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 then conducts a thorough review of your application, which may include inviting you to an interview.
As admission to AUA is competitive, the Admission Committee considers both academic and personal information, including academic credentials, professional experience, graduate admissions test scores, the statement of purpose, recommendation letters, and the interview, if applicable.
Eligible applicants who submit complete applications by the published deadline dates will receive notification of their admission status by email, up to twelve weeks after the respective deadline.
Decisions made by the Admissions Committee cannot be appealed.
More information regarding the selection process 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 your admission to AUA. On the other hand, by scoring less, you may be considered for conditional admission. Applicants who score at or below the automatic denial thresholds will be denied admission to AUA.
English Language Proficiency
|TOEFL iBT||79||IELTS Academic||6.5|
Graduate Standardized Tests
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||60th percentile||60th percentile||–|
|Master of Science in Strategic Management (MSSM)||60th percentile||60th percentile||–|
|Master of Science in Economics (MSE)||60th percentile||60th percentile||–|
|Master of Science in Computer and Information Science (CIS)||50th percentile||50th percentile||–|
|Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM)||50th percentile||50th percentile||–|
|Master of Public Health (MPH)||50th percentile||50th percentile||–|
|Master of Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA)||25th percentile||–||–|
|Master of Laws (LL.M.)||–||–||140 or higher|
|Master of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)||No additional exam required|
AUTOMATIC DENIAL THRESHOLDS
|TOEFL iBT||67||IELTS Academic||5.5|
Graduate School Admissions Exams
|Master of Science in Economics (MSE)||49th percentile||49th percentile|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||39th percentile||39th percentile|