Graduate Admissions for International Students

Apply for admission to the University of North Alabama in eight easy steps. You can email scanned copies of all documents to to begin pre-approval. Original documents can follow by mail after pre-approval.









One additional step is required for students currently studying in the US at another school, college or university:



Completeappforweb our application. Fill out all information and sign. Questions can be emailed to

Diploma and Transcripts

transcAn official notarized copy of your high school diploma and transcripts and - if applicable - your undergraduate diploma should be submitted to finalize admission. All transcripts should be notarized of attested by a government institution.

**All of the four colleges at UNA (except the College of Business) require a WES or ECE evaluation of each applicant's transcripts before the applicant can be admitted to graduate studies. Students applying for the MBA program do not have to provide a WES evaluation if they have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

Statement of Purpose

SOPAll applicants must write in their own words a Statement of Purpose that addresses these 3 topics:
  • Tell us about yourself: personal background, academic interest, career aspiration, volunteering experience, etc.
  • Tell us why you want to study in the US
  • Tell us why you chose to apply to UNA

Bank Letter and Affidavit of Support


  • An original letter or financial statement in English on official bank stationery from a bank or other financial institution in which the student or the sponsor has checking or savings deposits, certificates of deposit, money market certificates or other types of accounts containing readily-available funds must be submitted. This letter must provide a specific numerical amount of funds; a letter with a general amount is not acceptable. The minimum amount required in this letter must be equal to $25,000 for graduate students. Letters must be dated within one year of the time the student plans to enroll. Financial sponsors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents must submit the I-134 Immigration form which can be printed from this website.

    If a parent or other sponsor is supplying funds for the student, a letter from the sponsor must be submitted with bank statements. The letter should include:

    • the student's complete name and date of birth
    • the sponsor's complete name and relationship to the student
    • the sponsor's contact information including address, phone number and e-mail address if available
    • a statement that the sponsor is able to and intends to provide for the student's tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses for the entire duration of the student's program

Application Fee

feeA non-refundable application fee of one hundred dollars ($100) is required of every international applicant. Include an international money order or U.S. check made payable to the University of North Alabama or fill out the payment with credit card section in the application form. No wire transfers or application fee waivers.

Test Scores

gmatgreGraduate Entrance Exam

Student are required to take the GRE or GMAT or MAT test before being admitted to graduate programs at UNA. No student can be unconditionally admitted directly into graduate programs at UNA without the required test scores.

Conditional Admission before Graduate Entrance Exam:

  • Students who need to meet the English Proficiency requirement can be admitted to UNA's ESL program and take the required Graduate Entrance Exam while in ESL.
  • Students who are pursuing an MBA be admitted to the Graduate Academy of Business Administration to work on pre-requisites for the MBA program and take the required Graduate Entrance Test while in this program.

Language Proficiency

ieltstoeflLanguage proficiency is a required of all international students. This requirement can be met in two ways: through a test score from a recognized agency or through UNA's English as a Second Language Program.

If available, original test should be sent directly to UNA (CODE:1735). Language Proficiency Required Scores:

  • CBT = 213
  • iBT = 79
  • IELTS = 6.0
  • TOEIC = 670
  • PTE = 54
If you have taken any of the following, all official test scores must be sent to UNA (CODE: 1735) directly from the testing centers.
  • GMAT = 450 (V=150, Q=148) (MBA)
  • GRE = 800/286 (V=150, Q=148) (MBA)
  • MAT 388 or combined Verbal/Quantitative 800 (Arts and Sciences)

Test score not required. If available, original test should be sent directly to UNA (CODE:1735).

  • CBT = 213
  • iBT = 79
  • IELTS = 6.0
  • TOEIC = 670
  • PTE = 54