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Global Development and Innovation

Global Development and Innovation (GDI)

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society encourages applications from students of diverse backgrounds. Students are strongly encouraged to have prior relevant education, training, or experience in science or engineering.

Admission requirements are as follows:

Applicants must have earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country.

GPA: Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of a student’s first bachelor’s degree program.

International students that need an F1 or J1 visa will first need to be accepted into a master’s or doctoral program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other visa types must provide a copy of their USA visa to be considered for admission.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: If you are from a country whose native language is not English (regardless of where you may now reside), you must provide proof of English proficiency. Acceptable proof is as follows (or the most current requirements at here).

TOEFL score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT)
IELTS overall band score of at least 6.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 60
No GRE or other exam is required.