Graduate Admissions

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If you've been awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and are applying for a master- or doctoral-level degree, you are considered a graduate applicant

Admission Requirements

General Graduate Requirements

All graduate programs require an awarded baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution for admission.

Program-Specific Requirements

Each graduate program has specific requirements for admission, which may include additional application materials such as your resume, references, writing samples, specific entrance exams, etc. GPA requirements also vary by program; generally a 3.0 GPA minimum is required.

Visit the Graduate School for more information.


Important Dates 

Calendar square with exclamation mark in it For admissions deadlines, check with your graduate program.


icon of calendarFor other dates, deadlines and upcoming events specific to graduate students, please see the listing maintained by the Graduate School.

Admission Checklist

Gold checklist boxComplete an Admission Application

The online application takes about 15–30 minutes to complete and costs $75. You will create an account that will let you save your application and log back in any time to complete your application, upload additional admission documents, and check on your application status.

Application Portal 


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Once you submit your application, the required transcripts that you need to provide will be listed. Transcripts you may be asked to provide include:

  • Undergraduate transcript: UAA requires an official final transcript sent directly from the institution that issued your undergraduate degree.
  • Additional transcripts: If a large portion of credits were earned at more than one institution, you may be required to submit additional transcripts from your undergraduate degree work.

For how to order a secure electronic transcript or mail an official paper transcript, see further information on the Transcripts for Admission page.


Gold checklist boxSubmit Additional Application Materials

Program-specific additional application materials vary by the graduate program. See individual program requirements for details.


Gold checklist boxCheck Application Status

After you submit your application, you'll receive an email confirmation and further instructions. Once we receive all required documentation, we'll review your application. This usually takes 1–2 weeks. If you have not heard from us after two weeks, please contact the Office of Admissions at


Postponed Admission

You may postpone your admission once for up to one year by submitting a Request to Postpone Admission form to the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline:

  • Fall Postponement Admission Deadline: August 15
  • Spring Postponement Admission Deadline: December 15
  • Summer Postponement Admission Deadline: June 15
Don't have an active UAOnline/SSO login yet? You can email Admissions at instead.