Wright State welcomes applications from qualified international students. Approximately 650 students on F-1 and J-1 student visas currently attend the university. For comprehensive, objective, and timely information about educational opportunities in the United States, please visit the Education USA page or the advisor in your country. You may find your closest advisor at www.educationusa.state.gov.
Please note that admission requirements differ for each program. You can find a list of graduate and professional programs, including additional information about program requirements, at the provided link: List of Programs.
Wright State University has a rolling admissions policy. This system allows applicants who qualify for admission but who have not submitted their documents with enough processing time to be admitted for their desired semester to be admitted for a subsequent semester. Students applying from outside the United States must submit all documents six months prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which they wish to enroll. Those within the United States should submit documents four months prior. Only applicants who have submitted completed application materials with all supporting documents and test results will be considered for admission to the desired semester.
Academic semesters begin on the following schedule:
• Fall Semester: End of August
• Spring Semester: Beginng of January
• Summer Intersession: Beginning of May
An applicant who has completed a four-year bachelor's degree is eligible for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. If an applicant is from Bangladesh, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka and has earned a 3-year bachelor's degree in arts, commerce, or science, he or she is eligible for admission to an undergraduate program only. However, applicants from those six countries who have earned a master's degree in arts, commerce, or science may apply for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have received a degree in the Third or Pass Division will not be considered for admission.
Graduate international applicants are expected to meet the following criteria for admission:
1. Have earned a 4-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning. Only an official transcript accompanied by attested translation into English (if needed) will be accepted as evidence of academic preparation. If the credentials cannot be evaluated by the Office of International Admissions, the applicant will be required to submit the credentials to an evaluation service and pay the cost of the evaluation.
2. Demonstrated proficiency in English. If the applicant's native language is not English, a minimum score of 213(CBT) or 79/120(IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required or a band 6 through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Several departments or programs have set higher requirements for English proficiency. In addition, international students may be required by their academic advisors to take a university-administered English writing placement test. Students failing this test may be required to take supplemental on-campus classes to strengthen their English skills. Students who have earned a degree from a regionally accredited US college or university are exempted from the TOEFL requirement.
Most students who have earned a bachelor's degree may apply for admission to a graduate or professional degree program at Wright State (See the admission requirements checklist). Master's degree programs are usually earned in two years of full-time study, but some students may complete requirements in one year. Wright State offers a two-year post-master's Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree Program in educational leadership and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree. The doctorate is the highest degree awarded in the United States and usually requires a minimum of three years of studies beyond completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees.
You can find a list of graduate and professional programs, including additional information about program requirements, at the provided link:
The following items are required for graduate admissions to Wright State:
• A photocopy of your passport information page, as well as the page showing your photo, name and birth date are required with your application
• Graduate Student Application Form. Please write your name on application exactly as it appears on your passport! If you apply online, DO NOT fill out another application form but send the "confirmation of the application"
• A nonrefundable $40 application fee. No processing of the application will be done until the fee is paid
• A complete, official academic record from each college, or university previously attended. A certified English translation must be attached to official foreign transcripts or mark sheets
• Official confirmation of a bachelor's degree
• Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of minimum 213 (CBT)/ 79(IBT) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (minimum band 6)
• Official GMAT or GRE tests (if required for the program)
• Letters of recommendations (if required for the program)
• Bank Statement (min:-enough to support student through one year of studies)
• Statement of Objectives (if required by program)
Note: Please do not send documents in small sealed envelopes. This will delay processing.
Note: If the applicant is being sponsored, the financial statement form must be accompanied by an affidavit of support and a bank statement provided by the sponsor, indicating the amount of money available to the applicant for the purpose of studying at Wright State University. If the applicant has been offered a graduate assistantship or fellowship, the department must submit a letter indicating the conditions of the offer and the dollar amount the student will receive in addition to tuition remission.
Please review addtional application requirements that are specific to your program: List of Programs.
Online Application - Please note that F1 and J1 students may not apply for Management Information Systems or Supply Chain Management. We will not be able to refund the application fee if submitted.
Applications and supporting documents should be sent to:
School of Graduate Studies
Wright State University
E344 Student Union
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton OH, 45435
When the Office of International Admissions (UCIE) receives an application, the process is as follows:
• Applicant's information is loaded into the database and the file is forwarded to Office of International Admissions
• After applicants mail their full set of completed application materials, the documents are reviewed and prepared for departmental evaluation
• File is sent to department for admission decision (email is sent to applicant)
• File is returned to International Admissions Office with admission decision
• If department is offering admission, I-20 and admission letter are requested and mailed (email is sent to applicant with SEVIS number for visa appointment)
The time needed for the above described process will depend on the volume of applications received. At a minimum, applicants should expect a wait of about one month before receiving an email from us. All required documents must be completed and on file before an admission decision will be made.
Inquiries about the status of an application are answered only to the applicant through email at email@example.com with the ID number in the subject header. This ID number will be provided by email to the student only after the application has been uploaded onto the mainframe.
Wright State University has a growing network of official representatives world wide who are ready to assist you and your parents with your application questions and through the application process. Youo may view the list of agents here.
Attention Applicants from China: There is a website available, www.alpps.org, which allows you to create a student profile in order to differentiate yourself and provides our university with more information. We do not endorse or require applicants to use this system, but it can provide us with additional information to evaluate you along with your official application. Your student profile can be created and submitted at any time of the year for review.