Admissions -- International Graduate Application

Graduate Admission Requirements

1. Have earned a degree that is equivalent to the American bachelor's degree. Some bachelor’s degrees are based on three-year programs and are not considered equivalent to the American bachelor's degree. Completion of upper secondary education is not equivalent to an American bachelor's degree.

2. Have earned a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (on a U.S. 4.0 scale) or comparable grade point average in upper division (junior or senior level) work and in any graduate work already completed.

3. Have earned a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as required by the program.

4. Have completed adequate subject preparation and prerequisites prior to entering your proposed graduate program.

5. Demonstrate proficiency in English. If English was not the teaching language in the school you attended or if English is not the official language in your country, you must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum score on the TOEFL ( is 550 (paper test) or 213 (computerized test).

Graduate Admission Details
1. Complete application on-line or mail it to the Office of Admission, 701 N. Clinton St., Defiance, OH 43512 USA.

2. A US $25 (twenty-five American dollars) non-refundable application fee. Application fee will be waived if application is submitted online using the form below.

3. An official score report of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information on this test can be obtained at

4. Submit all secondary, college, and university academic records – certified copies of official documents and certified English translations, if applicable.

5. Submit a goal statement outlining the purpose for pursuing the Master of Business and Organizational Leadership degree or the Master of Arts in Education degree. This statement should be at least two typed pages and in double-space format and represent the applicant's best writing skills.

6. Submit two letters of recommendation including one from your immediate supervisor.

  • Must attest to academic competence
  • Must attest to your ability to work with people and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and social skills

7. Submit GMAT or GRE scores within the last five years if your undergraduate GPA is less than 2.75 on a 4.0 U.S. scale during your last two years in school.

8. Student must provide evidence of adequate means of financial support by completing the Certificate of Financial Resources and the Guarantor's Certificate and its complementary documents.

9. Read, agree to, and submit the Understanding Agreement.

Defiance College admits students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation.


Defiance College admits students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin or disability

First Name   Middle Name
Last Name   Preferred Name
Maiden Name   Other Names
Daytime telephone     Email Address  
Fax Number          
Date of Birth     Gender   Male Female
Country of Birth     Country of Citizenship  
Current Mailing Address
(as it should appear on an envelope)
International Mailing Address
(if different from current mailing address)

Spouse or Dependent of a Veteran   Y N  

Ethnic Origin:
African American or Black
American Indian or Alaska Native

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense or have charges pending against you at this time?
(Other than minor offense violations)
  Y N
Have you ever been dismissed, suspended or placed on probation by any other college or university for a NON-ACADEMIC reason   Y N
If YES to either or both statements, you must supply an explanation statement.

Visa Number  
Issue Date
Expiration Date  
Entry Visa Type
Date of entry with current Visa  
I-94 Number  
Passport Number
Passport Expiration Date    
Have an adjustment pending with INS?  
Y   N
If yes,
what type?
Date Filed
Social Security Number      

Street Address:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Job Title:

High school/college attending/attended, beginning with the most recent:
Applying for 20 Fall     Spring   Summer

Application for:
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in:
  Sport Coaching Concentration
  Intervention Specialist (Mild/Moderate) K-12
  Reading Endorsement (K-12)
Post Baccalaureate Licensure:
  Intervention Specialist (mild/moderate) K-12
  Reading Endorsement (K-12)
Master of Business Administration with a concentration in:
  Leadership Concentration
Non-degree Seeking:

Are you applying for a Graduate Assistant (GA) position?   Y N
If yes, what position?

Have you previously attended Defiance College?  
If Yes, student ID#

Please list all high schools, colleges, or universities you have attended, beginning with the most recent:
Name City State Dates Attended Degree Date of Graduation
Official transcripts of all high school and college work must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.


Dates of Employment:  
Job Title:  
Dates of Employment:  
Job Title:  
Professional Organizations

How did you learn about Defiance College's graduate programs?
What influenced you the most to apply to Defiance College?

CERTIFY INFORMATION -- Your application will NOT submit without typing YES in the boxes below.
By typing "YES" in the box at left, I certify that the information given on this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any misrepresentation of information on this form could render me subject to immediate dismissal from Defiance College. I am also aware that all transcripts and other documents submitted to Defiance College in support of my application become the property of Defiance College.
By typing "YES" in the box at left, I have read and agree to the terms listed in the Understanding Agreement