Admission Requirements

 

Admissions to any graduate degree program is granted by the dean of the Graduate School upon the recommendation of the department of proposed study. Applications and all other relevant material must be received by the Graduate School at least 45 days before the first day of class of the semester in which the student wishes to begin graduate study. International applicants should submit all required materials at least 90 days before the first day of class of the semester in which the student wishes to begin graduate study. Deadlines set by the Graduate School are listed in the Auburn University Bulletin. However, most academic units make admission decisions several months in advance. Thus, applicants should check with the department to which they seek admission to determine when materials should be submitted.

These are general requirements and should be considered Auburn University minimums. Please consult with specific departments concerning additional requirements.

COVID-19 Test Score Waivers

Most graduate programs have agreed to suspend the GRE/GMAT requirement or waive the requirement on an exception basis. Contact the Graduate Program Officer (GPO) for the program of interest for specific details. A full list of Auburn University Graduate Programs with contact information for the GPOs can be found at http://graduate.auburn.edu/prospective-students/areas-of-study/.

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test if required by the department. Auburn University’s ETS institution code is 1005.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for Management, Finance, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Accountancy programs. Auburn’s GMAT institution codes are:
    PROGRAM CODE
    Master of Business Administration–Distance Program QSQ-KV-72
    Master of Business Administration–On-Campus Program QSQ-KV-71
    Master of Accountancy–Distance Program QSQ-KV-28
    Master of Accountancy–On-Campus Program QSQ-KV-28
    Master of Science in Management Program QSQ-KV-08
    Master of Science in Management Information Systems QSQ-KV-33
    Doctor of Philosophy in Management Program QSQ-KV-24
    *Executive Master of Business Administration Program QSQ-KV-27
    *Physicians’ Master of Business Administration Program QSQ-KV-07
    Master of Science in Finance Program QSQ-KV-93
    *GMAT is not required for these programs.
  • Successful international applicants must score at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper version (pBT), 213 on the computer version (cBT), and 79 on the internet version (iBT). Additionally, successful applicants must score minimums of 16 on the listening, reading, speaking, and writing components of the iBT. Auburn University’s ETS institution code is 1005. Auburn will also accept a 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

    In response to COVID-19, international applicants required to submit a language test score are now offered alternative means of certifying their English proficiency.

    International applicants now have the option to take the Duolingo English Test (englishtest.duolingo.com). To qualify for admission, applicants must score 110 or above. This change applies to most graduate programs for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 admissions periods.

    ETS has also created the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition to meet the needs of students who are unable to take the test in a test center due to COVID-19. The test is taken on your own computer at home and is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the TOEFL iBT test taken at a test center. Visit https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/ for more information.

  • Up to three (3) letters of recommendation may be required by the department.  Applicants should contact the department to find out, first, if letters are required.  If so, how many?  And how should these letters be submitted?
  • International applicants must demonstrate full financial sponsorship if accepted into a graduate program, proof of a comprehensive medical insurance plan and submit an Official Statement Of Finance for International Students Form for 2020-2021. For more information, review our International Instructions.
  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and any graduate credits from each school previously attended. If an Auburn University transcript, the Graduate School will acquire the transcript for you. Official electronic transcripts from domestic institutions may be sent to graduatetranscripts@auburn.edu.
  • International applicants should provide an official original language transcript and final diploma/certificate(s) accompanied by a certified English translation of each document.
  • Application fee payment: $60 for domestic students; $70 for international students. The following applicants are eligible for a fee waiver:
    • Due to COVID-19, the application fee is being waived for Auburn University Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 graduates. Please contact Justin Gilbert at gilbeju@auburn.edu before you submit the completed application to request the application fee waiver.
    • Current Auburn University graduate students enrolled in graduate courses
    • Full-time Auburn University employees
    • Ronald McNair Scholars – must submit a memo from sponsoring institution
    • Florida A&M Feeders Program – must submit a memo from Faculty sponsor
    • GEM applicants – must submit a copy of their GEM application
    • Active Duty Military – with a letter confirming duty
    • Applying for an approved dual program – the second application fee is waived

    To qualify for one of the application fee exemptions, you must submit the required documentation to the Graduate School.

The Graduate School
106 Hargis Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5122
(334)844-4700
gradadm@auburn.edu

The Dean of the Graduate School is the only person at Auburn University authorized to admit students, refuse admission, or waive any requirement.

Last modified: April 13, 2020