Welcome International Graduate Students!

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The Office of International Services (OIS) is thrilled that you are considering Trine University and look forward to helping you get started in your quest for higher education. We know that the transition to college life in a new country can be challenging. Our goal is to make the process as smooth as possible for you.

The information below is for students considering graduate programs at Trine locations across the United States. Visit our international undergraduate page if you would like to complete a bachelor's program on Trine's Angola, Indiana, campus.

Contact our experienced international admission counselors about what program fits you best.

If you're ready to get started, the application is your next step.

Note: Students seeking entrance to Trine University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program undergo a different application process. For more information, visit the Doctor of Physical Therapy admission requirements page.

Take your career to the next level!  Find the academic programs available in a hybrid model for international graduate students. 

Trine University’s Center for Montessori Education offers an intensive one-year Master of Education in Montessori Education at the Early Childhood level. This program provides in-person coursework on Trine's Angola campus during June and July, followed by a nine-month practicum teaching in a Montessori classroom. For more information, visit the Montessori program page.

Trine University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program is offered in-person at the university's Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne. For more information, visit the Doctor of Physical Therapy program page.

To complete the online application, please make sure to have the following documents:

  • Provide the following:
    • Academic transcripts
    • Financial guarantee (U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires all international students to demonstrate ability to pay fees.)
    • Copy of passport
    • Statement of purpose (explaining your desire to pursue a graduate degree)
    • Resume/CV
    • Academic Writing Sample (DIT only)
    • Letter of Recommendation (DIT only)
    • GRE/GMAT (is recommended)
    • Master's Degrees require an English placement test score of:
    • Doctorate of Information Technology requires an English placement test score of :

Application due date is 30 days prior to the term you intend to enroll.

Seated classes are offered at Trine University's Detroit Education Center, the Phoenix Education Center, and Reston Education Center.

Trine University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program is offered in-person at the university's Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne. For more information, visit the Doctor of Physical Therapy program page.

Trine University provides a high-quality education at a price you can afford. Check out the investment for our hands-on learning experience and personal attention from dedicated professors who will guide you to launch a successful career.

International graduate students may participate in experiential learning, or Curricular Practical Training (CPT) as early as your first semester. Go beyond the classrooms and have opportunities to learn without limits.

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How to Transfer:

In order to begin the transfer-in process, students must first:

- Apply and be accepted by Trine University.  Please apply at https://www.trine.edu/international.

- Complete the Trine Graduate Program Enrollment Agreement form (found in your acceptance and preparation emails). 

Transfer Credits:

A maximum of six (6) semester hours of graduate course credit may be counted toward completion of a graduate degree at Trine University with a grade of B or above and with the approval of the program chair/director and dean. All other courses must be taken at Trine University. Transfer credit will not include a grade and, therefore, will not impact the student’s GPA. Courses used to satisfy the requirements of a bachelor’s degree cannot be applied to a master’s degree. The final 15 credit hours must be received within Trine University. This transfer credit policy does not apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology programs.

To request transfer credit, current Trine University students must submit the Transfer Credit Request Form and include syllabi and course descriptions from each course they are requesting to transfer in.

Transfer Credit Request Form


  • Course transfers must be equivalent to Trine University courses. This is reviewed by the graduate programs team. Not all course requests are granted.
  • Course transfers are only accepted from US institutions.
  • Evaluations will be completed after the student's first successful semester at Trine University.

Approved Transfer Courses and Schools

Please beware of scammers who have developed fraudulent web materials and social media accounts that could be confused with Trine University. Official online information about Trine University and its programs is available from this website, trine.edu, and any communication from Trine University staff will come from an email ending in @trine.edu

For tips on identifying fake websites and scam emails, visit this page from the Better Business Bureau.

Questions about admission? Contact the Office of International Services at 1.855.667.6237.


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Trine student honored for acting, activism

October 25, 2023

DETROIT — Shake Tanvir Ahmed, a student in Trine University’s Master of Science in business analytics degree program, recently received several honors for his activism on behalf of the Rohingya people.