Graduate School of Leadership & Change

Information for International Students

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The Graduate School in Leadership and Change faculty and staff encourage international applicants to apply to our programs.

In addition to submitting the required application materials, international applicants may be asked to also supply the following supplemental information for assessment.

Proof of Language Proficiency:

Applicants must achieve a score of at least 600 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test. The TWSE (Test of Standard Written English) is also required of applicants.  Information on these tests may be obtained in United States embassies, consulates, and at www.toefl.orgTest results must be forwarded to: Antioch University Graduate School of  Leadership and Change, 900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387, USA

*This requirement may be waived if a Master’s degree was obtained from an English speaking educational institution.

Proof of Degree Equivalency – PhD in Leadership & Change

A Master’s degree issued from an institution recognized by an accrediting body that has been approved by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and five years of relevant professional experience are minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the program. The program will accept applications from all interested individuals but would like to be clear that it would be in the most extraordinary situations that an applicant without a master’s degree would be considered for review by the full Admissions Committee of the PhD in Leadership and Change program. If an applicant’s Master’s degree is from an educational institution outside of the United States his/her transcript and degree may need be evaluated for equivalency by a credential evaluation service. The following web sites can be used to find an evaluation service:, or The expense of this evaluation is the applicant’s responsibility.

Evaluation results must be forwarded to:
Antioch University
Graduate School of Leadership and Change
900 Dayton St.
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

PhD in Leadership & Change applicants are encouraged to explore the variety of visa options available to them in order to attend the week-long residencies per year held in the United States.

Please be sure to obtain information about the duration of the visa process, which can take months for specific countries. The Graduate School of Leadership & Change cannot offer I-20 certificates of eligibility for international students to attend either of the low-residency programs.

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