International Graduate Admissions FAQ

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FAQs for international graduate applicants

Q: What are the application deadlines?

A: Doctoral Program: Feb. 1. Students are admitted to the doctoral program in the Fall and Summer semesters only.

Master's program: Feb. 1 for fall admission and academic year financial aid. Application for admission will be considered at other times if space is available.

Q: Can the GRE and TOEFL requirements be waived?

A: The TOEFL can be waived if a student received a degree within the last two years from a university where the language of instruction was English. The GRE cannot be waived under any circumstance.

Q: I am already a student in the USA (at Ohio University or elsewhere). Can the GRE and TOEFL requirements be waived for me?

A: No, they cannot be waived even if you are already a student in the USA, even in the same university.

Q: Is it possible for me to get admission and then take the GRE and TOEFL tests?

A: No. The test scores have to be available for a student to be considered for admission.

Q: Is financial aid available to all students?

A: Financial aid is awarded to all doctoral students. It is awarded to about 12 of the most qualified master's students who meet the Feb. 1 deadline. Many who are accepted into the master's program do not get aid. For further information, please contact:

Michael S. Sweeney
Director of Graduate Studies
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979

Voice: 740/593-2589
Fax: 740/593-2592
E-mail: sweenem3@ohio.edu