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International Students

International students are welcomed and embraced throughout a University of Scranton education. We welcome you to submit an application and continue your studies at our institution.

For additional information on the support offered to international students, visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

In addition to completing the standard requirements for the application process, international students looking to study on-campus will also have to submit the following:

  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Certificate of finances/scholarship letter. You are encouraged to submit a letter or statement from a bank listing the required amount of assured financial support necessary.

International students should apply to the term in which they will begin their graduate program at The University of Scranton. If you required an English transition program, please apply to Scranton for the term in which your English transition program will be completed and you are ready to begin graduate coursework.


Please be sure to request that your application documents be sent to the address below:

The University of Scranton
Office of International Admissions - The Estate
Rear 223 Monroe Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510

June 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the fall term.
Nov. 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the spring term.
March 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the summer term.

Counseling programs applicants have a preferred application deadline of Nov. 15 and a standard deadline of March 1.

The following programs only accept applications to begin in the fall term:

  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Clinical Chemistry (applications to the Chemistry programs may also be accepted for admission into the summer term.)

Applicants that are from non-English speaking countries are required to submit proof of English proficiency. This proof can be achieved in a number of ways:

  • Submission of an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score report indicating a score of at least 80 on the internet-based test;
  • Submission of an official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score report indicating a minimum score of overall band 6.5;
  • Attendance at an ELS Language Center with completion of Level 112 - Submission of an official completion certificate and transcript are required;
  • Attendance at the English Language Institute at The University of Delaware with completion of academic Level 6 with grades of B+ or higher - Submission of an official transcript is required;
  • Attendance at The Language Company with completion of Level 9 and the Advanced Proficiency Level - Submission of an official completion certificate and transcript are required;
  • Submission of an official STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency) score of at least Pre-1st grade. Some graduate programs may require a 1st grade score. This exam is offered exclusively to Japanese students by the Society for Testing English Proficiency.

Do you offer conditional admission?

Yes! We offer conditional admission pending proof of English proficiency and GMAT scores (if applicable). Conditional admission is offered to those applicants that meet our academic requirements for admission as determined by the graudtae program director. 

When will I get my I-20?

To be eligible to receive a form I-20 from The Unversity of Scranton, in addition to the academic requirements, you must submit an official certificate of finances. Once you have received a full admission letter and have electronically confirmed your enrollment, the I-20 is issued. You cannot be issued an I-20 until you have been offered full admission.

How much does it cost to attend The University of Scranton?

Tuition and fees information for the 2017-2018 academic year can be found by visiting the Bursar's website. For the official certificate of finances, the University requires documentation of assured financial support indicating $47,562.00. This figure is based on:

Tuition & Fees (based on 24 credit hours @ $965 per credit plus fees): $23,460.00

Room & Board: $17,939.00

Books & Supplies: $2,538.00

Personal Expenses: $3,625

TOTAL: $47,562.00

Each additional half year of graduate study should equal $23,781.00 (plus inflation). Students in the MBA program who are not required to take any foundation courses can typically achieve their degree in one-and-a-half years. Most other master’s degree programs can be completed in two or two-and-a-half years.

When is Orientation and the first day of classes?

For the Fall 2017 term, Graduate Student Orientation is Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, International Student Orientation is on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 and the first day of classes is Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

For the Spring 2018 term, the first day of classes is Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.

For additional information, view the University's academic calendar.

When will I first meet my advisor?

You will be assigned a mentor/advisor after you are fully admitted and confirm your enrollment to The University of Scranton. Prior to arriving on campus, we recommend you contact your advisor to schedule a meeting to discuss course registration. You should also schedule a follow-up meeting for once you have arrived in the United States.

Any additional questions can be sent to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions:

gradadmissions@scranton.edu or by calling 1-570-941-4416.