International Applicants

The TOEFL exam must be taken by applicants whose first language is not English – however, those international applicants who have received within the last five years a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from an accredited/recognized college in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore or Australia are exempt from this test. Minimum score required is 600, and the exam must be taken by December for fall semester application; May for the spring. TOEFL scores are accepted up to two years after the testing date. GRE scores are not needed for those taking the TOEFL, but an oral and written English language proficiency exam is required prior to registration. Additional study is required for those whose test results show deficiency. Recommendations from the English Language Institute, the on-campus testing agency, are mandatory.

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

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