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First-Time Graduate Students



  1. Completed application for admission to AAMU School Graduate Studies and a non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official transcripts from each collegiate institution attended directly mailed to the School of Graduate Studies Office, P. O. Box 998, Normal, AL 35762.
  3. Official test scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required for many programs. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for the MBA (University Code: 1003). Test scores over five years old or results brought by the applicant to the Office of Graduate Studies are not accepted.
  4. Two letters of recommendation. Recommendations should speak to the applicant’s potential for successful completion of the graduate program to which he/she is applying (usually, letters of recommendation are from the applicant's former professors). Additional recommendations may come from employers or supervisors who are familiar with the applicant's work experience.
  5. Letter of Intent that include details on why you have selected the program and professional work experience or related skills.

Applicants must demonstrate adequate academic preparation in their proposed area of study. Those with deficiencies in academic preparation may be required to take additional coursework to strengthen their backgrounds.

Certain degree programs may have additional requirements.

Minimum requirements

Regular/Full Admission to be admitted unconditionally, applicants must:
  1. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a (4.0 GPA scale) at the undergraduate level from a regionally accredited college/university.
  2. Submit a minimum score of 146 on the verbal and 140 on the quantitative portions of the GRE (if required). Together the combined score must be a minimum of 286. Some programs may require higher GRE scores. MBA students are required to attain a minimum GMAT score of 350.
  3. Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.
  4. Meet all program specific requirements.

NOTE: Individual departments may require higher GRE/GMAT scores or other specific requirements; see departmental sections for details. Deferral of admission status is not allowed for: Counseling, Social Work, and Communicative Sciences.

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