Graduate Admission

International Applicants

If you are an international applicant (not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident) applying for a master’s degree, please submit the required information and the application by the deadlines listed on the right.

International graduate applicants (non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents) must also submit the following:

  1. Graduate application for international applicants
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  2. Application fee $65
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  3. All secondary, college and university (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts. Send all documents to World Education Services (WES), an official credential evaluator.* Once the review is complete, WES must send the document(s) directly to CNU.
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  4. Demonstration of English proficiency through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum required scores:
    • 92 for the Internet-based TOEFL
    • Equivalent score of 237 on the computer-based TOEFL
    • Equivalent score of 580 on the paper-based TOEFL
      Submit official scores from the International English Language Testing System. A minimum score of 7.0 is required.
  5. Submit all documents required for degree-seeking admission in the specific master’s degree program by the admission deadline. Refer to the master’s degree program section in the graduate catalog. Email these documents and scores to
  6. Financial resources statement
    • If you are an international applicant who needs an F or J visa, you must provide proof that you can finance your education before you apply. A certificate of eligibility (Form I-20) will not be authorized until you complete a financial resources statement that is supported by bank statements that certify the information.
    • Applicants participating in the Rosenheim, UAS, UA or UESTC Exchange Programs should contact to obtain the Financial Resources Statement Form designed for each individual exchange program.
  7. Official original bank statements or affidavits (fewer than six months old) verifying the availability of financial resources to show that you can afford to study in the United States.**
  8. An interview also may be required. English proficiency in reading, writing and speaking is expected.

* WES prepares an objective, analytical report that describes the credentials and interprets them in terms of their U.S. equivalents.

** As a state-supported institution, Christopher Newport currently does not provide financial aid to international students. U.S. federal financial aid is not available to foreign citizens, even those currently living in the U.S.

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