Admission Information

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Applicants seeking admission to a master’s or graduate certification program must have an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or hold an equivalent degree from an international institution of higher education. Students in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree may be awarded admission to a program, with their enrollment contingent upon the successful completion of their degree.

Applicants holding international academic degrees must provide an official international academic credential evaluation prepared by an organization recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Applicants seeking transfer credit must also provide a course-by-course analysis report as well. All graduate nursing programs require the submission of a course-by-course analysis report prepared by World Education Services, Inc. for each degree earned abroad. Several authorized providers, including World Education Services, Inc., are provided here for your convenience.

Credentials Evaluation Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 24679
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(203) 475-2133

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 17499
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 964-0477

International Consultants, Inc. (ICI) of Delaware
914 Pickett Lane
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 737-8715

Foundation for International Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 230278
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 747-4225

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10011
(212) 966-6311

Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral program must have an earned master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or hold an equivalent degree from an international institution of higher education. Students in the process of completing a master’s degree may be awarded admission to a program, with their enrollment contingent upon the successful completion of their degree.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted as early as possible in order to be considered for the applicant’s entry term of preference. Admission to all graduate programs is based primarily on the evidence an applicant has provided exemplifying the preparation necessary for the successful pursuit of graduate studies. This evidence consists primarily, but not exclusively, in the applicant’s prior academic work as well as their professional goals and accomplishments. In addition, international applicants are required to provide proof of English language proficiency by providing TOEFL or ILETS score reports. Admission is granted for a particular term of entry.  Requests for enrollment deferrals must be made in writing and granted by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Admission.  Generally, deferrals are only approved for up to one academic year. Applicants must reapply for admission if a deferral was not approved.