Though it isn’t necessary to have all materials on-hand at the time of your application (e.g. letters of recommendation), we recommend you obtain and properly format as many as possible before you begin.
All admissions decisions are tailored to the individual based on their entire application. While this page outlines minimum requirements, not every applicant who meets the minimum is guaranteed admission. In special cases, applicants may be considered for admission with additional requirements. Contact your program director for more information.
To be considered for regular admission to the Graduate School, you must have at least one of the following GPAs (on a 4.0 scale):
If your GPA is lower than recommended, you may be considered for admission with additional requirements. Please check with your prospective program for more information.
The majority of our programs are not currently requiring admission test scores. Please view our Test Score Requirements web page for more details. If required, you will need one of the following admission test scores to qualify for regular admission:
GRE ≥ 300 (school code = 1830)
GMAT ≥ 500
MAT ≥ 50th percentile
MCAT ≥ 50th percentile
NOTE: Many programs that require test scores have higher thresholds.
If your test scores are lower than required for regular admission, you may be considered for admission with additional requirements. Please check with your prospective program for more information.
Visit the Test Score Requirements page for a complete list of programs that require an admission test score, including the required score.
You must upload an unofficial transcript for each higher learning institution (including community colleges) at which you earned at least 15 credit hours of coursework.
Official transcripts will be requested after admission.
If required by your prospective program, your application will need to at least 3 letters of recommendation.
Once your application is submitted, your recommenders will receive a notification within 24-48 hours, allowing them to upload their statements.
For Interfolio users, we do accept letters through this secure third-party recommendation letter service. Please see the Interfolio Help Center for instructions on how to deliver letters to The University of Alabama Graduate application.
Application fees are nonrefundable and must be paid with each application submission.
$65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents
$80 for international students
All non-native English speakers (domestic and international) must submit a score report from one the following examinations unless they meet one of the listed exceptions. Your scores must be less than two years old at the time of application.
TOEFL ≥ 79
IELTS ≥ 6.5
PTE ≥ 59
NOTE:: Some programs have higher English language score requirements
NOTE: The University of Alabama Graduate School accepts super-scores (such as a TOEFL MyBest™ score).
In response to COVID-19, international applicants now have the option to take the Duolingo English Test. To qualify for regular admission, applicants must score 105 or above.
NOTE: Not all programs currently accept Duolingo scores. Visit the Test Score Requirements page for more information.
Non-native English speakers do not have to submit scores if:
Non-native speakers who do not meet these language score requirements may be considered for conditional language admission. For more information, visit the international admissions page.
Most statements of purpose are 1-2 pages long and should describe your background, reasons for attending your chosen graduate program and post-graduation goals. Some programs do have more specific requirements. For program-specific questions regarding content or format, please contact your prospective program.
Some programs require writing samples alongside applications. For writing sample requirements, please contact your graduate program.
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