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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:

  • Official 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
  • Official Copy of all University Transcripts in English with a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 (some programs might require higher GPA)
  • Official 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:

  • Completing A-State’s ESL Program Minimum grade of 90% or above
  • Completing the required level of a language program, which has a formal agreement with ASU (check with International Programs)
  • TOEFL – Paper-Based 550 – (A-State’s Code:6011)
  • TOEFL – Internet-Based 79 – (A-State’s Code:6011)
  • IELTS* – Academic 6.0. – Official Score from the Testing Center
  • PTE – Pearson Test of English Academic 56
  • iTEP Academic - 4.5 or higher
  • Completing the required level of a CEA Accredited ESL program (check with Office of Admissions, Records and Registration)   
  • Obtaining minimum 65% in English at X and XII in Certificate in India, and Pakistan
  • University Graduate (minimum 2 years of attendance) from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, and New Zealand 
  • 5, 6, 7 on International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level exam in English: Literature, or Language & Literature.”

English proficiency requirement may be waived for 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.