International Student FAQs
In addition to the general admission requirements that are applicable to ALL requirements, international students that are non-native English speakers are required to present scores of a valid English proficiency examination.
No, only scores of English proficiency tests that were taken in the last 2 years prior to the anticipated matriculation deadline are considered.
TOEFL is not required if an applicant satisfies one or more of the following conditions:
a. Citizenship of Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Guyana, Ireland, New Zealand, United States, an Anglophone country of Africa, or an English speaking country of the Caribbean.
b. A college or university degree earned in the United States or in one of the countries listed above.
c. A degree earned from the American University in Beirut, American University in Bulgaria, American College in Greece or from Bogazigi University.
d. Current enrollment as a full-time student who will have completed two academic years of college/university work in the United States prior to the date of anticipated entrance at the University of Massachusetts.
TOEFL (Internet based) -iBT
Equivalent minimum score: ≥ 80
TOEFL (Computer based) -cBT
Equivalent minimum score: ≥ 213
TOEFL (Paper based) -pBT
Equivalent minimum score: ≥ 550
IELTS (Academic Training)
Equivalent minimum score: ≥ 6.5
Please note that these are minimum requirements for the graduate school. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admissions.
For detailed information on score conversion please refer to the ETS link below:
- TOEFL (Internet based)
- TOEFL (Computer based)
- TOEFL (Paper based)
- IELTS (Academic Training)