1. Apply to UNT's Toulouse Graduate School.
- You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School before enrolling in the accelerated online program.
- Submit your application at applytexas.org and choose the "Online Teacher Certification" in the degree plan list. Make sure you confirm that you are applying for the Online Program when prompted. Details on their requirements and applications deadlines can be viewed at http://tsgs.unt.edu/admissions/programs. Requirements for international applicants can be viewed at http://admissions.unt.edu/international, including information on meeting the English Language Proficiency requirement. The Department encourages students to apply well in advance of the posted deadlines. All departmental application materials, including official GRE scores, must be received within two months of the submitted online application.
- Pay the $75 application fee, which can be submitted through applytexas.org.
- Request an official transcript of your records from each college or university that you have attended (official transcripts of all academic coursework previously undertaken, including an undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution in an allied field) and have them sent to the Toulouse Graduate School. Submit documents to:
- University of North Texas
Toulouse Graduate School
1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
1147 Union Circle, ESSC Room 354 (UPS/FedEx)
Denton, TX 76203
- University of North Texas
- Admission of International Students
- Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply through the UNT International Admissions Office, in addition to the Toulouse Graduate School and College of Health and Public Service. An international applicant's bachelor's degree should be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree. International students ONLY: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)--a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required.
- Click here for the International Graduate Student Admissions Checklist
2. Apply to the UNT Department of Educational Psychology (College of Education).
- Submission of official GRE scores is required: verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections. The department views high GRE scores as positive indicators of potential success in the programs, within a competitive holistic framework for evaluating the applicants. Applicants are encouraged to aim for at least the 50th percentile in all three sections. GRE scores must be sent electronically from ETS, institutional code= 6481. Applicants must submit scores that are less than five years old, with exceptions for those that have a completed Master’s degree from UNT. Resources can be found at www.ets.org, as well as study materials in most bookstores. Current UNT students can also participate in exam preparation workshops through the Learning Center.
- At least two written letters of recommendation for Masters applicants, and at least three for Doctoral applicants. These letters must be specifically written for the current application, signed by the reference, and printed on his/her official letterhead. Academic references are strongly preferred (at least one is required), and should be in an appropriate position to make academic recommendations (current or former advisor or professor; school administrator). Professionally applicable sources are accepted, but not preferred. Personal references are not accepted. Letters must address potential as a graduate student; include references to how an applicant will benefit from the graduate program in future professional roles; provide evidence of the applicant’s reading, critical thinking, writing and mathematical skills; and attest to applicant’s professional and academic skills.
- Professional resume that delineates previous work, educational experiences, membership and involvement in professional organizations, and scholarly activities. The resume should support the potential for strong performance as a graduate student.
- A personal statement (1-3 pages) is required. It must explicitly include your goals and rationale for applying to the desired concentration and degree at EPSY-UNT. In this statement, you may include a brief description of your career experiences (teaching, working with special populations, etc.), and explain how they are linked to your educational aspirations. Also, if you have any research and/or evaluation experiences summarize and relate to your degree and concentration. Your personal statement should be well-articulated and demonstrate professional writing quality (formal; accurate grammar and spellings).
- All departmental application materials, including official GRE scores, must be received within two months of the submitted online application.
All departmental admission decisions are based on a holistic review of the applicant's submitted materials, including GPA, GRE scores, etc. Applicants that are strong in all areas will have first priority of admission
Please send all departmental materials and application inquiries to:
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
University of North Texas
Department of Educational Psychology
1155 Union Circle #311335
Denton, TX 76203-5017
3. Check Status Online.
- There are two ways to check your application status:
- To check if your transcripts have been submitted: The Toulouse Graduate School will send you an email and pin number to check online at my.unt.edu. You will need to activate your EUID with the pin number and click on Admissions Status.
- To check if your supporting documents (essay, resume, letters of recommendation) have been submitted:
Email your full name and UNT Student ID to email@example.com. Enter "Application Status Update" as well as your name and UNT Student ID in the email subject line.