Admissions Requirements and Instructions

For detailed application/admission requirements and recommendations see information specified for each individual program

  1. 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.
  2. $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.
         Augusta University
         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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Program specific recommendations – see program Admission Requirements and Recommendations for additional details
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 are deferred.

Additional Information

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.      


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