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International Students Admissions Requirements
The University of St. Thomas values international students as part of our thriving, diverse community. Our graduate programs’ advanced degrees train you for a successful career, and our Office of International Student Services welcomes you with personalized attention.

Each graduate program at UST has distinct requirements including specific standardized testing, supporting documents and deadline information.

Please review your program’s admissions page first and then reference the general information below for all applicants.

Please select a graduate degree program below for program-specific admission requirements:
Cameron School of Business

School of Arts & Sciences

School of Education

Please check with the specific graduate degree program to which you are applying as deadlines may vary.


International Applicants
International applicants are required to submit the following materials for graduate admission:
  • Online application for admission
  • $35 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended, including a bachelor’s degree awarded from a regionally accredited institution or recognized foreign institution.
  • All transcripts from a foreign country must have a completed course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.   The university prefers the following evaluation agencies:
  • Proof of English proficiency from one of the following preferred agencies:

*Test Scores for the TOEFL and IELTS cannot be older than 2 years.  Applicants are waived from the English proficiencies if they are from countries where English is the only official language, have earned a degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or earned a degree in a country where English is the official language of instruction.

For more information on required documents for international students, please refer to the International Admissions Requirements page.

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