Welcome to Arkansas State University!

If you are an international student who has already completed at least a Bachelor’s degree and is applying to a master’s or doctoral degree, graduate is the right application for you. The requirements for admission are unique to each degree program at the graduate level.


To start the application, click the Apply Now link on the left hand of the page. We have also provided you with this Application Guide if you would like to see a step-by-step process.   

Academic Criteria:

  • You should have an undergraduate degree Grade Point Average of at least 2.75/4.0. Some degree programs require a higher Grade Point Average, though. See below for the full list of Grade Point Average requirements for each major.
  • If you have completed any previous graduate/master’s degree courses, you must have an overall graduate level Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0/4.0.

  • Specific Program Grade Point Averages Required
    • Accountancy (M.A.cc)—2.75/4.0
    • Agriculture (M.S.A.)—2.75/4.0
    • Athletic Training (M.S.)—3.0/4.0
    • Biological Sciences (M.A.)—2.75/4.0
    • Biotechnology (P.S.M.)—2.75/4.0
    • Biology (M.S.)—2.75/4.0
    • Business Administration (M.B.A.)—2.75/4.0
    • Chemistry (M.S.)—2.75/4.0
    • Communication Studies (M.A.)—2.75/4.0
    • Computer Science (M.S.)—3.0/4.0
    • Criminal Justice (M.A.)—3.0/4.0
    • Engineering (M.S.)—2.75/4.0
    • Engineering Management (M.E.M.)—2.75/4.0
    • English (M.A.)—2.50/4.0
    • Environmental Sciences (M.S. and Ph.D.)—2.75/4.0
    • Exercise Science (M.S.)—3.0/4.0
    • Heritage Studies (Ph.D.)—2.75/4.0
    • History (M.A.)—2.75/4.0
    • Mass Communications (M.S.M.C.)—2.75/4.0
    • Mathematics (M.S.)--2.75/4.0
    • Molecular Biosciences (M.S. and Ph.D.)—2.75/4.0
    • Music (M.M.)—2.75/4.0
    • Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)—3.0/4.0
    • Physical Education (M.S.E.)-3.0/4.0
    • Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)—2.75/4.0
    • Political Science (M.A.)—2.75/4.0
    • Psychology and Counseling (Ed.S.)—3.0/4.0
    • Psychological Science (M.S.)—3.0/4.0
    • Public Administration (M.P.A.)—3.2/4.0
    • Social Work (M.S.W.)—3.0/4.0
    • Social Science (M.S.E.)—2.75/4.0
    • Sociology (M.A.)—3.0/4.0
    • Sports Administration (M.S.)—3.0/4.0
    • Statistics (M.S.)—3.0/4.0
  • Specific Program Intake Terms
    • Accountancy (M.A.cc)— Admits all terms.
    • Agriculture (M.S.A.)— Fall admit only.
    • Athletic Training (M.S.)— Summer admit only.
    • Biological Sciences (M.A.)— Fall and Spring admit only.
    • Biotechnology (P.S.M.)— Fall admit only.
    • Biology (M.S.)— Fall and Spring admit only.
    • Business Administration (M.B.A.)— Admits all terms.
    • Chemistry (M.S.)— Fall and Spring admit only.
    • Communication Studies (M.A.)— Fall and Spring admit only.
    • Computer Science (M.S.)— Fall and Spring admit only.
    • Criminal Justice (M.A.)— Admits all terms.
    • Engineering (M.S.)— Fall and Spring admit only.
    • Engineering Management (M.E.M.)— Admits all terms.
    • English (M.A.)— Fall and Spring admit only.
    • Environmental Sciences (M.S. and Ph.D.)— Fall and Spring admit only.
    • Exercise Science (M.S.)— Admits all terms.
    • Heritage Studies (Ph.D.)— Fall admit only.
    • History (M.A.)— Admits all terms.
    • Mass Communications (M.S.M.C.)— Admits fall and spring terms.
    • Mathematics (M.S.)-- Admits all terms.
    • Molecular Biosciences (M.S. and Ph.D.)— Fall and Spring admit only.
    • Music (M.M.)— Admits all terms.
    • Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)— Fall admit only.
    • Physical Education (M.S.E.)- Admits all terms.
    • Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)— Summer admit only.
    • Political Science (M.A.)— Fall and spring admit only.
    • Psychology and Counseling (Ed.S.)— Fall admit only. 
    • Psychological Science (M.S. )— Fall admit only.
    • Public Administration (M.P.A.)— Fall admit only.
    • Social Science (M.S.E. )— Fall admit only.
    • Social Work (M.S.W.)— Fall admit only.
    • Sociology (M.A.)— Admits all terms.
    • Sports Administration (M.S.)— Admits Fall and Spring only.
    • Statistics (M.S.)— Admits Summer and Fall only.

English Proficiency Requirements:

Incoming international graduate students must meet one of the criteria’s set forth in the below chart. However, citizens of these countries do not have to submit English proficiency scores due to English being the native language:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Helena
  • South Africa
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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
Completion of HOFT Institute ESL Program Completion certificate of the program
TOEFL-Paper Based* 550
TOEFL-Paper Based, Revised* 60
TOEFL-Internet Based*** 79
IELTS* 6.0
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) 56
iTEP Academic Plus* 4.5
EIKEN Grade Pre-1
SAT scores** 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score)
ACT scores** 21 (total, and on both English and Reading sections)
High School Marks (India, Nepal and Pakistan) 65% in English at X and XII in Certificate
High School Marks (Kenya) 75% in English in Grade 10 and Grade 12
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
Duolingo English Test 105


*A-State’s institutional code to receive electronic tests is 6011.

**Test scores cannot be older than 2 years.

***Currently accepting TOEFL, internet based at home test.