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Admission - MS in HES (Consumer Quality Management)

To apply for admission consideration for the CQM area of study, an application would need to have the following:

  • A 3.0 undergraduate degree GPA (or 3.0 GPA for the last 60 degree hours) on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution (or equivalent)
  • An entrance graduate examination score (GRE, MAT, or GMAT) if the 3.0 GPA requirement above is not met or an International Applicant (See UA Graduate School for details)
  • Complete Online Graduate School application for the Distance Degree Learner by selecting MS in General Human Environmental Sciences CQM from menu
  • Two letters of recommendation from those qualified to verify potential for academic success (If applicant is a recent graduate, one of the recommendations should be from a former professor)
  • A Statement of Purpose as outlined by CQM
  • Current Resume as outlined by CQM 

In addition, prospective students must complete The University of Alabama Graduate School application requirements. Application requirements can be found by clicking here. Prospective students must submit a completed graduate application packet for admission consideration for degree seeking no later than the following dates: August 1 (for fall semester admission), December 1 (for spring semester admission), and May 1 (for summer semester admission). For more information about the UA Graduate School's Policies, please refer to the Graduate School website.    

Review the CQM Application Information document for specific details on the area of study and application.

For assistance with the admission process, please contact student services at or 800-467-0227.

Non-Degree Application

One may choose to take a few courses as a non-degree seeking student prior to formal application to a degree program. This option allows a person to take a maximum of 12 semester hours as a non-degree student. One must apply to a degree program before taking any further courses beyond 12 semester hours. The non-degree GPA will not be used to determine GPA qualifications for admission. The applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 Scale for a non-degree admission.

How do I apply?

Select General HES and the area of study Consumer Quality Management.  Non-degree applications are for one semester.  See application deadlines for degree application above.