Graduate Program Admissions Requirements (US Citizen or Resident Alien)

Application Deadline Fall: Janurary 7, 2018

*Applications must be paid for and submitted by the close of business on March 15th.

School Requirements

NOTE: Graduate applications can now be done entirely online

All documents, including the following may be uploaded:

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • 3 Letters of recommendation (from Professors) Note: recommenders will be required to upload their letters through the graduate college website. Instructions on how this works are provided within the online application process- we do not have a recommendation form.
  • Statement of purpose (4,500 character limit, including spaces)
  • Personal History Statement (4,500 character limit, including spaces)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Writing Sample (research paper or critical/analytical essay) Note: This may be a work previously submitted as a course requirement or a published work

MINIMUM Requirements

  • GPA 3.0 on undergraduate or M.A. degree (cumulative GPA or last 60 semester units if your undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.0 cumulative; graduate GPA will be taken cumulative only)
  • GRE – UA code is 4832.  This is required for both domestic and international students.
  • International Applicants must submit TOEFL Scores. The minimum requirements for admission are a total score of 90 in the internet-based test. Applicants must score at least 26 on the speaking section to be considered for Teaching Assistant positions.  Please request OFFICIAL SCORES from ETS using University of Arizona Institution Code: 4832 The University of Arizona's requirements for international students may be found here:

Application Requirements are listed in more detail under each degree type:


Other Graduate College Information/Requirements

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  • Graduate College Online Application Submission
  • $85 Application Fee Due at time of Submission
  • Domicile Affidavit
  • Financial Guarantee