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Graduate School

Tests Required for Admission to Graduate School

Satisfactory standardized test scores are required prior to an admissions decision and must be submitted before an application can be evaluated or processed.

GRE may be required by the colleges of Applied & Natural Sciences, Education, Engineering & Science, and Liberal Arts.

GMAT is required by the College of Business - (not more than 5 years old).

PRAXIS I and II are required by the College of Education.

English Language Proficiency --- In addition to the general admission requirements, internationaI applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency. The student's proficiency in the English language is essential to his/her successful performance at the University.

Minimum Scores --- A student seeking graduate admission must submit a TOEFL minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based). The official score must be sent from the Educational Testing Center (ETS) and cannot be more than two years old. TOEFL scores older than two years are not accepted. Information about TOEFL test dates and cost can be obtained directly from the ETS website www.ets.org or by writing Educational Testing Center, Princeton, NJ, USA, 08540.

Students may submit IELTS minimum test score of 6.5 (over 4 modules) in place of TOEFL test scores. The official score must be sent from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and will be verified as official.

Also, international students have the option to attend the ELS Language Center located on the Louisiana Tech campus in Ruston, Louisiana. By enrolling in and successfully completing an ELS Level 112 intensive course, international students can meet the English language proficiency requirement. Visit the ELS Language Center website for more information.

Each applicant must assume the initiative of determining and meeting the test requirements for a specific degree program. Official test scores must be on file in the Graduate School in advance of registration for the session in which the student expects to enroll.