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Admissions Option 2

The Graduate College admission requirements and English language proficiency requirements apply. Students are not required to take the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students are admitted on an individual basis according to a review of their prior accomplishments with an emphasis on academic achievement.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Certified transcripts and credentials
  • One letter of reference
  • TOEFL or IELTS score reported from ETS or IELTS (or a Duolingo English Test score from February 1, 2020 through August 1, 2023), if applicable

International Applicants

All international degree-seeking applicants are required to submit the results of the TOEFL or IELTS or Duolingo as evidence of English proficiency unless they qualify for an exemption. Official scores are required to be submitted directly from the testing agency. All scores must be dated within two years of the beginning of the proposed admission term.

English Proficiency Test Minimum for Limited Status Admission Minimum for Full Status Admission TOEFL IBT 80 103 IELTS (Academic Exam) 6.5 7.5 DUOLINGO (Tests taken between Feb 1, 2020 and Aug 1, 2023 only) 115 135


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