- TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores if you did not graduate from an English-speaking university in a native English-speaking country
- 1 letter of reference from a supervisor or professor
- Résumé documenting your professional and academic history
- Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions, validating the completion of a four-year degree
- Interview(s) with Thunderbird admissions representative or alumni may be required
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university degree program
- 2 essay question responses
Transcripts for graduate admissions must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Services department at the main Arizona State University campus. To expedite the processing of your application, please write your application reference number on all documents and envelopes submitted to ASU. Materials submitted without your application reference number will delay the processing of your application.
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|Arizona State University
Graduate Admission Services
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
|Graduate Admission Services
Arizona State University
1151 S. Forest Avenue, #SSV112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
Global leadership potential
Our Admissions team will consider both your professional and personal experience when assessing your fit for the program. On average, our students have five years of professional experience before entering the program; however, each candidate's global leadership potential—and his or her ability to bring global experience and cultural insight into the classroom—is of utmost importance to our Admissions team. We seek to fill our program with globally minded students whose professional or personal experiences will add value to the diverse cultural and social Thunderbird experience.
The application process for international students is the same as for domestic students, with the exception of submitting proof of English proficiency (for students whose native language is not English). After admission, you will also be required to obtain a U.S. visa, which includes submitting a graduate financial guarantee.
All international transcripts must be submitted in their original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by a university, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation. Photocopies and notarized transcripts are not acceptable.
English proficiency requirements
Applicants are required to meet certain English proficiency standards for acceptance. If your English proficiency scores are below acceptance standards, you may be required to take pre-degree English instruction to ensure you meet the level of English proficiency needed to succeed in your graduate studies. Learn more.
Domestic application fee: $70
International application fee: $90
An additional $50 fee will be required for applications received after July 1. Applications will not be processed until the fee is received and fees are non-refundable.
Domestic & international enrollment deposit: $500
The enrollment deposit confirms your acceptance of admission and reserves your seat in the program, allowing you to register for your first term courses. All deposit funds are applied to your student account.
Please send transcripts to Arizona State University.