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
Sociology Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD) 100 22 25 22 25
Soil Science Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Special Education Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Statistics Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Teaching English as a Second Language Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching English as a Second Language (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Theatre Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Women+ and Children's Health Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Women+ and Children's Health Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Zoology Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (PhD) 97 22 22 22 22
Higher Education Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHIED) 92 22 22 22 22
Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Sciences (GCRS) 108 26 26 23 28
Law LLM - Master of Laws (Common Law) (LLMCL) 100 25 25 21 25
Law LLM - Master of Laws (LLM) 100 25 25 25 25
Law LLM in Taxation (LLMT) 100 25 25 21 25
Architecture Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA) 100 22 22 21 21
Landscape Architecture Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) 100 22 22 21 21
Biomedical Engineering Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering (MASc) 93 22 22 21 21
Chemical and Biological Engineering Master of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering (MASc) 90 22 22 21 21
Civil Engineering Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering (MASc) 100 22 22 21 25
Electrical and Computer Engineering Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc) 100 22 22 21 21
Engineering Physics Master of Applied Science in Engineering Physics (MASc) 90 22 22 21 21
Forestry Master of Applied Science in Forestry (MASc) 100 23 23 22 24
Geological Engineering Master of Applied Science in Geological Engineering (MASc) 100 22 22 23 22
Geophysics Master of Applied Science in Geophysics (MASc) 100 22 22 23 22
Materials Engineering Master of Applied Science in Materials Engineering (MASc) 90 22 22 21 21
Mechanical Engineering Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (MASc) 93 22 22 21 21
Mining Engineering Master of Applied Science in Mining Engineering (MASc) 90 22 22 21 21
Architecture Master of Architecture (MARCH) 100 22 22 21 21
Architecture Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture (MARCLA) 100 22 22 21 21
Archival Studies Master of Archival Studies (MAS) 100 22 22 21 21
Archival Studies and Library Information Studies Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library and Information Studies (MASLIS) 100 22 22 21 21
Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity Master of Arts in Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Anthropology Master of Arts in Anthropology (MA) 100 22 25 22 25
Art Education Master of Arts in Art Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Art History (Critical Curatorial Studies) Master of Arts in Art History (Critical Curatorial Studies) (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Art History Master of Arts in Art History (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Asian Studies Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Children's Literature Master of Arts in Children's Literature (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Cinema and Media Studies Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Master of Arts in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Classics Master of Arts in Classics (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Counselling Psychology Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA) 90 22 22 22 22
Curriculum Studies Master of Arts in Curriculum Studies (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Early Childhood Education Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Economics Master of Arts in Economics (MA) 93 22 22 22 22
Educational Studies Master of Arts in Educational Studies (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
English Master of Arts in English (MA) 104 22 22 21 21
French Master of Arts in French (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Master of Arts in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Geography Master of Arts in Geography (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Germanic Studies Master of Arts in Germanic Studies (MA) 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
Hispanic Studies Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
History Master of Arts in History (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Home Economics Education Master of Arts in Home Economics Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Human Development, Learning, and Culture Master of Arts in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Interdisciplinary Studies Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Kinesiology Master of Arts in Kinesiology (MA) 96 23 23 26 24
Linguistics Master of Arts in Linguistics (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Literacy Education Master of Arts in Literacy Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Mathematics Education Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology Master of Arts in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (MA) 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
Modern Languages Education Master of Arts in Modern Languages Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Music Education Master of Arts in Music Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Ethnomusicology Master of Arts in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Musicology Master of Arts in Music, Emphasis Musicology (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Music Theory Master of Arts in Music, Emphasis Theory (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Philosophy Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Planning Master of Arts in Planning (MAP) 100 22 22 21 21
Political Science Master of Arts in Political Science (MA) 92 22 22 23 25
Psychology Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Religious Studies Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Resources, Environment and Sustainability Master of Arts in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (MA) 100 24 24 24 24
School and Applied Child Psychology Master of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology (MA) 100 25 22 25 22
Science and Technology Studies Master of Arts in Science and Technology Studies (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Science Education Master of Arts in Science Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Social Studies Education Master of Arts in Social Studies Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Sociology Master of Arts in Sociology (MA) 100 22 25 22 25
Special Education Master of Arts in Special Education (MA) 90 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
Theatre Master of Arts in Theatre (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Business Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA) 100 25 25 25 25
Business Administration Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) 100 25 25 25 25
Planning Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) 100 22 22 21 21
Data Science Master of Data Science (MDS) 100 22 22 21 21
Data Science Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics (MDSCL) 100 22 22 21 21
Digital Media Master of Digital Media (MDM) 100 22 22 21 21
Adult Learning and Education Master of Education in Adult Learning and Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Adult Learning and Global Change Master of Education in Adult Learning and Global Change (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Art Education Master of Education in Art Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Counselling Psychology Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (MEd) 90 22 22 22 22
Curriculum and Leadership Master of Education in Curriculum and Leadership (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Curriculum Studies Master of Education in Curriculum Studies (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Early Childhood Education Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (MEd) 90 22 22 21 21
Educational Administration and Leadership Master of Education in Educational Administration and Leadership (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Educational Studies Master of Education in Educational Studies (MEd) 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
Higher Education Master of Education in Higher Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Home Economics Education Master of Education in Home Economics Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Human Development, Learning, and Culture Master of Education in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (MEd) 90 22 22 21 21

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