International Graduate Applicants

The CUNY School of Professional Studies offers graduate degree programs that provide the opportunity for online and on campus study in a variety of disciplines. While we cannot issue an F-1 Visa for a fully online degree program, our online offerings provide a chance for international students to earn an affordable degree while residing in their home country.  International applicants who are interested in an on campus program should review the process to apply for an F-1 Visa.

In addition to the admission criteria that is listed for each graduate degree program, applicants who were educated outside of the United States must submit the following documents:

  • an official transcript in the original language from each postsecondary school/university attended in a sealed envelope, and
  • an international credential evaluation report that includes a course-by-course analysis indicating the type of degree received, the U.S. equivalency of the degree, the graduation date and a cumulative grade point average from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

We recommend that documents are submitted to the evaluation service 8-10 weeks ahead of the application deadline to allow for the additional time needed to verify foreign credentials.

To be considered for a graduate degree program, the applicant's undergraduate degree must be the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree. Applicants who did not complete their undergraduate degree at an English-speaking institution are required to submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. TOEFL score reports must come directly from ETS (Educational Testing Service) to be official. The TOEFL code for the CUNY School of Professional Studies is 4829. The required minimum TOEFL scores are 577 for the paper-based test, 233 for the computer-based test, or a minimum of 90 on the internet based test (IBT).

All documents must be sent to:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies
Office of Admissions
119 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001

Electronic transcripts can be submitted directly from a postsecondary institution or by a company contracted by the institution via a secured system to Admissions@sps.cuny.edu. Electronic transcripts will not be accepted as official if they are emailed from the student.

Please note that all materials and documents submitted as part of an application for admission become the property of CUNY School of Professional Studies and cannot be returned.