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Graduate International Admission

An international student seeking admission to any graduate program must have completed a minimum of 16 years of education, including the equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Course work taken at technical or non-university affiliated institutions may not be considered for academic credit. The education ministry in the applicant's home country must officially recognize each school as a degree-granting institution.

To apply, submit the application for your desired degree program:

  • Graduate application (for master's degree programs and graduate certificates). If you have applied before November 2, 2017, you will be sent new log in information to access our new system.
  • Doctoral application (for Ph.D. and D.E. programs)

Once your application is complete, the admission evaluation and review process takes approximately four to six weeks for most programs. However, the process may take longer in certain programs, such as physical therapy.

When completing your address on your application, your permanent address must be your home country address, even if you are currently residing in the United States. Your mailing address should be the current location where you are residing. Do not list the United States address of a friend or relative.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, repeated inquiries regarding your application status may cause delays. You can check your status at any time, without causing delay, by using our online status check. If it is necessary to contact our office regarding the status of your application, please allow one week for a response. Please use for all email correspondence.

Admission Requirements

Application requirements and entry terms vary by program. To find specific information on application requirements please review the details of your chosen program.
Most programs will require:

  • Application (Submit either the graduate application or doctoral application, based on the degree program you plan to pursue)
  • A graduate entrance examination
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement / writing sample
  • Transcripts from previously attended institutions

An official academic record issued directly by each attended institution must be received. The record must include dates of attendance, all subjects studied, and grades earned or marks achieved on examinations. These credentials must be in the original language (as issued) and accompanied by a certified English translation if the documents are not in English. Please review the specific academic documents required from selected countries. Documents must be sent directly from the institution to the address below:
Office of International Admission
University of Dayton 
300 College Park 
Dayton, OH 45469-1604

Please note: If your institution is able to provide an e-transcript, please direct them to send the official link to: Please be aware, this does not include scanned, photocopied or emailed documents.


Office of International Admission

International and Graduate Admission House 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1604

855-664-5623 (toll-free) or 937-229-1850