Admissions Requirements for Ph.D. Programs
All applicants to our PhD programs are carefully reviewed for their academic background and performance, and their potential to be outstanding researchers.
Requirements for PhD Applicants
Supporting documentation may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Applicants must also submit the following:
- Summary of Educational Experience Form
- Supplemental and Financial Information Form
- All international applicants must take the TOEFL. A spoken English test score is required
of all international PhD applicants and the internet-based TOEFL is our recommended
test. You may take the IELTS or the PTE as an alternative.
We require a minimum score of 79 on Internet-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum score of 58 on the PTE.We require a minimum score of 26 on the speaking section of the internet-based TOEFL, a minimum of 7.0 on the speaking section of the IELTS, or a minimum of 71 on the speaking section of the PTE.
Non-native speakers of English, regardless of citizenship, must demonstrate competency in both spoken and written English to be eligible for a graduate assistantship that requires direct contact with students in a teaching or tutorial role, in a traditional classroom setting or via distance education. This includes non-native speakers of English who have earned a previous degree in the United States.
Competency in spoken English may be demonstrated by:
Submitting a test score of at least 7 on the IELTS (speaking) sub-test, 26 on the Internet-based TOEFL (speaking) sub-test, 71 on the PTE-A (speaking) sub-test, or “pass” on the Spoken Language Proficiency Test (SLPT) and
Competency in written English may be demonstrated by:
a. Submitting a test score of at least a 6.0 on the IELTS (writing) subtest, 26 on the Internet-based TOEFL (writing) subtest, a 4.0 on the GRE, a 4.5 on the GMAT (analytical writing) subtest, a 71 on the PTE-A (writing) sub-test, or a 75 on the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)
b. Concurrently enrolling in ELAC 2033 Reading and Writing II and ELAC 0011 Grammar OR ELAC 2033 Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers and ELAC 0011 Writing Workshop: Grammar through Editing via placement by test scores (5.5 IELTS writing sub-test, 23 Internet-based TOEFL writing sub-test, 3.5 GRE or 4.0 GMAT analytical writing subtest, 62 PTE-A writing sub-test, or 70 on the ELPT). The Graduate Coordinator or Department Chair must request this option.
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