Graduate Admission

Applicants who have completed at least an undergraduate degree and are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree, PhD, or just planning to take several graduate-level courses should apply for Graduate Admission. Graduate-level students may take both undergraduate and graduate-level courses at Dallas International University.

Applicants interested in only taking a few courses (up to 10 credit hours) may prefer to apply for Gateway Admission as there are fewer requirements.

The Graduate Application form can be completed online in just a few minutes. Once the application form has been submitted, proceed through the steps below.

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Please take into consideration our Admissions and Registration Deadlines as you make your plans.

Unless otherwise noted in the document instructions, please submit application items/documents to or mail to:

DIU Admissions
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236 USA

*Items submitted in support of an application for admission to DIU are non-returnable.

For those seeking an MA or PhD at Dallas International University:

By procedure, all DIU students are admitted as “non-degree-seeking” students.

Students seeking an MA degree at DIU will complete an Intended Plan of Study (IPS) with the help of their academic advisor. The IPS is normally completed by the end of the student’s first semester. It is only after the IPS has been approved by their department that DIU will recognize the student as being admitted into a particular MA degree program.

For entry into a PhD program, applicants must fulfill all the requirements of their intended program in addition to the general requirements for graduate admission. Click here to see PhD in World Arts program entry requirements.


COVID-19 Update: If you are unable to meet an admission requirement due to a COVID-19 related cancellation or delay, please contact us at to explain the situation. We will do our best to work with you through whatever complication you might face.

Application fee: $70

Your non-refundable application fee can be paid by mail or online.

Late fee: $70

A non-refundable $70 fee will be required if you submit your application form after the late fee deadline. You can pay the late fee using the payment options listed above. Please check our deadlines page ( for each term’s late fee deadline.

International applicant fee: $70

A non-refundable $70 fee will be required of all applicants who are not US Citizens.

Please contact if you are uncertain which fees apply to you.

To pay by check:
Send payment to Dallas International Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75236.

To pay online:
Click below to pay your application fee online through PayPal.

If payment is made through a PayPal account not associated with your name or the email address listed on your application for admission, please contact to inform us of the discrepancy. This will help us ensure that your payment will be connected with your application.

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For Graduate Admission, Dallas International University requires official copies of all post-high school transcripts showing classes completed, grades attained, and degree(s) (or diploma) granted where courses were taken toward a degree or pertaining to an expected study program at Dallas International. Additional transcripts may be requested. Please contact if you are uncertain which transcripts to send.

GPA requirements for Graduate Admission can be found by clicking this link. A graduate degree transcript may qualify you to not be required to submit undergraduate transcripts.

Transcripts should come directly to DIU from the school itself or be in an unopened, signed and sealed envelope which you received directly from the school.

Electronic transcripts sent by the school to are acceptable as long as the school recognizes them as official.

If using regular mail instead, schools should direct transcripts to

DIU Admissions
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236 USA

Foreign transcripts: Official academic records from outside the United States should be sent to a transcript evaluation service to verify U.S. equivalency of courses taken and grades and degrees received. Applicants may use any NACES member ( transcript evaluation service such as SpanTran:TEC, or Educational Credential Evaluators ( DIU applicants who choose to use SpanTran will receive a 10% discount. Click here to go to the SpanTran portal. DIU requires a “course-by-course evaluation.” Please contact with any questions.

Dallas International admission requires 3 academic/character references from non-family members.  Please send each one a copy of this reference form and have them fill it out and return it directly to us at

Whom should you ask for letters of recommendation? The Admissions Office strongly suggests these three categories from which to select your references: A former professor or teacher; a coach, supervisor, mentor, or other “leader” in your life; a longtime personal or family friend. Those you select should have known you long enough and well enough to “communicate what makes you distinct and special. . . .” *

What makes a good letter of recommendation?  “Reference letters should discuss your academic ability and potential, but they should also shed light on your character and personality., , , , The best recommendations highlight your key characteristics and demonstrate those traits through specific anecdotes and observations.”*

*”Letters of Recommendation” by Rebecca Safier, Jun 8, 2018 retrieved from

Why do you want to study at Dallas International? Send us (via email or snail mail) a written statement of purpose.  Many applicants complete this requirement with a paragraph or two.

You do not need to send us your GRE scores if:
  • You have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.30 OR
  • You have completed at least 15 graduate credits from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.50 OR
  • You have completed a graduate degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.00
You do need to send us your GRE scores if:
  • Both of the above statements regarding graduate credit are not true of you AND
    • You have completed a bachelor’s degree, but your GPA was less than 3.30 OR
    • You have completed a bachelor’s degree, but your institution was not accredited.

GRE scores presented to DIU should not be more than 5 years old.

If you need to take the GRE, you can find more information at

Non-native speakers of English should provide evidence of satisfactory performance on the TOEFL (Dallas International school code: 6605),the IELTS, or the Common European Framework of Reference for Language evaluation. Only scores fewer than 2 years old are considered valid for admission purposes. Visit the English Language Proficiency Requirement page for more details.

If you will be needing a student visa while studying at Dallas International, please visit our International Student admission page for steps and instructions.  The visa application process takes time, so be sure to apply early.  Contact our international student coordinator with any questions.

DIU requires evidence of acceptance or enrollment at a cooperative institution from students who wish to participate in a cooperative program at DIU. This proof could be a copy of an acceptance letter, an official transcript from the school showing enrollment in the program, or a letter or email directly from the school that confirms acceptance or enrollment in the cooperative program.

Please contact for more information.