The Graduate School Admission Requirements

Welcome Prospective Students!  Below you will find all the information you need to successfully enroll in the Graduate School here at Tuskegee University. 


Application for graduate school may be found at:


  1. A baccalaureate or professional degree earned from an accredited college or university.  (The program in Occupational Therapy (OT) is an exception to this rule).
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 based on the 4.00 scale grading system for all previous work.
  3. Official transcripts.
  4. Personal statement.
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  6. Resume
  7. GRE Scores
  8. ETS/WES Scores (original)*
  9. Bank Statement*
  10. Affidavit of support*
  11. TOEFL*

*For International Students Only

Students should provide two recommendations from persons acquainted with their academic program and scholastic ability. These recommendations should be forwarded directly to the Director or Chair of the Department in which the applicant intends to specialize.  The Department may set higher standards than the minimum requirements. These standards are available from the departments.

Graduates of Tuskegee University or from other accredited institutions, which have substantially the same requirements for the bachelor's degree, are eligible to seek admission to graduate school. The applicant should request that transcripts be sent to the Tuskegee University Graduate School's office. 

No action will be taken on the applications without all required documentation. The Admissions Office will coordinate the processing of the application materials with the appropriate graduate department.

Requests for graduate fellowships and/or assistantships with recommendations should be submitted to the department in which the student wishes to specialize.   Any offer made to applicants by target units for financial support requires approval of the Graduate School.


The policy of the Graduate School of Tuskegee University is to accept applicants with GRE verbal and quantitative scores of 540 and above on paper test (range 200-800).  New GRE scores based on computer tests (range 130-170) are required after August 2011 with equivalent score of 156. However, applicants with lower GRE verbal and quantitative scores are encouraged to submit their scores for consideration by the Graduate School. Graduate Record Examination scores more than FIVE YEARS OLD are not acceptable as fulfillment of the GRE requirement.

GRE ( is administered worldwide and in the USA.   Information and registration forms may also be obtained from the Testing Office, Margaret Murray Washington Hall, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088.


International students who have adequate preparation for graduate study are invited to apply for admission to Graduate School.  In addition to the other entrance credentials, applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence to the Graduate School of adequate training in the use of English.  This ordinarily would mean a score of at least 500 on the paper-based test, or its equivalent on Internet-based test (61) and on computer-based test (173) on the TOEFL examination. 

TOEFL scores are considered official when they are sent directly to the Graduate School from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Other copies are not considered official.

Arrangements for taking TOEFL may be made by writing to:

TOEFL, Educational Testing Service
Box 6151,
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151, USA


All international students applying for admission must submit their transcripts for evaluation and certification to:

World Education Services (WES)
P. O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10011

International students who are granted admission to the Graduate Programs may consult with Tuskegee University's Global Office regarding US residency and visa requirements.


Admission in this category is restricted primarily to students who may benefit professionally from additional study at the graduate level.   These students may subsequently apply for regular admission to Graduate Programs.  However, the courses taken as a non-degree student will not be used for fulfilling the requirements of the graduate degree.

Students who have been dismissed from the Graduate Programs may enroll as non-degree students.  However, the credits earned in this category may not be subsequently applied toward a graduate degree at Tuskegee University.