Graduate Program English Requirement - Effective Spring 2018 | Kent State University

Graduate Program English Requirement - Effective Spring 2018

All graduate applicants must obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (71 on the Internet-based version) or a minimum MELAB score of 75 or IELTS score of 6.0 or a minimum PTE score of 48 for full-time academic admission, with the many exceptions for individual graduate programs: 

Graduate Program Minimum English Proficiency Requirement

  • College of Architecture and Environmental Design
TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) IELTS MELAB PTE Conditional Admission
550 79 6.5 77 58 No
  • College of Arts
Schools TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) IELTS MELAB PTE Conditional Admission
School of Art 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
School of Music 525 71 6.0 74 50 Yes
School of Theatre and Dance 525 71 6.0 74 50 Yes
  • College of Arts and Science
Programs TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) IELTS MELAB PTE Conditional Admission
Anthropology  525 71 6.0 74 50 Yes
Applied Geology (PhD) 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
Applied Mathematics 525 71 6.0 74 50 Yes
Biological Sciences 587 94 7.0 82 65 No
Biology 587 94 7.0 82 65 No
Biomedical Sciences 600 100 7.0 85 68 Yes
Chemical Physics (Interdisciplinary Program) 525 71 6.0 74 50 Yes
Chemistry 525 71 6.0 74 50 Yes
Clinical Psychology (PhD) 587 94 7.0 82 65 Yes
Computer Science 525 71 6.0 74 50 Yes
Creative Writing 587 94 7.0 82 65 Yes
Criminology and Criminal Justice 587 94 7.0 82 65 No
English 587 94 7.0 82 65 Yes
English (PhD)  610 102 7.5 86 73 Yes
French 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
Geographic Information Science 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
Geography 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
Geology  550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
German 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
History 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
Latin 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
Liberal Studies  610 102 7.5 86 73 No
Mathematics for Secondary Teachers 525 71 6.0 74 50 Yes
Philosophy 587 94 7.0 82 65 Yes
Physics 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
Political Science (MA) 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
Political Science (PhD) 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
Psychological Science 587 94 7.0 82 65 Yes
Public Administration 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
Pure Mathematics 525 71 6.0 74 50 Yes
Sociology 587 94 7.0 82 65 No
Spanish 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
Translation 550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
Translation Studies (PhD) 610 102 7.5 86 73 Yes
  • College of Business Administration
Programs TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) IELTS MELAB PTE Conditional Admission
Accounting (MSA) 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
Business Administration (MBA) 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
Business Administration (PhD) 600 100 7.0 85 68 No
Business Analytics (MSBA) 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
Economics (MAE) 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
  • College of Communication and Information
Programs TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) IELTS MELAB PTE Conditional Admission
Communication Studies (MA) 587 94 7.0 82 65 Yes
Communication and Information (PhD) 587 94 7.0 82 65 Yes
Digital Sciences 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
Journalism and Mass Communication 587 94 7.0 82 65 Yes
School of Library and Information Science 587 94 7.0 82 65 Yes
Visual Communication Design 587 94 7.0 82 65 Yes
  • College of Education, Health and Human Services
Programs TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) IELTS MELAB PTE Conditional Admission
Audiology 587 94 7.0 82 65 No
Speech Language Pathology 587 94 7.0 82 65 No
School Counseling 525 71 6.0 74 50 Yes
All other Majors in the College of EHHS
(besides Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and School Counseling)
550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
  • College of Nursing
Programs TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) IELTS MELAB PTE Conditional Admission
Nursing  560 83 6.5 78 55 Yes
  • College of Public Health
Programs TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) IELTS MELAB PTE Conditional Admission
Public Health (MPH) 550 79 6.5 77 58 No
Public Health (PhD) 587 94 7.0 82 65 No
  • College of Applied Engineering, Sustanbility & Technology
TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) IELTS MELAB PTE Conditional Admission
550 79 6.5 77 58 Yes
  • School of Podiatric Medicine
TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) IELTS MELAB PTE Conditional Admission
587 94 7.0 82 65 No