Admissions Requirements and Instructions

Application Process

See individual programs and admission requirements for additional information and program specific requirements. Click below for information on desired programs:



Education Specialist


Application Information
  • Application deadlines are program specific
  • Early application and early submission of all supporting materials is strongly advised
  • Applications should be completed and submitted before the program’s deadline
  • All official required documentation must be received before an admission decision can be made
  • Some programs may accept applications and/or supporting materials after the deadline on a space-available basis. Others will not. Please check with your program of interest for details
  • Applicants can apply to more than one graduate program. However, please note that students cannot be enrolled in more one program at the same time with the exception of an official AU dual degree programs.
Application Fee

Application fee varies with program/application systems – see specific program for specific fee

  • Standard Program Fee: The standard application fee is $50 and due at time of application. This fee is non‐refundable
  • Nursing: Total application fee of $95 – ($75 fee for NursingCAS application; $25 for Augusta University Supplemental fee)
  • Nutrition: Total application fee of ($50 fee for CollegeNet application; $50 for DiCAS application)
  • Biomedical Sciences PhD Application Fee Refund:
    • December 1st is the deadline for all applicants to receive an application refund.
Application Steps
  • Carefully review admission requirements for your program of interest
  • Access application as directed
  • Read and follow application instructions provided within the application
  • Submit all official documents (transcripts, transcript evaluations, test scores, etc.) to the Office of Academic Admissions (OAA)

Augusta University
The Office of Academic Admissions
1120 15th Street, Benet House
Augusta, GA 30912

General Admission Requirements

Applicants are instructed to carefully review program requirements for additional and specific information and instructions. Please see admission requirements for your desired program

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s (or Higher) Degree or Equivalent from an Accredited College or University
      • Degrees awarded from international universities and colleges must be verified as the U.S. equivalent of a Bachelor’s or higher degree
    • Official transcripts from all Colleges and/or Universities
      • Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended and currently attending. To remain official, all transcripts must be received directly from the Registrar’s office of the issuing institution. 
      • Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course‐by‐course transcript evaluation based on official transcripts and documents be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents, or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
    • References/Recommendations
      • The number of recommendations required is program specific and varies from zero to three.
      • Referees should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant’s prior academic, employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant’s potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected.
      • The individuals you list as referees on your application will be sent an email with instructions for completing the online reference form. Online submission is required.
    • Official Standardized Exam Scores
      • Some programs may waive standardized test scores for applicants who meet specified criteria (see program specific admission requirements for waiver criteria)
      • Standardized exams scores must be reported directly from the testing agency to be considered as official. Copies of student score reports are not accepted as official.
      • Consult the specific program regarding test requirements and minimum exam score requirements and/or recommendations.
      • Most academic programs require official standardized exam scores such as: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), and/or other standardized exams such as GACE (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators) or NDBE (National Dental Board Exam).
        • GRE:
          • Use institution code 5406  for all programs requiring GRE scores
          • Do not list a department code
          • All scores must be less than five years old
        • MAT:
          • Official Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores may be substituted for GRE scores
          • Use institution code  1108 for all programs accepting  MAT scores
          • Do not list a department code
          • All scores must be less than five years old
        • GMAT:
          • Use institution code 5336
        • GACE:
          • Official GACE scores are required by specific education programs
          • Use institution code 405
        • NDBE:
            • Official NDBE Part 1 can be accepted in place of GRE scores, only for MS Oral Biology program
              • Exams must be taken within the last five years

As applicable, applicants must also submit the following:

    • TOEFL Exam Scores: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. All official TOEFL scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University directly from Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than two years old.
      • The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
  • Verification of transcripts from foreign colleges and universities by an approved transcript evaluation service. An official course-by-course transcript evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required. See details here
  • Augusta University accepts official course-by-course transcript evaluations from the following evaluation services:
      • World Evaluation Services (WES)
      • Joseph Silny & Associates
      • Education Credential Evaluators (ECE)

* If accepted, international students will need to submit documentation of personal funds before a Form I‐20 Certificate of Eligibility can be issued.

Program Specific Requirements and Recommendations
    • Consult individual program Information for program specific information and details.
      • Interviews:
      • Some programs may require interviews
      • Interviews are by invitation only
      • Applicants will be selected for an interview based on an initial review of submitted application materials
      • Applicants will be notified directly by the program if they are selected for an interview

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