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Grade Point Average

Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) required for graduate programs is based on a 4.00 scale.

Accelerated Master’s Programs = 3.30

Certificate Programs = 2.75

Degree Programs = 3.00

Non-Degree* = GPA is not calculated.  Applicants must hold a regionally accredited Bachelor degree or comparable international degree. 

Calculation of the Admission GPA is based on the following:

  • Cumulative GPA from highest degree or 12 or more graded units obtained as a graduate student.
  • Cumulative GPA from undergraduate degree (record must include at least 60 graded units.)
  • Calculated GPA from last 60 units or 2 years, full time equivalent.
  • Combination of the last 60 units of undergraduate and graduate coursework (or 2 year, full-time equivalent) when fewer than 12 units of graduate coursework have been completed.

The Graduate College performs all GPA calculations on a case-by-case basis and the calculation steps above are meant as a guide.  As always, special circumstances arise and not every situation can be listed.

*Applicants that do not meet the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement, but do hold a comparable bachelor's degree, and applicants with a UA graduate GPA below 3.0, may still be eligible for admission into Graduate Non-Degree status.

Last updated 26 Oct 2015