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]).
Specialization Program Namesort descending Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
Educational Leadership and Policy Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy (EdD) 92 22 22 22 22
Medicine Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MDPhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Composition Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition (DMA) 93 23 23 22 22
Orchestral Instrument Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Instrument (DMA) 93 23 23 22 22
Piano Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano (DMA) 93 23 23 22 22
Voice Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice (DMA) 93 23 23 22 22
Anthropology Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD) 100 22 25 22 25
Applied Animal Biology Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Animal Biology (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Art History Doctor of Philosophy in Art History (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Asian Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Studies (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Astronomy Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Atmospheric Science Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Science (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Audiology and Speech Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Audiology and Speech Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD) 106 27 27 24 29
Bioinformatics Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Biomedical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD) 93 22 22 21 21
Botany Doctor of Philosophy in Botany (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Accounting Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Accounting (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Finance Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Finance (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Management Information Systems Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Management Science Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Management Science (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Marketing Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Marketing (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Organizational Behavior Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Organizational Behaviour (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Strategy & Business Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Strategy and Business Economics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Transportation & Logistics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Urban Land Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Urban Land Economics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Cell and Developmental Biology Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Developmental Biology (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Chemical and Biological Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) 92 23 23 22 22
Cinema and Media Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Cinema and Media Studies (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Civil Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD) 100 22 22 21 25
Classics Doctor of Philosophy in Classics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Computer Science Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Counselling Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology (PhD) 90 22 22 22 22
Craniofacial Science Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science (PhD) 93 22 22 21 21
Endodontics Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Endodontics (PhD/Dip. Endodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Orthodontics Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Orthodontics (PhD/Dip. Orthodontics) 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
Periodontics Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Periodontics (PhD/Dip. Periodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Prosthodontics Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Prosthodontics (PhD/Dip. Prosthodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Curriculum Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD) 93 22 22 22 22
Educational Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Electrical and Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
English Doctor of Philosophy in English (PhD) 104 22 22 21 21
Experimental Medicine Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD) 96 22 22 22 22
Food Science Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Forestry Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD) 100 23 23 22 24
French Doctor of Philosophy in French (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Doctor of Philosophy in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Genome Science and Technology Doctor of Philosophy in Genome Science and Technology (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Geography Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Geological Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Geological Engineering (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Geological Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Geological Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Geophysics Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Germanic Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Germanic Studies (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Hispanic Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Hispanic Studies (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
History Doctor of Philosophy in History (PhD) 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
Human Nutrition Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition (PhD) 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
Interdisciplinary Oncology Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Oncology (PhD) 100 22 22 22 24
Interdisciplinary Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Kinesiology Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD) 96 23 23 26 24
Language and Literacy Education Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Law Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD) 100 25 25 25 25
Library, Archival and Information Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Linguistics Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Materials Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology Doctor of Philosophy in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD) 93 22 22 21 21
Medical Genetics Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD) 100 24 24 24 26
Medical Physics Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physics (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Microbiology and Immunology Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology (PhD) 100 25 25 25 25
Mining Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Ethnomusicology Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (PhD) 93 23 23 22 22
Musicology Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Musicology (PhD) 93 23 23 22 22
Music Theory Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Theory (PhD) 93 23 23 22 22
Neuroscience Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Oceanography Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Oceans and Fisheries Doctor of Philosophy in Oceans and Fisheries (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Pharmacology Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Physics Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Planning Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Plant Science Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Science (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Political Science Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD) 92 22 22 23 25
Population and Public Health Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Rehabilitation Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) 100 23 23 23 23
Religious Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Resources, Environment and Sustainability Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD) 100 24 24 24 24
School and Applied Child Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in School and Applied Child Psychology (PhD) 100 25 22 25 22
Social Work Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (PhD) 93 22 22 21 21
Sociology Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD) 100 22 25 22 25

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