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Graduate applicants to the University of Utah must hold a completed and officially conferred U.S. four-year Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the institutionally-accepted international equivalent.
All prospective graduate students must submit an application to the University of Utah, including those who are currently undergraduate students at the University. The link to the application can be found on each graduate program’s website.
To ensure enough time to secure a visa, international applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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Graduate Application Deadlines
Students who submit their application to a graduate program after the following dates may be charged a late application fee of $30. Some departments have application deadlines earlier than these dates and will not consider late applicants.
Graduate School Policy states that graduate students are required to maintain continuous registration and must acquire permission from the Graduate Department for a “Leave of Absence” before leaving the University.
If you fail to register for a term (excluding summer term) and do not file for a leave of absence, you are immediately made ineligible to register for future terms.
Continuing students that have been discontinued are required to apply for readmission into their graduate program.
If you are a previous graduate student that did not maintain continuous registration in your academic program, you must reapply through the ApplyYourself online graduate admissions application found at each graduate program’s website.
Not Seeking a Degree?
If you do not qualify for admission to graduate studies or non-degree-seeking students, you may enroll in graduate-level courses on a non-degree seeking basis.
Credits earned by non-degree seeking students may or may not apply to a graduate degree program.
Graduate programs are designed and approved by faculty committees assigned to supervise each graduate student.
Decisions on accepting course credit are made initially by these supervisory committees.
Only fifteen semester hours of non-matriculated credit, taken no more than three years prior to approval, can be applied toward a graduate degree.
Non-matriculated and second baccalaureate students registering for one or more graduate-level courses in their undergraduate career will be charged graduate tuition rates for all courses taken.
Read more about how to apply as a non-matriculated student.