Humane Society University conducts admissions on a rolling basis. Applications for admission are reviewed when all required information is provided. Applicants are required to submit the following information for application review:
- Completed Application, including statement of interest
- Official Transcript(s) from each college or university attended
- A resume or work history if the applicant has not taken courses over the last three years
- Recommendations (optional)
- Application fee
Note: Relocation to the Washington DC area is not necessary for purposes of enrolling in HSU since academic programs are offered online. HSU does not have residential facilities for students.
State Requirements Pertaining to Online Education
Due to recent changes in Federal regulations, states are reviewing their licensing requirements for online educational institutions. HSU is working with state agencies as these changes are occuring. At this time, Students who live in Maryland must take more than 51% of their classes on-site in Washington, DC. Other states may have institutional requirements that may affect or delay the application process for admission. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: Graduate Programs
For admission to a HSU Graduate Program students who have a 4 year bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university may apply for a master’s degree or graduate certificate program.
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: Individual Courses
Students who do not plan on seeking a degree at Humane Society University may take courses. However, they still must apply and meet admission requirements.
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: International Students
In addition to the standard application form and admission requirements, international students are required to submit an international education evaluation report along with transcripts and may require a TOEFL.
International students must also submit official copies of academic credentials from foreign universities in English. Transcripts from international institutions also require evaluation from a professional evaluation service such as:
- Center for Educational Documentation
- World Education Services
- AACRAO International Education Services
International students are required to demonstrate English language proficiency appropriate for college-level study by submitting Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores at the time of application for admission.
Minimum scores are as follows:
The TOEFL requirement may be waived if:
- English is an official language of the applicant's country of origin, or
- The applicant holds a degree (bachelor's or higher) from a U.S. accredited college or university.
Photocopies or faxes of TOEFL scores will not be accepted, nor will scores older than twelve months. Scores should be submitted directly to Humane Society University (ETS School Code 2840).
Contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) for details such as cost, registration, and location of test centers.
Equal Opportunity Policy
Humane Society University is committed to providing equal access to educational opportunities for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital, or veteran status in compliance with Federal and state laws and regulations. All benefits, privileges, and opportunities offered by Humane Society University are available to all students and employees in accordance with federal and District of Columbia laws and regulations. This policy is applicable to all personnel policies and practices including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfers, layoffs, terminations, benefits, and social and recreational programs.
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