Admissions

1. For domestic students (U.S. citizens), you may email Kim Gray in the Office of Graduate Admissions to check your application status.

2. International students may request their status by emailing a status check request to Linda Clugstone at InternationalGrad@uah.edu 

3. Applicants may also go into their online accounts from where the application was completed. The online status will indicate what the Office of Graduate Admissions has received, e.g. transcripts, test scores, etc. You may also receive emails from our office indicating what is missing.

Visit catalog.uah.edu for the current Graduate Catalog (and archive of past catalogs).

Visit our application page for instructions and our online and printable applications.

Current students may contact the Office of Graduate Admissions and request a paper application to add an additional program.

A . Call 800.GRE.CALL or go to ets.org.

Your application packet will be forwarded to the department for review for admission only after all official documents have been received (excluding financial documents for international students). Departments will generally make an admission recommendation to the Dean of Graduate School within 2-3 weeks. After the recommendation is sent back to Graduate Admissions, the admission will be processed.

The current application fee for all applicants is $60.00 plus applicable GradCAS, EngineeringCAS, or BusinessCAS processing fees. These fees are Non-refundable.

If you have a bachelor's or an advanced degree from the United States, the TOEFL/IELTS scores will be waived. You do not need to submit a waiver request.

Admitted international students must purchase Health Insurance from UAH's provider. Current cost is approximately $600 and is subject to change. Family coverage may be purchased at additional cost. This insurance is available but not required for students not on F-1 or J-1 visas.

International students must provide an original, notarized Affidavit of Financial Support Form as evidence of sufficient finances to cover fees and personal expenses while attending UAH. The completed affidavit must be submitted along with an original bank letter from your or your sponsor's bank indicating that the amount of funds in the account will cover the estimated annual cost for international graduate students. These documents are required for UAH to issue the I-20 form to International graduate students. The affidavit can be found on our International Admissions page.

Graduate students applying to the College of Business: If your bachelor's degree was earned from a foreign country, and your transcripts are not in English or are not easily evaluated for U.S. equivalency, you may be requested to provide a course-by-course evaluation on your transcripts. This is a requirement of the College of Business, and helps UAH determine your eligibility for admission to all business programs. If you are asked, the agency you choose must send the official evaluation directly to the UAH Office of Graduate Admissions before your application materials are sent to the College of Business for review for admission.

UAH only recognizes the three evaluation agencies listed below:

World Education Services (WES)

Josef Silny and Associates

Lisano International

1. If you graduated from an accredited college or university five or more years ago and have not been subsequently enrolled since that time, AND if you have a record of consistent professional achievement as documented on a submitted resume, the GRE/MAT requirements might be waived upon recommendation of the department or program chair. The final decision is made by the Dean of Graduate School. You must submit a written request for a waiver to be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

2. If you have an advanced degree from the United States, the GRE/MAT scores might be waived. You should also submit a written request for the waiver and send it to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

3. During the Pandemic, UAH is offering test score waivers. Please visit the admissions website for more information.

With permission of the major department, students may transfer up to twelve (12) semester hours of acceptable graduate credit earned in an approved institution and may count it toward a master's degree. No transferred credit may be more than ten years old at the time of a student's graduation from UAH. Such credit may be transferred with the approval of the major department if completed with a grade of B or better.

Students may take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The score requirements are listed below.

TOEFL (iBT): all sub-scores ≥ 18 OR IELTS: all sub-scores ≥ 6.0

If your scores do not meet the minimum requirements, you may be eligible for acceptance into the UAH Intensive Language and Culture Program (ILC). Please email the ILC Director at ilc@uah.edu for information regarding the ILC or visit the International Student and Scholar Services webpage for language requirements for non-native English speakers at UAH.

Priority admittance will be given to individuals who apply by the following dates.

Spring
October 1 (if currently living outside the United States)
Nov. 30 (if currently living inside the United States)

Summer
February 1 (if currently living outside the United States)
March 15 (if currently living inside the United States)

Fall
June 1 for domestic and international applicants

 

GMAT: 500
GRE: 300 - verbal + quantitative, 3.0 on analytical writing (new GRE scoring after August 2011)
GRE: 1000 - verbal + quantitative, 3.0 on analytical writing (GRE scoring prior to August 2011)
MAT: 410

(Department standards may be higher and these minimum scores do not guarantee admission.)

 

 

Tuition and Fees

Full-time registration (required for F-1 and J-1 visa holders) is 9 credit hours/semester (fall and spring). Summer full time registration is 6 hours.

Current graduate tuition rates and course fees can be found on the UAH Bursar site. All courses are subject to fees that vary by college. UAH reserves the right to change its fees, charges, rules and regulations at the beginning of any semester and without prior notice.

 

Assistantships

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships are awarded by individual departments and programs. Please contact departments and/or faculty directly for availability of openings in your area. Also, complete the downloadable Application for Assistantship which can be found on the Graduate Assistantships page.

Graduate assistantship support is classified according to three educational levels: Level I (pre-master's), Level II (post-master's and/or passed the Ph.D. preliminary /comprehensive), and Level III (passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination). Stipend ranges for each assistantship are set by each department or program, subject to the ranges set by the Graduate School and reviewed by the Graduate Council each spring for the following academic year.

A full-time GTA or GRA (20 hours/week) typically covers full tuition benefits, full (single person), a stipend and the international student fee for those students on F-1 visas.

Fall & Spring Stipend Rates: (Based on 20-hours per week assistantships)
Level I = $4,500 - $12,500
Level II = $5,000 - $14,000
Level III = $6,000 - $18,500

Summer Stipend Rates:
Level I = $2,700 - $8,500
Level II = $3,200 - $9,500
Level III = $3,700 - $12,500