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:
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.
If required, you will need at least one of the following scores:
GRE ≥ 300
GMAT ≥ 500
MAT ≥ 50th percentile
MCAT ≥ 50th percentile
If your test scores are lower than recommended, you may be considered for admission with additional requirements. Please check with your prospective program for more information.
In response to COVID-19, most admission test scores requirements have been waived for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021.
Some programs are not waiving admission test scores at this time. Visit the COVID-19 Test Score Waivers page for a complete list of exceptions.
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, you will need to upload at least 3 recommendation letters.
Once your application is submitted, your recommenders will receive a notification within 24-48 hours, allowing them to upload their statements.
For summer and fall 2021 semesters, we are now able to accept letters through the secure third-party recommendation letter service Interfolio. 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 at least one score report from the following examinations. Your scores must be less than two years old.
TOEFL ≥ 79
IELTS ≥ 6.5
PTE ≥ 59
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 (englishtest.duolingo.com). To qualify for regular admission, applicants must score 105 or above.
NOTE: Not all programs currently accept Duolingo scores. Visit the COVID-19 Test Score Waivers page for more information.
Non-native English speakers do not have to submit scores if they:
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. If you have 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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