International Application Process

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International Applicants

International applicants to a graduate program in the School of Education and Human Development must do the following.

Documents Required 

Submit the following educational documents to an approved international credentialing evaluation service for evaluation:

a) Official original diplomas and certificates in the original language, and

b) Official original transcripts in the original language (names of courses, grades, and hours of instruction) for every year of study. 

Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by professional, certified English translations.  Translations supplement, but do not replace the official documents.

Type of Evaluation Required

The School of Education and Human Development is requiring international applicants to their programs to complete a course-by-course evaluation with GPA.  

Where to Submit Documents for Evaluation

Josef Silny & Associates (JS&A), Inc. International Education Consultants, is the the preferred evaluation vendor for international applicants to the University of Miami due to their competitive prices and high-quality service.  Click here for more information, including the Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials.

Make sure to include the name of the program to which you are applying on the documents submitted.

Please note that international applicants are not required to use the services of JS&A.  The international credential evaluation services of any approved vendor may be used. Click here to view a list of approved vendors. Applicants often use Spantran: The Evaluation Company to evaluate their international credentials. Click here to be directed to the link.

Evaluation Fee

Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.

English Proficiency Requirements

International applicants are required to submit official English proficiency exam scores. We accept the TOEFL and IELTS. We look for a minimum of 80 on the TOEFL and 6.5 for the IELTS. These scores are valid only for two years; if you have taken the test earlier and your scores are older than two years, you will need to retake the test. For more information regarding the TOEFL, please visit this link. For more information regarding the IELTS, please visit this link.

International students who have received a college degree from a U.S. institution are exempt from taking the TOEFL or IELTS. International students whose first language is English may be exempt from taking the TOEFL or IELTS. Studying English at a U.S. institution is not necessarily sufficient to waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement.

Applicants holding an undergraduate or graduate degree from an academic institution within the United States or one of the following English-speaking countries are not required to take the TOEFL/IELTS examination:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • Kitts and Nevis
  • Lucia
  • Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom