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Admissions Overview

The MIAGE admissions committee seeks a diverse pool of applicants who aspire to learn, practice and interact in a supportive, yet rigorous graduate program designed to help you achieve. We admit MIAGE students representing a variety of undergraduate majors including business and the social sciences. We also admit students with diverse professional backgrounds, including those who work in business, for government, in NGOs, and those coming directly from their undergraduate studies.

The MIAGE admissions committee carefully reviews an applicant's combined academic and professional background. The committee will evaluate each application individually and will consider:

Academic background including undergraduate transcripts, academic recommendations, and performance on the graduate school entrance exam of choice. Professional experience including work experience, internships, professional recommendations, and volunteer and community service activities. Completion of the program pre-requisites. Evaluation of the content of your letter of intent (or personal statement). The admissions committee will also use this document to assess your writing skills.

Application Due Date: 

All MIAGE program application materials must be completed by the priority deadline of February 15 to be eligible for MIAGE scholarships.

Applications can still be submitted after February 15; however, if an application is submitted after the priority deadline, applicants will not be eligible for MIAGE scholarships.  Applications must be submitted by:

  • March 30 for international applicants.
  • June 30 for domestic applicants.

Contact the Program Manager  to request approval of late documents.  An additional fee of $30.00 will be charged for late submissions.

Application Instructions


If you have questions, meet with the MIAGE Graduate Assistant or Program Manager. Please email or call to schedule an appointment.  Our phone number is 801-585-7834.

Plan to complete the program prerequisite courses. These courses must be completed at the undergraduate level with a grade “C” or better.  You may be admitted to the program before completing these requirements; however, you may not enroll in the program until these courses are satisfactorily completed.  Prerequisite courses are:

    • Introductory Microeconomics*  - A sample course at The University of Utah would be ECON 2010
    • Introductory Macroeconomics* - A sample course at The University of Utah would be ECON 2020
    • Introductory Statistics (basic or applied) - A sample course at the University of Utah would be MATH 1070

* Students who does not intend on taking further Economics classes beyond ECON 2010 and 2020 can choose to take ECON      1010 - Economics as a Social Science (or equivalent) to fulfill both ECON pre-requisites. 

University of Utah's course information can be found in the Course Catalog.


Students in the MIAGE program must accomplish second-year language competency of a second international language beyond English prior to completion of the program. This requirement can be fulfilled prior to entering the program or when the student is enrolled. You can read more about how to fulfill this requirement here.

Undergraduate GPA of a minimum 3.0.
If the undergraduate GPA is not at or above 3.0, please address this in your letter of intent.

Statement of Purpose (or, Letter of Intent) 
The personal letter of intent should include your interest in entering graduate study in international affairs and global enterprise, any experience in the field and your related career goals. Please keep the statement to two pages in length and include your name on each page.

Letters of Recommendation 
Please submit three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic and professional abilities. At least one letter should be from an academic reference, preferably a former professor. Please follow the instructions in ApplyYourself for submission of these letters. However, if you elect not to use the online ApplyYourself application, please have your referees send letters directly to the MIAGE office in a signed and sealed envelope. They should include email and mailing addresses so we may verify their information.

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae 
Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae. Please show all previous work, academic courses, community and extracurricular activities.

Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT or MAT score

IMPORTANT: Due to complications created by COVID-19, the standardized test score requirement for applicants has been waived for 2021. Applicants are still welcome to take a test and submit their scores if they feel it will benefit their application, but they are not required to be considered for admission to the program.

The MIAGE program accepts the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MAT test scores for admission. It is recommended that the test be taken well in advance so the scores will arrive for admission consideration well in advance of the deadlines. There is no minimum entrance exam score, though MIAGE looks for applicants who rank within the upper 50th percentile on their respective exams. The University of Utah provides testing services for graduate entrance exams; please contact the University Testing Center at for more information.

Applicants must submit official scores from the GRE to:
U-code is 4853
Department/Program - select International Affairs or Undecided; any scores sent to the University are entered into our PeopleSoft system and are viewable by us

Applicants must submit official scores from the GMAT to: 
U-code is 4853
Please note - GMAT scores are sent to the business school. Students must contact the business school and have the scores sent to the MIAGE office.

For the LSAT: 
U-code is 4853.

For the MAT: 
U-code is 4853.

Academic Transcripts 

All applicants will be asked to upload an unofficial copy of their academic transcripts when completing the application online. Current students or graduates of the University of Utah will not be required to submit their U of U transcripts. If you are admitted to MIAGE, you will be required to provide an official copy of your transcripts, sent directly from your previous school to the Graduate Admissions office at:

Admissions Office
The University of Utah
201 S 1460 E
Room 250 S SSB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Transcripts submitted for admission become the property of the University of Utah and cannot be returned to the applicant. Failure to list all schools previously attended or making false or misleading statements on the application may result in loss of credit and/or cancellation of admission status.

Application Fee
All students are required to pay an application fee. The fee s $55 for domestic graduate students and $65 for international graduate students. 

International Students - TOEFL Score
We require a TOEFL score of 100 or higher for the internet-based test or 600 or higher for the paper-based test, or a 7 on the IELTS.

Interested in graduate school, but need additional English skills to be prepared?  Check out University of Utah's Foundations: Graduate School Preparation for International Students.

To apply use University of Utah's Graduate School ApplyYourself.

The University Admissions Office will begin processing a graduate file once it is complete.  A complete University of Utah Graduate School Application consists of all the online application components and the application fee has been paid. When The University of Utah Graduate School Application is complete, the admissions file is summarized by the Admissions Office and sent to the MIAGE Office.  This can take up to four weeks.

We are here to help you successfully complete your application.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.

Apply now through Applyyourself!

Last Updated: 1/21/21