The Office of Graduate Education

About UT Dallas

Founded in 1969, The University of Texas at Dallas has evolved into an internationally recognized "Tier One" research institution and became the first university in North Texas to achieve National Research University Fund status. An array of highly lauded business, engineering, and science programs have established UT Dallas’ reputation for interdisciplinary programs such as arts and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, and biomedical engineering. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine and The Princeton Review have ranked UT Dallas among their best values for public colleges nationally, and Times Higher Education consistently ranks UT Dallas among the top universities in the United States under 50 years of age. Our renowned faculty consists of more than 550 tenured and tenure-track members hailing from the world’s best colleges, including members of the National Academies of Engineering, Inventors, and Sciences. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 40 centers and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) is one of the nation’s largest urban areas, with shopping, entertainment venues, museums and art galleries, and places for outdoor running, biking, hiking, and skating. DFW’s low cost of living and thriving business enterprises set it ahead of other leading U.S. cities, and it is a nationally ranked hub of major career opportunities.

Noteworthy Statistics

  • 1st in the country for percent job growth in metro areas. (US. Bureau of Labor and Statistics)
  • 11th most high-tech city in the world. (Business Insider)
  • 2nd best state for business and careers in the U.S. (
  • Home to 22 Fortune 500 companies and more than 42 Fortune 1000 companies.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth ranks in the Top 20 Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report.
  • DFW area ranks 3rd on the Milken Institute List of the best Performing Cities.
  • 3rd Fastest-Growing Cities in America 2018. (