International Graduate Application Requirements
Graduate students have earned a Bachelor's degree and now wish to pursue a Master's degree
Graduate applicants should refer to the academic program website for specific application requirements. Most graduate programs require GRE or GMAT scores and recommendations.
In addition to the specific program requirements, all international graduate applicants also have the following requirements:
Apply online and pay the application fee.
The language of instruction at Kutztown University is English and as such, all students must provide evidence that they have achieved a high enough level of proficiency in the English language to be successful in their courses. You may prove English proficiency in one of the following ways:
1) Examination Results
Submit results from an English proficiency examination. Scores must be less than two years old. Unofficial results are accepted for the application review; official score reports are required to complete your application record when you enroll at KU.
- IELTS: 6.5 Overall Score
- TOEFL: 79 internet-based test
- PTE: 53 Overall Score
- Duolingo English Test: 52 Overall Score
- SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 560 (KU School Code 2653)
- ACT: 21 English/Writing Score (KU School Code 3706)
Request a waiver of this requirement if you are from one of the following countries:
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Island
Canada (except Quebec)
Grand Cayman Islands
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Papua New Guinea
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
3) Study at a U.S. College/University
We will waive the English language requirement if you studied at a U.S. college or university for at least one academic year, earned at least 24 college-level semester credits (or 36 quarter credits) and have completed the equivalent of CMP 100, Effective Composition, with a grade of C or higher.
4) Conditional Admission and ESL
Attend and complete an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Northampton Community College. Take English Composition and Speech Communication courses at Northampton, earn a grade of C or higher, and transfer to Kutztown University. We will offer you conditional admission if your academic records meet the admissions criteria and you only need to improve your proficiency in the English language.
Submit official college/university transcripts/academic records from all universities you attended.
College and university records from non-U.S. institutions must be translated to U.S. educational equivalency by a recognized evaluation agency, listed below. Translation is at the student's expense and must be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admissions.