International Graduate Admissions Process

Graduate applicants to the University of Utah are students who have completed the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree at either a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an institution recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in their home country.


A comprehensive list of the over 100 master's and doctoral programs offered at the University of Utah by clicking on the red button below:

Comprehensive graduate Program List

Admissions Standards

All international graduate applicants to the University of Utah must meet the following minimum Graduate School requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university or from an institution recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in their home country. The Office of International Admissions will determine if applicants with international degrees meet the Graduate School's requirement of a recognized bachelor's degree.
  • At least a 3.0 or higher undergraduate weighted mean GPA on a 4.0 scale. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated for the last two years attended if schooling was done at a foreign institution, and based upon the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) if the student attended a U.S. institution.
  • Meet the academic department’s admission standards and receive a recommendation for admission to their program.
  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency

Application Steps

Follow these steps to successfully complete an application to the University of Utah for graduate studies.

Graduate applicants access the online application directly through their department’s website. A complete list of graduate programs at the University of Utah and access to their online application can be found here

Applicants must upload a copy of all post-secondary transcripts to their application. These transcripts will be used as working copies during the admissions evaluation process. Failure to list all schools previously attended or making false or misleading statements on the application may result in cancellation of admission status and/or loss of credit.

  • Official English translations must be provided if the transcripts are only in the native language.
  • Before starting classes at the University of Utah, students must submit official copies of their transcripts and diploma(s) directly to the Office of Admissions.
      • Official printed transcripts can be dropped off in a closed envelope sealed with adhesive at the International Admissions service window in the Student Services Building (SSB) or mailed to:

        The University of Utah
        International Admissions
        201 South 1460 East, Room 250s
        Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA
In addition to academic transcripts, applicants must upload any additional documents required by the academic department/program. Examples of items frequently requested by departments include:
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Test Scores, such as the GRE or GMAT. 
      • The University of Utah ETS code is 4853. The Office of Admissions does not have a department code. Departments may require test scores sent directly to their department code. Please check the department's website for additional information.

The non-refundable graduate application fee for international applicants is $65. Applications submitted after the application deadline will incur an additional $30 late fee, even if an academic department has a later deadline. Applications are not complete until the application fee has been paid. Please do not send cash.

Some academic programs cover the cost (or the partial cost) of the application fee for their applicants. Please check the department’s website to determine the exact application fee. McNair Scholars or participants in the Vietnam Education Foundation are eligible to have their application fee waived, but they must upload proof of status to the online graduate application.

The University of Utah will evaluate an application only after we receive all required fees and documents, including transcripts and proof of English proficiency. All documents submitted to the University of Utah become its property and will not be released to students or other institutions.

Find a Department’s deadlines, requirements, application process, and financial aid

Each academic department controls the requirements of its application process. Learn the details on an academic department's admission deadlines and application requirements here.

Last Updated: 8/1/17