International Student Admission Requirements

*This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Please refer to the master’s degree or doctoral degree program for overall admissions requirements.

Evidence of a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for master’s degree admission and 3.0 for doctoral degree admission (based on 4.0 GPA scale) or its equivalent.

TOEFL Score: Recent TOEFL score of 550 for paper-based tests, 213 for computer-based tests or 79 for internet-based tests for master’s degree students and 570 for paper-based tests, 230 for computer-based tests or 88 for internet-based tests for doctoral degree students. The score needs to be reported by the testing agency on an original document.

Admission to degree programs at United is granted to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, theological perspective, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, or veteran status.

International applicants are invited to apply for scholarships through United Theological Seminary and other agencies. While scholarship awards help defray some expenses, it should not be assumed that such funds will cover the full cost of education. International students must provide evidence of significant financial support (bank statements, letters of support, etc…) before United can process the paperwork required to obtain a student visa. United encourages all international applicants, if necessary, to seek financial sponsorship from other sources as soon as possible during the application process. Off-campus employment will not cover the expense of seminary education.

Sometimes sponsorship funds that were previously promised to students are no longer available to them. This places the student is in a very difficult situation because United is unable to provide additional financial help and students may not be able to continue their education. Applicants should make sure that their sponsorship and personal funds will be available to them before applying to United.

Estimated Costs for International Doctoral Students

Estimated Costs for International Masters Students