Master Degree Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to any of the master's degrees in business, applicants must submit the following:

  • The Application
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • GMAT test scores.* The GMAT is a graduate school entrance exam that is much like an SAT/ACT. It contains quantitative, verbal, and written parts. You can learn more about it at www.mba.com. Note: we also accept the GRE.
  • International applicants who are not native speakers of English are required to submit TOEFL scores or IELTS scores. Students who have received an IBT TOEFL score of 80 or above or an IELTS score of 6.5 or above are eligible for full admission with no language testing and/or Intensive Language/Culture coursework required. Additional information for international applicants can be found at http://www.uah.edu/admissions/graduate/info-for/international.

* To qualify for a GMAT waiver, an applicant must meet one of the following conditions:

  • possess a master's degree
  • possess an undergraduate degree from a university with either ABET or AACSB accredited programs, have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.00, and have at least ten years of significant professional work experience since the completion of his/her undergraduate degree

Admission is determined by evaluating these three items as well as the applicant's undergraduate degree program, quantitative skills, written and oral communication skills, and work experience. To be considered, applicants should have a minimum GMAT score of 500 and equivalent to a 3.0/4.0 U.S. undergraduate GPA. While full time work experience is not an admission requirement, more than 90% of our graduate students have, on average, more than 5 years of experience.

Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students

Joint Undergrad Master's Program (JUMP)

Undergraduate students at UAH with GPA's of at least 3.0 may apply to the JUMP program and, if admitted, would be allowed to double count no more than four courses towards both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. For additional information contact the Graduate Director. in the College of Business Administration. To apply to JUMP visit the JUMP Admissions.

Application Checklist and Deadlines