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
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
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.
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:
- Official English translations must be provided if the transcripts are only in the
- 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.
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- 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
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.