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
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
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSc) 100 22 22 21 21
Nutrition and Dietetics Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (MND) 90 22 22 21 21
Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner (MN) 100 22 22 21 21
Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 100 22 22 21 21
Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Neuroscience Master of Science in Neuroscience (MSc) 100 22 22 21 21
Neuroscience Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Master of Engineering Leadership in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (MEL) 90 22 22 21 21
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (MEng) 93 22 22 21 21
Musicology Master of Arts in Music, Emphasis Musicology (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Musicology Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Musicology (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Music Theory Master of Arts in Music, Emphasis Theory (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Music Theory Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Theory (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Music Education Master of Arts in Music Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Music Education Master of Education in Music Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Museum Education Master of Museum Education (MMEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Modern Languages Education Master of Arts in Modern Languages Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Modern Languages Education Master of Education in Modern Languages Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Mining Engineering Master of Applied Science in Mining Engineering (MASc) 90 22 22 21 21
Mining Engineering Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering (MEng) 90 22 22 21 21
Mining Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Microbiology and Immunology Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology (PhD) 100 25 25 25 25
Microbiology and Immunology Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology (MSc) 100 25 25 25 25
Medicine Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MDPhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Medical Physics Master of Science in Medical Physics (MSc) 90 22 22 21 21
Medical Physics Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physics (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Medical Genetics Master of Science in Medical Genetics (MSc) 100 24 24 24 26
Medical Genetics Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD) 100 24 24 24 26
Media and Technology Studies Education Master of Education in Media and Technology Studies Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Media and Technology Studies Education Master of Arts in Media and Technology Studies Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Mechatronics Design Master of Engineering in Mechatronics Design (MEng) 93 22 22 21 21
Mechanical Engineering Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (MEng) 93 22 22 21 21
Mechanical Engineering Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (MASc) 93 22 22 21 21
Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD) 93 22 22 21 21
Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology Master of Arts in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology Master of Education in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology Doctor of Philosophy in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Mathematics Education Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Mathematics Education Master of Education in Mathematics Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Mathematics Master of Science in Mathematics (MSc) 100 22 22 21 21
Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Materials Engineering Master of Science in Materials Engineering (MSc) 90 22 22 21 21
Materials Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Materials Engineering Master of Applied Science in Materials Engineering (MASc) 90 22 22 21 21
Marketing and Behavioural Science Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Marketing and Behavioural Science (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Management Science Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Management Science (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Management Information Systems Master of Science in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (MSCB) 100 22 22 21 21
Management Information Systems Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Literacy Education Master of Arts in Literacy Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Literacy Education Master of Education in Literacy Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Linguistics Master of Arts in Linguistics (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Linguistics Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Library, Archival and Information Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Library and Information Studies Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) 100 22 22 21 21
Law LLM - Master of Laws (LLM) 100 25 25 25 25
Law LLM - Master of Laws (Common Law) (LLMCL) 100 25 25 21 25
Law Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD) 100 25 25 25 25
Law LLM in Taxation (LLMT) 100 25 25 21 25
Language and Literacy Education Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Landscape Architecture Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) 100 22 22 21 21
Landscape Architecture Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) 100 22 22 21 21
Land and Water Systems Master of Land and Water Systems (MLWS) 90 22 22 21 21
Kinesiology Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSc) 96 23 23 26 24
Kinesiology Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD) 96 23 23 26 24
Kinesiology Master of Arts in Kinesiology (MA) 96 23 23 26 24
Kinesiology Master of Kinesiology (MKin) 96 23 23 26 24
Journalism Master of Journalism (MJ) 104 22 22 21 21
Interdisciplinary Studies Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Interdisciplinary Studies Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSc) 90 22 22 21 21
Interdisciplinary Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Interdisciplinary Oncology Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Oncology (PhD) 100 22 22 22 24
Interdisciplinary Oncology Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Oncology (MSc) 100 22 22 22 24
Integrated Water Management Master of Engineering Leadership in Integrated Water Management (MEL) 90 22 22 21 21
Integrated Studies In Land and Food Systems Master of Science in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (MSc) 90 22 22 21 21
Integrated Studies In Land and Food Systems Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Indigenous Education Master of Education in Indigenous Education (MEd) 90 22 22 21 21
Human Nutrition Master of Science in Human Nutrition (MSc) 90 22 22 21 21
Human Nutrition Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Human Development, Learning, and Culture Master of Arts in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Human Development, Learning, and Culture Master of Education in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (MEd) 90 22 22 21 21
Human Development, Learning, and Culture Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Home Economics Education Master of Arts in Home Economics Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Home Economics Education Master of Education in Home Economics Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
History Doctor of Philosophy in History (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
History Master of Arts in History (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Hispanic Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Hispanic Studies (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Hispanic Studies Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Higher Education Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHIED) 92 22 22 22 22
Higher Education Master of Education in Higher Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership Master of High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership (MHPCTL) 96 23 23 26 24
High Performance Buildings Master of Engineering Leadership in High Performance Buildings (MEL) 90 22 22 21 21
Health, Outdoor and Physical Education Master of Arts in Health, Outdoor and Physical Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Health, Outdoor and Physical Education Master of Education in Health, Outdoor and Physical Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Health Sciences Master of Health Science (MHSc) 100 22 22 21 21
Health Administration Master of Health Administration (MHA) 100 22 22 21 21
Harpsichord Master of Music in Harpsichord (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21
Guitar Master of Music in Guitar (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21

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