English Language Requirements - Graduate School

English Language Requirements

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students

1. Citizens of these countries do not need to provide proof of English proficiency.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • South Africa
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos
  • United Kingdom

2. Applicants that have graduated from a US high school, college, or university do not need to provide proof of English proficiency.

3. The following minimum test scores meet The University of Tulsa Graduate School proficiency requirement. Exam scores are only valid for two years after the test date, and official scores must be sent directly to the university by the respective testing agency.

TOEFL – 80

IELTS – 6.0

Duolingo –  105

Specific programs may require higher scores on the tests listed above. The following graduate programs currently have the requirements listed below:

College of Arts & Sciences
Clinical Psychology – TOEFL (90), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (110)I/O Psychology – TOEFL (90), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (110)

College of Business
All Business Programs – TOEFL (90), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (110)

College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemical Engineering – TOEFL (85), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (110)Geosciences – TOEFL (85), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (110)

College of Health Sciences
All DNP Programs – TOEFL (90), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (110)Master of Athletic Training – TOEFL (90), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (110)Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Program – TOEFL (90), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (110)

4. If an applicant has received a degree from an institution where the language of instruction is English, the testing requirement in item 3 may be waived, upon petition, at the discretion of the Graduate Dean. To request consideration for a waiver, please email grad@utulsa.edu.