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Resident International Student Study

Obtain your F-1 Student Visa and Study face to face at our campus located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  Resident International students enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • In person classes
  • International Experience and Cultural Diversity
  • US work opportunities during your internship/Curricular Practical Training
  • US work permit opportunities during Optional Practical Training
  • Improve your English Skills
  • Make friends from all over the world

The Herzing University – Atlanta campus is located Downtown in one of the most vibrant area of the city.  The campus in Atlanta features classrooms, a variety of labs, a library/resource center, and a student lounge.  There are a range of housing options near the Herzing University – Atlanta campus, and getting around the city is easy by car or on MARTA, Atlanta’s rail and bus mass transit system.

Located in the Southern region of the U.S., Atlanta has mild weather and is rich in history, culture, and activities. Popular attractions in Atlanta include: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta History Center, Coca-Cola Museum, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain Park, and Zoo Atlanta. 

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Programs

Undergraduate Programs
ProgramMonths*Credits
Bachelor of Science in Business Management36120
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Program availability varies by location.

Required Courses in Business

All courses, 36.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or  3.00 semester credit hours

or  3.00 semester credit hours

or  3.00 semester credit hours or  3.00 semester credit hours

Required Courses in Business Management

All courses, 9.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00

Business Elective Courses *

A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours is required. Students may take any business, accounting, human resources, or economics course. Students who are qualified to take dual-credit courses may also take approved graduate courses.

Open Elective Courses *

A minimum of 27.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required. * A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours between these two open elective categories must be at the 300- to 400-level.

Required Capstone or Internship

3.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

ProgramCreditsMonths*
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology12032

In addition to a solid computer science curriculum, Herzing’s bachelor’s degree program includes a strong focus on infrastructure. Students take in-depth courses in the various aspects of client/server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security and scripting as well as database design, cloud computing, virtualization and business systems analysis. Graduates are prepared for a broad range of careers in virtually any public service, private industry or government organization. 

Required Core Courses in Information Technology

All courses, 49.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00* 
* IS 195 is required of advanced standing students only.

** Completion of  may be waived with the permission of the Director of Campus Operations/Academic Dean for Online Learning if the student has already completed .

Elective Courses in Information Technology

A minimum of 18.00 semester credit hours within the field of information technology, information systems or computer science is required, of which 9 credits must be at the 300, 400, 500 or 600 level.

Open Elective Courses

 A minimum of 12.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required.

Required Capstone or Internship

3.00 credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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ProgramMonths*Credits
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Data Analytics Technology32120
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Program availability varies by location.

Required Courses in Information Technology

All courses, 49.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or  *
* IS 195 is required of advanced standing students only.

** Completion of IT 346 Information Technology Project Management may be waived with the permission of the Director of Campus Operations/Academic Dean for Online Learning if the student has already completed .

Required Courses in Technical Specialty Domain - Data Analytics

All courses, 24.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Elective Courses in Information Technology

A minimum of 6 semester credit hours in the field of information technology, information systems, computer science or a related discipline are required.

Required Capstone or Internship

All courses, 3.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required. 

Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Beyond foundational leadership and management courses, our MBA curriculum includes in-depth coursework regarding the integration of AI tools into business operations – and how these tools can be utilized for both customer and employee management.

Choose an MBA program prioritizing the foundational skillset you need to succeed as a business executive both now and in the future.

ProgramMonths*Credits
Master of Business Administration (MBA)1233
*Average number of months for students to complete program

MBA in Business Analytics - STEM Designation

This online degree program provides students with the fundamental skills to thrive in today’s data-driven business world. Students will master foundational and advanced topics like big data analytics, AI applications, and practical decision-making strategies. Students will learn to apply STEM principles to core business concepts, gaining a unique edge in a competitive landscape.

ProgramMonths*Credits
Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics1636
*Average number of months for students to complete program

MBA in Healthcare Management

Herzing University’s healthcare management MBA concentration includes healthcare-focused courses in healthcare administration, health information management and health policy and management.

ProgramMonths*Credits
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management2033-36
*Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location

Required Foundation Course(s) 3-6 Semester Credit Hours

* Only required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business, a closely related discipline or its international equivalent.

Required Core MBA Courses - 21 Semester Credit Hours

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00

Additional Required Healthcare Management Concentration Courses

A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours is required.

Course prerequisites may be waived if the student has prior equivalent coursework or the approval of the Graduate Dean.

MBA in Project Management

Through Herzing’s MBA in Project Management degree program you’ll gain the necessary skills and academic knowledge for planning and management positions in various business enterprises, with a concentration of courses in project management. Upon completion of the program, you should be able to develop detailed project management plans and lead projects to successful completion.

ProgramMonths*Credits
Master of Business Administration in Project Management2033
*Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location

Required Foundation Course(s) 3-6 Semester Credit Hours

* Only required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business, a closely related discipline or its international equivalent.

Required Core MBA Courses - 21 Semester Credit Hours

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00

Additional Required Project Management Concentration Courses

A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours is required.

Course prerequisites may be waived if the student has prior equivalent coursework or the approval of the Dean of Graduate Programs.

Requirements

Undergraduate Resident Admission Requirements
  1. Possess a Valid Passport: must be valid for a minimum of six months after arrival in the USA.
  2. Valid National Identification Card from your home country
  3. English Language Proficiency: provide proof that you are proficient in the English Language through one of the following forms.
    • TOEFL ibt - 61
    • IELTS – 5.5
    • PTE Academic - 44
    • iTEP – 3.7
    • DuoLingo (DET) - 95
    • Documentation of a minimum of 4 years of successful completion of secondary studies (i.e., high-school level) in an English-speaking school whose language of instruction is English.
    • Documentation of successful completion from a University-approved college preparatory ESL program
  4. Successful Entrance Exam: There will be an entrance exam administered by Herzing University that you will need to pass with the score required for your chosen program. Placement exams are also required unless you have completed a college-level English composition course and a college algebra course with grades of “C” or higher and submitted an official transcript for transfer credits. Both exams will be sent by email within 72 hours of a submitted application.
  5. Successful completion of High School or equivalency: provide a copy of your High School transcript and certificate that shows successful completion.
  6. Provide College/University transcripts and degree certificates if you have attended college. Unofficial transcripts can be used for application purposes but Official* or original** transcripts, marksheets (including failed marksheets), and degree certificates will need to be provided before the class start date.

*Official copies refer to credentials attested (copied/stamped) by the awarding institution, examination board or ministry and placed in a sealed envelope with a seal, stamp or signature across the seal or sent directly by email from the educational institution. Official copies can be mailed to Herzing University directly by the issuing body or given to you to submit, but the envelope must remain sealed. Herzing University does not return sealed envelope documents.

**Original documents refer to first-issue credentials in your possession issued by the awarding institution, examination board or ministry on official letterhead and bearing original ink stamp(s) / signature(s) of the appropriate official(s). Original documents can be returned to students upon completion of the evaluation report.

Graduate Resident Admission Requirements
  1. Possess a Valid Passport: must be valid for a minimum of six months after arrival in the USA.
  2. Valid National Identification Card from your home country
  3. English Language Proficiency: provide proof that you are proficient in the English Language through one of the following forms.
    • TOEFL ibt - 80
    • IELTS – 6.0
    • PTE Academic - 53
    • iTEP – 3.9
    • DuoLingo (DET) - 100
    • Documentation of a minimum of 4 years of successful completion of undergraduate study (i.e., bachelor’s degree) in an English-speaking school whose language of instruction is English.
    • Documentation of successful completion from a University-approved college preparatory ESL program
  4. Provide College/University transcripts and degree certificates that show successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree. Unofficial transcripts can be used for application purposes but Official* or original** transcripts, marksheets (including failed marksheets), and degree certificates will need to be provided before the class start date.

*Official copies refer to credentials attested (copied/stamped) by the awarding institution, examination board or ministry and placed in a sealed envelope with a seal, stamp or signature across the seal or sent directly by email from the educational institution. Official copies can be mailed to Herzing University directly by the issuing body or given to you to submit, but the envelope must remain sealed. Herzing University does not return sealed envelope documents.

**Original documents refer to first-issue credentials in your possession issued by the awarding institution, examination board or ministry on official letterhead and bearing original ink stamp(s) / signature(s) of the appropriate official(s). Original documents can be returned to students upon completion of the evaluation report.

Official transcripts should be sent to:

Herzing University
Attn: International Admissions
50 Hurt Plaza SE, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-816-4533
Email for electronic send: aneill@herzing.edu

Tuition

Estimated First Tuition and Fees$8,970 after scholarships*
Estimated Future Tuition and Fees$8,270 after scholarships*
 
Estimated Total Cost for Bachelor of Science in Business Management$67,890 after scholarships*

*International Students are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per semester

 
Fee Breakdown
Application Fee (one-time/non-refundable)$50
Tuition per Credit Hour (122 credit hours)$515
Learner Resource Fee (per semester)$545
International Student Orientation Fee (one-time fee)$700
International Student Service Fee (per semester)$5,000
Other Fees as Required (see catalog and consult campus)

*International Students are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per semester

Estimated First Semester Tuition and Fees$8,970 after scholarships*
Estimated Future Semester Tuition and Fees$8,270 after scholarships*
 
Estimated Total Cost for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology$66,860 after scholarships*

*International Students are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per semester

 
Fee Breakdown
Application Fee (one-time/non-refundable)$50
Tuition per Credit Hour (120 credit hours)$515
Learner Resource Fee (per semester)$545
International Student Orientation Fee (one-time fee)$700
International Student Service Fee (per semester)$5,000
Other fees as Required (see catalog and consult campus)

*International Students are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per semester

Estimated First Semester Tuition and Fees$6,870 after scholarships*
Estimated Future Semester Tuition and Fees$6,170 after scholarships*
 
Estimated Total Cost for Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics (MBA-BA)$25,380 after scholarships*

*International Students are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per semester

 
Fee Breakdown
Application Fee (one-time/non-refundable)$50
Tuition per Credit Hour (36 credit hours)$625
Learner Resource Fee (per semester)$545
International Student Orientation Fee (one-time fee)$700
International Student Service Fee (per semester)$5,000
Other fees as Required (see catalog and consult campus)

*International Students are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per semester

Estimated First Semester Tuition and Fees$6,870 after scholarships*
Estimated Future Semester Tuition and Fees$6,170 after scholarships*
 
Estimated Total Cost for Master of Business Administration (MBA)$23,505 after scholarships*

*International Students are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per semester

 
Fee Breakdown
Application Fee (one-time/non-refundable)$50
Tuition per Credit Hour (33 credit hours)$625
Learner Resource Fee (per semester)$545
International Student Orientation Fee (one-time fee)$700
International Student Service Fee (per semester)$5,000
Other fees as Required (see catalog and consult campus)

*International Students are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per semester

The F-1 Student Visa Process

For international students, the U.S. education visa process can be intimidating. At Herzing University, we’re here to help. The vast majority of our qualified international applicants receive an F-1 student visa.

Below you’ll find an overview of the five main steps in the F-1 student visa application process. For the most specific and current information on applying and receiving your U.S. Student Visa, please go to http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/student-visa.html which are excellent source for the visa application process and questions.

Step One: Gain Admission to Herzing University

The first step is applying to Herzing University. Our admissions process is simple and entirely online. All international students are matched with a personal advisor for step-by-step assistance in submitting all required documentation and information, including transcripts and diplomas.

Herzing University usually provides acceptance decisions to applicants within one week of submitting all required application materials and completion of a successful Skype admissions interview. In some instances we can provide a decision in 72 hours. Additionally, there are up to three times each year that students can begin a Herzing University program. This helps students begin their degree programs as quickly as possible. Many other universities only offer two start times each entire year.

Step Two: Receive Your I-20 Document from Herzing University

The second step is receiving your I-20 document. The I-20 document is a paper record of your information and confirms your eligibility to study at Herzing University. The document will be created by our campus Designated SEVIS Officer and sent to you for your F-1 application. SEVIS [Student and Exchange Visitor Information System] is the U.S. government’s student visa management system. As soon as you receive your I-20 in the mail, you will need to pay your SEVIS I-901 Fee to activate your record.  The fee can be paid on this website: https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.html

Step Three: Interview at a U.S. Consulate

The third step is to schedule and attend a visa interview at a U.S. consulate. Here you will be asked to show documentation such as your passport, I-20 document, educational credentials and financial information. You may be asked to demonstrate: the intent to return to your home country upon study completion; the ability to finance your studies, transportation, and living expenses; and English language skills.

At Herzing University we assist our students in all critical areas of the F-1 student visa application process. The staff at Herzing University is very familiar with the visa process.

Step Four: Receive Your F-1 Student Visa

The fourth step is receiving your F-1 student visa. When you are a qualified visa applicant, you will be approved to receive your F-1 student visa and permitted to attend Herzing University as an international student. Please note that Herzing University has no control over your F-1 visa approval or denial. Once you are approved and have your visa in hand, you can begin making your travel plans to Herzing University.

Step Five: Arrive at Herzing University

The fifth step is starting your journey to Herzing University. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for! We’re excited that you’re joining the Herzing University family. Welcome!

FAQ

In addition to tuition, you should expect to pay for housing, food, clothing, transportation, medical expenses, and general spending money. Below are the estimated living expenses per month for an international student. These numbers are estimates and are represented in US Dollars:

ExpenseCost
Housing Cost (including Utilities):$600-$800 per month
Food (students provide own meals):$250-$500 per month
Transportation (public or car):$100-$500 per month
Other Expenses:$100-$500 per month

Herzing University does not have dormitories or hostels. We recommend that students live in housing that is near the campus with access to appropriate transportation allowing them to get to class and meetings on campus. Atlanta offers many student only housing options and a list of options is available upon request

At Herzing University our mission is to educate, support, and empower all students for success in work, learning and engagement in our communities and global society. We offer personalization and support to help you earn your degree and advance your career. Our career focused programs prepare student for success in achieving their career goals.

Herzing University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org and many of our programs hold specialized programmatic accreditations.  For more details about accreditation, visit: embed link: https://www.herzing.edu/accreditation-0

International students on an F-1 visa are not permitted to enter the USA more than 30 days before the start date of their program as listed on their Form I-20

To enter the USA you will need a valid passport, visa and Form I-20. A visa does not guarantee entry into the United States. A visa only allows a foreign citizen to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry (generally an airport) and request permission to enter the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at the port-of-entry have authority to permit or deny admission to the United States.

The opportunities to work in the USA as an international student are very limited. In most cases the only options to work while attending Herzing University are: during the internship in your final semester for authorized Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and after graduation after applying for and getting approved for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Applicants that have attended college/university outside of the USA will require a 3rd party to complete a foreign credential evaluation. Herzing University will handle the evaluation process for you after we receive your official transcripts and your application for admissions is complete.

No, these exams are not required, but the ACT or SAT can be considered for admissions if you have already taken it.

Yes! If you are attending another school, your I-20 is in good standing, and you meet the admissions requirements, we can admit you as a transfer student.

In order to be full time undergraduate students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Graduate students must take a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester to be full time.

International students may take a semester break after completing 2 full time semesters. Students may not take a break if there is only 1 semester left until graduation.

A student’s dependent family members may apply for an F-2 dependent visa if you would like your family to join you in the USA. Dependent family members include spouses and children only. If your dependent family members would like to apply, please contact your DSO for instructions on the process. F-2 visas are not guaranteed and must be applied for at the US Embassy.

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Undergraduate Application Process
  1. Complete the online Application Form
    1. Complete your profile, education history, start date and program selection and submit your application.
    2. In 2-3 minutes, refresh your browser and review your Application Checklist for a list of Required Documents. Upload each required document in PDF format to the Application Check list.
      • Passport
      • Proof of English Language Proficiency
      • High School Equivalency Transcript and Certificate
      • Proof of financial support
      • Unofficial College transcripts (if necessary)
  2. Pay your non-refundable $50 USD Application fee (select “make a quick payment” if paying by credit card)
  3. The undergraduate admissions assessments will be emailed to you within 72 hours of your submitted online application. Check your email for instructions and follow steps to take the exams.

Check your application checklist regularly for updates to the acceptance or rejection of the uploaded documents and any additional requirements needed.

Graduate Application Process
  1. Complete the online Application Form
    1. Complete your profile, education history, start date and program selection and submit your application.
    2. In 2-3 minutes, refresh your browser and review your Application Checklist for a list of Required Documents. Upload each required document in PDF format to the Application Check list.
      • Passport
      • Proof of English Language Proficiency
      • Proof of financial support
      • Unofficial College transcripts and degree certificate
  2. Pay your non-refundable $50 USD Application fee (select “make a quick payment” if paying by credit card)

Check your application checklist regularly for updates to the acceptance or rejection of the uploaded documents and any additional requirements needed.