AUA practices holistic admissions. We select students who have the skills and ability to succeed 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 (refer to the application requirements for more information). If eligible, the Academic Program Admissions and Graduate Admissions Committees conduct a thorough review of your application, which may include inviting you to an interview.
As admission to AUA is competitive, both Committees consider both academic and personal information, including academic credentials, professional experience, graduate entrance exam scores, the statement of purpose, recommendation letters, and the interview, if applicable.
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. Please 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. 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 your admission to AUA. On the other hand, by scoring less, you may be considered for conditional admission. Make sure to review our application requirements in detail to understand which exam(s) you must take or, alternatively, if you are eligible for a waiver.
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 Management (MSM)||60th percentile||60th percentile||–|
|Master of Science in Economics (MSE)||60th percentile||60th percentile||–|
|Master of Science in Computer and Information Science (MS CIS)||50th percentile||50th percentile||–|
|Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (ME IESM)||50th percentile||50th percentile||–|
|Master of Public Health (MPH)||50th percentile||50th percentile||–|
|Master of Political Science and International Affairs (MPSIA)||25th percentile||25th percentile||–|
|Master of Laws (LL.M.)||–||–||145 or higher|
|Master of Art in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA TEFL)||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||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|