Graduate Studies

International Graduate Student Admission Process

International applicants are required to submit an application for admission which must include an evaluation of all post-secondary education transcripts documented by a recognized international credential evaluator, such as World Education Services (WES). The evaluation must be submitted in terms of U.S. semester credits, grade equivalents, grade point average and authentication of documents. Drury reserves the right to interpret the evaluation report to be consistent with institutional transfer policy guidelines. Admission to a graduate program cannot be completed without the credential evaluation.

Only individuals who hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized four-year college or university are considered for acceptance into a graduate program. Students applying for an I-20 to attend Drury University as an F-1 student must also submit financial documents showing ability to live at and attend Drury University.

Applicants must provide a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test, and complete the formal application procedures. There is a mandatory health and accident insurance policy at the cost of approximately $330 per semester, as well as an optional international student orientation which costs $100.

Upon admission, international students (F-1, F-2, J-2) are required to submit 50% of the tuition and 100% of the student fee, health center fee, and the cost of insurance for the first semester of attendance before students can register for classes, or an I-20 be issued. Students are required to pay their tuition in full no later than the first day of the semester, otherwise, they must arrange for a deferred payment plan with the Business Office.

All degree-seeking international students attending Drury University who have not paid at least 50% of tuition and 100% of the student fee, health center fee, and insurance by the second week of classes will be removed from the class rosters and not allowed to attend classes. Maintenance of immigration status is the responsibility of the individual.

There are no application deadlines, but due to limited enrollment, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the coming semester or summer term. Normally, students enter the graduate programs in the fall semester (August), but they may enter in the spring semester (January) or summer (June) as well.

Related Links:
How to Apply for an I-20 to Attend Drury University's MBA Program
International Students Office