International Admissions

Admissions Process for Graduate Applicants

Admission to a graduate program is offered to applicants who have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and show high probability of success in the program and the profession. The University admits students year-round, allowing them to begin in any term, including summer. If the student has taken coursework as a graduate student at large at Benedictine University, the grade point average earned will be considered in the decision to admit the student.

It is strongly recommended that you schedule a time to meet with a Graduate Counselor. Graduate Counselors will assist you throughout the admission process.

Our simple application process is explained below in four convenient steps, and makes beginning your graduate career quick and easy. Our Admissions Counselors will help you get where you were meant to be. Contact an Admissions Counselor today (Visit Us) to learn more about how soon you can start taking your career to the next level.

Process

  1. Apply to Benedictine University
    • $40 U.S. dollar application fee (non-refundable)
    • Download a PDF of the graduate application for international students or Apply Online
    • Contact the International Admissions Office at admissions@ben.edu for more application information.
  2. Timeline:
    • Fall Quarter - August 1
    • Winter Quarter - November 1
    • Spring Quarter - January 1
    • Summer Quarter - March 1

    • Fall Semester - June 1
    • Spring Semester - October 1
  3. Transcripts and Test Scores for International Students:
    • A foreign credit evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives or World Education Services must be submitted for all post-secondary institutions attended.
    • To establish English proficiency: Official results from either Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test scores. 
      - Minimum TOEFL: 79
      Minimum IELTS: 6.5
    • Send to: School Code 1707; Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle IL 60532
  4. Depending on your program of interest you may be required to submit additional documents, including, but not limited to those listed below. Please contact the office of admissions at admissions@ben.edu for more information on the admissions requirements for your program of interest. You may be asked to submit:
    • A one-page goal statement discussing professional and educational goals. M.S. in Clinical Psychology applicants must also include an autobiographical statement.
    • A letter of reference by an academic or professional contact. You may be required to submit multiple letters of reference. Letters must also be recent and no older than 1 year.
    • Test scores (GMAT, MAT, GRE) depending on degree program. An Exam Waiver may be an option.
    • A resume is required for graduate business programs.
  5. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, an Admissions counselor will personally contact you with your admission status.