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International Graduate Admissions

Each graduate program has multiple admission categories which require varying application materials. All documents and fees must be received before Columbia college will issue an I-20 Form. To be considered for full admission to any graduate program, applicants must submit the following:

  1. Undergraduate degree from a recognized regionally accredited US institution or international equivalent.
  2. Official transcript from your degree-granting institution
  3. Official transcripts for all prerequisite coursework completed (click for pre-requisites for MBAMAMS and MSCJ)
  4. Unofficial transcripts for every institution attended (unless official is submitted*)
  5. English Proficiency
    Test Type Institutional Code Graduate Program minimum requirement
    TOEFL-iBT** (internet-based) 6095 Score of 80 or above; subset scores must meet or exceed 20 in each area.
    TOEFL-pBT** (paper-based) 6095 Score of 550 or above; subset scores must meet or exceed 55 in each area.
    IELTS - Overall band score of 6.5 or above, with no individual band score below 6.
    **Submitted results cannot be older than two years prior to the desired enrollment date.
  6. Three strong letters of recommendation
  7. Personal goal statement of 300-500 words in essay format discussing your motivations and future goals
  8. Resume
*Official transcripts must be submitted for every international institution attended or from any institution where graduate transfer credit will be requested.

General admission requirements include an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Recommendations, resume and a personal goal statement also are substantive components in the admissions criteria.

Students not meeting graduate program admission standards may be considered for conditional admission.