The College of Graduate and Professional Studies welcomes applications from prospective international students.


We offer multiple-degree programs where full-time enrollment may be possible for international students if studying on F-1 or J visas.

Full-time enrollment at the graduate level is six (6) credit hours per semester:

International students wishing to be present in the US to complete a graduate degree are required to take a minimum of 3 classroom-based credits a semester.

Qualified international students may complete an online graduate degree while remaining in their home countries. See all our programs.


Graduate international applicants must meet the following application requirements in addition to all program-specific requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized accredited institution
  • Official credential evaluation for all international institutions where a degree, bachelor or higher, was obtained

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies accepts degree to degree and course by course evaluations.

If the program you are applying to has prerequisite coursework, a course by course evaluation is strongly recommended.

We accept credential evaluations from, but are not limited to:


If the degree, bachelor or higher, granting institution's primary language is not English, official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required. 

The minimum score requirements are an 80 (Internet Based Test) on the TOEFL or a 6.5 on the IELTS.


Graduate international applicants offered admission will be contacted by the International Student/Scholar Advisor who will communicate the additional requirements for international students, and who will issue the non-immigrant visa forms.

Graduate students will not be permitted to begin coursework until all additional requirements are met (financial certification, health insurance, immunization records, etc.).

Financial Assistance and Graduate Assistantships

Limited financial assistance in the form of graduate assistantships may be available. Learn more about assistantship positions and policies.