University of Arizona Graduate College

The Graduate College provides central support and leadership to serve, oversee and advance all aspects of the graduate enterprise at the University of Arizona. Over 130 individual colleges, departments and programs offer world-class graduate degrees and maintain outstanding facilities and opportunities for research and creative scholarly activity. The University of Arizona is one of the nation’s top 20 public research institutions, enabling graduate students to work with leading researchers and providing an ideal environment for graduate study. We place high priority on interdisciplinary studies; we strongly promote intellectual and cultural diversity; and we encourage international exchange.

College Features

  • Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research where traditional disciplines interface.
  • Graduate College Diversity Programs coordinate and lead the Graduate College initiatives in the recruitment, funding, retention, and graduation of a diverse graduate student body.
  • The Graduate College coordinates financial assistance like graduate assistantships, fellowships, tuition scholarships.

Admissions Requirements

Every program at the University of Arizona has its own set of specific requirements, in addition to the Graduate College requirements outlined on this website. In order to find out the requirements for specific programs, please use our Program Description Guide and contact the department for the most up to date standards. The Graduate College has minimum requirements as well which may vary depending on your status as a domestic or international student.

The minimum basic admission requirements for the Graduate College include the award of a bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from a college or university which grants degrees recognized by The University of Arizona. Details of “Recognized Degrees” and “Acceptable Degrees” are outlined below and differ for Domestic and International Students.

Beyond the award of a bachelors degree, there is a minimum grade point average (GPA) expectation of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for previously completed university work. Click here to access more detailed GPA requirements.

The University of Arizona does not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admission. However, many graduate departments do require standardized Graduate Entrance Examinations such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for admission. Some departments may require applicants to take the GRE Subject Test in a specific discipline.

Contact Information

1401 E. University Blvd.
Administration 316
Arizona 85721
United States
Phone: (520) 621-3471
Fax: (520) 621-4101