The Selection Process
AUA practices holistic admissions. We select students who have the skills and ability to succeed and ensure that AUA is well suited to their educational and career goals. Once you submit your application, it is screened for technical eligibility (refer to the application requirements for more information). If your application is complete and deemed eligible, the Academic Program Admissions Committee conducts a thorough review of your application.
As admission to AUA is competitive, both the Academic Program Admissions and the Graduate Admissions Committees consider your academic and personal information, including academic credentials, professional experience, graduate entrance exam scores, the statement of purpose, recommendation letters, and the interview (if you are invited to one)․
Decisions made by the Graduate Admissions Committee cannot be appealed.
The Office of Admissions will communicate with you regularly via email throughout the application process. Make sure to check your email often. You’ll receive updates from us about upcoming application deadlines, your application submission, whether your application is complete or incomplete, and more. You may also receive an interview invitation during this time. If you are eligible and submit a complete application, you will receive notification of your admission status up to twelve weeks after the deadline to which you applied.
More information is available in the Graduate Admissions Policies.
The target scores listed below are for informational purposes only. You should know that scoring above the targets does not guarantee you admission to AUA. On the other hand, you may still be considered for conditional admission if scoring less. Make sure to review our application requirements in detail to understand which test(s) you should take, the available internal assessments for certain programs or if you are eligible for a waiver.
English Language Proficiency
|TOEFL iBT*||79||IELTS Academic*||6.5|
* Includes home-edition tests.
Graduate Standardized Tests
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||
|Master of Science in Management (MSM)||–|
|Master of Science in Economics (MSE)||–|
|Master of Science in Computer and Information Science (MS CIS)||
|Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (ME IESM)||–|
|Master of Public Health (MPH)||–|
|Master of Laws (LL.M.)||–||145 or higher|
|Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA TEFL), Master of Political Science and International Affairs (MPSIA), Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Justice (MA HRSJ)||No additional exam required|
AUTOMATIC DENIAL THRESHOLDS
If you score at or below the following thresholds, you will be automatically denied admission to AUA.
|TOEFL iBT**||IELTS Academic**|
|All Other Programs||67||5.5|
* The MS CIS and ME IESM programs may offer an internal assessment for applicants who score at or below the automatic denial thresholds.
** Includes home-edition tests.
Graduate School Admissions Exams*
|Master of Science in Economics (MSE)||
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
* The MBA and MSE programs may offer an internal assessment for applicants who score at or below the automatic denial thresholds
** Includes home-edition tests.