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At a Glance

Master's & Doctoral International Students

Graduate degrees are offered in a number of programs. For each of the advanced degrees, there is an approved course of study that meets University and program requirements.  Program requirements are described on the program's website. Visit our listing of Master's and Doctoral programs to learn more.

University degree requirements, as well as other University policies and procedures, are described below.

Admissions Requirements

Because universities around the world differ, we require this evaluation as an assurance that you have completed the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor's degree. Photocopies are not acceptable for this portion of your application material. We require a course-by-course credential evaluation. Following is a list of agencies that offer this service and are acceptable:

World Education Services, Inc.
P. O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
P.O. Box 8629
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8629
215-222-8454 ext. 510
Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P. O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470

The University reserves the right to require additional academic documents. 

TOEFL/TWE scores:

Students for whom English is a second language are required to submit TOEFL and TWE scores. Photocopies are not acceptable. Scores of 100 TOEFL scores should be sent to institution code R1321. Please refer to ETS for the appropriate program code. Each graduate program has its own TOEFL minimum requirements. Please refer to the table below for the requirements of each graduate school or college. 

Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences 100 7
School of Psychological Sciences 100  
College of Health Sciences 100  
Center for Aging & Community 100  
School of Nursing 100  
School of Education (School Code R0618) 100  
School of Business 100  
School for Adult Learning 100 7

Certification of finances (Students applying for visas only)

For applicants who need a student visa, we require assurances that you have adequate funds to support yourself during your anticipated two years of study. Annual costs for these programs are approximately $10,000 for living expenses over and above tuition and books. 

Photocopy of passport

This is needed to ensure that the I-20 information is accurate.