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Information for International Students

The Office of International Services can assist you with your visa questions and compliance issues. Please be sure to complete and return the I-20 application form as quickly as possible after you receive it. Students should plan ahead and allow sufficient time to process the visa application.  If you have any further questions regarding visa issues, please contact the International Student Services Coordinator, Dacia Gauer

English Language Proficiency - Applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must submit official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 250 on the computer-based test, 600 on the paper-based, or 100 on the Internet-based test is required for admission into the MPH program. Applicants from this list of countries are required to submit TOEFL scores. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores with a minimum score of 7.0 are also acceptable.

Important Note for International Applicants regarding Academic Transcripts: All academic transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by a U.S.-based external credentialing service. Because it takes a credentialing service weeks to complete an evaluation, please begin this process AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Some of the most frequently used credentialing agencies are:

202-293-9161 x 6660




When you contact the credentialing service of your choice, you will need to request a course-by-course evaluation.

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