International Students

Special Information for International Students

The United States Department of Homeland Security imposes restrictions on course loads and employment for international students:

International Students must be full-time students and be enrolled in at least 9 credits per semester. All full-time students will be required to participate in an internship component for 3-6 credits.
*All international students MUST have their transcripts translated and evaluated by WES or ECE.
Please go to the following websites to learn more about policies and regulations for International Students.
Rutgers University - Newark
Office of International Student and Scholar Services
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
RGlobal - International Student and Scholar Services

Rutgers University - Camden
Division of Student Affairs - International Students


TOEFL Requirements

TOEFL or IELTS is required of all applicants whose undergraduate education was completed in a non-English speaking country. Even if you hold a master’s-level degree from a U.S. or other English-speaking country you must still take the TOEFL or IELTS test. Scores must be current within 2 years of the applied semester.
The only exemptions are for U.S. trained undergraduates and international applicants coming from English-speaking countries. An undergraduate degree from a U.S. 4-year college or university satisfies the requirement. Applications missing required scores may not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
The minimum paper based TOEFL score is: 577.
The minimum computer based TOEFL score is: 233.
The minimum IBT-internet based TOEFL is as follows:
Writing: 22
Speaking: 23
Reading: 21
Listening: 17
The acceptable IELTS score is bandwidth: 7.0.
Individual concentrations may have higher requirements for language intensive areas. 
Please contact the PSM office for more information on applying.
*All international students must take an English language exam upon arrival. Based on the score received, you may be required to take the PALS course.

To translate and evaluate your transcripts to apply, please visit: World Education Services (WES)
For additional questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section, or contact the Graduate School for more information.