International Graduate Admission

To participate in our graduate programs, students must have a bachelor's degree earned from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a nationally accredited college or university outside the U.S. Documents and diplomas from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by an authorized agency such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) as part of the application process.

Applicants who are non-native English speakers are required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Testing Systems (IELTS). To be considered for graduate admission, students must have a minium TOEFL iBT score of 100 or IELTS score of 7.0.

English proficiency exams may be waived for those applicants who have earned a degree from an overseas university where the primary language of instruction is English, or from a college or university in the United States. Immigration laws require international students with a student visa to maintain full-time study (nine credits) each semester and to make satisfactory progress toward their degree.

How to Apply

Submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at least six months prior to the proposed start of study:

  • Completed online application.
  • Non-refundable application fee.
  • Personal statement.
  • Official transcripts of all completed undergraduate and graduate coursework (accompanied by a certified translation if not in English). Undergraduate and graduate work completed outside the U.S. must be evaluated for degree equivalency by an authorized agency such as WES or ECE.
  • Letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty who have taught the applicant (two letters for master's applicants, three for doctoral applicants). Recommenders must include their professional title and contact information.
  • Test scores (from the last five years) from one of the following: MAT, GRE or GMAT. This requirement may be waived for students whose portfolio indicates an ability to do graduate work.
  • If English is not the first language, results from TOEFL, IELTS or evidence that undergraduate instruction and coursework have been completed in English.

Students who have been offered admission are required to submit a certification of finances form. After receiving the certification of finances, Salve Regina will issue students a Form I-20, which allows them to apply for an F-1 visa. Students seeking an F-1 visa can only be reviewed twice a year for the fall and spring semesters. Students also need to complete a University health form and provide proof of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, varicella and chicken pox.

Please note that all international graduate students are required to carry Salve Regina's health insurance.