GRADUATE & Continuing Education

Graduate International Application Requirements

Fall 2017 Priority Deadline

Apply by the March 15 priority deadline for incoming graduate students to receive your visa. Applications will be accepted through August 1 for the fall 2017 semester.

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International Admissions
Email (please use this email only for International questions)

International Education Office

Costs for International Students

Costs for 2017-2018 academic year: 


Tuition and fees:              $8,017

Living Expenses:               $8,649

Health Insurance (1 year) 2,511 

(books, etc)

Total:   (US Funds) -      $19,177


These costs include tuition, fees, living expenses, health insurance, and books.

Additionally, these minimum costs must be noted on the official bank letter that F-1 visa applicants must submit.

Priority Dates

Fall Semester: Apply by March 15
Spring Semester: Apply by October 1

Do I have to have my transcript evaluated?

Yes! All foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated before we are able to make an admissions decision. Graduate applicants are required to submit a “general” evaluation.  Note:  The evaluation must indicate the equivalent of a 4 year bachelor’s degree in the United States in order to be eligible for a master’s degree program. 

Following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:

What types of standardized tests do you require?

Graduate applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit testing to demonstrate English proficiency; except for those who have earned a high school, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree from an institution in the United States OR applicants from Great Britain, Ghana, Guyana, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Canada, or any English speaking country of the Caribbean.

For all applicants, the TOEFL or IELTS is accepted - the minimum passing score for the TOEFL is 79 (Internet-based) or 550 (paper-based). The minimum passing IELTS result is a 6.5.

All exams must be completed before an admission decision can be made.

Fitchburg State Codes for Official Test Scores

TOEFL code is 3518
IELTS (No code please select Fitchburg State as a recipient)