English Language Proficiency
All international graduate students whose native language is not English must meet minimum English proficiency standards.
To achieve admission, international graduate students must attain English proficiency verification.
To become eligible to teach in positions such as Graduate Assistant-Teaching, Instructor, Lecturer, etc., the State of Texas requires that international graduate students attain English proficiency certification.
Citizens of certain English speaking countries are exempt from the verification requirement. Refer to the list on the Office of Admissions website.
Individual colleges or departments may choose to establish test standards that exceed the University minimums listed below. Scores from TOEFL, IELTS and PTE examinations administered more than two years before submission of the admissions application are not eligible for use in attaining English proficiency verification.
English Proficiency Verification can be attained using the following:
For Departmental Use Only: