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), Duolingo, 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.

Summary of Program Requirements:

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Graduate Programs Degrees TOEFL iBT IELTS DUOLINGO
Accounting MSA 85 6.5 105
Athletic Training MSAT 90 6.5 110
Biology: Ecology & Evolution, Exercise Science or Molecular & Cellular MSc 80 6.5 105
Business Administration, Campus or Online MBA 85 6.5 105
Business Administration: Executive Doctorate DBA 85 6.5 105
Chemistry & Biochemistry MSc 100 7 120
Communication - Online Only MA 80 6.5 105
Computer Science MS 80 6.5 105
Computer Science PhD 80 6.5 105
Computer Science: Games and Media Integration  MS 80 6.5 105
Counseling and Human Services: Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA 80 6.5 105
Counseling and Human Services: Counseling & Leadership (Air Force Officer Command) MA 80 6.5 105
Counseling and Human Services: School Counseling MA 80 6.5 105
Criminal Justice MCJ 80 6.5 105
Curriculum and Instruction Programs - On Campus and Online MA 80 6.5 105
Electrical Engineering MSEE 80 6.5 105
Electrical Engineering PhD 80 6.5 105
Engineering Management - Online Only ME 80 6.5 105
Engineering Systems- Online Only ME 80 6.5 105
Engineering: Cybersecurity ME 80 6.5 105
Engineering: Software Engineering ME 80 6.5 105
Engineering: Space Operations- Online Only ME 80 6.5 105
Geography: Applied MA 89 6.5 110
Health Promotion MSc 92 7 115
History MA 80 6.5 105
Leadership: Education & Principal Licensure- On Campus and Online MA 80 6.5 105
Leadership: Educational Leadership, Research & Policy PhD 80 6.5 105
Leadership: Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) MA 80 6.5 105
Mathematics MSc 80 6.5 105
Mathematics: Applied Science PhD 80 6.5 105
Mathematics: Applied  MS 80 6.5 105
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering PhD 80 6.5 105
Mechanical Engineering MS 80 6.5 105
Nursing: Doctorate of Nursing Practice - Online Only DNP 80 6.5 105
Nursing: Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Education - Online only MSN 80 6.5 105
Physics MSc 80 6.5 105
Physics: Applied Science PhD 80 6.5 105
Physiology: Applied Science MSc 92 7 110
Psychology: Clinical (PhD): Geropsychology or Trauma Emphasis PhD 80 6.5 105
Psychology: Clinical or Psychological Science MA 80 6.5 105
Public Administration - Online and On Campus MPA 80 6.5 105
Science Education  MA 80 6.5 105
Science Teaching  MSc 80 6.5 105
Security PhD 80 6.5 105
Social Work MSW 80 6.5 105
Sociology MA 100 (600 PBT) 7 120
Special Education  MA 80 6.5 105
Sports Nutrition MSc 92 7 115
Teaching English to Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL)  MA 80 6.5 105