We are proud to welcome students from countries all over the world to the University of Saint Joseph. USJ is an excellent choice for your college experience in the United States, and our Office of Admissions is here to help with your first steps.
Step 1: Please complete the online application here. Select the “Graduate and Doctorate Application.”
Step 2: Submit your official NACES member organization's international transcript evaluation - we recommend World Education Services (WES).
Step 3: Submit your official score reports from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT®) with a minimum of 79, or your International English Language Testing System (IELTS, Academic Version) with a minimum band score of 6.5. This is required if English is not your first and primary language.
Step 4: Check the additional documents that are required for your specific graduate program of study. These will be listed in your “online portal,” which is created after you submit the application in Step 1. These requirements often include, but are not limited to, letters of recommendation, essay, resume/CV, etcetera.
Once all documents are received, the completed file will be submitted to the Program Director for an admission decision. Program Directors will advise Admissions of their decision and candidates will receive an update via email.
Step 5: If admitted to a graduate program with a full-time plan of study, you must submit the following additional documentation for an I-20 to be issued:
*Note: International students will not qualify for an F-1 student visa if they are pursuing an online program.
Step 6: Apply for an F-1 student visa
Step 7: Please review the USJ immunization and health requirements. All international students are required to maintain health insurance coverage provided by USJ. For more information, visit Heath Services.
We look forward to receiving your completed application! Please contact us if you have any questions.
The University of Saint Joseph, including the Gengras Center School and the School for Young Children, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education. The University of Saint Joseph prohibits discrimination against any persons on account of their race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability, or physical disability), genetic information, homelessness, prior conviction of a crime, or any other characteristic protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and employment practices (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment).
Inquiries concerning the University’s non-discrimination policies may be referred to Deborah Spencer, Human Resources director /Title IX coordinator, telephone 860.231.5390 or email [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston Mass 02109, telephone 617.289.0111, TDD 800.877.8339, fax 617.289.0150, or email [email protected]. More information.