We require a minimum score of 600 for the paper-based test or 100 for the Internet-based test. TOEFL scores are valid for up to two years from your test date. Applicants may receive a waiver of the TOEFL if all of the requirements for the high school diploma, bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree were completed in a country where the primary and dominant language is English and English was the language of instruction of the school. For a list of countries that qualify please click here. Exam results should be sent to UC Irvine institution code: 4859. For more information on the TOEFL, visit: toefl.org
As an alternative to the TOEFL, you may also take the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE). For the IELTS, the minimum required score for admission is 7, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual module. The PTE minimum required score for admission is 53. Scores are valid for two years.
Send official Test Report Form (TRF) to:
The Paul Merage School of Business
PhD Program Office
4293 Pereira Drive, Suite 3235
Irvine, CA 92697-3125
English Language Proficiency Exam
In addition to the TOEFL/IELTS requirement, an official score on the English Proficiency Exam, for students whose primary language is not English must be on file. Our financial support package requires that students work for the university as Teaching Assistants (TAs). Therefore, international students need to have passed (or will pass) an approved speak exam before securing a TA position.
You can either take the test prior to admission OR you can take a UCI Spoken Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK) test when admitted into our program.