Master's/Doctorate Degree Admission Requirements for International Students
- A completed application found at www.arcadia.edu/gradapp
** Please note that students applying for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy or the Masters in Physicians Assistant cannot apply using the Arcadia University Application. Applicants for these degrees must apply through the centralized application system, and all credentials should be sent through the centralized system. Please see those programs’ descriptions for more information and the link to their applications.
Every program has a set of individual requirements unique to that program. Please see the individual program descriptions for a list of required credentials.
Additional Requirements for all Programs
- Course-by-course evaluation of any university transcript by an independent service based in the United States. Acceptable evaluators can be found through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at www.naces.org/members.htm.
- Proof of English language proficiency for those for whom English is a second language. Graduate students must score a minimum of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, 80 on the new Internet-based TOEFL, a 6.5 on the IELTS, or a 5.0 on the iTEP. Arcadia University’s School TOEFL Code is 2039.
How to Send Your Admissions Documents
All credentials except for the College Transcript and NACES Transcript evaluation can be scanned and e-mailed to: Marci Oster at firstname.lastname@example.org for the preliminary review to take place. The original hard copies will need to be mailed as well, and they should be mailed directly to Arcadia University at the following address:
Office of Enrollment Management
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038, USA
Applications for admission will not be reviewed until all required information has been received by Arcadia’s Office of Enrollment Management. The admission decision will be rendered approximately three to four weeks after the completed file has been received by the admission committee.
Each program has as application deadline unique to their program based on the programs’ start date. Please see those programs’ descriptions for their individual deadlines.
Arcadia University is committed to ensuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, or disability in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable statutes. Inquiries concerning Title IX, Section 504 and ADA compliance and information regarding accessibility should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038-3295; phone 215-572-2947.