Admissions Criteria – Graduate

International graduate applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and they should have graduated with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Please note that admissions requirements vary by department. Graduate applicants seeking an F-1 visa are not eligible to take online programs.

English Proficiency

Graduate Students must meet ONE of the following requirements for English Proficiency. Please request that official copies be sent directly to the International Program Center at Bemidji State University:

Proof of English Minimum Score or Requirement
TOEFL 80 on the internet-based test or 550 on the paper-based test
IELTS 6.5
English Language Center – Bemidji Successful Completion with Letter of Recommendation from the Director confirming that the student is ready for graduate-level courses
Transferring from a U.S. College or University Minimum of 24 credits of college/university-level work (remedial courses and ESL do not count toward the 24 credits) that includes at least 2 college-level English courses with a B or higher
ELS Educational Services Completion of course 109 or higher
Pearson (PTE) Academic Test 53 Only scores accessed via the Score Report website are considered valid.