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Admission Criteria

All international graduate students must meet the following criteria to be admitted to Arkansas State.

Academic Criteria

International applicants for graduate admission must provide the following:

  • Copy of University Diploma or Provisional Graduation Certificate without any conditions stating that Bachelor’s Degree will be awarded in native language with translation in English
  • Copy of all University Transcripts in English with a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 (some programs might require higher GPA)
  • Copy of all University Transcripts in native language with translation in English. Minimum required Grade Point Average (GPA) is 2.75 /4.0 for graduate school. GPA requirement and admission deadlines are subject to change. Refer to respective program’s webpage. Conditional Admission does not guarantee admission into graduate program.
  • All of the Academic Transcripts/grade reports and Graduation certificates/diplomas/degree sheets should have the original stamp from the Issuing authorities and should come in their sealed envelopes.
Each graduate program may have admission criteria beyond the above criteria. To view each program's specific criteria, select your desired program from the master graduate programs list.

Proof of English Proficiency

Incoming graduate international students must meet one of the following criteria:

English Proficiency Type Requirement Minimum
Completion of A-State's ESL Program 90% or Above
Completion of CEA accredited language program Completion certificate for completing all levels
TOEFL-Paper Based* 550
TOEFL-Internet Based* 79
IELTS* 6.0
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) 56
iTEP Academic 4.5
SAT scores** 550 (total, and on both Reading and Writing sections)
ACT scores** 21 (total, and on both English and Reading sections)
High School Marks (India and Pakistan) 65% in English at X and XII in Certificate
IB (International Baccalaureate) 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature
University Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand Must have completed two years there and graduated

*Note: A-State's code is 6011
**Test scores cannot be older than 5 years, and the total score and section scores must come from the same sitting (one test date)

English proficiency requirement may be waived for citizens of countries whose official language is English. Decision will be made by admissions committee upon reviewing the application and academic credentials.

  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Ghana
  • Ireland
  • Nigeria
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom

Minimum Age Requirement

If we have applicants under 18 years of age, they will be sent an email that they will not be able to rent an apartment off-campus or open a bank account.  Thus, they will need to live on-campus, and they will need to use Peer Transfer to transfer funds to their student account.