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Application Process

The application process consists of five steps:

1. Fill out the online application.

You will need the following items to complete the application:

  • Test Scores (GMAT or GRE and, if applicable, TOEFL or IELTS)
  • An official transcript to upload to your file
  • A detailed resume
  • Admissions essay:
    • What are your short and long term goals, and how will the Texas MSTC Program help you achieve them? Also, please describe how your experiences, both personal and professional, have led you to pursue the MSTC degree at this time. (maximum length: 700 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Start your application

2. Pay the Application Fee

An email will be sent prompting you to pay the application fee within two business days of the online application submission. This amount will be invoiced through "What I Owe." Applications will not be processed until the fee is paid. Your application fee status on the McCombs system will be marked as "Paid" within two business days of payment.

International Fee - $90
U.S. Fee - $65

3. Submit Official Materials to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC)

To complete the application process, you must:

  • Submit official transcripts from all attended 4-year universities (transcripts are not required from junior and community colleges) to the GIAC; see the GIAC instructions for transcript submission.
  • Submit official GMAT or GRE scores to the GIAC. Scores must be sent electronically to the GIAC directly from the testing agency.
  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores to the GIAC (international applicants only). TOEFL Code: 6882. IELTS scores are sent by hard-copy mail upon your request. Read more about TOEFL and IELTS scores and submission.
  • Submit your Green Card (permanent residents only) to the GIAC.

4. Interview (by invitation only)

Interviews are conducted in person or via Skype by an MSTC Admissions Committee member. The Texas MSTC Program office will contact you through the application system to schedule an interview if invited.

5. Monitor Your Application Status

Check the status of your application to make sure all submitted items have been received. If any required items are shown as outstanding or not received, your application decision will be delayed.

Admissions Deadlines




Application Deadline            


Decision Notification        


Response Deadline




October 15, 2014


November 3, 2014


November 19, 2014




December 3, 2014


December 15, 2014


January 5, 2015




January 28, 2015
(international applicants)   


February 16, 2015


March 4, 2015




February 18, 2015
(domestic applicants)


March 9, 2015


March 25, 2015




March 25, 2015


April 1, 2015


April 8, 2015