University of Southern Indiana
International Students

The University welcomes graduate students from other countries and cultures who bring to the campus direct contact with the rich heritage of their countries.  In return the University is eager to share American opportunities and culture.

Admission Requirements

International students are subject to all requirements for admission to graduate studies. Application for admission should be made at least six months prior to the date of anticipated enrollment. Admission credentials must include:

1.) An application for admission.

You may apply online or print out an application and mail it in with your application fee.

2.) Payment of the application fee.

You may pay online or send your $40 application fee by mail  Your application will not be processed until payment is received.

3.) Official academic records.

Send original official transcripts of all secondary schools (with graduation date) and universities directly to the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Southern Indiana for the purpose of determining eligibility for admission to Graduate Studies at USI.  Effective May 1, 2012, all international applicants must have official transcripts and other academic credentials evaluated and translated prior to applying for graduate study at USI.  All official transcripts must have the course by course evaluation conducted by one of the following international credential evaluation services: 

World Education Services
PO Box 5087 Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Tel: 212-966-6311
Fax: 212-966-6395

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
Tel: 414-289-3400
Fax: 414-289-3411

Education Evaluators International, Inc.
11 S. Angell Street #348
Providence, RI 02906
Tel: 401-521-5340
Fax: 401-437-6474 

To be eligible for graduate study, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

4.) Official verification of English competency. 

English competency is established by providing an official (photocopy not acceptable) score report verifying a minimum total score of one of the following: 

  • 550 on the paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
  • 79 on the internet-based TOEFL, or
  • 6 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test.

The TOEFL code for USI is 1335.  If you are a foreign-born applicant whose primary spoken language is not English, you must provide official test scores before you can be admitted; these scores must be less than two years old. Official test results should be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies at the time you apply. 

5.) Supplemental information form for international students.

This information form includes an International Student Statement of Finance stating amounts and sources of support for the duration of study. An estimate of expenses for the academic year is available.

6.) An international student transfer form 
This form is required if you are attending another college or university in the United States.

Educational Advising

For further assistance with the application process and information specific to your country, please contact your local U.S. Embassy, U.S. Consulate, or U.S. Information Service for referral to the closest educational adviser.  You can also find Information about educational advising centers from U.S. Department of State, Educational Information and Resources Branch.

Exchange Students

Exchange students participating in an established exchange program between their home institution and the University of Southern Indiana should contact the International Office at their institution to apply for the program. Further information about USI exchange programs is also available from , director of International Programs and Services at USI.

Submitting Program Requirements

Some programs require additional application documents such as reference letters, resume, application essay, etc. Send all such application documents to the Office of Graduate Studies at the address below or . Label all documents with your name, the program to which you are applying, and the semester you expect to attend. 

Graduate Studies Office
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712-3534

Questions?   or call 812-465-7015. 

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