Graduate Admissions

Prospective graduate students, including University of Utah seniors, apply for admission through The University of Utah Apply Yourself online application system. Each department or program determines its own application process. Visit the department’s website for a link to the Graduate Admissions application, along with instructions and requirements.

Admissions Office

250 Student Services Building

Mailing address:
University of Utah
Admissions Office
201 S 1460 E Rm 250S
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9057

Phone: 801.581.7283
Fax: 801.585.7864

Admission Requirements

An applicant for admission to The Graduate School must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration;
  2. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  3. Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program.

Departments and colleges may establish additional criteria for admission in accordance with the general guidelines established by The Graduate School.

More information, including deadlines, the steps to begin an application, and international requirements, is available at the University’s Office of Admissions website:

The University of Utah is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, and employment. Moreover, students may not be denied admission to graduate work solely because they obtained a prior degree at the University of Utah.

Nonmatriculated Students

Students who do not qualify for admission to The Graduate School or non-degree-seeking students may enroll in graduate-level classes on a nonmatriculated basis. (Some graduate-level courses, however, are restricted because of full enrollment, limited space, prerequisites, etc.) When such students want to be considered for matriculated graduate status, they must apply formally through the Admissions Office. Upon recommendation from the major department and approval by the Graduate Admission Committee, the student may qualify for admission. Grades received during nonmatriculated status do not guarantee admission into a graduate program. International students on visas are not eligible for nonmatriculated status.

Credits earned by nonmatriculated 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 nine semester hours of nonmatriculated credit, taken no more than three years prior to the date of the request for approval to the Graduate School, can be applied toward a graduate degree. Credit for these hours is granted only if a grade of B or better was earned in the specified courses. Any exception to these requirements must be requested by the department chair or supervisory committee chair and approved by the dean of The Graduate School.

Any requests for exceptions to these general admission policies should be directed in writing to the Graduate Admissions Committee by the respective college or department.

Non-Matriculated Credit Hours form