Frequently Asked Questions
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I am an international applicant. Can I apply after the final international deadline?
No. The final international deadline is set in order to allow time for visa processing. Additionally, due to a high volume of applications, we cannot accept applications after the final deadline.
I submitted my application by the deadline but I am unable to pay my application fee. Will my application be considered “on-time?”
Yes. Your application is considered “on time” if submitted by the deadline, regardless if the fee is paid on that date. However, your application will not be evaluated if you do not pay the fee once it’s due.
Can I apply to more than one MS Program?
Yes, you can apply to two MS Programs (MSBA, MSF, MSM, MSITM). You will be required to submit another application to the additional program(s); however, you will only be required to submit one application fee.
Do you offer part-time or online options?
No. The Texas McCombs MS programs are offered on a full-time, in-person only basis.
Can I enroll in your classes as a non-degree seeking student?
No. MS Programs courses are reserved only for students admitted to the MSBA, MSF, MSM and MSITM programs.
Are your programs STEM?
The MS in Finance, MS in Business Analytics, MS in Marketing, and the MS in IT & Management are all STEM-eligible.
What are the codes for GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS?
The Educational Testing Service institution code for the GRE and TOEFL is 6882. The institutional code for the GMAT: MSM: 396-44-93 MSF: 396-44-78 MSBA: 396-44-73 MSITM: 396-44-30 To fulfill the requirement with scores from the IELTS, have an official paper score report sent to the Graduate and International Admissions Center.
Do you prefer taking one test over the other?
No, we do not have a preferred test. We accept both the GRE and the GMAT.
What’s your minimum acceptable test score? What test scores do I need in order to secure admission?
We do not admit/deny solely based on test scores since we are looking for overall exceptional applications, including high grades, strong professional development, high test scores and communication skills. Our faculty committee is concerned when GRE/GMAT scores are below the 50th percentile for MSM, MSITM, and MSF (verbal or quantitative) and below 60th percentile for MSBA, or TOEFL scores are below 100 (IELTS below 7).
I have an advanced degree/work experience, can I waive the test score requirement?
We cannot waive the GRE/GMAT/TOEFL requirement for applicants with work experience or advanced degrees. These scores are an important part of our application evaluation.