English Proficiency Examination Requirement

Students whose language of nurture is not English must have a command of oral and written English adequate for graduate work. All applicants to Graduate Studies at UNO whose language of nurture is not English must present a score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).

Automatic waivers from this policy are granted for persons who have already received a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an English-speaking institution of higher education in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, English-speaking Africa, Australia, Ireland or New Zealand.

While individual programs may require a higher score, the UNO Graduate Council has set a minimum score for admission to graduate studies of 500 on the written TOEFL, 173 on the computer-based TOEFL, 61 on the internet-based TOEFL, 6.0 on the IELTS, or 44 on the PTE, with no exceptions to this policy. These requirements are in addition to any requirements established by the individual Graduate Program Committees.