MS and MBA Graduate School Admissions

International Applicants

Students need to obtain an F1 student visa or a J1 student exchange visa.


International graduate students who will continue to reside in their home country may enroll in any online program. International graduate students who plan on studying in the United States must be enrolled in a program with on-campus instruction to be eligible for a visa.

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International students must list all colleges, universities, and graduate and professional schools attended. Along with your application, you must enclose official transcripts (mark sheets and degree certificates) in your native language and in English from all colleges and graduate or professional schools attended. Do not send transcripts from secondary schools. If your school issues one transcript for life, send a notarized photocopy of it, bearing the seal on each page.

For more information please refer to Drexel University’s information for international students.

English Proficiency

If you earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or have worked full-time in an English-speaking country for more than two years, consult with your admissions advisor to see if your English proficiency requirement may be waived.

Drexel LeBow is also accepting the Duolingo English Test to meet the English Proficiency Requirement for graduate programs. The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, and in under an hour for a small fee. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with our admissions team when you send your results to the LeBow College of Business. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test. Drexel LeBow looks for a minimum score of 115 for the best chance of admission to our graduate programs.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (ToEFL)
If your native language is not English and you do not hold a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution, there are several ways that you can display English proficiency, including through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (ToEFL) exam.

Some international students may be required to take and submit ToEFL scores for admissions consideration. The official score report needs to be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Drexel before an admissions decision can be made.

ToEFL scores must be less than two years old to be considered. Information regarding the ToEFL and GMAT can be obtained by writing to the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541; calling 609.921.9000; or visiting

ToEFL Code
LeBow’s ToEFL Code is 2194.