English Language Requirement for Graduate Applicants
All non-native English speaking graduate international applicants must demonstrate English language competency BEFORE they can enroll in a degree program at the University of New Haven.
- The Duolingo English Test will be accepted as proof of English proficiency for entry to the Fall 2020 semester. A minimum score of 105 is required for admission to all master’s programs. Duolingo English Test results are available 48 hours after the completion of the test. For details on the test and test result submission, please click here.
- Students applying for a graduate degree program in our Tagliatela College of Engineering must meet one of the following minimum scores:
- TOEFL: 75
- IELTS: 6.0
- PTE: 50
- Students applying for a graduate degree program in our College of Arts & Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Henry C. Lee College or our Pompea College of Business must meet one of the following minimum scores:
- TOEFL: 80
- IELTS: 6.5
- PTE: 53
- Conditional Admission: A student can complete the University of New Haven’s Academic English Preparatory Program and submit their AEPP Certificate of Completion of Advanced Level 4, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) instead of the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE. Please see below for more information.
How to Submit Scores
- TOEFL: Our ETS code is 3663. Instructions for submitting TOEFL instructions are here.
- IELTS: Instructions for submitting scores are here. E-Delivery Account Name: University of New Haven Graduate; Address: 300 Boston Post Rd, West Haven, Connecticut 06516.
- PTE: Instructions for submitting scores are here.
Applicants may upload a scanned (unofficial) copy of their scores via the application portal for admission review purposes. Official test scores are required for enrollment in classes.
Programs That Do Not Offer Conditional Admissions
- Students applying for the PhD in Criminal Justice must meet one of the following minimum scores:
- TOEFL: 100
- IELTS: 7.5
- PTE: 68
- The Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice does not offer Conditional Admission.
- The MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology does not offer Conditional Admission. Applicants must meet the minimum score requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences listed above.
About Conditional Admission
The University of New Haven offers Conditional Admission - in the form of a conditional acceptance letter - only to international students who are academically admissible but need to improve their English language abilities before beginning their academic studies at the University of New Haven.
The University of New Haven does not issue conditional I-20s for students seeking F-1 visa status if they have only been granted "Conditional Admission."
This means that if you have no TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test scores or if you do not meet the minimum requirements for your desired program, you can still apply to your graduate degree program of interest. If the Admissions Committee determines that your application meets all the requirements for admission except for the English language requirement, you will be granted "Conditional Acceptance," also known as "Conditional Admission."
Conditional Admission provides you with the assurance that once you meet the University's English language and financial requirements, you will receive a University of New Haven I-20 and you will be allowed to enroll and begin your academic classes at the University of New Haven.
Conditionally accepted students may opt to apply for an English language training I-20 through the University of New Haven Academic English Preparatory Program (AEPP), which will allow them to come to the U.S. to study English as a Second Language before starting their academic classes at the University of New Haven. Please read below for more information.
The University of New Haven Academic English Preparatory Program is a comprehensive pre-academic English for academic purposes program. It addresses the needs of students who intend to pursue graduate degree studies at the University of New Haven upon completion of their Academic English Preparatory Program. Designed to prepare students for optimal academic success, content is specifically tailored to a student's program, and support for adjusting to American culture is included as part of this program. Academic English Language Proficiency training in Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing, as well as, other academic study skills are provided to students during each 4-month semester term.
For more information on this program, please visit the Academic English Preparatory Program website.