International Student

How to Apply


If you have a general question about applying to graduate programs, we're here to help.
Please Contact International Student Support Office

If you're not sure which of the many programs offered at AIPS is best for you, or if you have a general question about applying to graduate programs, we're here to help.

Please contact Graduate Admissions:

Graduate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the AIPS School of Continuing Studies. Whether you want to advance your current career or start on a fresh path, we're confident you will find what you're looking for at AIPS. With more than 120 graduate programs in 6 schools, there's a program here that will fit your interests and lifestyle. AIPS offers the variety and flexibility to meet your needs.

Graduate and Professional Programs

The following non-credit professional certificate programs are cohort-based and require an application prior to enrollment. For each program, an application review committee offers admission to a diverse group of students to enrich the classroom experience.

Please visit the program page for your certificate program of interest to learn more about the ideal candidate, admissions qualifications, and application requirements.

Earning your graduate degree or graduate certificate at the AIPS School of Continuing Studies is an important investment in your education and in your life.

The AIPS School of Continuing Studies learning experience is grounded in excellent professionals and is further enhanced by a uniquely industry-specific thrust. This site provides a comprehensive overview of all that we have to offer.

How to Apply

We welcome applications from qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online through the myAIPS. Applicants are responsible for uploading all required application materials by the posted deadline for their desired semester of entry.

All applicants for admission to a graduate program must submit the following:

  • - Online Application Form
  • - Non Refundable Application Fee
  • - Resume/CV
  • - Letters of Recommendation


Please click the Apply link that corresponds to the program you are applying to, Visit the Program page.

We thank you for your patience as we migrate our applications to an online system - if a program's application is available online, you will be taken to our Self Service Center web page to complete the application. If a program's application is a PDF, you can download it after clicking Apply.

The International Student

The International Student Support Office (ISSO) provides support to international students to help them succeed in their AIPS School of Continuing Studies graduate and undergraduate classes and to adjust to life in Washington, DC.

A dedicated team of staff members offers students assistance in acquiring the linguistic and intercultural capability necessary to excel during their time at the School.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores

A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required for most non-credit certificate programs but students are expected to read, write and comprehend at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program.

Non-credit professional certificate programs are classified as part-time education programs. As a result, American Institute of Professional Studies cannot sponsor international students for student visas (F-1) to enroll in certificate programs.

However, prospective international students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in courses