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A Message from Associate Dean Robert Crosnoe
Across 34 programs and areas of study, graduate students pursuing Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in the College of Liberal Arts enjoy high-quality instruction, cutting-edge research training, and professional socialization that set up a diverse array of career pathways. Working alongside expert faculty, our graduate students enjoy extensive opportunities to develop as scholars who can make significant contributions to the state of knowledge about a range of important and timely topics. The Office of Research and Graduate Studies provides support to graduate students on their journeys, including but not limited to distributing fellowships funds and travel awards, managing policies governing academic and employment activities, organizing career services, acting as a liaison between students and the Graduate School, and supporting applications for external funding for research and study.
As students, researchers, teaching assistants, assistant instructors, and research assistants, graduate students play a crucial role in the mission of the College of Liberal Arts, and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies is here to serve them.
Support for Student External Fellowships and Grants
Liberal Arts Research Support Office
Tuition Grants [new program; info forthcoming]
Internal Fellowship Opportunities
Graduate School Fellowship OpportunitiesLearn More
Travel/Fieldwork Grants (Endowment supported)
Graduate Student Group-Organized Conference Funding
Student Services and Supports
• University Health Services
• Services for Students with Disabilities
• Title IX
• University Counseling and Mental Health Center
• Office of Institutional Equity
• Texas One Stop
• UT Behavior Concerns
• UT Outpost Food Pantry and Career Closet
• UT Student Emergency Services
• UT Student Emergency Fund
• COLA Parental Accomodation Statement
• Liberal Arts Student Fund
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. As of Fall 2015, 1,301 graduate students are enrolled in the College, most of them pursuing PhDs. The College aims for a median time to degree across programs of 6.5 years to the PhD and two years to the MA. Information about specific degree requirements and estimated timelines to reach the milestones of each PhD program is available here. 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 to the Graduate School and to individual Departments and other academic units.
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.How to Apply