GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Apply to DIU Graduate Studies

Graduate Application

For those seeking a master’s degree, graduate certificate, or PhD at DIU.

Gateway Admission

For those looking to take just a few courses, up to 10 credit hours.

Steps to Apply

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 (https://www.diu.edu/admissions/deadlines/) 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 admissions@diu.edu 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 admissions@diu.edu to inform us of the discrepancy. This will help us ensure that your payment will be connected with your application.

Application Fee(s)

 

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 admissions@diu.edu 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 admissions@diu.edu are acceptable as long as the school recognizes them as official.

If using regular mail instead, schools should direct transcripts to

DIU Admissions
DIU-100
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 (https://www.naces.org/) transcript evaluation service such as SpanTran:TEC, or Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ECE.org). 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 isc@diu.edu 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 Admissions@diu.edu.

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 https://blog.prepscholar.com/topic/letters-of-recommendation

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 www.ets.org.

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 isc@diu.edu 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 admissions@diu.edu for more information.

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Program Costs

The following for programs and for room & board are approximate. Additional fees apply based on the student’s program and number of semester hours taken. For a more exact estimate of costs, use our net price calculator.

2-YEAR MA

$20,000

*Based on a 36-hour MA, not including prerequisites, $550 per credit hour

PHD (PROGRAM ONLY)

$29,000

PHD (INCLUDING QUALIFYING EXAM)

$36,000

$590 per credit hour

DIU Compared to 2-Year Graduate Programs

Annual Cost of Full-Time Study

☆ DIU MA PROGRAMS - $11,170
NATIONWIDE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY, IN STATE - $11,554
NATIONWIDE PRIVATE UNIVERSITY - $20,015
NATIONWIDE GRAD PROGRAMS - $29,050

Financial Aid

75%

OF STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME FORM OF FINANCIAL AID

95%

OF STUDENTS WHO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID RECEIVE IT

35%

OF TUITION, ON AVERAGE, WAS SUBSIDIZED THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS IN 2022-2023

Deadline to apply is April 1
Have additional questions on financial aid? Visit our FAQs ➜

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

• 5-40% tuition
• Awarded based on financial need or other criteria (e.g. field of study)

WORK STUDY

WORK STUDY

• Up to 100 hrs at $15/hr
• Check ``work study`` on financial aid application
• Awarded based on financial need

NO FAFSA NECESSARY

NO FAFSA NECESSARY

DIU does not offer federal grants or loans.
Students are still eligible for FSA loan deferment and Lifetime Learning Scholarship federal tax credit.

VETERAN BENEFITS AVAILABLE

Leslie Radke

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
admissions@diu.edu

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Connect with Your Admissions Coordinator

Connect with your graduate admissions coordinator, Leslie Radke, through email (admissions@diu.edu) or by clicking below!

Leslie Radke

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
admissions@diu.edu

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