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Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University of Dayton is a top-tier, doctoral-level university located in the Midwestern city of Dayton, Ohio. 

An international student seeking admission to any graduate program must have completed a minimum of 16 years of education, including the equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Coursework taken at technical or non-university affiliated institutions may not be considered for academic credit. The education ministry in the applicant's home country must officially recognize each school as a degree-granting institution.

If you have questions, please contact us and let our team know how we can help.

How to Apply

To apply, submit the free application and required materials for your desired degree program:

Once your application is submitted and all required materials have been received, the admission evaluation and review process takes approximately 6-8 weeks for most programs. However, the process may take longer in certain programs.

You can check your application status at any time by visiting your Admission Account. You may also contact our office with questions by emailing

Application Tips

  • Review admission requirements for your program at least 4 months prior to the application deadline.
  • Log into your Admission Account to confirm enrollment and check on your application status.
  • All admission requirements may be submitted through your admission account. Emailed documents will not be accepted. 
  • Contact your academic department regarding program information, transfer

Required Application Materials

Application requirements, entry terms and deadlines vary by program Please review the details of your chosen program, available in your admission account once you begin your application for admission. All admission requirements may be submitted through your admission account. Emailed documents will not be accepted.  Most programs will require:

Submit the free application for the degree program you plan to pursue.

When completing your address on your application, your permanent address must be your home country address, even if you are currently residing in the United States. Your mailing address should be the current location where you are residing. Do not list the United States address of a friend or relative.

A recommendation form will be sent directly to the individual(s) listed on the application. Students may change their recommender or resend this form through the Admission Account.

A personal statement, writing sample, or statement of research may be required and should be uploaded to the application.

Applicants who have completed or are in the process of completing an undergraduate or graduate degree at institutions outside of the United States are required to submit an official course-by-course evaluation of their college transcripts from an credential evaluation services accredited by NACES.

Evaluations are a required component since they determine how your academics are graded compared to the U.S. education system. The University of Dayton accepts credential partners closely with SpanTran and WES. Be sure to follow the steps below to secure your credential evaluation:

Spantran evaluation

  1. Submit your application for admission.
  2. Visit the University of Dayton SpanTran application for a discounted evaluation.

This application will help you to apply for an evaluation of your non-U.S. university transcripts. It will ensure that you select the right kind of evaluation report (course-by-course with GPA) and will also give you a discount on the cost of the evaluation. Once your application is submitted and your evaluation is completed, SpanTran will send an official copy of your evaluation directly to the University of Dayton at no extra charge.

If you have any questions or issues with the SpanTran application, please send an email to and indicate you're applying to the University of Dayton.

WES Evaluation

  1. Submit your application for admission.
  2. Create a WES account by  visiting:
  3. Select the course-by-course evaluation option to ensure that your evaluation meets our requirements for admission review.
  4. To ensure that the University of Dayton receives an official copy of your evaluation, select it from the drop-down box and add UD as a recipient.

If you provided a WES transcript reflecting in-progress study, a follow-up WES course-by-course evaluation showing the complete academic record and degree conferral may be required. Applicants are responsible for paying all fees for such evaluations, upgrades, as well as making arrangements with WES to send and receive their documents.

International applicants must have all transcripts officially translated into English. Both the unofficial and the English translated version must be submitted. WES evaluations do not include translation services. WES does not provide translation services.

For more information, WES applicants can visit: for assistance.

Transcripts from Colleges in the U.S.

International applicants with transcripts from a U.S. institution should request their official transcripts be sent to or 

University of Dayton
Graduate Admission Processing
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2713

Scores should be sent directly to the University of Dayton from the testing center using code 1834.

NOTE: The option for conditional admission is not available for summer terms and applicants for summer terms will not be reviewed for admission without english proficiency scores or an approved exemption.

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You must complete the Affidavit of Financial Support showing sufficient funds for 1 year of study. This form is available to submit through your Admission Account. 

If you have dependents, a copy of their passport(s) and additional proof of funding of $3,210 USD per dependent and $5,090 USD for a spouse.

Learn More About Visa and Financial Documentation

Applicants to the Master of Finance - STEM, Ph.D. in Theological Studies, Master of Professional Accounting, selected master's program within the School of Education and Health Science, Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering and the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering may require a graduate entrance exam, such as the GRE or GMAT. Scores should be sent directly to the University of Dayton from the testing center using code 1834.

Application Deadlines

The University of Dayton's calendar is divided into three terms. Your program may have specific application deadlines, so please review the details of your chosen program. If a specific date is not provided, the follow deadlines for international students are:

  • Fall term (August through December) — June 1
  • Spring term (January through April) — November 1
  • Summer term (May through July) — March 1

Should you be unable to attend a specific term, please return to your admission portal to submit a new application for a future term. Any submitted application documents will be moved to the new term application. Updated financial documentation may be required.


Costs for international graduate students vary. You can find detailed cost information on the international graduate tuition and costs page. The amount that financial documents for graduate programs are required to show typically range between $26,870 - $55,495 (Fall 2023, Spring 2024)


Students interested in graduate assistantships need approval from their academic department prior to issuing immigration documents. Please contact your academic department directly with questions regarding graduate assistantships.