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 descending Program Name Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
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
Media and Technology Studies Education Master of Arts in Media and Technology Studies Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Media and Technology Studies Education Master of Education in Media and Technology Studies Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
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
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
Medicine Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MDPhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Microbiology and Immunology Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology (MSc) 100 25 25 25 25
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
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
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
Museum Education Master of Museum Education (MMEd) 92 22 22 22 22
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
Music Theory Master of Arts in Music, Emphasis Theory (MA) 93 23 23 22 22
Music Theory Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Theory (PhD) 93 23 23 22 22
Musicology Master of Arts in Music, Emphasis Musicology (MA) 93 23 23 22 22
Musicology Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Musicology (PhD) 93 23 23 22 22
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (MEng) 93 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
Neuroscience Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Neuroscience Master of Science in Neuroscience (MSc) 100 22 22 21 21
Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 100 22 22 21 21
Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner (MN) 100 22 22 21 21
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSc) 100 22 22 21 21
Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) 100 22 22 21 21
Oceanography Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Oceanography Master of Science in Oceanography (MSc) 100 22 22 23 22
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
Opera Master of Music in Opera (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21
Orchestral Conducting Master of Music in Conducting (Emphasis Orchestral Conducting) (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
Organ Master of Music in Organ (MMUS) 90 22 22 21 21
Organizational Behavior Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Organizational Behaviour (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
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc) 100 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
Periodontics Master of Science in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Periodontics (MSc/Dip. Periodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Periodontics Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Periodontics (PhD/Dip. Periodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Pharmaceutical Sciences Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSc) 100 22 22 22 22
Pharmacology Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Pharmacology Master of Science in Pharmacology (MSc) 100 22 22 22 22
Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Philosophy Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA) 100 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
Physics Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Physics Master of Science in Physics (MSc) 90 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
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
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
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
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
Prosthodontics Master of Science in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Prosthodontics (MSc/Dip. Prosthodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Prosthodontics Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Prosthodontics (PhD/Dip. Prosthodontics) 93 22 22 21 21
Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Psychology Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Public Policy and Global Affairs Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) 100 22 22 22 22
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
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
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
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
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
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
Science Education Master of Education in Science Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Seniors Care Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Seniors Care (MHLP) 90 22 22 21 21
Social Studies Education Master of Arts in Social Studies Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Social Studies Education Master of Education in Social Studies Education (MEd) 92 22 22 22 22
Social Work Master of Social Work - Advanced (MSW) 93 22 22 21 21

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