Graduate Studies - Admission Requirements
How to Apply
International students must meet the same graduate admission requirements that apply to American citizens. International students must have an equivalent four-year bachelor's degree with at least a "B" average in undergraduate course work, as determined by World Education Services.
An international student may apply for admission at any time during the year. The deadline for submission of application materials and supporting I-20 documents is 10 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.
Admissions must be granted and financial documentation and undergraduate degree confirmation must be received prior to issuance of the I-20 form needed to obtain a visa.
Please submit the following:
- A completed application form with a non-refundable $35 processing fee.
- A personal statement indicating the reason for pursuing this academic program at this time.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services on a course by course basis. We do not accept international transcripts directly. For additional information on certified university record translations, students should contact World Education Services directly at 800-937-3895 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Graduate students whose native language is not English must submit certification of English proficiency or take an English language proficiency exam as determined by the graduate course of study coordinator. An original copy of your test score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), taken within the past two years, must be submitted.
Normally total TOEFL scores of under 550 for the paper-based test or 79 for the internet-based test (IBT) will not be accepted. This requirement is waived for students who have received a baccalaureate or master's degree from an accredited college or university in which English was the language of instruction as verified on the student transcript(s) and or transcripting service(s).
I-20 International Paperwork
- Documented evidence of financial resources to sufficiently support the student through the completion of degree requirements.
- Documentation of acceptable insurance coverage against illness and accidents. This health and accident coverage must be maintained throughout the student's enrollment at the College.