Graduate Student Admissions | AUM

Graduate Student Admissions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, standardized graduate placement examinations are waived for Summer and Fall 2020 enrollment.  Please submit an official undergraduate transcript in lieu of standardized test scores.

At AUM, you can pursue your graduate degree in more than 48 fields, as well as choose from two doctoral degree programs including Public Administration and Public Policy in conjunction with Auburn University or Doctor of Nursing Practice. As a metropolitan campus, it's our mission to provide diverse educational opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We use both traditional classroom and electronic delivery systems to ensure that the process of earning your degree fits your life. To that end, you'll find an environment here conducive to teaching, research, scholarship and collaboration with government agencies, our community, and other educational institutions.

Register to attend Grad Preview Night on April 14 at 5:00 PM. 

 

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GMAT and GRE Waivers may be available!

International Graduate Studies Information

Our Master's degrees are administered by their respective colleges:

College of Business

To waive the GMAT testing requirement for Graduate Programs within the College of Business, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:  Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be waived of all test requirements or, Applicants with a cumulative GPA less than a 3.00 will be admitted provisionally, and will be equired to pass their first two (2) courses with a GPA of 3.00 or greater.

  • Master of Business Administration: Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be waived of all test requirements or, Applicants with a cumulative GPA less than a 3.00 will be admitted provisionally, and will be equired to pass their first two (2) courses with a GPA of 3.00 or greater.
  • Master of Information Systems Management:  Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be waived of all test requirements or, Applicants with a cumulative GPA less than a 3.00 will be admitted provisionally, and will be equired to pass their first two (2) courses with a GPA of 3.00 or greater.
  • Master of Accountancy: Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be waived of all test requirements or, Applicants with a cumulative GPA less than a 3.00 will be admitted provisionally, and will be equired to pass their first two (2) courses with a GPA of 3.00 or greater.
  • Master of Healthcare Administration: Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be waived of all test requirements or, Applicants with a cumulative GPA less than a 3.00 will be admitted provisionally, and will be equired to pass their first two (2) courses with a GPA of 3.00 or greater.

College of Education

All teacher education programs require a background check and official transcripts from all colleges attended.  Additional requirements are listed below. 

  • Alternative Master of Education: Bachelor's degree, 2.75 GPA, prerequisite coursework, PRAXIS tests or equivalent ACT score, Questionnaire – please contact the COE for additional information.
  • Traditional Master of Education: Class B Alabama teaching certificate; 3.0 GPA
  • Master of Education in Exercise Science: Bachelor’s degree; 2.5 GPA
  • Master of Education in Sport Management (certification and non-certification): Bachelor’s degree; 2.5 GPA (2 years of documented educational experience if pursuing certification option and a valid teaching certificate)
  • Master of Education in Instructional Leadership: Three years teaching experience, Class B Alabama teaching certificate, portfolio, interview; 3.0 GPA
  • Master of Education in Counseling: (School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health options): Bachelor’s degree, portfolio, interview; 2.5 GPA
  • Master of Education in Instructional Technology: Bachelor’s degree; 2.5 GPA
  • Education Specialist in Special Education: Master’s Degree; Class A Alabama teaching certificate in any teaching field; 3.25 GPA
  • Education Specialist in School Counseling: Class A Certificate in School Counseling; 2 years teaching experience, interview, portfolio; 3.25 GPA
  • Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership, Early Childhood, Elementary and Physical Education; Class A certificate and Master’s degree in the degree you are pursuing; 3.25 GPA
  • Education Specialist in Instructional Technology; Master’s degree in any field; 3.0 GPA

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

  • Master of Liberal Arts: 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA or 2.75 in last 60 hours of undergraduate studies.
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management: A 3.0 for full admission and either the GRE or MAT.  Graduate students with a 2.75 GPA will be admitted on probationary status. If student maintains a 3.0 for two semesters, full admission is granted.
  • Master of Public Administration: Undergraduate transcript, two letters of recommendation, current resume, and a 500-word statement of purpose.
  • Master of Political Science: Transcript, two letters of recommendation, current resume, and 500-word statement of purpose.
  • Master of Science in Criminal Science: A 3.0 for full admission and either the GRE or MAT.  Graduate students with a 2.75 GPA will be admitted on probationary status. If student maintains a 3.0 for two semesters, full admission is granted.   
  • Master of Science in Applied Economics: No GPA requirements for applicants with a BA "during these extraordinary times".

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator for Interprofessional Practice 
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Masters)

College of Sciences

  • Master of Science in Psychology: Applicants are considered for admission each fall semester.  Application portfolios should include official transcripts, two (2) letters of recommendation, and a personal statement describing your reasons for pursuing am aster's degree.  Portfolios must be submitted no later than May 15. 
  • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems: Transcripts
  • Master of Science in Computer Science:  Transcripts
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Cyber Security: Transcripts

For specific information on graduate programs, please see the AUM Graduate Catalog or contact the appropriate graduate department.

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