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Information for International Graduate Students

McDaniel College is proud of our commitment to diversity. We celebrate human and intellectual diversity by providing access and opportunity to a rich variety of people and cultures. 

Applying for Admission

In addition to the general and program-specific admissions requirements, international applicants must submit the following additional requirements:

  • Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination
    • To qualify for admission, students must achieve the following scores:
      • TOEFL: 79-80 or higher on the internet-based exam (213 on the computer based exam or 550 on the paper exam)
      • IELTS: 6.0
  • The Certificate of Finances Form
  • Course-by-course transcript evaluation of completed undergraduate study from any institution of higher education outside the U.S.
    • Students earning an undergraduate degree and/or graduate credits from an institution outside the U.S. must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation(s) before gaining initial admission to Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel. We recommend World Education Services (WES) for your credential evaluation but will accept an evaluation from any National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member.

International Students Applying for Online Programs

International students applying for 100% online graduate programs will fulfill all of the above general and international admissions requirements but are not be required to submit a declaration of finance or go through the F-1 visa application process.

Curricular Practical Training

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a type of off-campus work permission for F-1 international students who want to gain experience in their fields of study. Currently, McDaniel's Masters in Data Analytics is eligible to offer CPT. Learn more about CPT here.