For detailed application/admission requirements and recommendations see information
specified for each individual program
- ON-LINE APPLICATION: Complete and submit the application form and program supplemental form - (includes
personal statement) by the application deadline. All required application materials
and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete
and an admission decision can be made. Applications and supporting materials received
after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis. Early
submission of all application materials is strongly advised.
- $50 Application Fee: The $50 application fee must be paid online with an electronic check or credit/debit
card. *This fee is non-refundable. Once payment is authorized, your application is
submitted to Augusta University, and you can no longer make changes to it online.
Please contact the Office of Academic Admissions directly to update your application
after it has been submitted.
*Biomedical Sciences and Biostatistics PhD. Applicants Only: Applicants to these two
programs will receive a refund of the $50 application fee for applicants if they are
United States citizens or individuals with a permanent resident status who apply no
later than December 15, 2016.
- ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO:
Office of Academic Admissions
1120 Fifteenth Street, Benet House
Augusta, GA 30912-7310 USA
Monitor the current status of your application and arrival of your application materials online.
You will need your Augusta University ID number which will be provided to you by OAA
when they notify you that they received and processed your application. If you have
any questions regarding your Augusta University ID number, the application status
link, or your official Augusta University application file (i.e. discrepancies with
what has/has not arrived, what needs to be submitted etc.) please contact the Office
of Academic Admissions directly.
- All programs require a minimum of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirements,
evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are
the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities
- Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended.
Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official
course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript.
- Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.
To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed
and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's Office of the issuing institution.
Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from
the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be
directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Three references/recommendations
- Recommendations (which include a reference form and letter of recommendation) from
three individuals are required. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically
assess the applicant's prior academic (usually college professors), employment, artistic,
research and/or clinical experience (clinical or research supervisor/manager) and
qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate
student in the field/program selected.
- Graduate reference forms and letters of recommendation can be submitted online only.
As part of the online application process, applicants provide the names and current
email addresses for three individuals they have asked to serve as their referees.
Once the online application is submitted, each referee will receive an email notification
directing him/her to the online site where he/she can complete the reference form
and submit his/her letter of recommendation. To change a referee after the application
has been submitted, the applicant is instructed to log into his/her CollegeNet account
and update the name and current email address for the referee. Status updates of your
referees' submissions will be provided to you directly from CollegeNet.
- Official GRE scores (only the General GRE test is required)
- Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores must be sent directly to the Office of
Academic Admissions by the Educational Testing Service. The Augusta University institution
code is 5406 for GRE scores. Do not list a department code. All scores must be less
than five years old.
- Test takers who took the GRE prior to August 1, 2011 were scored on the old scoring
scale of 200-800. The minimum score requirement of 900 total (combined verbal and
quantitative scores) will continue to be used for those who took the GRE prior to
the scoring changes.
- Test takers who took the GRE after August 1, 2011 are scored on the new scoring scale
of 130-170. The minimum score of 290 total (combined verbal and quantitative scores)
will be required for those who took the GRE after the scoring changes.
- Official Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores may be substituted for GRE scores in master's
nursing programs, with the exception of Nursing Anesthesia. All official MAT scores
must be submitted to Augusta University's OAA directly from Pearson Education, Inc.
The institution code for submission of MAT scores to Augusta University is 1108. Please
do not select a department code. All scores must be less than five years old.
- As applicable, applicants must also submit the following:
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if your first language
is not English. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79
(internet-based) is required. Some programs require a higher minimum score. Scores
must be sent directly to the Office of Academic Admissions by the Educational Testing
Service. Augusta University's institution code is 5406. TOEFL scores must be less
than two years old.
- Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for graduate students who submit proof
of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university
where English is the language of instruction.
- Course by course transcript evaluation of foreign transcripts by an approved transcript evaluation service. Biomedical
Science and Biostatistics PhD. Applicants Only: Applicants to these two programs can
request consideration to receive a credentials evaluation at the expense of each program.
Applications, official transcripts and other application materials must be sent to
Augusta University by December 15, 2016 to be eligible to receive this consideration.
- If accepted, international students must submit documentation of personal funds before
a Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility can be issued.
- Program specific requirements– see program Admission Requirements for details. Some programs require interviews:
Interviews are by invitation only. Applicants will be selected for an interview based
on an initial review of submitted application materials. Selected applicants will
be notified directly by the program.
- Program specific recommendations – see program Admission Requirements and Recommendations for additional details
- Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved
by the Dean of the The Graduate School.
- While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with Augusta University's Office of Academic
Admission for recent updates.
- Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements, program requirements and tuition and fees in effect for the semester to which they
- Electronically submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). You may contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 706-721-4901 or by e-mail. Apply for financial aid as soon as possible, before actual acceptance into a program
of study, to allow enough time for your financial aid application to be processed.
- In accordance with federal law, the Augusta University makes available, upon request,
its annual security report which includes information concerning campus security policies
and crime statistics. For a copy of this report, please contact Augusta University
Public Safety at 706-721-2914. Students at distant site locations should contact
the college public safety office at that location.
- Providing false or incomplete information on this application or any of the documents
supporting your application for admission can result in denial of admission, invalidation
of an acceptance decision, or, following matriculation, administrative disenrollment
or dismissal. Students are subject to disenrollment or dismissal for falsifying application
information at any time during enrollment prior to graduation.