There are four steps necessary in order to apply for admission to Graduate School in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin (UT ECE):

(If you have questions about applying for admission, please contact Barry Levitch, ECE Admissions Coordinator: or 512-232-1458.)

  1. Choose an academic track

    UT ECE offers 9 different Academic Tracks of study. Make sure that you research all the academic tracks in UT ECE to learn which track best fits your interests and goals, before you begin the application to Graduate School.

  2. Complete the Application for Graduate Admissions

    Please complete the instructions for Admissions to Graduate School in Engineering. The deadline to apply for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 is December 15, 2019. You must have your application completed and submitted by this deadline in order to be considered.

    Statement of Purpose and Resume

    Make sure you upload your Statement of Purpose and Resume (or CV) when you come to those sections on the application. Your Statement of Purpose should be a summary of your academic and professional goals, as well as a description of the research work you have done in your past, and what research work you plan to do as a graduate student at UT. Please make sure these documents are edited to your liking before you upload them, for they cannot be deleted once they have been uploaded to your application.

    Letters of Recommendation

    Make sure you enter the valid e-mail address of each referee you want to submit a recommendation for you when you get to that section on the application. Please use the university domain address for each professor you are requesting a reference. Once you have completed this section of the application, a notice will be sent to each referee showing them where to go to complete a recommendation for you using our online system. Three is only the minimum number of recommendations required to accompany your application. You are welcome to add more.

  3. Upload a copy of your transcript(s)

    After you have completed and submitted your application to Graduate School and paid your application fee, upload a copy of your transcript(s). After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email that contains a link to the Status Check web site where you will be able to upload your transcript. Your uploaded transcript(s) are considered to be unofficial, but will be used to process your application for admission. DO NOT mail official transcripts or paper copies of your transcripts to the University of Texas. Sending paper copies of documents you have uploaded will significantly delay the processing of your application. See instructions for uploading the pdf of your transcript.

  4. Send GRE scores to The University of Texas at Austin from the Education Testing Service (ETS)

    Send an official set of your GRE scores to the University of Texas from the Education Testing Service (ETS). Only the general GRE exam is required. International students are also required to submit TOEFL. We suggest you sit no later than December 1 for the GRE and TOEFL exams in order to comply with our December 15 deadline. Our university and program testing codes for ETS exams are as follows:

    Institution code : 6882
    GRE code: 1203
    TOEFL code : 66