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English Language Proficiency Requirement: Waiver Guidelines

International applicants to any UMass Dartmouth graduate program are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

The TOEFL/IELTS requirement is waived for:

  • applicants with a baccalaureate or graduate degree earned in the United States or in countries* where English is an Official Language and the Language of Instruction in Higher Education
  • applicants with a baccalaureate or graduate degree earned from the American University in Beirut, American University in Bulgaria, American College of Greece, or Bogazici University in Turkey
  • applicants who can demonstrate that they have completed at least two academic semesters of full-time college/university study (excluding English as a Second Language instruction or test preparation) in the USA by the date of submission of the application for admission to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

* Countries: Australia, Belize, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Caribbean English-speaking countries, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Updated: June 2018