Master's Degree Programs

The following admissions requirements are minimum standards that identify the pool of master's level applicants from which each academic unit makes its selection. Prospective students should check with the appropriate degree program for specific deadlines. For admission to a degree program, applicants should allow a reasonable amount of time for necessary documents to be processed by the appropriate department and Graduate Admissions.

  • Baccalaureate Degree: The applicant must provide an official transcript showing that a bachelor's degree was awarded by an accredited college or university. The applicant must have earned an acceptable grade point average. In addition, transcripts from any other college or university attended must be requested. Students who received bachelor's degrees from The University of Memphis may disregard this requirement. Only transcripts received directly from an issuing institution are considered official. Signed and sealed transcripts that have been in the applicant's possession can be used for admission purposes; however, official transcripts must later be requested. Personal copies are not acceptable as official documents.
  • Entrance Examinations: See program descriptions for more information on requirements. Some programs may waive the entrance examination requirement for applicants with exceptional credentials, extensive professional experience, or a prior graduate degree from an accredited institution. These waivers are at the discretion of the academic program. Check individual program descriptions for details.
  • Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statement, Essay Questions, etc: The application for your chosen program will note if Letters of Recommendation are required. Some departments also require other material such as a statement of professional goals. Be sure to check with them.