TOEFL English Requirements

| DEMONSTRATING ENGLISH COMPETENCY AT GRADUATE LEVEL |

International students whose native language is not English must demonstrate their English language competency using one of these methods:

1. Achieve a satisfactory score on one of the following tests:

● Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered in various countries and the United States by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151: a minimum score of 213 CBT or 550 PBT is required for admission. At the graduate level, exceptions may be granted by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. TOEFL scores should be reported to the admissions specialist of ProfEd.

● Other tests will be evaluated individually, and if accepted, minimum scores will be established by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. Scores should be reported to the admissions specialist of ProfEd.

2. Satisfactory completion in a course of study (for example, high school or baccalaureate degree) where the language of instruction is English.

3.     Successful completion (GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent) of at least 12 credit hours of work in a recognized graduate program where the language of instruction is English.

4.     Employment in the United States at a professional level for at least two years, verified by a statement from the student's current or past employer that the student is competent in the English language. Competency must be confirmed by an interview with the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies or her/his designee.

5.     Employment at a professional level for at least four years in a position that relies on the use of English. Applicant must submit a statement that English is the language of her/his professional work, verified by a statement from the applicant's employer that the student is competent in the English language. Competency must be confirmed by an interview with the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies or his/her designee.

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