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Graduate International Student Application Requirements

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Woodbury University has a rolling admission deadline policy and prospective students may apply at any time, however after application deadline, the enrollment term is not guaranteed.

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Application Deadlines

Here are the deadlines for applying to our graduate programs.

These programs include: Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Design, Master of Science in Architecture, and Master of Science in Architecture in Real Estate Development (San Diego campus only.)

Students can enter these programs in the Fall semester only.

Priority Deadline March 1

Applications will be accepted after the priority deadline until maximum enrollment is reached.

View semester start dates in the Academic Calendar by clicking the button below.

Academic Calendar

View the Application Checklists by clicking the button below.

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Priority Deadline for Fall Semester: July 1
Priority Deadline for Spring Semester: November 1

Applications will be accepted after the priority deadlines until maximum enrollment is reached.

View semester start dates in the Academic Calendar by clicking the button below.

Academic Calendar

View the Application Checklists by clicking the button below.

Application checklist

Application Requirements

Our graduate programs are designed for scholars who are looking to advance their professional careers and grow within their disciplines. Applicants seeking admission into a graduate program are expected to have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution prior to application submission. Once your application is processed, an admissions counselor will contact you and inform you if further documentation is needed to complete your application.

Complete the application and submit the $85 nonrefundable application fee.


In order to process your application, all sections must be complete, including submission of required admissions documents uploaded through the page.

Woodbury University is a member of The Architecture Centralized Application Service (ArchCAS), a marketplace for prospective architecture students to research participating architecture programs and apply to as many participating Master’s in Architecture programs as they desire with one application portal.

Submit certified English translation of all non-English documents along with official transcripts. Woodbury University will complete a course-by-course foreign credential evaluation from a NACES-approved organization.

Electronic Submission
Woodbury Application – Upload unofficial transcripts to the Woodbury Application, or submit official transcripts via Parchment, Naviance and The National Clearinghouse.

Mail Submission
Official transcripts through mail submission, must include an original signature of the school official(s) and be sealed in an unopened envelope. Transcripts should be mailed to:

Woodbury University
Office of Admissions
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-7846

Provide proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following test scores taken within two years of the date of application.

  • TOEFL IBT 80
  • IELTS 6.5
  • DUOLINGO 105
  • ITEP 3.9
  • PTE Academic 58
  • TOEFL Essentials 8.5


  • Completion of a transferable English composition course (non-ESL) with a grade of “C” or better from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited U.S. high school
  • Completion of an accredited English-language program with the highest proficiency level from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), or the American Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Students graduating from secondary or post-secondary schools where English is the language of instruction will automatically be reviewed for a waiver of this requirement.
  • Transfer students who have completed college coursework in the U.S must have completed a transferable English course or have 24 credit hours of credit-bearing academic study at an accredited university to be eligible for an English proficiency waiver.

Submit two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.

Electronic Submission
Upload letters of recommendation directly through the Woodbury Application.

School of Business

Electronically submit a two-or-three-page essay via our online application system describing your qualifications for acceptance into the MBA program. Address your leadership potential, motivational aptitude, and career goals. Discuss how Woodbury’s MBA will assist you in accomplishing your goals.

School of Architecture

Electronically submit a one-or-two-page essay via our online application that describes your educational and/or professional background, and your reason for pursuing a graduate architectural education at Woodbury’s School of Architecture.

Master of Science Architecture ONLY
Research Statement

Submit a one-or-two-page essay outlining your specific area(s) of interest and identifying any faculty members you feel could serve as an advisor for your work. We are only able to accommodate students whose research interests match that of a faculty member who is able to serve as an advisor.

Electronically submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae via our online application system. This information should list your academic research, professional experience, and/or published works.

School of Architecture

All graduate design applicants are required to submit a portfolio of creative work conveying the scope of their design sensibilities when applying for the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Master of Interior Architecture (M.I.A.), Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.), Master of Science in Architecture (M.S.Arch.), and Master of Science in Architecture, Real Estate Development (M.S.Arch. RED) programs.

Submit your portfolio via the SlideRoom link below. A nominal fee will be charged by SlideRoom for this service. Full instructions are listed on the site. For general artwork, we recommend scanned images rather than photos for the best resolution. URLs can also be submitted by uploading a PDF or document containing the link. Requirements can be found on the Slideroom site.

Submit your portfolio here

A Form I-20 is generated after applicant has accepted the offer of admission by submitting their nonrefundable commitment deposit along with the following documentation:

  • Passport – Submit a copy of applicants’ passport, along with that of any dependents who will apply for an F-2 visa.
  • Bank Statement – Bank Statement issued no earlier than 6 months from enrollment date. Optional at the time of application submission. Financial support must be sufficient to cover student expenses for one full academic year. Bank statements must be original, and on letterhead from a checking, savings, or time deposit account. Brokerage (stock funds), real estate, or any other non-liquid assets are not acceptable. All bank statements must be in English and in U.S. dollar currency or its foreign equivalence. An Affidavit of Support is required for any document which is not in the name of the applicant.


  • Transfer I-20 Form – The Transfer I-20 Form is only required for applicants who are currently in the United States with an F-1 visa granted by another institution.


Submission of falsified documentation will result in admission denial or termination after enrollment.

International Resources and Support

  • Woodbury has developed a truly vibrant environment that promotes cultural diversity and cross-cultural communication throughout the university. International students will experience opportunities to connect with the campus community and experience the culture of the United States and Southern California. Specialized resources are available for students throughout their education involving individual attention, advisement, academic support and student life support.


The GMAT/GRE are not a requirement for admission to any of Woodbury’s graduate programs.

STEM programs at Woodbury

Woodbury is committed to offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs that help to prepare our students for the professions of today and tomorrow.

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