“I am an international student. When should I apply by?”
International students should check with the US Embassy or home country consulate to determine the time frame for issuing a student visa. Students are encouraged to contact International and Multicultural programs (IMP) for other international student requirements:
Division of Student Affairs
Landon Student Union, Suite 202B
11300 NE Second Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695
Phone: 305-899-3082/ 800-756-6000 ext.3082
“My undergraduate degree is not from the United States. How do I submit my transcript?”
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.
“Do I need to submit a TOEFL score?”
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 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.
“May I transfer credits into the MA program?”
A maximum of 6 graduate semester hours with a grade of B or better may be transferred into the program from an accredited institution with the approval of the graduate faculty committee/graduate program coordinator. Students may not transfer credits after they have entered the program.
“What is the time frame for completing my degree?”
A student will be allowed no more than seven years to complete the program.
“I have been out of school for several years. Do I still need a letter from a professor?”
If you have been out of school for several years and are having difficulties obtaining a recommendation letter from a past professor, please submit a professional recommendation instead. Be sure to directly address why you are not including an academic reference in your statement of purpose.