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Graduate Admissions

International Applicants

We welcome students from all over the world, and we are excited that you’ve chosen Quinnipiac University as the ground for your graduate academic and cultural experiences. Admission for most programs is rolling; decisions are made individually as an application becomes complete. Because of the time needed to obtain visas, all application materials must be received by Quinnipiac by the set deadlines.

While the admissions process may seem overwhelming, we are committed to making your transition to life at Quinnipiac as easy and straightforward as possible.

Application Review Process

All complete applications are carefully reviewed by faculty members of the appropriate program and the director of admissions. 

Additional materials may be required by your intended program. It is your responsibility to make sure that all required application materials have been submitted.

All application materials become part of the permanent student record at Quinnipiac and will not be returned. Access to this material is limited under the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Applicants who are not admitted or who are admitted and do not register do not have access to their application file.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit:

  • The completed application form

  • $45 application fee

  • Resume

  • Letter of intent (statement of purpose)

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Official postsecondary transcripts - Candidates holding degrees from foreign institutions must provide notarized English translations of their academic records*

  • Official copy of your English Proficiency Test Report:

    • TOEFL: Minimum Score of 90

    • IELTS: Minimum Score of 6.5

    • DUOLINGO — Minimum Score of 110

    • PTE – Minimum Score of 57

    • If you would like to apply for an English test waiver, please contact International Admissions at ISA@qu.edu

  • Official Statement of Financial Support and supporting documentation*

  • A copy of your passport**

Be sure to review the application requirements specific to the program for which you are applying.

*Transcripts may be submitted through the application portal. However, Quinnipiac University reserves the right to request a credit-evaluation in English from any of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services® (NACES) members or the Association of International Credential Evaluators® (AICE). Preferred vendors are listed below:

**Financial documents and passport are not required for an admission decision, however submitting them at the time of application can expedite the I-20 process if accepted.

English Proficiency

Documented English language proficiency is required.

All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must also provide an official English Proficiency Test Report.

Our accepted tests and their minimum scores:

  • TOEFL: Minimum score of 90

  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5

  • DUOLINGO: Minimum score of 110

  • PTE: Minimum score of 57

In lieu of an English test, applicants can submit successful completion of ELS Level 112.

If you would like to apply for an English Test Waiver, please contact International Admissions at ISA@qu.edu

Admission Requirements

Each of our graduate programs has their own set of admission requirements. Please review the requirements and deadlines for the program to which you're applying.

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