Graduate International Students

Faulkner University welcomes international students into our graduate programs. Many international students find our campus to be a comfortable environment where transition into a new culture is a wonderful experience.

Please direct any questions or comments to the Director of International Programs;

Application Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Contact Information


Complete an application for admission online for the program you desire. Apply using the Graduate Application.

Recommendation Letters

Recommendation letters

Provide recommendation letters or a résumé as described in the application procedures for the desired graduate program.

Admissions Process

Recommendation letters

Provide recommendation letters or a résumé as described in the application procedures for the desired graduate program.

Additional steps for admission to Faulkner University Graduate Programs:

  1. Complete affidavit for financial support
    1. Financial Certification form
    2. Affidavit letter from the sponsor (if applicable).
    3. Send an original statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institution giving the following details regarding your personal account or your sponsor’s account: the date the account was opened, total amount deposited for the past year, present balance.
  2. If you are transferring to Faulkner University from another United States college or university, you and the DSO from your current school must complete the transfer form so that your current I-20 will remain in force.
  3. Provide certified, translated transcript(s) of previous education training from all schools outside the United States. Transcripts must be certified through either Lisano International or World Education Services. Students should request the document-by-document report for the high school diploma/completion certificate, and the course-by-course report for college transcripts.
  4. Students who have earned college credit from regionally accredited colleges or universities in the United States must submit to Faulkner University original transcripts for all courses attempted.
  5. Provide an acceptable documentation of English proficiency on a standardized test. Graduate students, from countries where English is not the native language, are required to take and submit an acceptable score on either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination.
    1. Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports are required for admission to the Undergraduate and the Graduate programs and may be ordered from Educational Testing Services (ETS) or IELTS. The TOEFL code number for Faulkner University is 1034. The minimum requirements for graduate admission on the TOEFL are 550 (on the paper test), 213 (on the computer based test), or 70 (on the internet based test).
    2. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.0.
    3. Students may also provide documentation of the completion of an appropriate ESL program at a language center located in the United States or transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States showing successful completion of English Composition I and II.
  6. All students are required to submit evidence of a passing score for the standardized entrance examination for the specific graduate program desired as indicated in the admissions requirements for that graduate program.

Once you have completed an application, and received your student identification number, you may submit your deposit online with a credit card or submit your deposit via wire transfer. There is an additional $15 Wire Transfer Fee to be applied to all wire transfers. If you elect to submit your deposit by wire transfer simply take the wire transfer instructions to your financial institution to begin the wire process.

Letters of Acceptance

After international graduate students complete the steps above, Faulkner will review the materials and consider the request for admission. If the review determines that the applicant has met the institution’s admission requirements for international students and the admission requirements for the program of your choice, then Faulkner will send a letter of acceptance to the student and issue an I-20. The I-20 will allow you to interview for the visa. Actual time that individual students are allowed to remain in the U.S. will vary.

U.S. Residency

U.S. Residency

Prospective and current international students are responsible for staying informed of the United States Department of Homeland Security and regulations for the International Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). It is your responsibility to obtain your visa, file your I-901 form and pay the mandatory SEVIS fee, and make any necessary travel arrangements.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

This is a type of off-campus work/internship that is directly tied to the student’s program of study.  It is not available after the student completes their respective degree program.

For any CPT questions, please email

CPT Application

Graduate CPT Acknowledgements

  • Graduate students can request CPT in their first semester of enrollment, it is an integral part of the student’s graduate studies.
  • There is no limit to the number of months a student utilizes part-time CPT.
  • If a student completes 12 months (11 months and 29 days) or more of full-time CPT, he or she will not be eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT). It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of the number of months he or she has participated in CPT.
    • Please note, the written offer of employment/internship experience must be included with the application. In addition the offer letter must meet the following requirements:
      • Must be written on company letterhead
      • Must contain an original signature from an authorized individual from the company
      • Be dated within the past six months.
    • Any student who wishes to participate in CPT must be enrolled in the executive format of their respective program. All assignments included in the course must be completed in order to maintain compliance with the CPT process and pass the course.
    • Student must have an approved CPT application before participating in employment.

CPT Application Process

CPT Application Process:

  1. The student must meet the above-mentioned enrollment requirements. 
  2. The student must secure a job/internship offer (in writing) in a position directly related to the student’s field of study. 
  3. Graduate students must complete the CPT Request Form or CPT Renewal Form. 

CPT Applications

  • Initial CPT Application - Complete this application if you have a new job offer or if you have changed programs, and this is your first time applying for CPT.
  • Change from Initial CPT Application - Complete this application if you have a new job offer, but you already have an approved Initial CPT Application.

Contact Information

Please direct any questions or comments to the Director of International Programs email at

For any CPT questions, please email

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