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International Graduate Students

Graduate Admission

(in addition to the general admission requirements, see program-specific requirements)

Candidates for graduate admission to Thomas University MUST submit each of the following in order to be considered for review of admittance into the program for which they are applying:

  • A completed International Graduate Application for Admission
  • A $125 (US dollars) nonrefundable application fee (made payable to Thomas University)
  • A detailed résumé
  • A personal statement of career and educational objectives (not to exceed two pages)
  • Three professional or academic references
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. Any transcript from an institution outside of the United States must be translated into English; translation must be certified for accuracy and accompanied by a professional evaluation (see Foreign Transcript section).
  • For non-native speakers of English, English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 61 (Internet-based). CET 4. IELTS 5.0

Candidates should note that there are program-specific admission requirements for the University’s graduate programs.

*Application and Admissions deadlines:

Spring semester: November 1 — all admission requirements are required by this date.
Summer semester: March 1 — all admission requirements are required by this date.
Fall semester: June 1 — all admission requirements are required by this date.

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Program Specific Admission Requirements

MBA Program

  • Special Note: In order to successfully complete required graduate courses, candidates for admission to the MBA program should have successfully completed each of the following undergraduate courses prior to enrollment OR be prepared to complete these courses at Thomas University. Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each course. To determine transfer course equivalency, contact the Office of Admission at Thomas University.
    • BUS 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
    • BUS 210 Principles of Macroeconomics
    • BUS 320 Principles of Finance
    • STA 250 Statistics
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

MSN Program

  • The candidate must be a graduate of an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program.
    OR
  • If the candidate is a graduate of an accredited diploma or Associate Degree Program in nursing who holds a BA or BS in a field other than nursing, he or she MUST meet the admission requirements and schedule an interview with the Nursing Division Admission Committee. Upon review and approval by the Nursing Division Admission Committee, the applicant may be admitted to the Master in Science nursing program. Additional courses in baccalaureate upper division nursing may be required.
    AND
  • Candidates must hold a current unencumbered RN license.
  • Candidates must have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Candidates must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a nursing major.
  • Candidates must provide evidence of completion of an undergraduate statistics course. The course must have been completed within five years of date of enrollment to Thomas University.

MEd Program

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Candidates must hold a teaching certificate in at least one teaching field or must have passing scores on the Praxis I and II (or equivalents).
  • Candidates must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) of 3.0 in all professional coursework.

MSCC or MSRC Programs

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

Foreign Transcript Credit

All foreign transcripts must be accompanied by a professional evaluation and an official transcript, including an English translation if it is not in English, and course descriptions or syllabi. It is the student's responsibility to procure this evaluation, and to assume financial responsibility for it. Because of the importance of this information, Thomas University accepts evaluations from the following institutions of proven reliability:

World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
Telephone: 212-966-6311
Toll-free 1-800-937-3895
E-mail: info@wes.org
www.wes.org

AACRAO
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-293-9161
Fax: 202-872-8857
E-mail: info@aacrao.org
www.aacrao.org

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
Telephone: 414-289-3400
www.ece.org

This service's evaluation should include an explanation that the institution is recognized by the ministry of education in the home country and is generally considered to offer at least the equivalent of U.S. higher education credit. In addition, it should include an explanation of the credits, the grading system, and course levels, as well as a course-by-course evaluation.

The expertise and reliability of a professional evaluation report is recognized worldwide and is likely to be accepted by other academic institutions, employers, and state licensing boards. However, the report is not binding to Thomas University and will be considered a recommendation for independent decision of the credit to be given.

* Please note: It may take 2-6 weeks to obtain a credit evaluation.

 

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