International Admissions

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Applicants with international undergraduate, graduate or advanced degrees must meet the standard admission requirements listed in the Admissions Requirements. No exceptions will be made for the MCAT or for required prerequisite coursework, regardless of degrees or certification received outside the United States or Canada, prior experience, work background, or education.

International students must also submit:

  • An Education Credential Evaluation and Authentication Report for foreign transcripts: the report is required in order to verify that the international degree earned is equivalent to a bachelor's degree received at a U.S. or Canadian college or university.
  • Language scores: international students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by taking the IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL. Scores are valid for two years from the date of the test, and the minimum scores required are:
    • IELTS: 7.0
    • PTE-Academic: 61
    • TOEFL (internet-based): 90
    • TOEFL (paper-based): 577

The language test requirement will be waived if you have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

International Student Frequently Asked Questions

In order to be considered for the MSA Program you must:

  1. Take the MCAT.
  2. Complete all prerequisite coursework at a U.S. or Canadian college or university.
  3. Submit an Education Credential Evaluation and Authentication Report for foreign transcripts demonstrating equivalency to a Bachelor's degree received at a U.S. or Canadian college or university.

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.

Possibly. There are three ways to qualify for a waiver of the language score requirement:

  1. If you graduated with a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution where English was the main method of instruction, the score requirement will be waived upon receipt of the transcripts with degree verification.
  2. If you graduated from a university outside of the U.S. where the instruction was in English, the score requirement will be waived upon receipt of the transcripts with degree verification. You must be able to provide a transcript stating that English was the method of instruction or a letter from the school.
  3. If your home country's primary spoken language is English.

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.

No. The Office of Financial Aid awards funds that are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States.

No. The Office of University Financial Aid awards funds that are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States.