Request that official transcripts be sent to the University of Mobile Office of Graduate Programs from all universities you have attended.
Review the Graduate Section of the University of Mobile Catalog for specific requirements for your intended area of study.
What is required to gain admission to the Graduate Programs at the University of Mobile?
Since applicants must always be admitted to a specific program within the Graduate Programs, all applications for admission are reviewed by the Dean of the School in which the student intends to study and by the Graduate Dean. Students may apply online or download a pdf of the application and mail to the Office of Graduate Programs.
The General sections (verbal, quantitative and analytic sections) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required of all applicants to the Graduate Programs; except in the School of Business, which requires the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Prospective students should plan to take the appropriate examination. A copy of their scores must be sent to the Office of Graduate Programs.
The decision to admit an applicant to pursue studies at the University of Mobile results from evaluations of qualitative and quantitative information. All applicants must provide a completed application form and records of previous academic achievements (official transcripts). Applicants may be required to provide letters of recommendation. The Deans of each Graduate Program consider all of the application materials which are reviewed and contribute to the final decision.
It should be clearly understood that the admission requirements listed below represent the minimal standards set by the Graduate Council and that additional requirements and higher standards may well be stipulated by the various school deans. Applicants should check for such requirements with the school themselves or the appropriate section of the Graduate Bulletin.
Minimum standards for admission to the Master’s programs:
1. The applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution approved by a regional accrediting agency.
2. The applicant must be eligible to re-register in good standing at the last college or university attended.
3. The applicant must present evidence, by official transcript, of a grade point average of at least 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale)
4. Applicants must present satisfactory standardized test scores (GRE or GMAT). Consult specific school requirements for this information.
5. The appropriate dean and the graduate dean must be convinced that the applicant shows promise of satisfying graduate degree requirements
I was given conditional admission to a graduate program. What does that mean?
A student who fails to qualify for unconditional admission due to a less than satisfactory grade point average or test scores may be admitted on a conditional basis, provided, however, the student possesses a grade point average of at least 2.50. Students who still need prerequisites are also considered conditional. Conditional admission can be given only upon the recommendation of the school dean and the graduate dean.
How do I move from conditional to unconditional admission?
A conditional student at the master’s level must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 on the first nine (9) semester hours of course work numbered 500 or above or on all courses taken while completing this nine (9) hour requirement.
What happens after I submit my application?
After all credentials are received, the Graduate Office will compile the applicant’s file and will forward the application and transcript(s) to the appropriate school dean. When this process is completed, we will notify the applicant of the University’s decision.
What is clear-to-register status?
A temporary status is granted for one semester and allows a student to enroll in a maximum of two graduate classes prior to completing the admission process.
Where do applications, test scores, and transcripts need to be sent?
All credentials (application, an official transcript from each institution attended and standardized test scores) must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Programs.
University of Mobile
Office of Graduate Programs
5735 College Parkway
Mobile, AL 36613-2842
Is it possible for an undergraduate University of Mobile student to take a graduate-level class?
A senior undergraduate who has at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and who lacks nine or fewer hours toward graduation may (with the approval of the adviser and Graduate Dean) enroll in six or fewer graduate hours in the last semester of undergraduate work. Graduate hours earned can not count in both undergraduate and graduate degree plans. Applications for undergraduate to take graduate courses are available in the Graduate Office.
May I take graduate classes without being admitted to a particular program?
Yes, the student must fill out an application form and specify interest in being a special non-degree student. Students with Bachelor’s degrees who desire to take graduate courses but who are not working toward graduate degrees may enroll as Non-Degree graduate students. Enrollment as a Non-Degree student, however, does not guarantee admission to a graduate class. Each applicant must provide the Office of Graduate Programs with the following:
1. A completed application for admission;
2. A non-refundable application fee;
3. An official transcript from the last institution attended showing grades and degree(s) earned; and
4. A letter from applicant stating intent to be a Non-Degree student.