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If you have an H-1B visa, you will apply using the Graduate, U.S. application, not the International Application.

IMPORTANT: You must answer ALL questions in the residency area of the application, and may be required to submit additional documentation. Incomplete or partially complete answers will significantly delay the processing of your application.

H-1B visa holders are required to submit copies of their I-94, visa, and proof of employment to The Office of Graduate Admissions.

To be considered for admission, applicants whose primary language is not English (the undergraduate degree is from a foreign institution) must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test of English (PTE), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score requirements are as follows:

  • 79 TOEFL iBT (internet-based test)
  • 53 PTE
  • 550 TOEFL PBT (paper-based test)
  • 6.5 overall band score and 6.0 in each subsection IELTS

The requirement should be met at the time the admission application is submitted. Please note that some programs may require a higher score. Visit our Graduate Programs page and click on each degree to find contact information, admission requirements, application instructions, and more.

Free TOEFL practice tests can be found at http://www.examfocus.com/toefl/.

Applicants holding bachelor's or master's degrees from regionally accredited US colleges or universities are not required to submit an English proficiency test score. Applicants from countries on the list of TOEFL/IELTS exempt countries are not required to submit an English proficiency test score. Any other waivers of the score requirement must be recommended by the applicant's graduate program advisor and approved by the dean of The Graduate School.

Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement:

  • American Somoa
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • New Zealand
  • Sierra Leone
  • Trinidad/Tabago
  • United Kingdom
  • U.S. Pacific Trust
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