International Applicants

Middle Georgia State's Office of Graduate Studies welcomes applicants from other countries under certain circumstances. Each of our graduate programs has a fully online curriculum, except for additional clinical requirements in select programs.

You are eligible* for our graduate programs:

  • IF you are a “resident alien” who has a “green card” and a copy of this evidence is presented as part of your application materials.
  • IF you are a citizen of another country and live abroad as you study in one of our online programs.

You are not eligible for our graduate programs:

  • IF you hold an F1 visa and live and study in the United States.
  • IF you seek an F1 visa to live and study in the United States.

Definition of an International Student:

  • You are not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and are currently in the United States on an F-1 student Visa.
  • You will require an F-1 visa to enter and study in the United States.
  • You are currently in the United States on some other class of visa. A copy of your visa from your passport must be submitted.

International Students who wish to pursue an online degree while remaining in their own country should follow steps 1-6 and notify the Office of Graduate Admissions that you wish to be a distance learner studying in your own country.

*Note that “eligibility” does not guarantee acceptance as other requirements like proficiency in English and bank account balance are necessary considerations as discussed below.

  1. Complete the Graduate Studies Application
  2. Submit program specific requirements.
  3.  Request all official transcripts for both U.S. and non-U.S. colleges/universities. A course-by-course evalutation must be completed of all non-U.S.colleges attended. The official evaluation document prepared by the service provider should be sent directly to Middle Georgia State University Graduate Admission's Office. For your convenience, several educational credential evaluations service providers are listed below:

    Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    7101 SW 102 Ave
    Miami, FL 33173
    Website:
    JSilny
    Phone: 305.273.1616

    World Education Services
    PO Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    Website:
    www.wes.org
    Phone: 212.966.6311

    Educational Credentials Evaluators
    PO Box 514070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
    Website:
    www.ece.org
    Phone: 414.289.3400

  4. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Students can submit official scores for the following exams:

    Test

    Score

    Website

    TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)

    69

    www.ets.org

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    6.0

    www.ielts.org

    Exception to the Requirement: Applicants holding a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
  5. Submit an affidavit of financial support, a letter from your family or sponsor stating they will pay for your education, and certified bank records showing three months of transactions with a balance of at least $24,625 per year available to you for your educational expenses in the United States. Please be advised that Middle Georgia State does not offer a financial aid program for International Students.
  6. Submit Certificate of Immunization.

Once all required documents have been received, the completed application packet will be forwarded to the respective school for review.

 

*Currently MGA does not offer student visa’s at the graduate level.