Answer sheetThe Admissions staff wears many hats - especially in the spring. We are advising prospective students, processing applications, supporting admitted students, planning orientations, and in May, helping with Graduation!

Graduation?

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. With nine application deadlines still to come, some of you still need information on that process.

Today, let’s talk English language proficiency tests.

To be a successful student, you need to understand lectures, take notes, converse with peers, write thoughtful papers, read and retain a variety of information from diverse sources. Here at the School of Public Health, you need to do all those things in English.

We want our students to succeed, so we ask our international students to take one of two English language proficiency tests: the TOEFL or the IELTS.

Admissions will waive this requirement only if:

  • you completed a four-year degree from an accredited U.S. institution
  • you’re from a country listed on the quick reference list.

If you’re required to take one of these tests, make sure you do so well before the application deadline. To schedule your exam, contact the administrator for the exam of your choice.

The minimum scores accepted on these exams are:

  • TOEFL computer-based version – 250
  • TOEFL paper-based version – 600
  • TOEFL online version – 100
  • IELTS – 7

Additional application requirements specific to international students may be found: http://www.jhsph.edu/admissions/international-students/.