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English Proficiency

The ability to read, write, speak and understand English is essential for success in graduate studies at UT Dallas. If your native language is not English and you have been educated outside of the United States, you must submit an acceptable Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination score, an  International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or a Pearson Test of English Academic score (PTE).  Educational Testing Services (ETS) administers the TOEFL. At the time you enroll, the test score must be less than two years old. A minimum score is required for unconditional, regular admission as a graduate student. UT Dallas considers students with lower scores but advises applicants to improve their test scores and reapply. The UT Dallas school code for the TOEFL is 6897. Students can also demonstrate English proficiency by completing Level 112 at an ELS Language Center.
Minimum test scores are as follows:

  • 80 TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test)
  • 6.5 IELTS Academic
  • 67 PTE Academic