December 15 for international applicants
It is strongly encouraged that applicants submit applications and all supplemental documents on, or before this deadline to be considered for the autumn 2013 term. International applications received after this deadline will be reviewed for admission and scholarships on a space available basis until the class is filled.
PhD applications received after January 15 will not be considered.
GRE and TOEFL requirements for international students
Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Applications will not be processed until the required TOEFL or IELTS score is received. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date.
Applicants may be exempted from English proficiency test requirements if by the time of matriculation they have earned a post-secondary degree from a formally-recognized/accredited university where the entire language of instruction and examination is English. These applicants must have attended an English-medium university for all years of study toward the degree program. Such applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement but not from other standardized graduate entrance examinations.
Minimum TOEFL scores are as follows:
Internet-based score: 95
Computer-based score: 240
Paper-based score: 587
Minimum IELTS score: 7.0
Financial aid and scholarships
At the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, we value the diversity that our international students bring to our classrooms and community. We understand the financial commitment required of international students who enroll at the Josef Korbel School. For this reason, all international students are automatically considered for both merit-based scholarships and international student scholarships which range from $10,000 to full tuition, at the time applications are reviewed.
Special requirements for three-year undergraduate degree holders
The Josef Korbel School of International Studies will consider applicants to the Master of Arts (MA) degree programs who hold three-year undergraduate degrees provided they meet the following criteria:
1. IBT TOEFL score of 100 or higher for non-native English speakers (Paper based TOEFL
of 600 or higher, ILETS of 7.5 or higher).
2. Undergraduate GPA must equate to a "B" in the American system or better. This will be determined by the University of Denver's Office of International Admission.
The Josef Korbel School's MA admissions committee is responsible for ensuring that the aforementioned criteria have been satisfied. No provisional admissions or English conditional admission will be granted.
The Josef Korbel School will consider applicants to the PhD degree program who hold three-year undergraduate degrees provided they meet the following criteria:
1. IBT TOEFL score of 100 or higher for non-native English speakers (non-three year
degree IBT minimum is 95).
2. Applicants must have completed a Master's degree. Applicants who have yet to receive a Master's degree are still eligible to apply for the PhD program provided they have fulfilled the requirements for the MA degree prior to matriculation for the term to which they applied.
The Josef Korbel School's PhD admissions committee is responsible for ensuring that the aforementioned criteria have been satisfied. No provisional admission or English conditional admission will be granted.