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International Students

MBA Admission Requirements for International Students

Lourdes University actively seeks a rich pool of applicants from around the globe. While we recommend that international students apply in earlier rounds, there is sufficient time for students to apply for and secure a visa in all rounds.

International students must complete these MBA admission requirements if seeking admission to the full and part-time MBA programs:

Requirements for graduate international students seeking admission to a graduate program are listed below. Requirements should be submitted for fall semester by June 1 (classes begin at the end of August) and for spring semester by November 1 (classes begin in early January).

The following is required for admission:
1.Completed application for graduate admission and all supporting documentation
2.$25 USD Application fee
3.Transfer or release form
4.A course by course transcript evaluation
5.Proof of English language proficiency
6.Evidence of adequate financial resources

Transfer or release form

International students who are currently attending a college or university in the United States will be required to provide a release or transfer from the last institution attended in the United States.

A course by course transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

The evaluation should show the student has achieved the equivalent of at least a Bachelor's degree (see program specific requirements below under Additional Requirements) and meets the U.S. Grade Point Average (GPA) minimum requirement of 2.75.

Student must request to have official transcripts (in a sealed official envelope) in native language sent to the Lourdes Graduate School Admissions office and a copy sent to either WES or ECE for translation in English at the expense of the student.

Proof of English language proficiency

Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination. Satisfactory TOEFL scores are a minimum 550 for the paper based exam, 213 for the computer based exam or 79-80 for the internet based exam for applicants whom English is a second language. The institution code for Lourdes University is 1247. Official scores of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may also be accepted. A minimum overall ban score of 6.5 is needed for consideration. Official scores need to be sent to Lourdes University directly from the testing center which administered the test.

International applicants who meet one or more of the following conditions are exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement:

  • Education is from an English secondary or postsecondary institution in the following countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (not Quebec), Cook Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Granada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Mariannas, Papua-New Guinea, St. Christopher Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swazi-land, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom and the United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  • Graduated from a secondary school in the United States.
  • Completed 24 semester hours of college-level coursework from an accredited college/university in the United States with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. (3.0 for NAP program) Must provide official transcript.
  • Achieved ESL certification at or above the advanced level at a regionally accredited university/college in the United States. Student must provide a copy of the ESL certification

Evidence of adequate financial resources

Student must provide evidence of financial resources for the first year of studies applicable toward the total college costs of completing the bachelor’s degree at Lourdes University. Please fill out and submit the Certification of Finances Form. Return the form, along with a bank statement showing a balance of at least the cost of an academic year (two semesters) of tuition, books, food, housing, and transportation to your DSO. See more information about Lourdes Tuition and Fees.

International student applicants will be considered for admission as soon as the application process has been completed. All admission materials must be submitted before an admissions decision can be made.

Please see Next steps for admitted international students.

For Lourdes University Graduate International Admissions questions please contact Tara Hanna, PDSO by email or phone at 1-419-517-8908

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Melissa Bergfeld
Admissions Assistant
Toll Free: 1-800-878-3210, ext. 3517

Tara Hanna
Director of Graduate Admissions
Toll Free: 800-878-3210 ext. 8908

Ryan D. Butt, J.D.
Director, MBA Program