Suggested Test Dates and Score Requirements

Applicants who are required to provide the GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS as part of their application should arrange to sit the examination at least 6 weeks before the application deadline.

GRE scores are required only for applicants to Economics, Political Economy, and Quantitative Methods & Social Analysis. All other areas are optional or recommended (see here for more information). We accept both the in-person and online administrations of the GRE. We do not accept the GMAT in place of the GRE.

Information regarding our English Proficiency requirements, including who must take the TOEFL or IELTS, can be found on the Division of the Social Sciences website. 

What TOEFL or IELTS scores are required?

Students must score a minimum of 25 in each of the TOEFL sections, or a minimum of 7 in each section of the IELTS.

Students may take either the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition or the regular TOEFL exam. For the IELTS, only the IELTS Academic exam is accepted.

Applicants can apply with scores below our minimums; however, we strongly encourage applicants in this situation to retest as soon as possible. While conditional admissions are a possibility (see below), the minimum test score requirements must be met in order to go through the visa process and matriculate. This requirement cannot be waived unless the student met the University waiver requirements at the time they submitted their application.

Are conditional offers of admission made, pending improved scores on the TOEFL or IELTS exam?

While we may make conditional offers, we do not encourage students to depend on this possibility. If your TOEFL or IELTS scores are below our minimums, we strongly encourage you to retake the test at your earliest convenience. Students who are offered conditional admission cannot begin the visa process until they meet the conditions of their admission and are required to meet our score requirements by July 1; students who do not will have their admission revoked.