International Admissions

Admission Requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements set forth by the Office of Graduate Studies for domestic applicants, international applicants must also meet and submit the following requirements:

  1. A completed online application for admission to Graduate Studies (www.applytexas.org) and payment of a $50 non-refundable application fee.
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  1. A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university or, for most doctoral programs, a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Degrees from institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated for equivalency to U.S. degrees. All foreign transcripts must be officially submitted with an evaluation from a NACES member organization such as:
    • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
      P.O. Box 92970
      Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
      (414) 289-3400
    • Span Tran Educational Services
      P.O. Box 7211 Regency Square Blvd. Suite #205
      Houston, Texas 77036
      (713) 266-8805
    • World Education Services
      Bowling Green Station
      P. O. Box 5087
      New York, NY 10274-5087
      (212) 966-6311
  2. Evidence of ability to speak, write, and comprehend written and oral English language. As part of the application process, all students must present a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based (pBT) and a minimum score of 79 on the internet-based (iBT) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. Any student who graduated from a secondary education institution in the United States or who earned a score of 18 on the English Section of the ACT or a 400 on the Verbal component of the SAT is exempt from the TOEFL. Official TOEFL scores must be submitted as part of the complete admissions application packet. Information may be obtained from the Graduate School or by contacting the appropriate testing service below:
    • TOEFL® Services
      Educational Testing Service
      P. O. Box 6151
      Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
      Telephone: 866-473-4373 (Princeton, NJ)
      609-771-7670 (outside U.S. and Canada)
      Website: www.ets.org/gre

    International applicants may also submit results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0. For more information please visit https://www.ielts.org/en-us.

  3. Provide an Affidavit of Financial Support. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that a student must show financial responsibility for one academic year. The student’s financial sponsor must complete and submit an Affidavit of Financial Support Form and provide Supporting Evidence of Financial Support attesting to the ability to financially support the student while attending Prairie View A&M University. No student should depend upon receiving an out-of-state fee waiver. Application for such waivers must be made as part of the competitive scholarship process and is separate from the admissions process.
  4. Provide bank statements with at least the minimum amount stated on the Affidavit of Financial Support Form dated within six months of anticipated enrollment.

Form I-20AB Certification of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant [F-1] Student Status – For Academic and Language Students will only be issued after the student has met all admission requirements and is fully admitted to the University and has presented evidence of financial responsibility. The Form I-20 will be forwarded to the mailing address listed on the admissions application. The I-20 is issued by the Office of International Student Services.

Application Deadlines

A completed application for admission and all supplemental material must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies by the following deadlines:

  • May 1 for the Fall Semester
  • September 1 for the Spring Semester
  • February 1 for the Summer Semester

All supporting documents (original transcript, transcript evaluation, letters of recommendation, essay) should be mailed to:

Office of Graduate Studies
Graduate Admission
P.O. Box 519 – Mail Stop 2800
Prairie View, TX 77446

Or emailed to gradadmissions@pvamu.edu when applicable. Transcripts, when possible, should be submitted electronically using school code 36360.

Check your Application Status

Please visit the admissions portal below for an update on your application.  A completed application consists of all required credentials submitted to the Office of Admissions by the admissions deadline.

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