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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 for MS Business Analytics?
Yes. MS Business Analytics offers a part-time, online program for working professionals. View the MSBA online program here. The MSBA full-time program is offered on a full-time, in-person 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.
Are GMAT/GRE scores optional?
Yes! Beginning with the 2023-24 admissions cycle, we are pleased to announce that GMAT and GRE test scores are now optional for the Texas McCombs Master of Science Programs! Applicants will not be disadvantaged in the admissions profess if they do not submit test scores, and applicants who feel that their test scores reflect their potential for success in graduate school may submit scores for consideration.
If you opt to submit GMAT, GMAT Focus or GRE scores, you will need to provide your test scores in order to submit your application. While the official score report may reach the Graduate School after we have received your application, you will not be able to submit unless you have entered your scores and at least uploaded an unofficial score report. Read more about tests now being optional on our blog.
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 Office of Graduate Admissions.
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?
We do not admit/deny solely based on test scores since we are looking for overall exceptional applications, including high grades, strong professional development, test scores (if submitted), 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).