- An overall score of at least 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam **or**
- A band score of at least 7.0 on the IELTS.
The PhD admissions committee may not review your application if you score below these minimum recommendations. Strong English skills are critical to success in our programs, not only in the classroom but also with employment recruiting. Therefore, if your scores are well below our suggested minimums, it would be to your advantage to retake the exam.
PLEASE NOTE: Be sure your name, as listed on your TOEFL and/or IELTS score reports matches exactly your name as listed on the application. If your name does not match exactly on the TOEFL/IELTS and your application, the chances of your application being significantly delayed are increased greatly.
TOEFL Speak Score: We prefer to see a score of 20 or higher on the speak section of the TOEFL. Applicants who are offered admission to the program with a TOEFL speak score of 23 or lower will be selected for evaluation for free supplemental English instruction upon arrival at Fisher.