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Master's Entry Requirements

Guide To Graduate Admission Requirements In The USA

Most US universities expect international students to meet the same academic requirements as US students and demonstrate a high level of English proficiency. International students who do not meet the standard entry requirements can still qualify for graduate entry by studying a pre-master's course first.

Use the tables below to find out which option is best for you!

Master's Direct Entry

Academic A 4-year US Bachelor's Degree (GPA 3.0) or international equivalent*
GRE/GMAT GRE (320) or GMAT (600 - 750) for MBA programs
English IELTS 6.0 - 6.5 (6.0 in all skills) / TOEFL iBT 88 - 90 (minimum 20 in all skills)

* For non-US degrees, you may be required to have your transcrips evaluated by a recognised credentials evaluation service, such as WES.

Pre-Master's Programs

Academic US Bachelor's Degree (GPA 2.75) or international equivalent. Note: Third Class/Pass degrees are not accepted for pre-master's entry in the USA. Lower level qualifications, such as Higher National Diplomas (HND) are also not accepted.
GRE/GMAT Not required
English IELTS 5.0 (4.5 in all skills) / TOEFL iBT 50 (minimum 10 in all skills) / PTE 41 / Duolingo 80.

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1 A wide range of alternative qualifications is accepted for these courses, including Pearsons, Duolingo and some high school English qualifications (e.g. IGCSE).

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