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 ascending Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
Classics Master of Arts in Classics (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
Cinema and Media Studies Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Children's Literature Master of Arts in Children's Literature (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Asian Studies Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MA) 90 22 22 21 21
Art History Master of Arts in Art History (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Art History (Critical Curatorial Studies) Master of Arts in Art History (Critical Curatorial Studies) (MA) 100 22 22 21 21
Art Education Master of Arts in Art Education (MA) 92 22 22 22 22
Anthropology Master of Arts in Anthropology (MA) 100 22 25 22 25
Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity Master of Arts in Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity (MA) 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
Archival Studies Master of Archival Studies (MAS) 100 22 22 21 21
Architecture Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture (MARCLA) 100 22 22 21 21
Architecture Master of Architecture (MARCH) 100 22 22 21 21
Mining Engineering Master of Applied Science in Mining Engineering (MASc) 90 22 22 21 21
Mechanical Engineering Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (MASc) 93 22 22 21 21
Materials Engineering Master of Applied Science in Materials Engineering (MASc) 90 22 22 21 21
Geophysics Master of Applied Science in Geophysics (MASc) 100 22 22 23 22
Geological Engineering Master of Applied Science in Geological Engineering (MASc) 100 22 22 23 22
Forestry Master of Applied Science in Forestry (MASc) 100 23 23 22 24
Engineering Physics Master of Applied Science in Engineering Physics (MASc) 90 22 22 21 21
Electrical and Computer Engineering Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc) 100 22 22 21 21
Civil Engineering Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering (MASc) 100 22 22 21 25
Chemical and Biological Engineering Master of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering (MASc) 90 22 22 21 21
Biomedical Engineering Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering (MASc) 93 22 22 21 21
Landscape Architecture Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) 100 22 22 21 21
Architecture Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA) 100 22 22 21 21
Law LLM in Taxation (LLMT) 100 25 25 21 25
Law LLM - Master of Laws (LLM) 100 25 25 25 25
Law LLM - Master of Laws (Common Law) (LLMCL) 100 25 25 21 25
Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Sciences (GCRS) 108 26 26 23 28
Higher Education Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHIED) 92 22 22 22 22
Zoology Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (PhD) 97 22 22 22 22
Women+ and Children's Health Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Women+ and Children's Health Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Theatre Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre (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
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
Soil Science Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Sociology Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD) 100 22 25 22 25
Social Work Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (PhD) 93 22 22 21 21
School and Applied Child Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in School and Applied Child Psychology (PhD) 100 25 22 25 22
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
Religious Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Rehabilitation Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) 100 23 23 23 23
Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) 90 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
Plant Science Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Science (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Planning Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Physics Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Pharmacology Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 22 22
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Oceans and Fisheries Doctor of Philosophy in Oceans and Fisheries (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Oceanography Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Neuroscience Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Music Theory Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Theory (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Musicology Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Musicology (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Ethnomusicology Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (PhD) 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
Medical Physics Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physics (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Medical Genetics Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD) 100 24 24 24 26
Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD) 93 22 22 21 21
Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology Doctor of Philosophy in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Materials Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD) 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
Law Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD) 100 25 25 25 25
Language and Literacy Education Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Kinesiology Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD) 96 23 23 26 24
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
Integrated Studies In Land and Food Systems Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Human Nutrition Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition (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
History Doctor of Philosophy in History (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Hispanic Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Hispanic Studies (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Germanic Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Germanic Studies (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Geophysics Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Geological Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Geological Sciences (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Geological Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Geological Engineering (PhD) 100 22 22 23 22
Geography Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Genome Science and Technology Doctor of Philosophy in Genome Science and Technology (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Genetic and Genomic Counselling Doctor of Philosophy in Genetic and Genomic Counselling (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
French Doctor of Philosophy in French (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Forestry Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD) 100 23 23 22 24
Food Science Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science (PhD) 90 22 22 21 21
Experimental Medicine Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD) 96 22 22 22 22
English Doctor of Philosophy in English (PhD) 104 22 22 21 21
Electrical and Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD) 100 22 22 21 21
Educational Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22
Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD) 93 22 22 22 22
Curriculum Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (PhD) 92 22 22 22 22

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