• *** Administration office hours are 8am - 5pm
  • *** The University will be closed on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to celebrate the Islamic New Year
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Fall 2017 semester is on November 9, 2017
  • ***Senior’s meeting with the registrar regarding Degree Audits completion (September 18 – October 19)
  • *** AUD ID cards for new students will be available in the Registrar’s Office starting Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017
Academic Requirements
  • An earned undergraduate degree from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body in the case of international applicants.
  • A 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) or better in undergraduate study. For students with post undergraduate credits earned at more than one institution, a separate GPA is calculated for each institution.
English Language Requirements
All students must achieve a TOEFL® score of 550 (CBT 213, 79-80 IBT) or International Academic IELTSTM score of 6.5 or EMSAT score of 1550-1650 or an equivalent score in a test approved by the U.A.E. MOHESR.
  • A native speaker of English who has completed his or her undergraduate education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the official language
  • A student who has completed his or her undergraduate education in an American Accredited institution.
  • A student admitted to and graduated from an English medium institution who can provide evidence of having achieved (upon admission to the undergraduate program) a TOEFL® score of 500 or International Academic IELTSTM score of 6.0 or its standardized equivalent approved by the U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
All the above exceptions are at the discretion of the Admissions Office.
M.A. in L.I.C.M. Program-specific Admission Criteria
  • Undergraduate degree preferably in Communication or in a discipline related to media;
  • At least 2 years’ experience preferably in the media industry;
  • A final interview with the M.A. Admissions Committee.
M.B.A. Program-specific Admission Criteria
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT®). The M.B.A. Admissions Committee will take cognizance of the three GMAT® sub-scores (Math, Verbal, and Analytical Writing Assessment) for purposes of assessing each candidate’s specific aptitude strengths and weaknesses. Subject to the evaluation and approval of the M.B.A. Admissions Committee, applicants who have not taken the GMAT® at the time of application may be granted conditional admission, with a requirement that they submit satisfactory GMAT® scores not later than the end of the first term following admission.
  • Applicant’s work experience: Candidates who have a minimum of two years of work experience will be given preference for admission.
  • The Committee follows a balanced approach in evaluating each candidate on their individual scores for the Undergraduate GPA, GMAT®, and TOEFL®, and their work experience. This is based on the principle that ample satisfaction by an applicant of one or more of these criteria may be to a reasonable extent compensate for deficiencies in one or more of the other criteria used in the applicant’s evaluation.
  • Students who have earned their undergraduate degree in an unrelated major may be required to pursue one or more graduate foundation courses. The Graduate Foundation Course Program consisting of various discipline-specific modules is designed to prepare potential students who do not have the necessary competencies in the core areas of accounting, microeconomics, finance, and statistics. These students are required to enroll and satisfactorily complete an appropriate series of non-credited courses in the Foundation Course Program. The courses required of each such student will be determined on a case-by-case basis following a review of the student’s academic record.
M.Ed. Program-specific Admission Criteria
  • Undergraduate degree: Preferably in education or in a discipline related to a content area of teaching that is applicable to primary or secondary education.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) or Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators
  • The applicant’s history, including length of teaching experience, skills, and evidence of content knowledge (for applicants seeking admission at the secondary level) will be assessed at the time of admission to determine admission eligibility and whether certain courses could be waived. If waived, the student will be required to take the alternative course as indicated by the Dean.
P.T.C. Program-specific Admissions Criteria
Admission requirements for the Professional Teaching Certificate Program are the same as those for the M.Ed. degree with one exception – the GRE®/Praxis® is waived for this level of graduate study.  
M.S.C.M. Program-specific Admission Criteria
  • Undergraduate degree: In Engineering, Architecture, or a closely-related discipline, from a recognized institution.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE®): Minimum score of 148 is required from the Quantitative Section.
  • A minimum of three years of work experience as a field or design engineer is recommended. Students with fewer than three years of documented work experience will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Engineering Admissions Committee.
  • Students lacking the following courses or their equivalent in their undergraduate studies may be required to take undergraduate-level equivalent courses at AUD prior to enrolling in certain graduate courses:
    • ENGG 255 – Engineering Design and Economics
    • ENGG 300 – Probability and Statistics in Engineering
    • ECVL 420 – Construction Engineering and Management
Students who have not taken the above courses at the undergraduate level but have acquired the requisite knowledge in the corresponding areas through continuing education, MOOCs, work experience, or other means may submit a request for a waiver along with supporting evidence for consideration by the M.S.C.M. Admissions Committee.