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The Pre-Masters program prepares you to get your MBA, MPA, Masters in Marketing Communications, or Masters in HRM at Roosevelt.

The on-campus preparation is designed specifically for international students

  • who do not have an official TOEFL/IELTS score and

  • who have not taken a GMAT or GRE test or

  • who have not been able to reach a minimum score of 80 in TOEFL or 6.5 in IELTS


    Course length: 1 semester (15 weeks) or 2 semesters (8 months) depending on English level

    Entry requirements:

    GPA 2.75 or equivalent

    GMAT/GRE required only for MBA applicants with GPA below 3.0

    English level from equivalent of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 60
  • Students

    Total Students


    Student Ratio
    Female 67%
    Male 33%


    Total Faculty


    Student/Faculty Ratio
    12 : 1


    Estimated Cost



    Total Applicants






    Test Scores

    SAT Math


    SAT Reading

    SAT Writing


    ACT Composite


    International Year One is designed for students with upper intermediate English and allows them to train their English while at the same point earning points for a degree.

    It gives international students the essential building blocks needed to achieve degree success at Roosevelt University!

    After spending between 2 and 4 semesters in International Year One, students can directly join the 2nd year of more than 20 bachelor's degrees in the various fields offered at Roosevelt such as business, economics, hospitality management, marketing, mathematics, international studies, politics, sociology, natural sciences, and pre-professional programs.

    Preparing students to join the International Year One, English for Academic Purposes is a 1 semester intensive training for international students with intermediate English level.

    It is the 1st semester of a 4 semester study plan, in which students improve their 4 key language skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing to start their degree level studies.

    About Roosevelt University - Pathway Program

    Roosevelt University offers the unique Pathway programs, International Year One, English for Academic Purposes, and a Pre-Master's program. These allow students to bring their English up to speed in a university environment and meet language proficiency requirements to directly enter into the degree program of their dreams.

    Roosevelt University was founded in 1945 and is located in Downtown Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the USA behind New York and Los Angeles.

    Roosevelt University is the 4th most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest, currently representing students from 63 countries.

    More than 50% of classes at Roosevelt have fewer than 20 students.

    In addition to this excellent ratio, studying at Roosevelt gives you great opportunities to intern and network with leading businesses in Chicago as an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation, with international businesses such as Boeing, Motorola, Abbott Laboratories, Exelon, Allstate, McDonalds, and Kraft Foods in the area.

    After the International Year One Program, students can enter the second year of an undergraduate degree with the following majors:


    BS Business Administration

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Social Entrepreneurship

    BA Economics

    BS Hospitality and Tourism Management

    BA Integrated Marketing Communications


  • BS/BA Actuarial Science

  • BS/BA Mathematics


  • BA Criminal Justice

  • BA International Studies

  • BA Political Science

  • BA Social Justice Studies

  • BA Sociology

    Natural Sciences

  • BS Biochemistry

  • BS/BA Biology

  • BS/BA Chemistry

    Pre-professional areas of study within a major

  • Pre-Dentistry

  • Pre-Medicine

  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

    After completing the Master's pathway program, student can enter into one of the following graduate degrees:

    Master of Business Administration

  • MBA Accounting

  • MBA Accounting Forensics

  • MBA Economics

  • MBA Finance

  • MBA Health Services Administration

  • MBA Hospitality Management

  • MBA Human Resource Management

  • MBA Information Systems

  • MBA Integrated Marketing Communications

  • MBA International Business

  • MBA Management

  • MBA Marketing

  • MBA Real Estate

  • MBA Social Entrepreneurship

  • MBA Training and Development

    MS Human Resource Management

    Master of Public Administration

  • MPA Health Services Management

  • MPA Government Management

  • MPA Non-profit Management

    MS Integrated Marketing Communications

  • Student Profile

    Dimitar Popov


    Dimitar Popov
    "If one is able to find good mentors and advisers the opportunities are endless."

    "Now, that I have graduated with my MBA, I really want to experience something different, something memorable, something extraordinary, and maybe I might be able to make a difference in my country one day when I go back. We never know what challenges and surprises life can give us. I do love my home land, but I do see that there are good challenges and opportunities here for someone like myself to do well. Just like anywhere in the world, if one is able to find good mentors and advisers the opportunities are endless."

    • Major: MBA
    • Study Area: Business/Management
    • Graduation Year: 2013
    • Home Country: Bulgaria

    Situated in downtown Chicago, Roosevelt University is right in the center of The Chicago Loop, the main business district with culture, entertainment, shopping and nightlife within walking distance.

    As a mecca for culture and recreation, the city offers more than 200 art galleries, historical buildings and outstanding architecture and 200 theaters for live entertainment.

    In spite of the urban lifestyle, you can relax right in the heart of the city with an astounding 552 parks. The location on the shores of Lake Michigan also offers miles of lakefront, beaches and bicycle paths.

    Chicago is in a humid continental climate zone, experiencing 4 distinct seasons with hot summers and snowy winters.

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