The University of Reston is committed to our graduate students by providing a high-quality graduate program taught by excellent faculty in top-notch facility.

The University of Reston employs a competitive admission process that includes reviewing and evaluating each application on an individual basis for an applicant’s abilities as a student.

  • Applicants must submit a completed Graduate School Admissions Application Form along with the non-refundable $50.00 application fee. (method of payment listed on application package and on the university website)

  • Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or from a recognized foreign institution with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale

  • Any applicants that have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or from a recognized foreign institution that did not meet the CGPA requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis (information on waiver policy is located on the university website under CGPA Waiver Policy)

  • Applicants must submit an official transcript from the institution where they earned their baccalaureate degree. Admission to graduate degree programs at the University of Reston is competitive and based on a quantitative and qualitative assessment. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must be ready to participate in a face-to-face classroom environment. Admission is based on a comprehensive assessment of the following:

  • Official College Transcripts must be sent directly to University of Reston or delivered by hand in a sealed envelope

  • Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from outside the United States and its Territories must submit an Official Academic Credit Credential Evaluation.

  • Applicants may use one of the U.S-based evaluators listed on the university’s website. This evaluation must be submitted directly to the university by the evaluating agency

  • Applicants in the U.S whose native language is not English are required to submit an Official TOEFL Score report. The minimum score required is 79 (internet based), or 550 (paper based) received from an Educational Testing Service ETS within one year prior to the start of the academic term (Refer to the university’s website or application package how to submit this report) University of Reston TOEFL Code C622

  • Applicants must submit a recent resume in English, detailing the applicant’s educational background and professional experience.

  • Applicants must submit a typed Statement of Purpose in English and in your own words briefly answering the questions listed below. Students name must be at the top of each page. Ensure that it is at least one (1) page long but no longer than three (3) pages total with 1.5 line spacing and standard margins (1 inch or 2.54 cm) all around.  A page number (e.g. 1, 2, 3) should be placed at the bottom of each page. Detail the following:

  1. What interests you most about graduate school degree programs like those found at the University of Reston?

  2. What are your general academic goals for this degree program?

  3. What are the specific reasons you want to focus on your chosen major: _____ (insert one: MBA, MSIS or MSCS)?

  4. What are your major short, medium and long-term plans for your professional career, and how will obtaining a graduate degree from the University of Reston fit into those career plans?

  5. How well prepared are you to undertake a University of Reston graduate school degree program (i.e. explain the academic knowledge and skill areas where you are stronger, weaker, etc.)?

The following documents are required for all applicants who intend to apply for (or currently hold) U.S. F-1, J-1 or M-1 visas. The same documents are also required if an applicant desires to change their current U.S. visa status’.

  • Applicants must submit a completed Graduate School Admissions Application Form along with the non-refundable $50.00 application fee. (method of payment listed on application package and on the university website)

  • A copy of the applicant’s passport. Note: the passport must be currently valid with at least six (6) months remaining before it expires.

  • Bank statement of sponsor

  • Statement of Financial Support Form (non-U.S. sponsor) or I-134 Form (US sponsor)

  • Official language proficiency test scores (TOEFL OR TOEIC)

  • International applicants planning to bring their spouse and/or child/children with them to the United States during their period of study at the University of Reston must submit the following documents to the University’s Admission Office:

    • A copy of their spouse’s passport. Note: the passport must be currently valid with at least six (6) months remaining before it expires.

    • A copy of marriage certificate. If not in English, the same requirements for translated documents described above apply.

    • A copy of each child’s passport. Note: the passport must be currently valid with at least six (6) months remaining before it expires.

    • A copy of each child’s official birth certificate. If not in English, the same requirements for translated documents described above apply.

Applicants should note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program.

The University of Reston is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, and employment. You may contact admissions@univeristyofreston.com for more information.

Affidavit of Financial Support

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires documentary proof of adequate financial support before a Form I-20 can be issued to an international student and any accompanying dependents. Failure to fully and properly follow the instructions on the information sheet may result in non-issuance by the U.S. government as it is required to obtain a visa and enter the United States or to legally transfer from one U.S. school to the University of Reston. Students must fill out the I-20 Form and submit it to University of Reston as part of their student package.