Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Ready to apply? Here you can find all the information you need to start and complete the process. 


Follow instructions on the Cockrell School of Engineering website to complete the online application for admission. Do not use the ApplyTexas application.

You will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose that is no more than 1-2 pages, results from the general GRE test (subject tests not required), and a pdf copy of your current transcripts. You will also be required to pay the application fee ($65 for domestic students, $90 for international).

Have your GRE scores sent to the Graduate & International Admissions Center (GIAC) by the ETS testing center. The GIAC address is listed below. Use University code 6882. GRE scores are valid for 5 years. If you took the GRE more than 5 years ago, your scores have expired and you will need to re-take the exam.

For international students, a TOEFL exam is required unless you have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university. The requirement is not waived for the TOEFL if you earned only a master's degree or Ph.D. from a U.S. institution. Have your TOEFL scores sent to the GIAC by the ETS testing center and use university code 6882. The TOEFL is valid for 2 years. If you took the TOEFL more than 2 years ago, your score has expired and you will need to re-take the exam.

Contact information and addresses for applying as well as important information regarding application procedures can be found on the UT Graduate Admissions site.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are received by GIAC by the deadline.

The department will not make a decision on admission until GIAC receives all required documents.

Questions about the application process? Please contact Graduate Coordinator Amy Stewart






#1 Petroleum Engineering Program
97% of students receive financial support
$21 million conducted in research annually
10% of alumni serve in executive level positions in industry

Application Deadlines

Spring Semester – September 1

Summer/Fall Semester – December 15