Studying HR at the University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington is also featured in our ranking of the 20 Best Master’s in Human Resources (Campus-based).
The University of Texas at Arlington offers a Master of Science in Human Resource Management for students who wish to gain advanced knowledge in the area of human resources as well as business management. The program provides extensive study in the theory, research and practical applications in areas like strategy and policy, planning, information systems, career planning, employee relations law and more. Graduates are prepared for positions in business, industrial firms, government, and nonprofit organizations.
The program requires 36 to 42 semester hours as those who do not have an undergraduate degree in business administration may need to take additional courses. In order to apply for the program, students must not need more than 12 semester hours in business administration. Six hours of the program includes work in research and statistical methods while 24 hours is in human resources and policy. Courses required for the program include:
- Advanced Methods for Analytics
- Accounting Analysis I
- Business Financial Management
- Compensation & Reward Systems
- Economic Analysis
- HR Metrics and Analytics
- Human Resource Law
- Organization Consulting and Research
- Staffing and Performance Management
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- Strategic Management
- Training and Development
A thesis is also required for the program.
At the undergraduate level, students may enroll in a BBA program with a specialization in Human Resource Management.
About University of Texas at Arlington
Edward Emmett Rankin had a goal to improve education options in a small rural town in Texas that had just been established. In 1895, he opened Arlington College in a small, wood-framed schoolhouse with around 75 students. The name of the school changed to the Carlisle Military Academy in 1902 with a goal to provide training to young boys. However, there were at least eight female students who graduated from the school.
The school was renamed the Arlington Training School in 1913, continuing the military discipline of Carlisle and became the Arlington Military Academy in 1916. Under that name, the school only operated for one year, ending efforts in the community to start a private intermediate and secondary institute of learning.
In 1917, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now known as Texas A&M took over the school, renaming it Grubbs Community College after Judge Vincent W. Grubbs. Judge Grubbs led the campaign to open an institute of higher learning in the area. Continuing the military training tradition, male students were required to join the ROTC as cadets. In 1923, the school became North Texas Agricultural College and Arlington State College in 1949.
The school became part of the University of Texas System in 1965, becoming the University of Texas at Arlington in 1967.
Today, the University of Texas at Arlington has an enrollment of almost 58,000 enrolled in more than 180 rigorous degree programs. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions awarded the school the Highest Research Activity designation while US News & World Report ranks the school as one of the Best Graduate Schools, fifth in the country for ethnic diversity and has consistently ranked it as one of the best colleges in the country. Victory Media ranks the school as a Military Friendly university and the Princeton Review ranked the University of Texas at Arlington one of the “Best of the West.”
The University of Texas at Arlington Accreditation Details
The University of Texas at Arlington is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This indicates that the school meets or exceeds criteria that the Commission has determined demonstrates excellence in higher education. The school undergoes periodic reviews to confirm that they continue to meet the criteria and to address any areas that are identified as needing improvement. The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This gives the University the authority to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate level. In addition, various programs at the University have been accredited by the following agencies:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Council for Interior Design Accreditation
- Council on Social Work Education
- Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
- National Architecture Accrediting Board
- National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
- National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
- Planning Accreditation Board
The University of Texas at Arlington Admissions Requirements
Applicants who have not earned college credit after high school graduation are considered freshmen. They must complete the ApplyTexas application online. Official high school transcripts ACT or SAT scores are also required.
Applicants who have earned college credit after high school graduation may apply to the University of Texas at Arlington as transfer students. If an applicant has less than 24 transferrable credits, they must apply as freshmen. All applicants must have at least a 2.25 GPA and cannot use developmental courses to calculate the GPA. All applicants should complete the ApplyTexas application and must include official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
In order to apply to the Master of Science in Human Resource Management, applicants must submit official GMAT or GRE scores although the school prefers scores from the GMAT. Applicants must also submit a resume that highlights their accomplishments, computer expertise and any experience in Human Resources. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher and a GMAT score greater than 500. If the student submits GRE scores, they must score a quantitative percentile higher than 50 percent and a verbal percentile higher than 50 percent. A 200-word essay and three recommendations are also required. Applicants must also submit professional work experience and any professional licensure or certification. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are also required.
The University of Texas Tuition and Financial Aid
Full-time undergraduate tuition at the University of Texas at Arlington is $10.250 for Texas residents per year and $25,134 per year for non-residents. Full-time graduate tuition is $9,968 for residents and $20.796 per year for non-residents per year. Oklahoma residents are able to take advantage of resident tuition rates plus $30 per credit hour.
Students who demonstrate financial need, are United States citizens or eligible non-citizens and who can provide a valid social security number are eligible to apply for financial assistance. All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the FAFSA must be renewed on an annual basis. More than 75 percent of students receive some type of financial aid which may be in the form of scholarships and grants, which do not need to be repaid, or loans, which do need to be repaid. Students may also qualify for work-study programs which provide employment to offset the cost of tuition.
The University of Texas at Arlington offers flexible programs both online and on-campus that allow both traditional and non-traditional students to achieve their higher education goals.