Admission Requirements

Graduate Admissions

Graduate and Doctoral Degrees Admission Requirements

Application Fee

Most programs require a $30 nonrefundable application fee. This fee is waived for Barry alumni or those referred by Barry alumni.

Supporting Documents

Electronic document submission is preferred. Documents can be uploaded through your myBarry portal or to

All documents should be sent to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, 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 are opened are not considered official. Official transcripts can be sent directly from the institution to Barry University to

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 sent directly from the evaluating agency to Barry University. For a list of NACES members, please visit

Although you may use any NACES member agency, these two agencies provide a specific application designed for Barry students:

Statement of Purpose

Submit a statement of purpose (goals) or career narrative statement as required by the specific school.

Recommendations or References

Recommendations and references must be from professional or academic sources.

Test Scores

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.

Other Documents

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.

English Proficiency

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 test scores from one of the English language proficiency tests accepted by Barry University:

The English proficiency 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.

English Proficiency Tests Accepted by Barry University

May be admitted to Barry University for graduate school:*

  • TOEFL internet-based: 79 or higher
  • TOEFL paper based: 550 or higher
  • IELTS: 6.5 or higher
  • Duolingo English Test: 95 or higher
  • PTE Academic Score: 53

IMPORTANT: *The minimum acceptable score may be higher for some programs.

Degree Program’s Admission Requirements

To view your degree program’s admission requirements, visit the program website for detailed information or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 305.899.3100 or schedule a virtual meeting.

Discounts and Financial Aid for Students from Partner Institutions and Organizations

You may qualify for additional scholarships or discounts based on your employer or other schools you’ve attended and your overall financial aid package. Barry University has articulation agreements and MOUs with many other institutions and organizations.

Visit existing partnerships to see the various educational institutions and organizations Barry University has close partnerships with.

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