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International Applicants

Items to note:

  • we are unable to offer fee waivers to international applicants
  • due to funding limitations and budgetary restraints for international travel, the GSBMS will only accept applications to the PhD program from international students if they are currently undergraduate or graduate students in the U.S. with an F1 visa

In addition to the admissions requirements listed in the prior tab, international applicants must provide the following:

TOEFL/IELTS Scores: applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The ETS institution code is 2553. A foreign applicant who has earned an undergraduate or previous graduate degree from an institution in which English is the official language of instruction may request, in writing, that this requirement be waived.  Documentation to support the claim that English was the language of instruction is also required if the institution is in a country where a language other than English is the official or most common language. The Graduate School reserves the right to grant or deny the request.

If test scores are older than two years, the applicant may be required to take the test again.

Foreign Credit Evaluation: all foreign transcripts must be translated into English and converted to American equivalents using a NACES member evaluation service. Complete official transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution to the evaluation service for review. You may use one of the services below:

This is the applicant's responsibility. We cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed if we do not receive these materials by the deadline date.

TOEFL/IELTS scores and Foreign Credit Evaluations should be submitted as soon as possible to expedite the admissions process.

Student Visas (I-20)

Student visas are issued by the Director of International Advisement. The visa is not issued until after the applicant has submitted all necessary documentation and has been admitted into a program. When the applicant has accepted our offer of admission, submitted a non-refundable deposit of $500 against the first semester's tuition as well as all required financial documents, the Director of International Advisement will process the I-20.