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International Students

We welcome students from around the world to these programs: Master of Science in Analytics, Full-Time MBA, Master of Science in Financial Analysis, Accelerated Master of Science in Financial Analysis, Full-Time Master of Nonprofit Administration and Master of Science in Risk Management. We also issue I-20's for the following certificate programs: Foundations of Finance and Investment Management.

We do not issue I-20’s for our working professional programs: Part-Time MBA, Executive MBA, Professional Master of Science in Financial Analysis, Master of Science in Information Systems, Part-Time Master of Nonprofit Administration, Master of Science in Organization Development and Master of Public Administration.

USF welcomes applicants to the Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management (MGEM) program from any North American (including U.S. Permanent Residents) and Middle Eastern country. Determine your host institution by clicking here.

In addition to the application requirements noted here, international applicants must submit the following information:

English Proficiency:

Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two or more years of study in an accredited degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Samoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, or the Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score.

Applicants who have been waived from the English proficiency test requirement may still be required to participate in the School of Management United States Business Culture Course (USBCC) based on the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

See below for the minimum English proficiency requirements for each program.

Master of Science in Analytics

TOEFL (internet-based): 90
TOEFL (paper-based): 575
IELTS: 6.5
Pearson Test of English Academic: 61

Full-Time MBA

TOEFL (internet-based): 100
TOEFL (paper-based): 600
IELTS: 7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68
*International Applicants who receive a TOEFL (internet-based) score of 92-99, a TOEFL (paper-based) score of 580-599, an IELTS score of 6.5 or a Pearson Test of English Academic score of 62-67 may be admitted based on successful completion of the School of Management's United States Business and Culture Class (USBCC). For more information click here.

Part-Time MBA

TOEFL (internet-based): 100
TOEFL (paper-based): 600
IELTS: 7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68

Executive MBA

TOEFL (internet-based): 100
TOEFL (paper-based): 600
IELTS: 7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68

Master of Science in Financial Analysis

TOEFL (internet-based): 100
TOEFL (paper-based): 600
IELTS: 7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68
*International Applicants to the MSFA program and Accelerated MSFA program who receive a TOEFL (internet-based) score of 92-99, a TOEFL (paper-based) score of 573-599, an IELTS score of 6.5 or a Pearson Test of English Academic score of 62-67 may be admitted based on successful completion of the School of Management's United States Business and Culture Class (USBCC). For more information click here.

Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management

TOEFL (internet-based): 79
TOEFL (paper-based): 550
IELTS: 6.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 53

Master of Science in Information Systems

TOEFL (internet-based): 100
TOEFL (paper-based): 600
IELTS: 7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68

Master of Nonprofit Administration

TOEFL (internet-based): 100
TOEFL (paper-based): 600
IELTS: 7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68
*International Applicants to the Full Time MNA program who receive a TOEFL (internet-based) score of 92-99, a TOEFL (paper-based) score of 580-599, an IELTS score of 6.5 or a Pearson Test of English Academic score of 62-67 may be admitted based on successful completion of the School of Management's United States Business and Culture Class (USBCC). For more information click here.

Master of Science in Organization Development

TOEFL (internet-based): 100
TOEFL (paper-based): 600
IELTS: 7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68

Master of Public Administration

TOEFL (internet-based): 100
TOEFL (paper-based): 600
IELTS: 7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68

Master of Science in Risk Management

TOEFL (internet-based): 100
TOEFL (paper-based): 600
IELTS: 7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68
*International Applicants to the who receive a TOEFL (internet-based) score of 92-99, a TOEFL (paper-based) score of 573-599, an IELTS score of 6.5 or a Pearson Test of English Academic score of 62-67 may be admitted based on successful completion of the School of Management's United States Business and Culture Class (USBCC). For more information click here.

Certificate Programs

TOEFL (internet-based): 100
TOEFL (paper-based): 600
IELTS: 7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68

Transcripts:

Applicants who obtained their baccalaureate or advanced degree(s) from an international (non U.S.) institution must submit the following:

  • Transcript(s) (academic record) in the original language of your institution.
  • An English version of transcript(s) with course titles in English. If the university does not issue English language versions of transcript(s), a notarized English translation of your transcript or evaluation by a credentials service is required.
  • Official degree conferral certificate indicating degree completion or the expected date of completion. 

If admitted to the program, international applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send these official, sealed documents will be provided at the time of admission. As such, it is important have official copies of transcript(s) and degree conferral certificate(s) available for submission.

Certification of Finances:

Applicants who require an F-1 student visa must verify that they (or sponsors) can fund their tuition and living expenses during studies in the U.S. The Certification of Finances form along with any required bank statement(s), bank letter(s) or sponsorship letter(s) should be uploaded to the online application. Funds required for each degree program are indicated on this Certification of Finances form.

Applicants applying to the MGEM program study on J-1 visas and are therefore not required to submit the Certification of Finances form.

Passport:

Applicants who require an F-1 student visa must submit a copy of their passport with their application.

International Skill Verification Services:

USF strongly recommends that candidates from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam undergo the International Skill Verification Services (ISVS) International Study Candidate Assessment Process (ISCAP).

You may participate in the ISCAP from any quiet, private location with a good Internet connection, such as a room in your home or office, using a laptop or desktop computer with a working camera and microphone. The ISCAP is a guided live interview-based process that requires no specific preparation. It is designed give universities a better sense of your spoken English and ad hoc English writing skills, as well as give you the opportunity to powerfully share who you are with us. Please schedule your assessment as soon as possible on the ISVS website and send your ISCAP report to the University of San Francisco School of Management upon completion.