Graduate School Convocation

Convocation 2016
Students and Capitol through Main Building arch


The University of Texas at Austin enrolls nearly 8,200 graduate and 2,000 professional students, and awards about 900 doctoral and 3,000 master’s degrees each year. Apply today, and in a few short years, one of them could be yours.

Student and Faculty in Architecture class


The University of Texas at Austin is home to more than 100 graduate fields of study, ranging from audiology to printmaking, physics to finance. The academic policies that govern the Graduate School help students engaged in these studies stay on track.

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From funding tuition to paying for other costs of attendance, graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin benefit from the support of the university.

News and Events

40 UT Graduate Programs Ranked in the Top 10

U.S. News ranks more than 40 UT Graduate programs in the Top 10.

Graduate Teaching Showcase

Enjoy a free lunch and hear about the issues and ideas that fellow UT graduate students are encountering in their teaching.

Kathleen Winter, former Paisano Fellow, wins Poetry Award

The 2015 Dobie Paisano Ralph A. Johnston Memorial Fellow, has been awarded the Poetry Society of America’s 2016 The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award for “The Porch Roof’s Sky Blue Ceiling,” written during her residency at Paisano.

Dobie Fellowships Foster Texas Writers

Nan Cuba, the 2016 Dobie Paisano Jesse H. Jones Writing Fellow, was interviewed for an article about the Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program in the San Antonio Express-News on March 3, 2016.

Spring 2016 Career Planning Workshops

The Graduate School has partnered with Liberal Arts Career Services to provide career-related services and resources to current UT graduate students of all disciplines pursuing careers outside of academia.

Key Dates

Feb. 4 - May 6

Q/F drop period. Dropping a course requires the approval of the instructor, who must assign a "Q" or "F," the Graduate Adviser, and the Graduate Dean

May 6

Last class day. This is the last day to drop a class or withdraw from the spring semester.
Last day to submit a master's report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation or treatise to the Graduate Dean.

May 21

Official University Commencement.
Graduate School Hooding Ceremonies.