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International Applicants


If you did not earn a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution, you must submit an English proficiency score. You are exempt from this if you meet one of the following conditions:

  1. Will complete, or have already completed, at least three full-time academic years of a bachelor's degree program (ESL and online coursework not included) in a designated country.

  2. Have completed at least one full-time academic year of graduate study (online coursework not included) at the time the application is submitted in a designated country.

  3. Have worked full-time for at least three consecutive years, within the past four years, in a designated country.

  4. Have earned a bachelor's degree from the American University of Beirut, the American University in Cairo, the American University of Paris, the American University of Puerto Rico, the American University of Rome or the American University of Sharjah.

You need strong communication skills, including reading and writing effectively in English, to succeed in our programs. Our English language requirements help ensure that all students can actively participate in and complete the course requirements.

Recommended Minimum Score Requirements For English Proficiency Exam

Type of Exam Minimum Score Requirement
Internet-based TOEFL 100

In addition to the total, your test scores must show the point distribution across each part of the test. Using the institutional code 0253, send scores directly to Brandeis GPS.

Note: Scores must be from the past two years.

Education Credential Evaluation

If you earned your degree outside the United States, you must submit your records (official transcripts/mark sheets) for a course-by-course evaluation by either Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) of Madison, Wisconsin, or World Education Services (WES) of New York, New York. Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.