Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
Applicants whose native language or language of instruction is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS. Scores must not be more than two (2) years old. The TOEFL/IELTS requirement is waived for international applicants who have who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in the US. For the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam, a minimum score of 80 is required. Students with TOEFL iBT scores of 104 or below will be required to take an additional ESL examination once they start their graduate program here to determine their level of English ability and whether they would benefit from additional ESL coursework at UC Davis. Students with a TOEFL Speaking section scores less than 23 will also be required to take and pass the UC Davis SPEAK test in order to be eligible to serve as a Teaching Assistant.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Exam - as an alternative to the TOEFL, you may submit scores from the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) designed by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and administered by the British Council worldwide. You are responsible for providing Graduate Studies with an official test report form showing the score you earned on your IELTS examination. Remember to order the TRF when you register to take the test. The minimum score required for admission to graduate study at UC Davis is 7 on a 9-point scale.
All applicants are required to take the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores must not be more than five (5) years old. Scores must be reported electronically to UC Davis. We strongly recommend that you plan to take your GRE examination early in order for scores to arrive prior to the deadline. There is no minimum requirement.
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