Policies for applicants to the OTD Program who have completed their degree outside the United States are as follows:

  • Applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services (WES) to determine if the degree is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the United States. If the evaluation determines work done outside the U.S. is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree (or Doctor of Medicine), the applicant has completed the bachelor’s degree requirement for our program. If the evaluation does not determine equivalency to a bachelor’s degree, the applicant is deficient in that requirement and must complete his/her bachelor’s degree.
  • International applicants must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The program will not allow applicants to substitute an English course or certificate in place of TOEFL scores.
  • International applicants must also complete all other application steps, meet selection factors, and follow the same application process through OTCAS.
  • Please see the Methodist University Graduate Catalog or contact the Global Education Office Staff for additional information.