The University of Texas at Arlington: Distance Learning Programs

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Arlington, Texas
Center for Distance Education

The University of Texas at Arlington was founded in 1895. It is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It first offered distance learning courses in 1973. In fall 2003, there were 2,500 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, campus computer network, e-mail services, library services, tutoring.

Contact Dr. Pete Smith, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, The University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19027, Arlington, TX 76019. Telephone: 817-272-5727. Fax: 817-272-5728. E-mail: [email protected]


BA Criminology and Criminal Justice/Completion Degree

MBA Management, general

ME Aerospace Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Mechanical Engineering

MEd Curriculum and Instruction/Reading

MPA Public Administration

MS Industrial Engineering

MSCE Civil Engineering

MSEE Electrical Engineering

Special Message

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a Carnegie Doctoral I institution with a nationwide reputation for the design and delivery of Web-based classes. High-quality courses and programs and first-rate student support services result in high levels of satisfaction among UTA's distance learners.

UTA provides both certificate and degree programs through the University of Texas System TeleCampus. Programs include the award-winning MBA Online, Master's of Public Administration, and a bachelor's completion degree in criminology and criminal justice.

For educators, UTA offers the unique opportunity to complete graduate course work in reading, which leads to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement granted through the state of Texas. This endorsement prepares teachers to teach children from all cultural and language backgrounds and is required for those in the state of Texas who are working with students in grades K–12 whose first language is not English.

UTA also offers an online Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in which the course work has the added benefit of preparatory work for certificates granted through the state of Texas, including the Reading Specialist Certificate, the Master Reading Teacher Certificate, and the ESL Endorsement. Transition to Teaching is another special online program offered to graduates seeking teacher certification for secondary education in Texas.

For further information, students should visit UTA's Web site at or call the Center for Distance Education at 888-UTA-DIST (toll-free).


Undergraduate— biology; criminology; economics; English composition; political science and government; sociology.

Graduate— aerospace engineering; curriculum and instruction; electrical engineering; engineering mechanics; environmental engineering; finance; industrial engineering; mechanical engineering; urban affairs/studies.

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