Admissions Information

Admissions Information

Academic Programs

Alita Kristensen

Alita Kristensen


Alita chose the Master of Arts in Communication at HPU because she wanted to excel in public relations, business and international communication.


International Requirements

Currently there are students representing over 100 countries around the globe. If you wish to attend HPU, there are many ways in which international applicants can experience academic life at HPU.  You can apply to a Master's Program or Certificate Program, Visiting Student Program, or Exchange Student Program

Master's Programs and Certificate Programs:

International applicants, who wish to apply for a master's program or graduate certificate must submit the following documents listed below in addition to the general admissions requirements.

Transcripts | English Language Requirements | Statement of Financial Support | Cost of Living | Passport Information


English translations must accompany all official university/college transcripts.  Include transcripts from all universities attended as well as certified copies of "A" Level (or similar post secondary) examinations and/or certificate programs.

English Language Requirements:

All international students must satisfy the English competency requirement by completing one (1) of the following:

  1. Graduate from a college or university from the United States, or from a college from this list of countries below or;
  2. Earn a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score as stated in the table below or;*
  3. Enroll in an ESL program and complete Level 112**
*TOEFL and IELTS scores may not be more than 2 years old.
Name of Test Score
 TOEFL (PBT) 550
 TOEFL (CBT) 213
 IELTS 6.0 overall

List of Countries:
Antigua Australia Bahamas Barbados
Belize Bermuda Canada (not Quebec) Dominica
Fiji Grand Cayman Islands Grenada Irish Republic
Jamaica Malawi New Zealand Singapore
St. Kitts & Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent & Grenadines South Africa
Trinidad & Tobago United Kingdom Virgin Islands

Statement of Financial Support:

All applicants must submit the following two documents:

  1. An original or certified bank statement or letter in English and US dollars showing that you, your sponsor, or guardian(s) have an account which provides sufficient funds to cover one year of study at HPU.  See Cost of Living chart below for expected dollar amounts. 
  2. If you have a sponsor, you must submit a completed and signed HPU Statement of Financial Sponsorship Form, please refer to the Cost of Living chart below.

Cost of Living:

Academic Year 2014-2015 (9 months)
All programs, except: Marine Science    Nursing  
Full Time Tuition (9 credit hours/semester) $15,570 $20,610 $21,690
Personal and Housing Expenses $13,330 $13,330 $13,330
Books, Supplies, and Miscellaneous expenses $4,900 $4,900 $4,900
Total $33,800 $38,840 $39,920

Passport Information:

Please submit a copy of the page within your passport that includes your personal information and your picture.

Visiting Student applicants: 
Those who wish to study at HPU at the graduate level for one semester, may apply to our Graduate Visiting Student Program (PDF).