Test Requirements


The English Language Skill Requirement for Admissions

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to submit your TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council approved English language skills test scores.

Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the graduate school’s list of English speaking countries.

Minimum TOEFL Scores

TOEFL Exam TypeRequired Score


If either your bachelor’s or graduate degree(s) were earned outside of the United States, please see the GRE requirements below. An exemption for the GRE may be granted if you have earned a previous graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. If you have a graduate or professional degree from an international institution, you must take and submit GRE scores. There is no exception.

GRE Score Requirements

To be competitive, applicants should have scores as shown below:

Exam Section New Exam (after Aug. 2011)

How the GRE affects your application

The overall GRE score is taken into account along with other factors such as undergraduate GPA, and grades from other graduate courses taken within this program.

Additional Information

If you are earning a graduate level degree in the U.S. but will not have in completed by the application deadline for the term you applied for, you are not exempt form the GRE.