Applicants who are not native speakers of English, including those who are transferring from or who have completed degree programs at other U.S. colleges or universities, must prove their English language proficiency by taking a standardized test and reporting the score to the university. Some applicants may qualify for a TOEFL waiver. Consult an PMBA staff member to discuss eligibility.
The following tests are accepted:
All international applicants not currently issued a U.S. visa, must document their ability to meet all educational and personal expenses for the first year of intended study before this university can issue an I-20 or IAP-66. It is essential that you read the International Applicant Financial form [PDF] carefully. Complete and return the form along with official supporting documentation as outlined in the instructions. Supporting financial documentation should be a bank statement or a letter from a bank official stating the funds available (liquid assets) in U.S. dollars and must show the account holder's name. No certificate of eligibility will be issued without satisfactory financial documentation. Financial documentation is required for visa issuance only--documentation may be submitted after acceptance but I-20 documentation cannot be issued without it.
All PMBA international applicants must possess a visa which permits them to attend graduate school on a part-time basis in the U.S. while they continue to work. A copy of your current visa and passport must be submitted with your application package.
Permanant residents will be asked to submit a copy of their
green card and a form, which will be supplied to you by an
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