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:

  • Application

    Apply online and pay the application fee.

  • English Proficiency

    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: 105 Overall Score
    • SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 560 (KU School Code 2653)
    • ACT: 21 English/Writing Score (KU School Code 3706)


    2) Waiver

    Request a waiver of this requirement if you are from one of the following countries: 

    Anguilla
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Australia
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Belize
    Bermuda
    Botswana
    British Virgin Island
    Brunei
    Canada (except Quebec)
    Grand Cayman Islands
    Dominica
    Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
    Fiji
    Gambia
    Ghana
    Gibraltar
    Grenada
    Guyana
    Ireland
    Jamaica
    Kenya
    Kiribati
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Malawi
    Mauritius
    Montserrat
    New Zealand
    Nigeria
    Papua New Guinea
    Philippines
    Samoa (Western)
    Seychelles
    Sierra Leone
    Singapore

    Soloman Islands
    South Africa
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent & the Grenadines
    Swaziland
    Tanzania
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Tuvalu
    Uganda
    United Kingdom
    United States
    Vanuatu
    Vatican City
    Virgin Islands
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe


    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.

  • Transcripts/Academic Records

    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.

    World Education Services, Inc.
    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    World Academic Research Center, Inc. (foreign degrees)