International applicants, whose native language is not English, including permanent residents who have had their PR card for less than 5 years, must submit the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Score reports must be sent directly to the University of Utah Graduate Admissions Office by the Educational Testing Service. Use the institution code 4853
. Applicants must score at least 100 on the TOEFL iBT for admission to the Business Administration PhD Program. Test scores must not be more than two years old at the time of admission. Work experience in the U.S. will not
waive the TOEFL exam. We do not accept the IELTS.
Exception: The University Of Utah Office Of Admissions will waive the English proficiency requirement if the applicant receives a Bachelor’s degree at a U.S. institution or from an institution in a country listed below:
- Canada (except Quebec)
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- Some Caribbean countries may qualify upon request to be reviewed
* The University of Utah reserves the right to require English proficiency from any applicant if deemed necessary by a university official.
* If an applicant meets one of the requirements and then leaves the country for two or more years, then the waiver is void with the exception of applicants from the list of approved countries.
* If an applicant does not meet any of the approved waivers, an email request may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, date of birth, and any circumstances you deem applicable for consideration.
For more information, please contact the International Admissions Office at 801-581-3091 or by emailing International Student Admissions at email@example.com.
The Graduate School requires all graduate students who are non-native speakers of North American English to be cleared by the ITA Program in order to be eligible for a tuition benefit for teaching assistantships.
Screening for oral English proficiency is done prior to beginning the program, and pre-semester workshops prepare ITAs for their teaching assignments.