College of Graduate Studies and Research
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- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Graduate Studies and Research
- Waldron College of Health and Human Services
- College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
- Artis College of Science and Technology
- College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Other Offices and Departments
Thank you for your interest in graduate studies at Radford University.
Before submitting the online application, please review the information below.
Applicants to the to the Communication Sciences and Disorders master's program, the Physician Assistant master’s program, and the Physical Therapy doctoral program should not use the Radford University graduate application. Instead, applicants to those programs should apply through the CSDCAS, CASPA, or PTCAS online portals:
Graduate Admission Types
Radford offers five types of graduate admission: degree seeking; degree seeking and post-baccalaureate certificate; post-baccalaureate certficate; initial teacher licensure; and non-degree seeking.
Requirements and Deadlines
Application requirements and deadlines vary among graduate academic programs, so be sure to consult the program's website before submitting your application. However, please note the following:
If you're applying to a program that offers rolling admission, you may submit your application up to two business days before the first day of the semester in which you're seeking enrollment.
If you are applying for admission as a non-degree seeking student, you may submit your application at any time prior to the first day of semester in which you are seeking to enroll. Once a semester has begun, admission for that semester will close; however, you are encouraged to apply in order to be considered for admission to a future term.
If you are submitting supplemental materials by mail, be sure to type or print clearly, use blue or black ink, and do not use staples. Any application materials not included with your online application can be mailed to:
P. O. Box 6928
Radford, VA 24142
Official scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT, MAT) must be submitted directly to the Graduate College from testing services. Unofficial test scores will not be accepted.
Use ETS code 5565 to submit your official test scores to the Graduate College.
Communication Sciences and Disorders applicants should use GRE ETS code 0170; Physical Therapy applicants should use GRE ETS code 0373; and Physician Assistant applicants should use GRE ETS code 0597.
A minimum score on an English proficiency exam is required for all international applicants who attended an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was not English. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are accepted. A minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 or TOEFL internet-based score of 79 or 80 or paper-based score of 550 must be achieved in order to be considered for admission. Additional documentation of financial ability is also required (see the Graduate Catalog or call Graduate Admissions for information).
Requirements for recommendations vary based on the program to which you're seeking admission and the type of graduate admission you're seeking:
- Degree-seeking students are required to submit two Radford University recommendation forms; however, some programs require three.
- Some post-baccalaureate certificate programs request the submission of letters of recommendations.
- Applicants for initial teaching licensure are required to submit three recommendations.
- Recommendations are not required for non-degree seeking applicants.
The Graduate College strongly advises all applicants to use the online recommendation system. During the online application process, you will be able request recommendations from references.
If hardcopy recommendations are being sent by mail, they must remain in their original sealed envelopes, with the signature of the reference across the seal. (Applicants are advised not to open hardcopy recommendations; otherwise, they will be returned and will not be added to the applicant's admission file.) Send hardcopy recommendations to:
P. O. Box 6928
Radford, VA 24142
Request official transcripts from the registrar of each college or university you’ve attended. For applicants who are graduates of Radford University, only transcripts for post-baccalaureate course work taken elsewhere need to be sent. If the official transcripts are sent to you, do not open them. They must remain in their original sealed envelope from the registrar to be submitted with your application. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to your online application and may be used by the department for consideration for admission.
All Virginia residents must complete the application for in-state tuition. If you are a non-Virginia resident and wish to apply for residency, you will also need to complete the application for in-state tuition. Applications must be received prior to the first day of classes in order to be eligible to receive in-state residency for a given term.
Financial Aid and Graduate Assistanships
Financial Aid and Graduate Assistantships are available to graduate students, but please be aware that eligibility requirements vary.
- Financial Aid
- Graduate Assistantships
Contact the Graduate Admissions Office
The Graduate Admissions Office is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the university is open.
Phone - 540-831-5431
Fax - 540-831-6061
TDD - 540-831-5128
Radford University is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities, or based on any other status protected by law.