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International Students Program Information

The university welcomes applications from qualified international students. In addition to complying the university's admissions requirements above, international students must:

  • Demonstrate the necessary ability and educational background to benefit from the courses in which they enroll, as stated in the previous sections;
  • Possess adequate proficiency in English. International students for whom English is a second language will demonstrate this proficiency by submitting a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to the Atlantic University Office of Admissions (A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report).

International students who are unable, for any reason, to have official undergraduate transcripts (academic records) sent directly from the school that awarded their degree to the Atlantic University Admissions Office must provide proof of academic equivalency. A list of approved review agencies is available from the Admissions Office upon request.

Please note: Our programs are offered as distance education, and students can complete all coursework in their countries of residence. Although some short-term residential instructional opportunities are occasionally available on the Atlantic University campus, these are not required for program completion of Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology, Master of Arts in Mindful Leadership, Mindful Leadership Graduate Certificate, Spiritual Guidance Mentor Training or noncredit certificates. **The Integrated Imagery: Regression Hypnosis graduate certificate does require a mandatory on-campus residential in Virginia Beach, VA.

If international students in the Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology program choose to complete a Culminating Project, they are not required to visit the Atlantic University campus at the end of their program to participate in an oral presentation. Instead, students may give a webinar presentation on their Culminating Projects, scheduled at their convenience with their mentors and other Atlantic University faculty.