TOEFL - Program Minimum Requirements

If a program is not listed in this overview or if individual component scores are not listed, the UBC standard minimum requirements apply: 90 for the internet-based exam (with minimum component scores of 22 [reading, listening] and 21 [writing, speaking]).
Specializationsort ascending Program Name Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
Zoology Master of Science in Zoology (MSc) 97 22 22 22 22
Zoology Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (PhD) 97 22 22 22 22
Wind Conducting Master of Music in Conducting (Emphasis Wind Conducting) (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21
Voice Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice (DMA) 93 23 23 22 22
Voice Master of Music in Voice (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21
Visual Arts Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art (MFA) 100 22 22 21 21
Urban Systems Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems (MEL) 90 22 22 21 21
Urban Land Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Urban Land Economics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Urban Design Master of Urban Design (MUD) 90 22 22 21 21
Transportation & Logistics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Transportation & Logistics Master of Science in Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics (MSCB) 100 22 22 21 21
Theatre Master of Arts in Theatre (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Theatre Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (MFA) 90 22 22 21 21
Theatre Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Teaching English as a Second Language Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Teaching English as a Second Language Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Teaching English as a Second Language Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching English as a Second Language (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Sustainable Process Engineering Master of Engineering Leadership in Sustainable Process Engineering (MEL) 90 22 22 21 21
Surgery Master of Science in Surgery (MSc) 90 22 22 21 21
Strategy & Business Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Strategy and Business Economics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Statistics Master of Science in Statistics (MSc) 100 22 22 21 21
Statistics Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Special Education Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Special Education Master of Education in Special Education (MEd) 90 22 22 21 21
Special Education Master of Arts in Special Education (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Soil Science Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Soil Science Master of Science in Soil Science (MSc) 90 22 22 21 21
Sociology Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD) 100 22 25 22 25
Sociology Master of Arts in Sociology (MA) 100 22 25 22 25
Society, Culture and Politics in Education Master of Education in Society, Culture and Politics in Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Social Work Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (PhD) 93 22 22 21 21
Social Work Master of Social Work - Advanced (MSW) 93 22 22 21 21
Social Studies Education Master of Education in Social Studies Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Social Studies Education Master of Arts in Social Studies Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Seniors Care Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Seniors Care (MHLP) 90 22 22 21 21
Science Education Master of Arts in Science Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Science Education Master of Education in Science Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Science and Technology Studies Master of Arts in Science and Technology Studies (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
School and Applied Child Psychology Master of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology (MA) 100 25 22 25 22
School and Applied Child Psychology Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology (MEd) 100 25 22 25 22
School and Applied Child Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in School and Applied Child Psychology (PhD) 100 25 22 25 22
Resources, Environment and Sustainability Master of Arts in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (MA) 100 24 24 24 24
Resources, Environment and Sustainability Master of Science in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (MSc) 100 24 24 24 24
Resources, Environment and Sustainability Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD) 100 24 24 24 24
Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Master of Science in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (MSc) 100 22 22 22 22
Religious Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Religious Studies Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Rehabilitation Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) 100 23 23 23 23
Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Sciences (GCRS) 108 26 26 23 28
Rehabilitation Sciences Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc) 100 23 23 23 23
Rehabilitation Sciences Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) 108 26 26 23 28
Public Policy and Global Affairs Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) 100 22 22 22 22
Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Psychology Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Prosthodontics Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Prosthodontics (PhD/Dip. Prosthodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Prosthodontics Master of Science in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Prosthodontics (MSc/Dip. Prosthodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Population and Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH) 100 22 22 21 21
Population and Public Health Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing (MPH/MSN) 100 22 22 21 21
Population and Public Health Master of Science in Population and Public Health (MSc) 100 22 22 21 21
Population and Public Health Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Political Science Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD) 92 22 22 23 25
Political Science Master of Arts in Political Science (MA) 92 22 22 23 25
Plant Science Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Science (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Plant Science Master of Science in Plant Science (MSc) 90 22 22 21 21
Planning Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Planning Master of Arts in Planning (MAP) 100 22 22 21 21
Planning Master of Science in Planning (MSCP) 100 22 22 21 21
Planning Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) 100 22 22 21 21
Piano Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano (DMA) 93 23 23 22 22
Piano Master of Music in Piano (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21
Physics Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Physics Master of Science in Physics (MSc) 90 22 22 21 21
Physical Therapy Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) 100 22 22 21 21
Physical Therapy Master of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (MPTPHD) 100 23 23 23 23
Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Philosophy Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Pharmacology Master of Science in Pharmacology (MSc) 100 22 22 22 22
Pharmacology Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Pharmaceutical Sciences Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSc) 100 22 22 22 22
Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Periodontics Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Periodontics (PhD/Dip. Periodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Periodontics Master of Science in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Periodontics (MSc/Dip. Periodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Pediatric Dentistry Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry (PhD/Dip. Pediatric Dentistry) 93 22 22 21 21
Pediatric Dentistry Master of Science in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Pediatric Dentristy (MSc/Dip. Pediatric Dentistry) 93 22 22 21 21
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc) 100 22 22 21 21
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Orthodontics Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Orthodontics (PhD/Dip. Orthodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Orthodontics Master of Science in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Orthodontics (MSc/Dip. Orthodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Organizational Behavior Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Organizational Behaviour (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Organ Master of Music in Organ (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21
Orchestral Instrument Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Instrument (DMA) 93 23 23 22 22
Orchestral Instrument Master of Music in Orchestral Instrument (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21
Orchestral Conducting Master of Music in Conducting (Emphasis Orchestral Conducting) (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21
Opera Master of Music in Opera (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21
Oceans and Fisheries Master of Science in Oceans and Fisheries (MSc) 100 22 22 21 21
Oceans and Fisheries Doctor of Philosophy in Oceans and Fisheries (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Oceanography Master of Science in Oceanography (MSc) 100 22 22 23 22
Oceanography Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) 100 22 22 21 21

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