AUA’s graduate program offers master’s degrees that develop critical analysis and depth of knowledge through advanced coursework, independent study, and research.
The American University of Armenia accepts applications from professionals who have already obtained their undergraduate education and from students in their final year of undergraduate studies.

We strongly encourage you to look at the admissions requirements of your preferred program to see target test scores and other requirements that vary per program.  

Academic Programs

AUA offers nine graduate programs housed in three Colleges and one School in the fields listed to the right. We strongly encourage you to visit the website of your preferred program of study as well as contact the College or School directly.
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Selection Process and Target Scores

AUA practices holistic admissions. We select students who have the skills and ability to succeed at AUA and to assure that AUA is well suited to their educational and career goals. Once you submit your application, it is screened for technical eligibility. If eligible, the admissions committee will then conduct a thorough review of your application, which may include inviting you to an interview. Once your application is complete, you will receive notification of your admission status by email up to 12 weeks after the application deadline date.
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Application Requirements

Submit a complete application including all required supplements as outlined in the application instructions. The Application for Fall 2018 is currently available at
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How to Apply

Application for Admission
The Application for Fall 2018 is currently available at To start your application, first create and confirm your profile. We strongly encourage you to review our Application Requirements prior to starting your application.

Petition to Submit New Information
If you have already submitted an application and would like to add additional information, you should submit a “Petition to Submit New Information form.  Please note some changes may result in a deadline date change. Please see the attached form for detailed information.

Deadline Dates

Fall Application Deadlines

Early Admissions - January 31, 2018
Regular Admissions - May 2, 2018

Rolling Admissions* - June 30, 2018

* MSSM applicants are not eligible for rolling admissions as classes for the program will commence during the summer term. All other applicants submitting complete applications by the rolling admissions deadline date are considered on a space-available basis.
Note: If any deadline date falls on a non-working date, the deadline will be moved to the following working day.

Spring Application Deadlines
The Spring 2018 application deadline has passed. The anticipated Spring 2019 application deadline is December 1, 2018. Detailed information about the exact deadline and eligible programs will be available by October 1, 2018. 

Military Deferment

We are updating our policies and procedures related to military deferment as a result of the recent adoption of the Law of the Republic of Armenia on Military Service and Status of Military Serviceman. Please check back later for more information. The below is information related to AUA’s practice of Military Deferment prior to this change in law.

AUA has a limited number of military deferment spots available for male applicants with Armenian citizenship, making the process of receiving military deferment competitive.

To be considered for military deferment, you must first indicate so on your Application for Admission and submit your application for admission by the regular admissions deadline date. Military deferment spots are allocated based on the quality of applicants with consideration to equity among programs. The Office of Admissions will notify all applicants of their military deferment status by mid-June.

Please refer to the Military Deferment for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs policy for more information.


Admission to the American University of Armenia is competitive as there are more applicants than spaces available. If you are not offered admission to AUA, we welcome you to reapply in the future.

Before you reapply, we strongly recommend you to familiarize yourself with our reapplication policies to make sure you meet all the application requirements.
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The information on this page is general and may be subject to change. We strongly encourage you to check the website of your preferred field of study as well as American University of Armenia’s Graduate Admissions Policies for detailed information regarding the programs, admissions process and more. If your question is not answered in these FAQs, please email the Office of Admissions at
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Interested in viewing PDF flyers related to our graduate admissions process, tuition, or our academic programs? Check out our flyers page.
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