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Requirements for International Graduate Students

After reviewing your program’s application process, international students should take the following additional steps:

  1. Submit your TOEFL or IELTS Score
    USciences’ TOEFL Code is: 2663
  2. If you attended an institution located outside of the United States, you must have your transcript evaluated by World Education Services (WES)

Required documents

  • Application - Apply online
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended with all degrees documented. Transcripts from non-US institutions must be course-by-course evaluated by World Education Services (WES)
  • Statement of Professional Goals
  • All applicants must submit a 1000-word essay explaining specific short and long-term career goals that the program will help address. If the applicant is applying to be a MS (Thesis) or Ph.D. student, the applicant must identify at least two of the program’s faculty whose research interests align most closely with their own interests and describe why s/he perceives this to be so. The essay may be submitted as part of application, or as an email enclosure, or sent separately via postal mail
  • Resume or CV
  • Three written letters of recommendation


Fall Entry Term: April 1st
Spring Entry Term: November 1st


Conditionally Accepted Students

Conditionally Accepted Students must follow these steps to receive a full acceptance:

  1. Return a Conditional Acceptance Supplemental Form
  2. Stay in touch with the Graduate Admission Office staff about your plans:
  3. Submit proof of your English language proficiency (see options below) within one year of receiving your conditional acceptance.

Ways to Demonstrate English Proficiency

  • Attend and complete ELS, Level 112, English for Academic Purposes: Since 1961, ELS has helped more than 1.2 million students from over 143 countries around the work learn English quickly and effectively. The Philadelphia ELS Center is close to downtown Philadelphia on the suburban campus of Saint Joseph’s University. Contact or 610-660-2125 for more information about how to apply.
  • Attend and complete ELC, Level 6, at Drexel University: The mission of the Drexel University English Language Center (ELC) is to provide the highest quality English language instruction and student services to English language learners and to prepare international students to participate fully in the university community. The ELC is located in the heart of the university district of Philadelphia and offers year-round English courses in listening and speaking, reading and writing, and a unique Language of STEM courses for students interested in the sciences, technology, and engineering. The ELC is located on the Drexel University campus in Philadelphia, PA. Contact or 215-895-2022 for more information about how to apply.
  • Attend and complete ELI, Level VI, at the University of Delaware: Through an unwavering commitment to excellence and renewal, the faculty and staff of the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Delaware endeavor each day to enhance our reputation as a leader among intensive English programs. This leadership is based on a clear understanding of their goals and the means to achieve them. ELI contributes to international understanding by engaging students in meaningful inter-cultural exploration, and provides students with the support and services they require to make the transition from their own countries to life in the United States. The ELI is located on the University of Delaware campus in Newark, DE. Contact or 302-831-2674 for more information about how to apply.
  • Attend and complete ELP, Level 800, at the University of Pennsylvania: The mission of the University of Pennsylvania ELP Intensive Program is to provide high quality instruction and support to adult learners who want to increase their English language proficiency to achieve academic, professional, and personal goals and to improve their understanding of the cultures of the United States. They are dedicated to providing an environment that promotes professional excellence. ELP is located in Fisher Bennett Hall on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, PA. Contact or 215-898-8681 for more information about how to apply.
  • Submit official TOEFL scores of 90 or above
  • Submit official IELTS scores of 6.5 or above
  • Submit a transcript from a U.S. college/university indicating you have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from that institutions

If you are currently attending an unapproved program, contact the Graduate Admission Office immediately

Saudi Student Information

University of the Sciences welcomes applications from Saudi Arabian applicants under our agreement with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission. This agreement allows admissible applicants to reserve a place in a future start term with the University while they pursue English training. Your academic program should relate to your previous undergraduate or graduate degree.



Admission Office 
Griffith Hall, Room 130
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495