English Proficiency

English proficiency

If your native language is not English, and your qualifying degree was earned in a country where English is not the native language, we require that you take one of the following English proficiency tests for enrollment consideration. Waivers are not granted.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic Exam (PTE)

The required minimum TOEFL scores for admissions consideration are as follows. These scores are for the internet-based TOEFL exam:

Any full-time degree program – minimum 80

Global MBA Online – minimum 100

Distance Learning Global MBA for Latin American Managers – minimum 79

For full-time degree candidates: If your TOEFL (or equivalent IELTS or PTE) test score falls between 80-99, additional English training is required. You will be asked to take Thunderbird’s Business English Communications class(es) prior to beginning your degree. See the “Language Proficiency” section under your degree program for details.

For more information, contact us at admissions@thunderbird.edu or call +1 602 978-7100 or 800 457-6966.

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