Admissions Requirements

All Degree Seeking Students

Domestic Students

International Students

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Every program at the University of Arizona has its own set of specific requirements, in addition to the Graduate College requirements outlined on this website. In order to find out the requirements for specific programs, please use our Program Description Guide and contact the department for the most up to date standards.  The Graduate College has minimum requirements as well which may vary depending on your status as a domestic or international student.

The minimum basic admission requirements for the Graduate College include the award of a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from a college or university which grants degrees recognized by The University of Arizona. Details of "Recognized Degrees" and "Acceptable Degrees" are outlined below and differ for Domestic and International Students.

Beyond the award of a bachelors degree, there is a minimum grade point average (GPA) expectation of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for previously completed university work. Click here to access more detailed GPA requirements.

The University of Arizona does not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admission. However, many graduate departments do require standardized Graduate Entrance Examinations such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for admission. Some departments may require applicants to take the GRE Subject Test in a specific discipline.

If you are not sure whether you will be considered a Domestic or International applicant, please read both the Domestic Students and International Students pages carefully.

You are required to submit official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended. Please read the Transcripts Requirements page to insure your understanding of our transcript requirements.