Master of Science in Anesthesia applicants with international undergraduate, graduate, or advanced degrees must meet the standard admission requirements, including the necessary prerequisite courses from an accredited United States, U.S. territory, or Canadian college or university and the admissions test.
No exceptions will be made for required prerequisite coursework or the admissions test, regardless of degrees or certification received outside the United States or Canada, prior experience, work background, or education.
Additional Requirements for International Students
In addition to the standard admission requirements, international students applying to the Master of Science in Anesthesia Program must also submit:
1. Education Credential Evaluation and Authentication Report
An Education Credential Evaluation and Authentication Report for foreign transcripts is required in order to verify that the international degree earned is equivalent to a bachelor's degree received at a United States, U.S. territory, or Canadian college or university.
2. Language Requirement
The MSA Program does not require the IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL for admission. However, we require one year of coursework from a United States, U.S. territory, or Canadian institution of higher learning where English is the main method of instruction. Since all MSA Program prerequisites must be taken in the U.S. or Canada, international students should be able to meet this one-year requirement.
International Student Frequently Asked Questions
If you received your undergraduate degree from a university outside the United States, a U.S. territory, or Canada, you must complete the following requirements to be considered for the Master of Science in Anesthesia Program:
- Take the MCAT or GRE.
- Complete all prerequisite coursework at a United States, U.S. territory, or Canadian college or university.
- Submit an Education Credential Evaluation and Authentication Report for foreign transcripts demonstrating equivalency to a Bachelor's degree received at a United States, U.S. territory, or Canadian college or university.
Please note that colleges and universities in all U.S. territories must be regionally accredited, just as those in U.S. states must be accredited. In the event your college or university in the U.S. territory is not appropriately accredited, CWRU MSA reserves the right to request an Education Credential Evaluation and Authentication Report. Students graduating from an institution in a U.S. territory should confirm that they meet the admission requirements by reaching out to the main office in Cleveland directly.
Case Western Reserve University has an office of International Student Services that can help coordinate much of the documentation necessary to enroll in our program.
International Student Services has detailed information regarding these important documents and can help coordinate much of the documentation necessary to enroll in the MSA Program.
It is your responsibility to notify the MSA Program immediately if you have a change in your status.
No. The School of Medicine Office of Financial Aid awards funds that are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States.