Graduate Admissions Policy

 

AAU offers the following accredited graduate academic programs:

 

Graduate Programs

CollegeProgramsCredit HoursCampus
Pharmacy Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy 36 Al Ain
Law Master in Private Law 33 Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
Master in Public Law 33 Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
Master of Criminal Science 33 Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
Education   Professional Diploma in Teaching 24 Al Ain
Master of Arts in TESOL 36 Al Ain
Master of Education in Arabic Language Curricula and Instruction 33 Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
Master of Education in Islamic Education Curricula and Instruction 33 Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
Business Administration   Master of Business Administration (MBA) in:
  • MBA- General
  • MBA- Accounting
  • MBA- Finance and Banking
  • MBA- Marketing
  • MBA – Human Resources Management
  • MBA- Management Information Systems  
  • MBA- Project management
  • MBA- Healthcare management
33 Abu Dhabi & Al Ain

 

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy

  • A Bachelor degree in Pharmacy or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4) point scale, or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.
  • A certificate of equivalency that is issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE. In case the bachelor certificate is issued from abroad
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:
    EmSATTOEFL ITPTOEFL iBTTOEFL CBTIELTS
    1400 550 79 213 6
    * The exception to this requirement applies to students whose mother tongue is English and finished a Bachelor’s degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction in an English-speaking country.

Conditional Requirements:
A student may be granted conditional admission to the Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy in the following cases:

  • If a student scored (Emsat 1250, 197CBT, iBT 71,530 PBT, or 5.5 IELTS), s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that s/he or be subjected to dismissal:
    • Obtains at least a score of (EmSat 1400, 550 in TOEFL) or (6 in IELTS) or equivalent by the end of the first term of joining the program,
    • Registers for no more than( 6) credit hours in the first term of joining the program
    • Must achieve a minimum of CGPA (3 out of 4) in the first six credit hours of the approved program.
  • If a student obtains a Bachelor's degree with a CGPA (2 to 2.99 out of 4) or its equivalent and meets the conditions of the English Language proficiency requirements as set out above:
    • student must take a maximum of nine credit hours of courses studied for the graduate program during the period of conditional admission
    • Must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of courses studied for the graduate program or be subject to dismissal.

 

Master of (Public/Private) Law

  • A Bachelor degree in Law or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4) point scale, or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.
  • A certificate of equivalency that is issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE. In case the bachelor certificate is issued from abroad
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:
    EmSATTOEFL ITPIELTS
    950 450 4.5
    * The exception to this requirement applies to students whose mother tongue is English and finished a Bachelor’s degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction in an English-speaking country.

Master of Criminal Science

  • A Bachelor degree in Law or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4) point scale, or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.
  • A certificate of equivalency that is issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE. In case the bachelor certificate is issued from abroad
  • May accept students with a bachelor of Police Science and criminal justice in the master's program in criminal science, provided the student should have studied at least 65% of the area of law and courses related to the criminal.
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:
    EmSATTOEFL ITPIELTS
    950 450 4.5
    * The exception to this requirement applies to students whose mother tongue is English and finished a Bachelor’s degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction in an English-speaking country.

 

Conditional Requirements
A student may be granted conditional admission in the Master of Law in the following cases:

  • If a student obtains a GPA between (2 and 2.99 out of 4), s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that s/he:
    • Registers for no more than (6) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program.
    • Obtains at least (3 out of 4) or its equivalent in the registered program during the first semester

 

MA in TESOL Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the MA in TESOL program, the applicant must have:

  • A Bachelor degree in English/Linguistics/English Language Teaching or equivalent, approved by the UAE Ministry of Education with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4) point scale, or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.

  • A certificate of equivalency that is issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE. In case the bachelor certificate is issued from abroad

  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:

    EmSATTOEFL ITP TOEFL iBT TOEFL CBT IELTS
    1400 550 79 213 6
    * The exception to this requirement applies to students whose mother tongue is English and finished a Bachelor’s degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction in an English-speaking country.

     

Conditional Requirements
A student may be granted conditional admission in the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the following cases:

  • If a student obtains a score of (530 in TOEFL ITP) certificate or its equivalent and has an average of at least (3 out of 4), s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:
    • Obtains a score of (550 in TOEFL) or (6 in IELTS) by the end of the first semester of joining the program.
    • Registers for no more than (6) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program.
    • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4).
  • If a student obtains a score of (550 in TOEFL ITP) certificate or its equivalent and has a cumulative average from (2 to 2.99 out of 4) s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:
    • Registers (9) credit hours per semester of joining the master’s program and the student may take these 9 hours in one semester, two semesters (3 + 6) or even three semesters (3 + 3 + 3).
    • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4).
  • If an applicant obtains a score of (530 in TOEFL ITP) certificate or its equivalent and has a cumulative average from (2 to 2.99 out of 4), s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:
    • Registers a maximum of (6) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program.
    • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4).
    • Obtains at least a score of (550 in TOEFL) or (6 in IELTS) by the end of the semester of joining the program.

 

Master of Education in Arabic Language Curricula and Instruction

  • Bachelor degree in Arabic Language Education degree or Arabic Language and Islamic Studies Teacher Education degree, or Arabic Language degree approved by the UAE Ministry of Education with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4).
  • Bachelor's degree in Arabic language major with a GPA not less than (3 of 4), with Professional diploma in teaching not less than good as a grade or its equivalent.
  • Student with Bachelor's degree in Arabic language major with a GPA not less than (3, 4) must take two remedial by (6) credit hours: curriculum and instructions, assessment and classroom environment. If the student is found to have studied them or one of them, the relevant department may decide other than what the student has
  • Must pass a personal interview conducted by representatives of the program with advanced; so that allocated 20 % of admission score.
  • The selection is made on a differential basis in the light of the applicant's total score of scientific qualification and the total score of the interview.
  • A certificate of equivalency that is issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE. In case the bachelor certificate is issued from abroad

 

Master of Education in Islamic Education Curricula and Instruction

  • Bachelor degree in Islamic Teacher Education degree or Arabic Language and Islamic Studies Teacher Education degree or Islamic Education approved by the UAE Ministry of Education with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4).
  • Bachelor's degree in Islamic Sharia major with a GPA not less than (3 of 4), with Professional diploma in teaching not less than good as a grade or its equivalent.
  • Student with Bachelor's degree in Islamic Sharia major with a GPA not less than (3, 4) must take two remedial by (6) credit hours: curriculum and instructions, assessment and classroom environment. If the student is found to have studied them or one of them, the relevant department may decide other than what the student has
  • Must pass a personal interview conducted by representatives of the program with advanced; so that allocated 20 % of admission score.
  • The selection is made on a differential basis in the light of the applicant's total score of scientific qualification and the total score of the interview.
  • A certificate of equivalency that is issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE. In case the bachelor certificate is issued from abroad

 

Professional Diploma in Teaching Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the Professional Diploma in Teaching program, the applicant must have:

  • A BA, B.Sc., or its established equivalent, in a relevant discipline approved by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • A CGPA no less than 2.0 or a rating of (satisfactory).

 

Master of Business Administration

  • A Bachelor degree or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4), or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.
  • A certificate of equivalency that is issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE. In case the bachelor certificate is issued from abroad
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:
    (If the bachelor degree was in Arabic)
    EmSATTOEFL ITPTOEFL iBTTOEFL CBTIELTS
    1400 550 79 213 6
    (If the Bachelor degree was in English)
    EmSATTOEFL ITPTOEFL iBTTOEFL CBTIELTS
    1100 500 61 173 5
    * The exception to this requirement applies to students whose mother tongue is English and finished a Bachelor’s degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction in an English-speaking country.

 

Conditional Requirements
A student may be granted conditional admission in the Master of Business Administration in the following cases:

  • If a student obtains a score of (530 in TOEFL ITP) certificate or its equivalent and has an average of at least (3 out of 4), s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:
    • Obtains a score of (550 in TOEFL) or (6 in IELTS) by the end of the first semester of joining the program.
    • Registers for no more than (6) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program, and gets a GPA of (3 out of 4).
    • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4) in the first (9) hours of the approved program.
  • If a student obtains a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA between (2 and 2.99 out of 4) or its equivalent and meets the conditions of the English language certification, as set out above, s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:
    • Registers for no more than (9) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program,
    • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4) in the first (9) hours of the approved program. A student may study the (9) credit hours in two semesters (3 + 6) or three semesters (3 + 3 + 3).
  • Students with Bachelor degrees in specializations unrelated to business administration can advance to the MBA program, taking into account the following conditions:
    • Taking 4 prerequisite courses as specified by a department, and can only be exempted from all remedial materials that have been studied at a Bachelor’s level.

 

Transfer from Another University

  • Admission terms mentioned for Bachelor's degree holders.
  • Student has studied courses at the postgraduate level and with grade not less than B.
  • Content of the courses studied by the student is similar to the courses offered by the university, determining this by looking at the descriptions of the courses.
  • The number of credit hours transferred from the previous university shall not exceed 9 credit hours.

 

Admission of Visiting Students

  • An official letter from student’s home university pointing out the courses that the student may register for in the program.

 

Admission of listener Students

  • The student must get the approval of the dean of the College and the coordinator of the master's program.

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