General Information

Graduate Admission

Application Procedures
Each program oversees its own application process, admission requirements, and admission timeline. For admission information visit

Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Additional requirements set by the particular program

Admission of International Graduate Students
English Proficiency
If a student earned her/his undergraduate degree outside of the United States, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required. Minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 213 on the computer-based exam, 550 on the paper-based exam, or 79-80 on the internet-based exam. Minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5. Minim scores on each section of reading, writing, speaking, and listening may be required.

Evaluation of foreign credentials
Original or certified copies of academic records or transcripts in official form from all institutions attended, including exam results, must be submitted by the educational institution directly to Drake University either by mail or electronically. Candidates are also required to submit an official course-by-course credential evaluation for each international institution attended through World Education Services

Non-degree Seeking Students
Each program oversees its own process for students to enroll in coursework without being formally enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Students interested in taking coursework as a non-degree seeking student should contact the Office of the Registrar at for additional information.

Non-degree-seeking students who want to become degree-seeking candidates must submit the application for admission.

The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.