Graduate Admissions

Cleveland State University offers a streamlined admissions process for international graduate students. Leverage a variety of career development services to grow as a professional while you pursue your degree. Final tuition is based on your enrollment track, and housing and dining selections. Find all important dates and start your application below.

Graduate Entry Requirements

Cleveland State Global’s graduate degree programs are offered with different admissions tracks specifically designed to set international students up for success. Our admissions team will place you in the appropriate track for your needs.

Master of Information Systems (MIS)

GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Master of Information Systems (MIS)
2.75
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.
Academic Prerequisites: Calculus I and Calculus II Please refer to the MCIS-IS Program Guide for more details.
Additional Requirements: GRE waived with appropriate Qualifying Undergraduate Degree and GPA.
Master of Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Master of Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)
3.0
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in any engineering discipline from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations*
Additional Requirements: GRE required (Quantitative: 70th percentile; Analytical Writing: 3.5)
Master of Computer Science (MCS)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Master of Computer Science (MCS)
3.0
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in computer science or computer engineering or equivalent from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: Discrete Mathematics, Calculus I, Calculus II* Please refer to the MCIS-CS Program Guide for more details.
Additional Requirements: GRE waived with appropriate qualifying undergraduate degree and GPA.
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSCE)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSCE)
3.0
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in chemical engineering from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations*
Additional Requirements: GRE required (Quantitative: 80th Percentile; Analytical Writing: 3.5)
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
2.75
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in any engineering discipline, civil engineering, physics, or chemistry from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations*
Additional Requirements: GRE waived with appropriate qualifying undergraduate degree and GPA.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
2.75
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in electrical engineering computer engineering or equivalent from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations*
Additional Requirements: GRE waived with appropriate qualifying undergraduate degree and GPA.
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSENV)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSENV)
2.75
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in civil or chemical engineering or equivalent from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations*
Additional Requirements: GRE waived with appropriate qualifying undergraduate degree and GPA.
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
2.75
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: MATLAB, C, or Python Programming; Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra*
Additional Requirements: GRE waived with appropriate qualifying undergraduate degree and GPA.

Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE)

GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE)
3.0
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree in computer science, software engineering, or equivalent from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: Discrete Mathematics, Calculus I, Calculus II* Please refer to the MSSE Program Guide for more details.
Additional Requirements: GRE waived with appropriate qualifying undergraduate degree and GPA.
Applied Communication Theory and Methodology (MA)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Applied Communication Theory and Methodology (MA)
2.75
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in any discipline from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: N/A
Additional Requirements: GRE required if GPA under 3.25; Statement of Purpose; two letters of recommendation
Economics (MA)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Economics (MA)
2.75
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in any discipline from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: B or higher in: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Pure Statistics, and Calculus I.
Additional Requirements: GRE required; no minimum score
Social Work (MSW) – Traditional
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Social Work (MSW) – Traditional
3.0
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: A minimum of eight classes in the social sciences.*
Additional Requirements: two letters of reference; writing sample
*Social science classes include but are not limited to: psychology, speech communication, women's studies, political science, gerontology, criminal justice, anthropology, diversity, African American studies, human development, economics, social work, sociology, and urban studies
Social Work (MSW) – Advanced Standing
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Social Work (MSW) – Advanced Standing
3.2 cumulative (and 3.5 in social work courses)
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Bachelor of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) within the last five years.
Academic Prerequisites: Field evaluations from both required undergraduate practicums
Additional Requirements: Two letters of reference; writing sample

Chemistry (MS)

GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Chemistry (MS)
3.0
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in chemistry or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: One year of general, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry; one year of physics; and mathematics through partial derivatives and multiple integrals.
Additional Requirements: GRE required; average of Verbal and Quantitative percentile rankings must be equal to or greater than 35.

Physics (MS)

GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Physics (MS)
3.0 (2.75 for physics majors)
TOEFL: 78 (no part below 17)
IELTS: 6.0 (no score below 5.0)
iTEP: 3.8
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in physics, engineering, mathematics, or chemistry from an accredited university.
Academic Prerequisites: Sequence of calculus, linear algebra and differential equations; sequence of introductory physics; electricity and magnetism; mechanics; thermal; modern physics (may be completed as part of study plan)
Additional Requirements: N/A

Dates & Costs

For important dates and detailed tuition, housing, and dining costs please visit our Shorelight profile page.

$38,900

Typical cost for two semesters

21,560 Tuition
11,410 Housing
3,930 Dining
2,000 Other

How to Apply

Start your international student application below. You can save your progress at any time and resume later. We will send you a confirmation email after receiving your completed application. Please contact us If you have questions.

Before you begin, you will need the following documents:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field and any post-secondary transcripts
  • Test scores for any specific standardized tests (e.g., LSAT for law programs)
  • Copy of your passport
  • English-language test scores*

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