English Proficiency Requirements For Graduate Applicants
To meet St. Thomas immigration requirements, you must give evidence of a command of both written and spoken English, adequate for the profitable pursuit of University courses conducted entirely in English. The list below contains the tests and programs the University of St. Thomas accepts as evidence for English proficiency.
Score reports must be sent to St. Thomas directly from the testing center.
Score reports must not be more than two years old.
English Proficiency Options
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score report of 80 on the Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) with a subscore of 20 on the written and 20 on the speaking sections. (The St. Thomas TOEFL code is 6110.)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score report of 6.5.
- MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) score report of 80, and score report must be accompanied by an official letter from the testing coordinator.
- Successful completion of a previous undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the US, English-speaking Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
- If you feel that you are unable to obtain the minimum score on any of the tests required, you may choose to apply directly to the ELS Language Center, located on the St. Thomas campus. Upon completion of ELS, graduate applicants must provide proof of one of the English proficiency requirements listed above.
- Only applicants to the following graduate programs may satisfy the English proficiency requirement by providing proof of Level 112 completion with the recommendation of the academic director.
Applicants to many of these programs may apply for conditional admission to the program before completing ELS Level 112. For more information about conditional admission, please contact the program to which you are applying.
Please plan to take the TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB by the following date: