UAH is proud to be home to students from more than 60 countries worldwide, and we are excited to welcome you to our campus. On this page, we'll walk you through the admissions process and application requirements for international students. If you have any questions along the way, contact us!

Create Your Charger Status Account

Charger Status will help you navigate the UAH Graduate Admissions process. Through your Charger Status account, you can:

  • Apply for graduate admission
  • Track the status of your application
  • Upload admissions supplemental items for review
  • View your admissions decision

If you are a current UAH undergraduate student, it is likely that you already have a Charger Status account. You may access your account by logging in with the same credentials you used to submit your undergraduate application for admission. Your login email will be a personal email address, not your official UAH email address. If you do not remember your previous log-in credentials, please click the "forgot password" link or contact Graduate Admissions. 

Submit Your Application

Admission Requirements

After creating your Charger Status account, you will be directed to the application for admission. Complete the application, and pay the nonrefundable $60 application fee. Current UAH students and UAH alumni may be eligible to receive an application fee discount. Please contact our office for verification to receive the discount code.

A strong candidate for admission to the UAH Graduate School typically meets the following standards:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an approved institution
  • A minimum grade point average of a 3.0 on the undergraduate record

Which programs require test scores for admission? 

View our Test Score Requirements page to see if your program requires a GRE, MAT or GMAT score for admissions consideration. 

Please note, department standards may be higher, so these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission to the UAH Graduate School. Program committees will not consider your application until all documents are received. For more information regarding specific admissions requirements to your program of interest, contact your program coordinator

Number of Applications

Students may submit an application for admission to one graduate program at a time. To apply to a second program within the same term, please submit a new application for admission. 

When to Apply

Priority admittance will be given to individuals who apply by the dates listed below. Applications received after these dates will still be evaluated, but an admission decision for your semester of choice is not guaranteed. Submit your application as early as possible to be the most competitive and to receive the greatest selection of classes.

Term Priority Admittance Deadline
(International Students)
Spring October 1
Summer February 1
Fall June 1


Submit Supporting Documents


You are required to submit transcripts from previously attended colleges from which a bachelor's degree or higher was obtained and any college attended after obtaining your bachelor's degree, including both undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Unofficial undergraduate transcripts may be used for admissions consideration and should be uploaded directly to Charger Status.

Transcript Evaluation

If you completed coursework at a college or university in a foreign country, you may be requested to provide a course-by-course evaluation of your transcripts. If you are asked, the agency you choose must send the official evaluation directly to the UAH Office of Graduate Admissions.

UAH only recognizes the following evaluation agencies:

World Education Services (WES)
Josef Silny and Associates
Lisano International

Test Scores

If your program requires a test score for admissions consideration, the testing agency should send your official test scores directly to UAH Graduate Admissions. View our Test Score Requirements page to see if your academic program requires a test score for admissions consideration.

English Language Proficiency Scores Graduate Admission* 

All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate the English language proficiency necessary to succeed in degree programs at UAH as indicated by completing at least one of the following standardized English proficiency exams with the respective minimum score listed below: 

TOEFL iBT: 79 (no sub-score below 19)

IELTS: 6.0 (no sub-score below 6.0)

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic): 54

Duolingo: 105 (no sub-score below 100)

TOEIC: 670 (listening/reading score only)

Successful completion of the highest level of a CEA-accredited English Language Program (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)

We only accept English language proficiency test scores that were taken within two years of when the UAH application was submitted. 

UAH does not accept My Best Scores from TOEFL. You will need to submit individual test date score reports with your application.

UAH reserves the right to verify and double-check the applicant’s English proficiency when deemed necessary. 

*College and/or departments may require a higher minimum language score for admission.

Language proficiency is only one factor in admission decisions. To confirm the full admission requirements for specific degree programs, please refer to the application for your particular degree. 

You do not need to submit a language test score if:

  • You graduated from an accredited high school or university in the United States. 
  • You graduated from an International Baccalaureate high school with an IB diploma.
  • Your first language is English and you completed your schooling in English in a country where English is an official language.
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Gibraltar
  • The Gambia
  • Guyana
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sandwich Islands
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa (English-speaking, i.e. not Afrikaans)
  • South Georgia Islands
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John)
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Other Application Materials

Depending on your academic program, you may be required to submit additional documentation to be considered for admission, such as a resume, personal statement, professional license, and/or letter of recommendation. You can view these requirements and upload them within your Charger Status account. On your My Account page, click on your application, and then, click on "Supplemental Items & Documents." 

Required Documentation Regarding Citizenship Status

If you are an F1 or J1 student, you must also submit an affidavit of financial support for $46,664 and original documents (such as an official bank letter) that prove that you or your sponsor have access to fluid funds sufficient to cover at least one year's tuition and living expenses. U.S. Permanent Residents will be required to submit a copy of your permanent resident card. All of these items can be uploaded directly to your Charger Status account.

Health Insurance Requirements

Admitted international students will be provided with and billed for mandatory health insurance for each semester they are enrolled. Family coverage may be purchased at an additional cost. This insurance is available but not required for students not on F-1 or J-1 visas.

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International Student and Scholar Services

The International Student and Scholar Services is a committed advocate for UAH's international community and provides a safe and confidential setting where individuals can receive assistance regarding their needs and concerns.

International Student and Scholar Services

Contact International Graduate Admissions

International Graduate Admissions

SSB 218
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899