Graduate Admissions Requirements (International)

Admissions Requirements for International Applicants Seeking a Master's Degree:

  • Submit a complete Online Application

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts

  • Official copies of all university/college academic transcripts.
  • Proof of a bachelor's degree completion from an accredited university or college.
    Transcripts including semester by semester mark sheets from all institutions attended.
  • Transcripts must be in English, if not we need a word by word certified translation done by a bona fide translating agency in your country or in the US. An explanation of your university/college grading system must also be provided along with your transcripts.

  • Submit two letters of recommendation from your professors or employers.

  • A Statement of Purpose is required. A resume is highly recommended.

  • PTE score of 50, or TOEFL score of 75, or IELTS score of 6.0, or completion of the University of New Haven's Academic Preparatory Program (certain majors may require higher English test scores.)
    The University of New Haven School Code for TOEFL is 3663
    .

    • Completion of the ELS Certificate of Level 112-EAP Program-is also accepted in lieu of either the TOEFL or IELTS for most -but not all- graduate majors. For more information on ELS-New Haven, please go to www.els.edu/newhaven.

    • Please note that the M.S. program in Human Nutrition-Nutritional Genomics, the M.S. program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, M.S. program in Health Care Administration and the Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice do notaccept the EAP-ELS Level 112 certificate or any other English as a Second Language (ESL) certificate. Please see the additional requirement section below for details.

    • Exception: The minimum PTE score will remain at 50, the minimum TOEFL score will remain at 75 IBT, and the minimum IELTS score will remain at 6.0 for the following graduate-master's level-engineering degrees ONLY:
    • M.S. Computer Engineering
    • M.S. Electrical Engineering
    • M.S. Engineering and Operations Management
    • M.S. Environmental Engineering
    • M.S. Industrial Engineering
    • M.S. Mechanical Engineering
    • M.S. Cyber Systems
  • Complete and submit the Financial Statement for International Students Form (FSIS) accompanied by an original bank statement from your sponsor showing adequate funds. The bank statement must be in English, signed by a bank official and dated within six months of the intended term of admission at UNH. To download the FSIS form, click here.
  • Submit a clear copy of your passport information page with your complete name, date of birth, country of birth and country of citizenship.

  • Applicants who are currently residing in the U.S. must submit clear copies of their U.S. visa stamp, I-94 card, I-20 (if any), I-797 (if any) and all other immigration documents.

The following majors have additional requirements for admission:

A) Mechanical Engineering (M.S.), Electrical Engineering (M.S.), Computer Science (M.S), Cyber Systems (M.S.) and Forensic Science- Criminalistics (M.S.) International applicants are urged to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to be considered for admission. GRE scores are required for International applicants who wish to be considered for available scholarships. The GRE is optional for graduates of regionally accredited United States colleges and universities.

B) MBA, Sport Management (MS) and the dual degrees in MBA/MPA and MBA/MSIE applicants must submit:

  • Undergraduate GPA for 3.3 or better 
  • GMAT of 400 or higher or a GRE in top 50% percentile
  • Important note: Your application will remain incomplete and you will not be given an admission decision until you have submitted your GMAT or GRE score report to the International Graduate Admissions office. Applicants can request a waiver of the GMAT exam if they meet one of the following criteria:
    1. An advanced degree (e.g., masters or higher) or a Professional License (CPA, MD, JD), or
    2. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.3 or higher from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent, or
    3. Proof of a minimum of 5 years of continuous professional, administrative, or business experience with demonstrated progression in scope of control and authority

C) Human Nutrition-Nutritional Genomics applicants must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of "B" or better (3.0 out of 4.0).
  • Completion of 3 credits of Biochemistry with a minimum grade of “B” or better.
  • Completion of 4 credits in Anatomy and Physiology with a minimum grade of "B" or better.
  • Minimum IBT TOEFL score of 80, minimum PTE score of 53, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. The EAP-ELS level 112 certificate and other English as a Second Language (ESL) certificates are not accepted for Human Nutrition-Nutritional Genomics.
  • Applicants who wish to become Registered Dietitians, must submit an International Credential Evaluation along with their foreign transcripts . Please click on this link provided by the American Dietetic Association for more details.

D) Cellular and Molecular Biology applicants must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of "B+" or better (3.3 out of 4.0).
  • Minimum IBT TOEFL score of 80, a minimum PTE score of 55, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. The EAP-ELS level 112 certificate and other English as a Second Language (ESL) certificates are not accepted for Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  • GRE test scores are required.
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements may be asked to participate in a Skype interview.

E) Ph.D. in Criminal Justice applicants must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

  •  A minimum GPA of "B+" (or 3.5 out of 4) for the final two years of undergraduate study, or a 3.5 GPA for all masters level coursework.
  • A minimum GRE total score of 300.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • An academic or other professional writing sample.
  • A 500 word personal statement describing the student's background, goals, and reasons for pursuing the Ph.D. degree at UNH.
  • A minimum IBT TOEFL score of 100, PTE score of 68, or 7.5 on the  IELTS test.
  • No conditional admission will be given for this degree.
  • ELS level 112 certificates will not be accepted for the Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice. 

F) Healthcare Administration applicants MUST submit the following criteria at the time of application.

  •  A Statement of Purpose
  • A minimum IBT TOEFL score of 80, PTE score of 53, or 6.5 on the IELTS. 
  • ELS level 112 certificates will not be accepted for this program. 

H) Community Psychology applicants MUST submit one of the following before being considered for admission:

  • A minimum Pearson (PTE) score of 53, a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the internet based test (iBT), or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. 

Application Deadlines for International Students:


You can view a list of program deadlines here. Please be aware that any applications received after the deadlines will automatically be deferred to the next available term.

Sending Your Documents By Mail:

The Graduate Admissions Office will accept copies of official documents for review; however, officials will be required upon admittance. If you choose to send copies please send them to graduate@newhaven.edu

We recommend you use a special courier such as FEDEX, DHL, or UPS to send your official documents.

Our mailing address is:
University of New Haven
Office of Graduate Admissions
Echlin Hall, 2nd Floor
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT  06516
U.S.A.

Application Processing Time:
Application processing time is typically one to two weeks from the date your file becomes complete.

Contact International Admissions

Undergraduate Programs
Phone: (203) 932-7320
Fax: (203) 932-7137

Graduate Programs
Phone: (203) 932-7441
Fax: (203) 932-7137