International Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies, Newark Health Science Campus. In addition to the information on this page, please read the information available under admission requirements.


Please note

  • The TOEFL or IELTS is required of all international students who have earned degrees overseas. For TOEFL a minimum score of 80 being expected. You may be exempt from submitting the TOEFL if you have attended a school in the United States.
  • If you will receive your Baccalaureate degree later than June, do not apply for the fall semester. Similarly, if you will receive your Baccalaureate degree later than October, do not apply for the spring semester. Visa forms cannot be sent until you have been accepted by the Graduate School and we receive evidence that the degree has been awarded.
  • We cannot preview your credentials or indicate the likelihood of acceptance prior to completion of your application.
  • The application fee is not refundable.


International applicants applying to the Masters or Certificate programs, or as a non-matriculated student, who have earned a degree overseas, must also provide a translated transcript using one of the following approved credentialing services.  International applicants applying to the Multidisciplinary Ph.D. program are required to submit a credential evaluation. However, if your most recent degree earned e.g. a Masters's degree, is from a school or university in the United States, you are exempt from this requirement. 

WES (World Education Service)
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: (212) 966-6311 
Fax: (212) 739-6100
International Education
Research Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Phone: (310) 258-9451 
Fax: (310) 342-7086
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 289-3400 
Fax: (414) 289-3411


International applicants applying to the PhD program

Although the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the Multidisciplinary PhD Program, it can be helpful in evaluating the academic credentials of students who have completed all of their prior education outside of the USA. In addition, we look for evidence of interest and experience in basic research. Before you apply please read the application requirements and application instructions.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any specific questions. You can find the contact information of specific staff members here.

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