For admissions purposes, non-U.S. applicants are those individuals who meet one of the criteria below:
- Green Card or Visa holders
- Applicants with international credentials, i.e. attended an institution outside of the U.S.
All graduate applicants must complete an application through SOPHAS and a Georgia State graduate admissions application.
The GRE is no longer a requirement for admission to the MPH, DrPH, Graduate Certificate of Public Health or Maternal and Child Health Graduate Certificate programs.
Applicants who have been accepted and plan to attend Georgia State University on an F-1 or J-1 visa must submit a financial statement showing the financial support necessary for the cost associated with the first year of study. This verification does not need to be submitted with your application but will be required before you can enroll if you are accepted.
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores, not more than two years old, on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- Official scores must be reported from the Educational Testing Service to SOPHAS prior to the application deadline.
- The TOEFL is not required of international applicants who have received a degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
- TOEFL information can be found at http://www.toefl.org/.
- Applicants living in the Atlanta area may take the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency (GSTEP) in the place of the TOEFL.
- GSTEP information is found here.
Georgia State’s Intensive English Program (IEP) can help you improve your English skills in order to meet the admissions requirements. If you are interested in participating, visit the IEP website for information about classes, tuition/fees, and housing. If you have a question about the IEP, contact [email protected].
For additional information pertaining to international applicants and students at Georgia State University, please refer to the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.