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Admissions - Graduate

The University of Arizona South welcomes applications for admission from all individuals who meet the university qualifications.If you encounter any issues applying on GradApp, please contact the Graduate College at or (520) 621-3471.

UA South - the University of Arizona’s branch campus headquartered in Sierra Vista - extends the University’s educational mission to the region’s people, in multiple locations and with targeted degree programs. UA South provides affordable, accessible opportunities to earn high-quality and meaningful University of Arizona degrees in sites throughout Southern Arizona, including key border communities in Cochise, Pima, Yuma, and Santa Cruz Counties. We offer Master’s programs in Secondary Education, Educational Technology and a variety of certificate and continuing education programs designed to meet the workforce needs of regional industry.

Step 1

Contact the UA South Graduate Program Coordinator

To initiate the process for Graduate programs offered at UA South, please contact Jess Kelly, Graduate Program Coordinator, at or (520) 458-8278, extension 2118.

Step 2

Review Program Requirements

Each graduate program has its own set of requirements in addition to the Graduate College's minimum requirements. Program requirements can be found by following the link to your program of interest below.

M.Ed. Secondary Education

Since the certificate for which you will qualify once you have completed the M.Ed. Program will enable you to teach in grades six through twelve, you are required to pass the Arizona certification secondary subject knowledge exam (NES or AEPA) in the academic subject you plan to teach in order to enter the program.

Educational Technology

Human Services

Step 3

Apply for Admission

Applying for admission is easy through our GradApp graduate admission application:

  1. Create your profile (personal & contact information, your previous education data)
    2.Apply to the program(s) you’ve chosen

Submit the admissions application and pay the application fee.

Step 4

Submit All Official Transcripts

Once you have been admitted to the program, but before you have registered for classes, you must submit official copies of transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities to the Graduate College. Students whose names have changed should ensure their current name is included on all transcripts.

Mail all official transcripts to:

Jess Kelly
Graduate Program Coordinator
Academic Affairs
The University of Arizona Sierra Vista
1140 N. Colombo Avenue
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Questions about the Admissions Process?
Contact Jess Kelly at or (520) 458-8278 ext. 2118

Additional Admissions Resources

For Financial Aid and scholarship information, contact Jesse Kelly at
If you are planning on using the GI Bill® to pay for your education please contact Clara Gonzalez at