Admission Requirements for Graduate and Doctoral Degrees
The fastest way to apply is by using the online graduate application. If you would prefer a paper application, you can download the forms or request an admissions package. Please note that with the online application it will still be necessary to provide additional documents as noted below.
Most programs require a $30 nonrefundable application fee. This can be paid online or by check. This fee is waived or reduced for Barry alumni, or those referred by Barry alumni.
All documents should be sent to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161
Please include your full name, student ID number, or Social Security number on all documents.
You must submit complete official transcripts from every college or university attended, regardless of whether or not a degree was completed. If you previously attended Barry University, you do not need to re-submit any transcripts already on file. Submission of transcripts required by the Office of Graduate Admissions may be waived at the discretion of the Dean of the College/School offering the applicant’s program.
Transcripts must be in an official envelope sealed by the institution issuing the transcript. Transcripts in envelopes which have been opened are not considered official. The transcript request forms are available through the graduate application.
International credentials from an educational system other than the United States must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator who is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The evaluation must be “course-by-course with GPA,” and should be sent directly from the evaluating agency to Barry University. For a list of NACES members, please visit www.naces.org/members.htm.
Although you may use any NACES member agency, these two agencies provide a specific application designed for Barry students:
Statement of Purpose / Essay
Submit a statement of purpose (goals) or career narrative statement as required by the specific school. Specific instructions are in the graduate application.
Provide the required recommendations in support of graduate study. Recommendations must be on either the Barry University recommendation form or official letterhead from the recommending institution. Forms and instructions are included in the graduate application.
Supply current admission entrance examination scores (EAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT), as required by the individual school or program. In general, test scores older than five years will not be accepted.
Submit any additional information required by the Office of Graduate Admissions or the individual school or program. Upon receipt of your application, you will be notified of any documents needed to complete your file.
Permanent Resident Status (“Green Card”)
If you have permanent resident status, a copy of both sides of your Alien Registration Receipt Card ("green card") must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Applicants who do not give evidence of being native English speakers, including those applying for transfer from U.S. institutions, or who have not graduated from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction must submit an IELTS or TOEFL score.
If you submit the IELTS results, Barry University requires a band score of 6.5 or higher.
There are two versions of the TOEFL:
- The paper-based test score ranges from 310 to 677. Barry University requires 550 or higher at the graduate level.
- The Internet-based test (iBT) score ranges from 0 to 120. Barry University requires require 79 or higher at the graduate level.
The minimum acceptable score may be higher for some programs. The IELTS/TOEFL requirement may be waived for applicants with a minimum of 24 college-level academic credits earned from an institution in which English is the basis of instruction and classroom interaction or for those who graduate from level 112 of an ELS Language Centers program.
For further information on either of these tests, refer to www.ielts.org or www.toefl.org.