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The University of Pittsburgh accepts TOEFL or IELTS test scores to verify English Language Proficiency.

TOEFL

Minimum TOEFL scores accepted (with the exception of the programs below) are:

  • 80 on the internet based test   
  • 550 on the paper based test  

Minimum TOEFL scores accepted by the PhD in Rehabilitation Science, Communication Science and Disorders (MA/MS) and Doctor of Audiology (AuD) are:

  • 100 on the internet based test
  • 600 on the paper based test  

Minimum TOEFL scores accepted by the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) are:

  • 90 on the internet based test
  • 575 on the paper based test

TOEFL scores must be sent electronically through ETS to institution code 2927.

IELTS

The minimum IELTS score accepted (with the exception of the programs below) is:

  • Overall Band 6.5

The minimum IELTS score accepted by the PhD in Rehabilitation Science, Communication Science and Disorders (MA/MS), Doctor of Audiology (AuD) and Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) is:

  • Overall Band 7.0

IELTS scores must be mailed to the address below:
SHRS Admissions Office
4020 Forbes Tower
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

IELTS score reports must be submitted in the original sealed envelope to be considered official.

Verification of English Language Proficiency is required unless the following apply:   

  • The applicant is a citizen of a country whose official language is English.
  • The applicant has completed a degree at a regionally accredited institution in the U.S.
  • The applicant is not a citizen of a country whose official language is English but has completed a degree program at an institution outside of the U.S. where the language of instruction is English and where the official national language of the country in which the institution is located is English.