The following Graduate School admissions requirements are minimum standards that identify
the pool of doctoral level applicants from which each academic unit makes its selection.
International applicants should consult "Admission of International Students" below
for further requirements.
- A Baccalaureate or Master's Degree as specified by the program: The applicant must
provide an official transcript showing an earned bachelor's or master's degree, depending
on program requirements. The degree must have been awarded by an accredited college
or university. Only transcripts received directly from an issuing institution are
considered official. For domestic students, signed and sealed transcripts that have
been in the applicant's possession can be used for admission purposes; however, official
transcripts may later be requested. Personal copies are not acceptable as official
- Entrance Examinations: New applications to the Graduate School require submission
of an appropriate entrance examination test score that is not more than five years
old. Contact your program for information on which tests and what score(s) are acceptable.
Test scores must be sent directly to Graduate Admissions by the testing agency. The
University of Memphis institution code number for reporting ETS scores is R-1459.
Some programs may waive the entrance examination requirement for applicants with exceptional
credentials, extensive professional experience, or a prior doctoral degree from an
accredited institution. See individual program descriptions for details.
- Program Requirements: Some academic units may have separate departmental applications
and/or additional requirements, such as portfolios, proficiency examinations, auditions,
etc. Refer to the appropriate program description in this Bulletin for details.