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International Graduate Admission

Three international students from Indonesia, Syria and Italy came to Point Park University to earn an M.B.A. degree.

Help Applying for Graduate Study at Point Park University

Applying as a graduate student to a U.S. university doesn't have to be complicated — and it's not at Point Park University.

Any Questions?

Please contact Point Park University's Office of International Student Services and Enrollment at:

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Ours is a simple process, as our ISSE Office serves as a single point of contact, helping you through the entire process – from completing the application, to scholarship review, to immigration documentation and more.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed and signed  application- Apply Now Free
  2. Official transcripts of previous education with English translation. Due to transcript issues, students from Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria must go through World Education Services or International Consultants of Delaware for transcript evaluation and verification. NO ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS FROM STUDENTS OR INSTITUTIONS ORIGINATING FROM CAMEROON, GHANA OR NIGERIA WILL BE PROCESSED FOR ACCEPTANCE. For more information please visit World Education Services or International Consultants of Delaware.
  3. Official TOEFL or IELTS results if applicable (Point Park University TOEFL Institutional Code is 2676).
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation from current, or former, employers or professors
  5. Personal Statement of Future Goals (two page maximum)
  6. Current Resume/Vitae

Admission Requirements — Graduate and Doctoral programs

  • M.A. in Media Communication:

    • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score
    • Minimum TOEFL score of 570 (88 IBT)
    • Minimum TWE or TOEFL Essay score of 5 (out of 6)
    • IELTS and ELS completion results are not accepted for this program

  • All other graduate programs:

    • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (79 IBT), OR
    • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5

Forward all items to:

Point Park University
International Student Services & Enrollment
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984, U.S.A.

Doctoral Admission Requirements-

Students from Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria must go through World Education Services or International Consultants of Delaware for transcript evaluation and verification. NO ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS FROM STUDENTS OR INSTITUTIONS ORIGINATING FROM CAMEROON, GHANA OR NIGERIA WILL BE PROCESSED FOR ACCEPTANCE.

Ed.D. program in Leadership and Administration

  • Official transcripts from all previous institution(s) attended sent to Point Park University. A minimum 3.25 graduate G.P.A. is required for admittance.
  • Current resume detailing all previous educational/administrative experience
  • Statement of purpose (minimum three pages; maximum five pages) addressing your reasons for pursuing a terminal degree and why you feel Point Park’s program will best suit your needs
  • If applicable, a TOEFL or IELTS score to be sent directly to Point Park University
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. All letters should address your ability to work successfully under multiple demands.     Recommenders may be contacted by Point Park University:
    • One from an academic reference who is familiar with your academic career;
    • One from a professional reference who can speak to your work performance individually and with colleagues; and
    • One from an individual who is familiar with your integrity and commitment to improvement.
  • TOEFL minimum score of 95 IbT with a minimum of 24 or higher in sub scores Writing and Reading or
  • IELTS minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum band score of 7.0 in both Writing and Reading
  • Once all materials have been received and reviewed, selected applicants will be invited to participate in a required interactive, observed discussion with other candidates, the program director, and additional faculty.  During this session, candidates will also be asked to generate an additional writing sample.

Ph.D in Community Engagement

  • Official transcripts from all previous institution(s) attended sent to Point Park University. A minimum 3.25 graduate G.P.A. is required for admittance.
  • Current resume detailing all previous educational/administrative experience
  • Statement of purpose (minimum three pages; maximum five pages) addressing your reasons for pursuing a terminal degree and why you feel Point Park’s program will best suit your needs
  • If applicable, a TOEFL or IELTS score to be sent directly to Point Park University
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. All letters should address your ability to work successfully under multiple demands.      Recommenders may be contacted by Point Park University:
    • One from an academic reference who is familiar with your academic career;
    • One from a professional reference who can speak to your work performance individually and with colleagues; and
    • One from an individual who is familiar with your integrity and commitment to improvement
  • TOEFL minimum score of 95 IbT with a minimum of 24 or higher in sub scores Writing and Reading or
  •  IELTS minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum band score of 7.0 in both Writing and Reading 

  Psy.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology

  • Official transcripts from all previous institution(s) attended sent to Point Park University. A minimum 3.25 graduate G.P.A. is required for admittance.
  • Current resume detailing all previous educational/administrative experience
  • Statement of purpose (minimum three pages; maximum five pages) addressing your reasons for pursuing a terminal degree and why you feel Point Park’s program will best suit your needs
  • If applicable, a TOEFL or IELTS score to be sent directly to Point Park University
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. All letters should address your ability to work successfully under multiple demands.      Recommenders may be contacted by Point Park University:
    • One from an academic reference who is familiar with your academic career;
    • One from a professional reference who can speak to your work performance individually and with colleagues; and
    • One from an individual who is familiar with your integrity and commitment to improvement
  • TOEFL minimum score of 95 IbT with a minimum in sub scores of 24 in Writing, 22 in Listening, 26 in Speaking and 18 in Reading or
  • IELTS minimum score of 8.0

Please note: Doctoral programs are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

English Language Proficiency

Point Park University, in partnership with ELS Language Center, provides a variety of options in English language instruction. Successful completion of academic ELS allows you to matriculate to Point Park without taking the TOEFL or IELTS test to most of our programs.

Point Park University will also accept proof of completion of ELS Language Center's Intensive Level 112 as satisfying requirements for English proficiency-except for MA in Journalism and Mass Communication and all doctoral programs. Students who have met the university's normal academic requirements but have not satisfied the English requirement may apply for "conditional admission" based upon eventual completion of either the necessary ELS level or one of Point Park's accepted standardized test scores such as TOEFL or IELTS.

To learn more about ELS and the possibility of conditional admission to Point Park University, please visit ELS.

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