Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
The general test is not required, but it is highly recommended. This includes verbal, quantitative and analytical parts. Official scores must be sent electronically to the UW-Madison’s Graduate School for the GRE and TOEFL. The institution code is 1846 for both tests. You do not need a department code. We have access to the Graduate School’s electronic scores and you do not need to send us a paper copy. To get further information about this test, please visit their web site http://www.gre.org.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Every applicant whose native language is not English, or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English, must provide official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). An admitted applicant whose TOEFL (paper-based) test score is below 580; TOEFL computer-based test (CBT) score below 237; TOEFL internet based (iBT) test score below 92; IELTS score below 7; or MELAB below 82 must take an English assessment test upon arrival. You must then register for any recommended English as a Second Language (ESL) course(s) in the first semester you are enrolled. Visit the TOEFL web site to sample exam questions, to get free test preparation materials, and to find where the test will be given in your area. You should use the institution code of 1846. You do not need a department code. We have access to the Graduate School’s electronic scores and you do not need to send us a paper copy. Plan ahead and take these tests early. It can take up to 30 days for the Graduate School to receive the official scores.