Prospective Students

The College of Liberal Arts strives to matriculate outstanding doctoral students and provide them with the training, experience, and support necessary for successful completion of their respective degrees and placement in academic and other training-related jobs upon graduation.

The College awards graduate degrees through 25 departments, centers, institutes, and programs. The College aims for a median time to degree across programs of 6 years to the PhD and two years to the MA. The Graduate School lists all College of Liberal Arts graduate programs and graduate program contacts here. Please review each program's website for specific degree requirements.

Average costs of attendance can be found here.

How to Apply

Application for graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin is a two-step process that includes applying through the Graduate School and reviewing graduate program specific requirements listed by individual Departments and other academic units.