking a vibrant college experience. Our students participate in a robust slate of co-curricular activities that prepare them to become the next generation of leaders.

Facilities

More resources. Less competition.

We have some of the most incredible learning environments in the University of Texas System. And the students who come here soon realize that they actually have access to it all. From the artists displaying their work in the Gallery at UTA to the future nurses responding to emergencies in our Smart Hospital, our students get the chance to work in spaces that blur the line between the world they learn in and the one they’ll help shape.


Our Alumni Make History

About 65 percent of the University’s 210,000 alumni live in North Texas and contribute to our annual economic impact of $12.8 billion in the region.


Our Leadership

We connect students with their careers. We empower our faculty to pursue their interests. And we supply the world with fresh ideas and determined talent. What makes all of those things possible is our strong central organization that operates with efficiency, clarity, and integrity.

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Programs

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MSc

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  January 2019 USA Arlington + 1 more

The Master of Science in Business Analytics is designed to prepare graduates to identify and implement opportunities for the strategic use of business analytics with an emphasis on business. Students gain knowledge of a broad range of disciplines and functions in the business as well as specialized knowledge of business analytics and its accompanying skill set. An intensive curriculum covering business intelligence, data mining, econometrics, marketing research, statistical techniques prepares students for careers in the field of business analytics. [+]

The Master of Science in Business Analytics is designed to prepare graduates to identify and implement opportunities for the strategic use of business analytics with an emphasis on business. Students gain knowledge of a broad range of disciplines and functions in the business as well as specialized knowledge of business analytics and its accompanying skill set. An intensive curriculum covering business intelligence, data mining, econometrics, marketing research, statistical techniques prepares students for careers in the field of business analytics.

The MSBA program has been designed in conjunction with an Industry Panel comprising top-performing companies in the region. With a Master of Science in Business Analytics, graduates... [-]


Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  January 2019 USA Arlington + 1 more

The objective of the graduate program in civil engineering is to prepare students for continued professional and scholarly development consistent with their technical interests. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor in their area of interest, plan their programs of study in one of the technical areas in civil engineering. [+]

Objective

The objective of the graduate program in civil engineering is to prepare students for continued professional and scholarly development consistent with their technical interests. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor in their area of interest, plan their programs of study in one of the technical areas in civil engineering. Typical program and research areas are:

Construction Engineering and Management; Environmental (water and air quality control, and solid and hazardous materials control); Geotechnical (soil mechanics and foundations); Infrastructure System Engineering and Management; Structures and Applied Mechanics; Transportation (traffic planning, highways, airports, and transit); Water Resources (hydrology and hydraulics) Curriculum Construction Engineering and Management Area ... [-]

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  January 2019 USA Arlington + 1 more

The purpose of the graduate programs in Computer Engineering (CpE) is to facilitate the student's continued professional and scholarly development. The Master of Science (M.S.) program is designed to extend the student's knowledge and emphasize a particular area of concentration. [+]

The purpose of the graduate programs in Computer Engineering (CpE) is to facilitate the student's continued professional and scholarly development. The Master of Science (M.S.) program is designed to extend the student's knowledge and emphasize a particular area of concentration.

Typical areas of concentration include:

Computer Systems Intelligent Systems Software Engineering Database Communications Curriculum

Required Courses

CSE 5311: Advanced Algorithms CSE 5301: Data Analysis and Modeling Techniques, or CSE 5306: Operating Systems II, or CSE 5317: Design and Construction of Compilers

Breadth Courses

Breadth courses are defined as any CSE course that is not in the student's major field(s) of study. Each breadth course should be in a different field of study, if possible. The Structured Option students will choose THREE breadth courses.... [-]


Master of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  January 2019 USA Arlington + 1 more

The purpose of the graduate programs in Computer Science (CS) is to facilitate the student's continued professional and scholarly development. The Master of Science (M.S.) program is designed to extend the student's knowledge and emphasize a particular area of concentration. [+]

The purpose of the graduate programs in Computer Sc (CS) is to facilitate the student's continued professional and scholarly development. The Master of Science (M.S.) program is designed to extend the student's knowledge and emphasize a particular area of concentration.

Typical areas of concentration include:

Computer Systems Intelligent Systems Software Engineering Database Communications Curriculum

The Master of Science in Computer Science non-thesis options provide professional development in computer science. The structured option requires 36 credit hours.

Required Courses

CSE 5311: Advanced Algorithms CSE 5301: Data Analysis and Modeling Techniques, or CSE 5306: Operating Systems II, or CSE 5317: Design and Construction of Compilers ... [-]

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  January 2019 USA Arlington + 1 more

The course offerings provide the student with an opportunity to broaden and intensify his or her knowledge in a number of areas of electrical engineering. The student, with the aid of a faculty adviser, may plan a program in any one of a number of fields of specialization within electrical engineering or from the offerings of related departments in science and engineering. [+]

The course offerings provide the student with an opportunity to broaden and intensify his or her knowledge in a number of areas of electrical engineering. The student, with the aid of a faculty adviser, may plan a program in any one of a number of fields of specialization within electrical engineering or from the offerings of related departments in science and engineering.

Graduate study and research are offered in the areas of:

Digital and Microprocessor/Controller Systems Solid-State Devices, Circuits and Systems Systems and Controls Electromagnetic Fields and Applications Digital Signal and Image Processing Telecommunications and Information Systems Power Systems Optical Devices and Systems Nanotechnology and MEMS - Materials and Devices Renewable Energy Systems and Vehicular Technology ... [-]

Master of Science in Engineering Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  January 2019 USA Arlington + 1 more

The Engineering Management Program is offered as an interdisciplinary program that integrates engineering and business concepts. The curriculum prepares an experienced professional engineer or scientist for a leadership role in planning, developing and managing firms' technological resources including people, technology, and processes. Graduates acquire an understanding of how to use the technical base to accomplish the organization's operational, strategic and competitive objectives. [+]

The Engineering Management Program is offered as an interdisciplinary program that integrates engineering and business concepts. The curriculum prepares an experienced professional engineer or scientist for a leadership role in planning, developing and managing firms' technological resources including people, technology, and processes. Graduates acquire an understanding of how to use the technical base to accomplish the organization's operational, strategic and competitive objectives. This program is offered in partnership with the College of Business Administration.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the M.S. programs must hold an appropriate baccalaureate degree and must meet the unconditional admission criteria described below. Applicants not meeting all criteria may be given a probationary or provisional admission.... [-]


Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  January 2019 USA Arlington + 1 more

The Industrial Engineering Program is designed to provide the student with fundamental knowledge in multiple areas of industrial engineering. A student may pursue a broad-based degree or they may specialize in a specific area such as general industrial engineering, manufacturing systems, ergonomics/human factors, or advanced analytics/operations research. [+]

The graduate program in industrial engineering is designed to provide the student with fundamental knowledge in the various areas of industrial engineering and with the opportunity to emphasize in a particular area. A student pursuing a master's degree may specialize in any area of industrial engineering, such as general industrial engineering, operations research and applied statistics, manufacturing systems, logistics, enterprise systems, enterprise management, and ergonomics.

The Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering is a research-oriented program which consists of a thesis option, thesis-substitute option, and a non-thesis option.

The M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering requires 30 hours of coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree for the non-thesis option. The program includes such courses as:... [-]


Master of Science in Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  January 2019 USA Arlington + 1 more

The objective of the Master of Science degree in Information Systems is to provide qualified students with both a general knowledge of business and a specialized knowledge of information systems. Students are exposed to the theory, research, and practical applications of numerous information systems areas. [+]

A career in Information Systems can be exciting and challenging. IS is a growing field with many opportunities. Salaries for IS graduates are higher than typical business majors for both Bachelor's and most Master's degrees.

The Master of Science in Information Systems is designed to provide graduates with both a general knowledge of business and a specialized knowledge of information systems. Students are exposed to the theory, research, and practical applications of numerous information systems areas including management information systems, database management systems, systems analysis and design, and data communications; and may take electives in general systems concepts, electronic commerce, business analytics, problem formulation, computer science, management sciences, research, and other related fields. The program is designed to prepare students for information systems careers in business and industry, as well as in government and nonprofit organizations. The typical curriculum for the MSIS program is: BSTAT 5325 Advanced Statistics INSY 5337 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence INSY 5339 Data Mining INSY 5376 Big Data or INSY 5377 Web Analytics or INSY 5378 Data Science INSY 5373 Project Management INSY 5375 Management of Information Technologies elective hours as approved by Graduate Advisor** The MSIS program allows flexibility in selecting electives and your pace through the program. All courses are offered in the evenings on the main campus in Arlington, Texas. **For those students with insufficient IT courses INSY 5309, INSY 5335, and INSY 5341 will be required as electives. Admission Requirements Admission to the M.S. in Information Systems (MSIS) program is based... [-]

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  January 2019 USA Arlington + 1 more

The graduate program provides opportunities for professional development in such forms as instructional courses to enhance technical competence in areas of mechanical engineering practice; training through a variety of experiences in design, development, research, experimentation, and/or analysis in joint efforts with faculty and peers; specialized courses of study required for entry into career fields allied to the mechanical engineering discipline; guided individual study under faculty supervision; and supportive coursework for programs leading to careers that require interdisciplinary competence. [+]

The graduate program provides opportunities for professional development in such forms as: instructional courses to enhance technical competence in areas of mechanical engineering practice; training through a variety of experiences in design, development, research, experimentation, and/or analysis in joint efforts with faculty and peers; specialized courses of study required for entry into career fields allied to the mechanical engineering discipline; guided individual study under faculty supervision; and supportive coursework for programs leading to careers that require interdisciplinary competence.

A student with aid from a faculty advisor plans a program that will be consistent with his or her technical interests and the available facilities and course offerings. Typically, programs are classified as:... [-]


Master

Master of Construction Management

Online Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  January 2019 USA Arlington + 2 more

The Master of Construction Management degree is an interdisciplinary program focused on management of construction projects. It includes elective courses in architecture, business, and management. This master's degree is designed mainly for applicants with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, but students with different undergraduate disciplines can enter the program by taking assigned leveling courses. [+]

The Master of Construction Management degree is an interdisciplinary program focused on management of construction projects. It includes elective courses in architecture, business, and management. This master's degree is designed mainly for applicants with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, but students with different undergraduate disciplines can enter the program by taking assigned leveling courses.

Construction Management

Advances in construction technologies, financing, and methods underscore the need for a sound and systematic management of construction projects. Organizational structures, business models, and the capability of implementing new technologies into practice necessitate advanced study in construction management. The Master of Construction Management degree provides interdisciplinary studies in commercial, residential, heavy/highway, and industrial applications to address a broad range of challenges facing the construction management field.... [-]


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