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Graduate International Admissions

International StudentWhile the application process for international students can be difficult, we are here to make things as easy as possible. Here is an easy to follow checklist of things that should be submitted before an admissions decision can be made. This information can be submitted all at one time or in increments.


Applicants for graduate studies should have all required materials submitted to the Office of International Programs by the following dates, depending on anticipated semester of entry:

  • Fall Semester: May 1
  • Spring Semester: October 1
  • June summer session: March 1
  • July summer session: April 1

Some graduate programs have application deadlines for all students. You should base your international application deadlines off of these date. Example: Graduate Nursing has an application deadline of February 1, therefore international graduate applications should be completed no later than October 1.



  • Step 1: A completed international admission application with 2 passport photos

  • Step 2: A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution

  • Step 3: A minimum 3.0 quality point average in the proposed area of study

  • Step 4: English Exam Scores: TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based); IELTS 6.0; or PTE 53

  • Step 5: Submission of either GRE or GMAT test scores. Students in the M. Ed. Program may substitute scores on the National Teachers Examination (NTE).

  • Step 6: Three recommendations of the student's qualifications for graduate work

  • Step 7: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attendance

  • Step 8: Letter of financial backing with supporting documentation

  • Step 9: Agreement to purchase or show health insurance coverage

  • Step 10: Immunization records: 2 vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, and a chest X-ray

Note:The Test of Written English may also be required. Individual graduate programs may set higher English-language proficiency scores and/or require additional documentation of English-language proficiency.


Requirements for graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) and Nursing (NSG)

Number 1 below will apply to both programs. The #2 below is only for SLP.

For admission to the SLP and NSG Graduate Programs, an International student must submit:

1) An official TOEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 600 PBT (Paper-Based Test), 250 CBT (Computer-Based Test), or 100 iBT (Internet-Based Test), an IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) core of 7.0, or a PTE (Pearson Test of English) score of 68.

For admission to the SLP Graduate Program, an international student must submit:

2) A recorded speech sample, 3-5 minutes in length. Topic should address the student's personal history/information and career goals.

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