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TOEFL and IELTS Information

In order to begin a graduate program at Pittsburg State University, all International students must submit an official, passing TOEFL or IELTS score to the Office of Continuing and Graduate Studies. Students who do not submit such a score will be required to enroll in and complete PSU's Intensive English Program (IEP), prior to beginning any graduate coursework.* For additional information regarding IEP, please visit:

*Applicants to the English, Psychology and Counseling or Teaching (ESOL Emphasis) programs will not be admitted without a passing TOEFL score. IEP is not accepted for admission to these programs.

Procedures for Submitting Test Scores to PSU:

TOEFL: Contact ETS and request that your score be sent to PSU electronically. Our university code is 6336. You do not need to enter a departmental code. Please visit their site for more information:

Contact IELTS and request that an official score sheet be sent to PSU. Please visit their site for more information:

(IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia
and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.)

Minimum Score Requirements for Graduate School Admission**

Test Minimum Score
TOEFL: Paper-Based Test (PBT) 520
TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT) 68

IELTS requires a minimum of 6.0 for the overall score and in each band.

**Some Programs require higher test scores for admission. These programs and scores are listed below:

Program Minimum TOEFL Score Minimum IELTS Score
Business Administration (All emphases) 550/79 6.5
Engineering Technology 540/76 6.5
Communication 550/79 6.5
English 550/79 6.5
History 550/79 6.5
Nursing (All emphases) 550/79 6.5
Psychology and Counseling (All emphases) 550/79 6.5
Teaching (English for Speakers of Other Languages) 550/79 6.5

For these programs, IELTS requires a minimum of 6.5 for the overall score and in each band.