All graduate programs at the University of Arizona have the same general requirements, in addition to specific application materials requested by the degree-granting department. The Graduate College requirements are as follows:
A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a 4.00 scale for undergraduate studies. Calculation of the GPA is based on the following:
1. Twelve or more graded units obtained as a graduate student.
2. Applicant's undergraduate record comprised of their most recent 60 graded units.
3. Or a combination of the last 60 units of undergraduate and graduate coursework (2 year, full-time equivalent for non-US or non-semester type credit hours) when fewer than twelve units of graduate coursework have been completed.
Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended
Students can apply and be recommended for admittance using unofficial transcripts as long as they have the student's name and the University. They are required to give official transcripts to the Graduate College within 30 days after beginning the program.
International students must also meet additional requirements of the Graduate College, including proof of English language proficiency. Applicants must submit a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 paper based (PB), 79 internet based (iBT), or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6).
ALL MDP students will need a basic statistics background. If applicants have not taken statistics they may be required to take a course before fall classes begin or may need to take a basic statistics course in their first semester. This course will not count towards their 48 units needed for graduation.