International Applicants

International applicants must already have an undergraduate degree and have taken an English proficiency exam before applying; neither can be pending. Applications will not be processed without these.

International applicants are exempt from the English proficiency exam requirement if they are native speakers of English or have received within the last five years a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited/recognized college or university in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, or the United States.

The Office of Graduate Education requires the TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) tests from applicants who are not native speakers of English. The minimum TOEFL score is 600/100 (paper/Internet), with subtest scores of 25 for listening and 25 for speaking. The minimum IELTS score is 6.00 for the overall band test results. TOEFL or IELTS test scores are accepted up to two years after the testing date.

GRE scores are not needed for those taking the TOEFL or IELTS, but an oral and written English language proficiency exam is required prior to registration. Additional study may be required for those whose test results show deficiency. Refer to the English Language Institute information on the Office of Graduate Education website for further information.

For other admission requirements for international applicants, please refer to the Graduate Division: admissions requirements page.