Applicants who have submitted complete application materials are considered for admission based on the following:

Coursework Requirements

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 system) of graded undergraduate coursework, or a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 system) from graded graduate coursework when there are six or more semester hours of graded graduate coursework taken after the bachelor's degree. (Note: International transcript evaluation to determine a 3.0 GPA will depend on transcript format.)
  • At the minimum, applicants must have or anticipate receiving a bachelor's degree from an accredited school before the start of the semester for which they have applied to graduate school.
  • A recognized accreditation association must accredit schools.
  • Credits earned in a professional degree program (such as DVM, JD, MD or PharmD) are not considered as graduate credits in the admission decision.
  • The vice provost for graduate and professional education is the final authority in determining what constitutes accredited courses or schools, and in determining exceptions to this policy.

English Proficiency Requirements. Prospective international applicants must meet any of the following options as evidence of English language proficiency:

  • Option A: Hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States.
  • Option B: Hold citizenship or a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in any of the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Overseas Territories, British Virgin Islands, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Montserrat, Nigeria, New Zealand, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, or the United Kingdom
  • Option C: Graduated with a baccalaureate-level or higher degree from a college or university outside the United States where the language of instruction was English (provide an official letter or transcript from the school stating English was the language of instruction).
  • Applicants who do not meet any of the options detailed above must earn the following minimum English language proficiency exam scores.


TOEFL Essentials





Cambridge B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency

Michigan English Test (MET)

Pearson Test for English (PTEA)

International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP)













Listening, 8-9

Speaking, 8-9

Listening 55

Listening, 17

Speaking, 20

Listening, 6.5

Speaking, 6.0

Conversation, 110

These scores must be submitted directly to the Graduate School (school code 4705) from the testing services. Unofficial scores are not accepted.
Graduate programs may require applicants to achieve higher scores than the minimums listed above. See graduate degree programs for individual requirements.

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