TOEFL for international students with an overall score of 580 (paper-based) or 90 (internet based test) with minimum subscores of 23 in speaking and 22 in other sections of the iBT.
1. Competency in two languages other than English (one at the 200 level and one at the 300 level)
Note: This requirement can be completed after starting the program along with regular course work, but it does not count towards the overall 33 credit program requirement.
2. If indicated by an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), nonnative English speakers will need to take ESL 301 Advanced Academic English, ESL 302 Advanced English Pronunciation, or ESL 305 Applied Grammar. The OPI should be completed before or during the first semester.
3. Non-native English speakers must take Ling 501 during winter semester. However, you will be instructed on how this requirement may be waived during your first fall semester.
Applicants should submit a writing sample (peer-reviewed if possible) in English, no longer than 20 pages, that reflects their best single authored work preferably focused on some area of linguistics, language or communication.
Applicants with Foreign Credentials:
Applicants with degrees that have been awarded outside of the US must complete a foreign credential evaluation with IERF and request to have the official evaluation report sent electronically to BYU Graduate Studies (before the applicable program application deadline) in order to be considered eligible for admission. Please be aware that the IERF process can take up to a month to complete.