Our goal in admissions is to work closely with you to ensure your application process is personal, simple and successful.
We look for students who bring quantitative strengths, a passion for marketing and the ability to be successful in a specialized master's program.
- An academic background demonstrating strong intellectual capacity
- References that support your study and quantitative skills
- GMAT/GRE requirement currently being waived for Fall 2020
- Solid English communication skills
UA Graduate College
The UA Graduate College website includes all of the information you should need to know as a prospective graduate student at The University of Arizona. There are two information packages provided:
Fall 2020 Application now open!
All applications due the first Friday in May.
Admission decisions are made on a monthly rolling basis.
GMAT/GRE requirement currently being waived for Fall 2020
Completed applications includes all letters of recommendations have been received, GMAT/GRE scores, TOEFL scores and transcripts have been received. Completing the GMAT/GRE/TOEFL after the application deadline will mean your application is incomplete.
Application Package Requirements
To expedite the processing of your application follow these instructions carefully. All information must be received for an application to be considered complete.
No work experience is required.
All applicants should add email.arizona.edu, eller.arizona.edu and grad.arizona.edu to their authorized email sites to avoid important mail regarding the application to be tagged as junk mail.
Full instructions and requirements are included in the online application.
- Affidavit of Domicile (Arizona residents complete with application)
- Statement of Purpose
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Transcripts from all colleges/universities
- GMAT or GRE results (School Code 4832) - GMAT/GRE requirement currently being waived for Fall 2020
- TOEFL Minimum Score of 85 (or IELTS) (international students only; School Code 4832)
- If you unable to take the TOEFL or IELTS, we strongly recommend the CEPT test as the best means of judging whether an applicant has the English skills necessary to succeed in Graduate School. This is an extremely reliable and predictive test, and it can be done remotely without the need of a testing center.
- Proof of Financial Resources (international students only)
Once formally admitted to the University of Arizona, official versions of transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended will be required.
Please send official Transcripts from all institutions directly to the Graduate College at the University of Arizona:
Primary mailing address:Graduate College
The University of Arizona
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
Express mail (for FedEx, DHL, etc):Graduate College
The University of Arizona
1401 E University Blvd, #322
Tucson, AZ 85721 Please refer to the Graduate College's transcript and degree requirements for more information.
You are considered an international student if:
- You are not a citizen of the United States of America, and
- You are not a U.S. Permanent Resident, Refugee, Asylee, or Jay Treaty status holder.
Admissions requirements for International Students include the same criteria for all degree-seeking students, as well as:
- English Proficiency
- Proof of Financial Resources
- Health Insurance
More information for international students is available from International Student Programs and Services.
Please review our International Graduate Admissions Requirements summary to discover the minimum degree required of students from each country.
Proof of English proficiency is required for any international applicant born in a country where English is not the official language.
Please check the Graduate College's English Requirement list to verify your need to submit an English proficiency test.
Tests must be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.
Acceptable English Proficiency tests are:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 85 iBT
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 7
- Pearson PTE Academic - minimum score of 60
If you unable to take the TOEFL or IELTS, we strongly recommend the CEPT test as the best means of judging whether an applicant has the English skills necessary to succeed in Graduate School. This is an extremely reliable and predictive test, and it can be done remotely without the need of a testing center.
The student's initial I-20 or DS-2019 will be generated by CESL. At the time of formal admission into the Graduate College, the student's visa must be transferred from CESL to the University of Arizona Graduate College. Once all financial guarantee requirements have been met, a new I-20 or DS-2019 for the degree program can be issued by the Graduate College.
Further information on The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) can be found on their website at www.cesl.arizona.edu.
Those exempt from submitting English proficiency scores are:
- Applicants from countries where English is the official language.
- Applicants who have completed a bachelors or graduate degree at a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or an approved institution in an official English speaking country. Degree must not be older than two years from the term of enrollment.
- Applicants who have completed two years of full-time academic study must have 48 upper division, graded undergraduate semester units or 30 graded, graduate semester units.
Financial Guarantee and Visa Requirements
Students requesting non-immigrant visas (I-20 or DS-2019) must certify that they possess adequate financial resources to support themselves while in residence at The University of Arizona and must submit the Financial Guarantee Form.
Helpful Financial Guarantee Information:
- Financial guarantee documents must be dated within six months of the term of admission, must be in English, and should be addressed to The University of Arizona Graduate College.
- Departmental funding can serve as proof towards completion of the financial guarantee.
- It is acceptable to combine various types of funding such as student's personal funds, family funds, sponsor funding, and/or departmental funding to meet the total guarantee requirement.
- Family members (spouse or child/ren) that accompany students to the United States require proof of additional funding.
- Please check with your intended department regarding their timeline for funding decisions.
- If a student is sponsored through an organization or government agency, the sponsor must provide the Graduate Admissions Office and the International Student Services office with the terms of support.
- An official sponsorship letter must include specific information regarding the amount and duration of the financial award.
- Some sponsors require the University of Arizona to bill their organization for student tuition and fees. If so, details must be handled through an embassy or an agency located within the United States.
Prior to registration, an official letter regarding billing information must be sent to:
International Student Services Office
The University of Arizona
915 N. Tyndall Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0441
Students on non-immigrant visas are required by The University of Arizona to carry student accident and illness insurance coverage for each term of enrollment. The cost of insurance is included in the amount of the financial guarantee and is incorporated into your semester fees automatically upon registration.
Students covered by their government or sponsoring agency may be exempted from The University of Arizona's insurance plan when their government or sponsoring agency has submitted accident and sickness insurance plans deemed acceptable by The University of Arizona. Contact Campus Health for more information regarding an insurance exemption.
Students hired as Graduate Assistants in teaching or research will have their individual health insurance coverage paid by The University of Arizona. Additional information about this benefit will be sent to admitted international students who receive teaching or research assistant positions.
More information regarding our Campus Health Service can be found on the Campus Health website.