University of Texas at Austin

Application Process

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Applying to the Program

The Texas McCombs MSTC Program is looking for outstanding individuals. Recognizing that no single factor is fully indicative of an applicant’s potential to succeed in the program, we have chosen to employ a holistic application process. Applicants may demonstrate their excellence through professional accomplishments, test scores, entrepreneurial endeavors, and admissions interviews. 

With our holistic application process, there are no specific test score or GPA minimums, nor is any single undergraduate major considered preferable to another. Instead, we evaluate the applicant on their fit with the program as a whole. Specifically, we are looking for a passion for technology and innovation, leadership skills, and the ability to work in teams.


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). Email our team to explore GMAT/GRE waivers.
  • 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 McCombs MSTC Program help you achieve them? Also, please describe how your experiences, both personal and professional, have led you to pursue the McCombs MSTC degree at this time. (maximum length: 700 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation

You can find the application for the Texas McCombs MSTC Class of 2021 here. Select "Start a New Application" and then "2020" for the application type. After that, select "2020 MSTC Application". Note: "2020 MSTC Application" is currently live.


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.

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


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. NOTE: This is the second time you'll be submitting your transcripts to The University of Texas at Austin. Once is directly to the Texas McCombs MSTC Program through the online application (see Step 1) and a second time directly to GIAC.
  • Submit official GMAT or GRE scores to the GIAC. Scores must be sent electronically to the GIAC directly from the testing agency. GMAT Code: 396-44-45 and GRE Code: 6882.
  • 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 McCombs 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. Once all materials are received from your application you can expect a decision within 3 weeks of the application deadline.


Admission Deadlines

 Round  Application Deadlines
1  September 18, 2019
2  November 18, 2019
Final deadline for all international applicants (Non US and permanent residents)
3 January 25, 2020
4  February 24, 2020


Still have questions? Review our Application FAQ section.