International Application for Admission
MS in Information Technology

We welcome your application for admission to the Graduate School of Valparaiso University. The mission of the Graduate School is to serve the advanced learning, professional development, and personal enrichment needs of individuals regionally and nationally. The Graduate School admits students that demonstrate the ability and motivation to succeed in an academically challenging environment.

This form is meant to be completed ONLINE ONLY. If you would like a hard copy, please choose the Requesting Information link and one will be sent to you.

You may mail any required materials to:
Office of the Graduate School
Kretzmann Hall 116
1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493 USA

You may contact us via:
Telephone: (219) 464-5313
Toll Free: (800) 821-7685
Fax: (219) 464-5381
Email: Graduate.School@valpo.edu

Application Procedure
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Please type or print all information in English. To be considered for admission, ALL applicants must provide the following:

  • This application form, completed and signed.
  • Certified copies of the original and English versions of all your undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • If English is not your native language, results of TOEFL, or comparable test score, or intent to enroll in Valparaiso University's intensive language program, INTERLINK.
  • For MBA Applicants only: GMAT scores.
  • For MEM Applicants only: GMAT or GRE scores.
  • Two letters of reference submitted by college teachers or academic advisers.
  • A reflective essay that explains your reasons for wanting to undertake graduate study at Valparaiso University.
  • Financial Documentation Information.
  • Provide either a scanned copy (emailed to our office), legible photocopy, or fax copy, of your passport, clearly showing your full name and date of birth.
  • Application fee: $50, as a check or money order drawn on a US BANK ONLY and made payable to Valparaiso University, or with a credit card.

Applicants providing all the above information will be reviewed for provisional admission based on their academic qualifications. If admitted provisionally, the applicant must submit the following information before final acceptance is given:

  • A certified immunization and health record (if accepted provisionally, the health form will accompany your admission materials).
  • An official statement of financial support from your bank, sponsor, or guardian, certifying the amounts of financial support available to your during your enrollment in the Valparaiso University Graduate School.
INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE APPLICATION
I. Program of Concentration
Please indicate area of concentration:


II. Personal Information
Family Name
First Name
Middle Name
Former Name
Date of Birth
Social Security Number

(For U.S. citizens and permanent residents who plan to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we strongly recommend that you provide your Social Security Number.)

 
Current Address
Address
City
State/ Province
Country
Postal Code
Information Valid Until…
 
Permanent Address
Address
City
State/ Province
Country
Postal Code
 
Contact Information
Home Phone
Cell Phone
If you do not have a cell phone number, please type "None".
Fax Number
Email
If you do not have an email address, please type "None".
 
Citizenship
Place of Birth
Citizenship
Gender
Visa Status
Other (Specify)

III. Language Proficiency
A. What is your native language?
B. Indicate present proficiency in English by selecting the appropriate description in the boxes below:
  Speaking
  Understanding
  Reading:
  Writing:
C. Have you taken the TOEFL or a comparable English language test?
  No. If not, when will you take the test?
  Yes. Please list the test, date, and result.
D. If English is not your native language and your TOEFL score does not qualify you for admission to the graduate program, you may attend the intensive English language program (INTERLINK Language Center) at Valparaiso University. You may be granted admission into the Graduate School subject to satisfactory completion of the INTERLINK program.
Do you wish to receive more information about INTERLINK?
E. Where did you study English? (For example, in secondary school, at a university, etc. List locations and dates.)
F. Do you use English on a regular basis in business, in the classroom, or in social situations? (Give details. Use an additional sheet, if necessary.)

IV. Educational Background
Please list all College/University, Location, Dates of Attendance, and Degree/Credits Earned
NOTE: Certified transcripts of all college work must be submitted before you will be allowed to register for any graduate class at Valparaiso University.
A. College/University
  Dates of Attendance
  Degrees/Credits Earned
  Approximate GPA
 
B. College/University
  Dates of Attendance
  Degrees/Credits Earned
  Approximate GPA
 
C. College/University
  Dates of Attendance
  Degrees/Credits Earned
  Approximate GPA
 
D. College/University
  Dates of Attendance
  Degrees/Credits Earned
  Approximate GPA
Please list any recognition, awards, or scholarships that you have received, or co-curricular or community/civic activities in which you have been involved.
 
Have you ever been dismissed or placed on academic probation?
If yes, please explain fully:

V. Enrollment
A. Anticipated year/term to begin:
B. Expected course schedule:
C. In how many years do you plan to complete the degree or certificate program?
NOTE:
Most programs require completion within 5 years of admission.

VI. Professional Background
You may email or mail your resume to our office.
A. Are you currently employed?
B. What are your professional plans, that is, for what occupation are your currently preparing?

VII. Selection of Valparaiso University
A. How did you learn about Valparaiso University?
If "Other", please specify:
B. Please list other graduate schools your are considering or to which you are applying:
C. Rank the factors (1=most important) that affected your choice of graduate school (rank all that apply).
Financial Programs Accreditation Reputation
Location Other Specify

VII. Reflective Essay
Applicants to our graduate programs are required to submit a two-page personal statement or reflective essay (250-300 words) indicating their purpose for undertaking graduate study and how this study relates to their professional and personal goals. Feel free to include a resume as an addendum to your application. You may complete your reflective essay as part of this electronic application or you may email it separately to Graduate.School@valpo.edu. You may also mail your essay under separate cover to: The Office of the Graduate School, Kretzmann Hall 116, 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383. If you are going to send it separately, please indicate your intentions in the essay box below.

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION
I. Academic Background
A. What is your academic background in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related area?
Undergraduate Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or related major
Undergraduate Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or related minor
Graduate coursework in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field: list degree or number of credits
Fewer than 15 credits (minor) in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
B. If you have had fewer than 15 credits in graduate and/or undergraduate Information Technology, list all coursework, grades, and credit hours in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or related major. If you have 15 or more credits, proceed directly to the next question.
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C. If you do not meet the qualifications necessary for admission, what other reasons and/or work experience should be considered? Attach additional sheets if necessary.
APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT
Please select method of payment and the amount for your application fee. If you have selected CASH, CHECK, or MONEY ORDER, please mail your payment to: The Office of the Graduate School, Kretzmann Hall 116, 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383.  If you have selected CREDIT CARD, you can submit your credit card information through this SECURE form.
Method of Payment
Amount
Name on Credit Card
Credit Card Number
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3-Digit Verification Code What is this?
Credit Card Expiration (MM/YY)
Billing Address
Billing Zip Code
 
The decision for admission to the Graduate School is not final until all required application materials have been received. Applicants granted conditional permission to register for classes due to delayed receipt of transcripts may not be allowed to continue their coursework if they do not satisfy the admission requirements.
 
Valparaiso University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or (as qualified herein) religion, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or (as qualified herein) religion in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, career services and placement, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Valparaiso University is an institution committed to its Lutheran traditions. The University reserves the right to promote the teachings of the church and to exercise preferences in admissions in favor of Lutherans.
 
PLEASE CHECK ALL APPLICATION INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMITTING.
 
By entering your full name below you are signing this electronic application form.
"I submit this application as a true and complete statement of facts for your consideration."
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