English Proficiency Requirements

Requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

All English as Second Language (ESL) applicants are required to meet a minimum standard of English proficiency for admission. This requirement can be met if:

  • You have received or will receive a post-secondary degree in the United States.
  • You have received or will receive a post-secondary degree where English is the language (medium) of instruction.
  • You take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or another approved English proficiency test and receive a score that is equal to or higher than your program’s requirements.  Tests must have been taken in the last two years.
  • You successfully complete an English language training program approved by UCCS.
  • Your program of choice has developed other approved criteria that you meet. Please contact your program to discuss alternative approved criteria.

 Here is a summary of program requirements:

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Graduate Programs

Degrees

TOEFL iBT

IELTS

Accounting 
Phone: (719) 255-3408 

Email: gsba@uccs.edu

MSA

85

6.5

Athletic Training 
Phone: (719) 255-4315 
Email: 
aelder@uccs.edu

MSAT

90

6.5

Biology: Ecology & Evolution, Exercise Science or Molecular & Cellular 
Phone: (719) 255-3668 
Email: 
jbono@uccs.edu

MSc

80

6.5

Business Administration
Phone: (719) 255-3408 
Email: 
gsba@uccs.edu

MBA

85

6.5

Business Administration: Executive Doctorate
Phone: (719) 255-3408 
Email: 
gsba@uccs.edu

DBA

85

6.5

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Phone: (719) 255-3207 
Email: 
jowens2@uccs.edu

MSc

100

7

Communication 
Phone: (719) 255-8193 
Email: 
kyoon@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Computer Science 
Phone: (719) 255-3544
Email: 
csinfo@uccs.edu

MS

80

6.5

Computer Science: Games and Media Integration 
Phone: (719) 255-3544
Email: 
csinfo@uccs.edu

MS

80

6.5

Computer Science (Engineering)
Phone: (719) 255-3544
Email: 
csinfo@uccs.edu

PhD

80

6.5

Counseling and Human Services: Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
Phone: (719) 255-4996 
Email: 
education@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Counseling and Human Services: Counseling & Leadership (Air Force Officer Command) 
Phone: (719) 255-4096 
Email: 
jsaunde3@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Counseling and Human Services: School Counseling 
Phone: (719) 255-4996 
Email: 
education@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Criminal Justice 
Phone: (719) 255-4993 
Email: 
spa@uccs.edu

MCJ

80

6.5

Curriculum and Instruction Programs
Phone: (719) 255-4996 
Email: 
education@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Electrical Engineering 
Phone: (719) 255-3351 or 255-3548 
Email: 
ewynhors@uccs.edu

MSEE

80

6.5

Electrical Engineering 
Phone: (719) 255-3351 or 255-3548 
Email: 
ewynhors@uccs.edu

PhD

80

6.5

Engineering Management
Phone: (719) 255-3246 
Email: 
dhouse@uccs.edu

ME

80

6.5

Engineering: Software Engineering 
Phone: (719) 255-3544
Email: 
csinfo@uccs.edu

ME

80

6.5

Engineering: Cybersecurity 
Phone: (719) 255-3544
Email: 
csinfo@uccs.edu

ME

80

6.5

Engineering: Security 
Phone: (719) 255-3544
Email: 
csinfo@uccs.edu

PhD

80

6.5

Engineering Systems
Phone: (719) 255-3246 
Email: 
dhouse@uccs.edu

ME

80

6.5

Engineering: Space Operations
Phone: (719) 255-3246 
Email: 
dhouse@uccs.edu

ME

80

6.5

Geography: Applied
Phone: (719) 255-5146 
Email: 
bvogt@uccs.edu

MA

89

6.5

Health Promotion 
Phone: (719) 255-4421 
Email: 
hhoch@uccs.edu

MSc

92

7

History 
Phone: (719) 255-4069 
Email: 
ismith2@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Leadership: Education & Principal Licensure
Phone: (719) 255-4996 
Email: 
education@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Leadership: Educational Leadership, Research & Policy 
Phone: (719) 255-4996 
Email: 
education@uccs.edu

PhD

80

6.5

Leadership: Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) 
Phone: (719) 255-4996 
Email: 
education@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Mathematics 
Phone: (719) 255-3311 
Email: 
schakrav@uccs.edu

MSc

92

7

Mathematics: Applied 
Phone: (719) 255-3311 
Email: 
schakrav@uccs.edu

MS

92

7

Mathematics: Applied Science
Phone: (719) 255-3311 
Email: 
schakrav@uccs.edu

PhD

92

7

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 
Phone: (719) 255-3243
Email: 
mae@uccs.edu

PhD

80

6.5

Mechanical Engineering 
Phone: (719) 255-3243
Email: 
mae@uccs.edu

MS

80

6.5

Nursing: Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Education 
Phone: (719) 255-4424 
Email: 
dschult3@uccs.edu

MSN

80

6.5

Doctorate of Nursing Practice 
Phone: (719) 255-3556
Email:
dschult3@uccs.edu

DNP

80

6.5

Physics 
Phone: (719) 255-3556 
Email: 
apinchuk@uccs.edu

MSc

80

6.5

Physics: Applied Science
Phone: (719) 255-5116 
Email: 
apinchuk@uccs.edu

PhD

80

6.5

Physiology: Applied Science
Phone: (719) 255-8125 
Email: 
sclark6@uccs.edu

MSc

92

7

Public Administration -
Phone: (719) 255-4993 
Email: 
spa@uccs.edu

MPA

80

6.5

Psychology: Clinical: Geropsychology or Trauma Emphasis 
Phone: (719) 255-4500 
Email: 
ddubois@uccs.edu

PhD

80

6.5

Psychology: Clinical or Psychological Science 
Phone: (719) 255-4500 
Email: 
ddubois@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Science Education 
Phone: (719) 255-4996 
Email: 
education@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Science Teaching 
Phone: (719) 255-4996 
Email: 
education@uccs.edu

MSc

80

6.5

Social Work
Phone: (719) 255-4993
Email: 
spa@uccs.edu

MSW

80

6.5

Sociology 
Phone: (719) 255-4138
Email: 
jmontezd@uccs.edu

MA

100 (600 PBT)

7

Special Education 
Phone: (719) 255-4996 
Email: 
education@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5

Strength & Conditioning 
Phone: (719) 255-8125 
Email: 
sclark6@uccs.edu

MS

92

7

Sports Nutrition 
Phone: (719) 255-8125 
Email: 
sclark6@uccs.edu

MSc

92

7

Teaching English to Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL) 
Phone: (719) 255-4996 
Email: 
education@uccs.edu

MA

80

6.5