Graduate Admissions - English Language Proficiency Requirement
All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose native language is not English and whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English must demonstrate competence in English. Those who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting the minimum score of one of the following exams. Some programs require a higher score.
SJSU's Office of Graduate Studies & Research interprets "where English is the principal language of instruction" to mean that the undergraduate institution is located in a country in which English is the official language (the daily medium of communication of the majority of residents) and that the students receive academic instruction in all subjects (except foreign language courses) at all levels of education in English. Therefore, letters attesting to English as the principal medium of instruction will not be accepted.
|English language proficiency examination||Minimum score|
|TOEFL iBT (Internet-based)||80|
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS)||7.0|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE)||68|