Students around the world can now earn a degree from an accredited U.S.-based university – without ever leaving their home country! Villanova University is pleased to welcome international students into its online graduate degree program.*
International applicants are defined by Villanova as any non-U.S. citizen, or any U.S. or other citizen whose undergraduate degree was earned outside of the U.S. These individuals may be required to submit additional materials – such as a credential evaluation or TOEFL score – in addition to the basic application components required of all applicants. See below for details.
International applications will be considered complete when all of the following have been received:
Official transcript evaluations/translations and TOEFL scores (if applicable) must be mailed directly from the issuing agency to Bisk at the following address:
Villanova University Online
Attn: Academic Admin
9417 Princess Palm Ave., Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33619-8348
Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting an official copy of their TOEFL scores, with a minimum passing grade of 80 on the Internet-based test or 550 on the paper-based test. Test results must be mailed directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Bisk at the address above. Exceptions: Applicants who earned their undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education do not have to provide TOEFL results. Applicants from English-speaking countries and native English-speakers living abroad may also request a TOEFL exemption.
Applicants who earned their degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education must submit an official credential evaluation/translation of all degree-bearing transcripts, completed by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Visit www.NACES.org for a complete list of approved agencies.
International applicants who hold certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) should submit a copy of their certificate. Those who have successfully completed either certification exam may bypass the comprehensive final exam graduation requirement. Click here for more information.
* Villanova University does not provide any assistance in obtaining student visas for online degree programs.