Admission & Enrollment

We have a few admission options.  You may seek admission to the graduate degree program (30 hours), the graduate certificate program (15 hours), or as a non-degree seeking (NDS) student.


APPLY TO THE MASTER’s DEGREE or certificate PROGRAM

Your application starts with The Graduate School at Auburn University (grad.auburn.edu).  The application is an online system that helps gather items listed below.  Contact the distance education office (agdista@auburn.edu) with questions.

All applicants should plan to provide the following as part of the application…

  • All official Transcripts – email to graduatetranscripts@auburn.edu
  • Three Professional or Academic References – provided as part of the application
  • Statement of Purpose – provided as part of the application.  Your statement should be no more than one page and should outline your career/academic/research/professional goals.
  • GRE Scores (MS Applicants Only) – send to university code 1005

Note some applicants may be required to provide additional documentation.  Contact the Distance Education Office (agdista@auburn.edu) for typical qualifications.

Graduate Degree Programs Apply to AU Graduate School  


ENROLL AS A Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Student

If you need to take graduate-level courses but do not need a degree, you may consider enrolling as a graduate non-degree seeking (NDS) student.  This option option has relaxed admission requirements and no faculty advisor assignment.  The hours completed do earn college credit, but are not counted toward a degree unless you are admitted to a program.  Apply through The Graduate School and use the option for Graduate Non-Degree Seeking as your program selection.

Note: If you later decide to enroll in one of our graduate programs, you may apply up to 12 hours of courses taken before your admission as a degree-seeking student. 

Graduate Courses APPLY TO AU GRADUATE SCHOOL