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:

Dallas International Admissions; DIU-100
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas TX 75236

*Items submitted in support of a Dallas International application are non-returnable.

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

By procedure, all Dallas International MA students are admitted as “non-degree seeking” students. Students seeking an MA degree at Dallas International 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 Dallas International 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: $50

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

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.


Late fee: $50
A non-refundable $50 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.

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 Dallas International Admissions, DIU-100, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75236.

Foreign transcripts: Official academic records from outside the United States or Canada should be sent to both DIU and to a transcript evaluation service such as Educational Credential Evaluators (, the school record evaluation service that DIU recommends, to verify U.S. equivalency of courses taken and grades and degrees received. DIU requires a “course-by-course evaluation.” If you go to ECE’s website, click “Apply Now,” select your country, and then “List of required documents,” you will see which school records to submit and how to submit them to ECE.

Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher but lower than 3.30 are required to submit their scores on the GRE to support their application for Graduate Admission.

Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree from any other institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher are also required to submit their scores on the GRE to support their application for Graduate Admission.

Applicants who have completed at least 15 graduate credits from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 or who have completed a graduate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 are exempt from this GRE requirement.

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

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

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.

Per Texas state law, applicants who will be under 22 years of age at the time they are taking classes on campus at Dallas International must provide evidence of bacterial meningitis vaccination.  This requirement is automatically waived for students whose 22nd birthday has already passed or who are only taking classes at Dallas International from a distance (i.e. distance education classes only).

If you will be under age 22 when you begin classes at Dallas International, below is a list of forms you may need to meet the requirement to provide proof of Bacterial Meningitis vaccination (or exemption from it) to Dallas International.

Bacterial Meningitis Information sheet

Checklist for Bacterial Meningitis packet
Health Clinic HIPAA declaration
Bacterial Meningitis immunization form
Bacterial Meningitis medical exemption form

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.