All graduate students must take an English language course during their first academic year, unless:
- The student has a college degree from an approved English-medium institution, as confirmed with the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies; or
- The student has a TOEFL (iBT) score of 105 or higher or IELTS score of 7.5 or higher; or
- The student scored 24 or higher on the TOEFL (iBT) writing and 23 or higher on the TOEFL (iBT) speaking.
English Language Courses
Courses that can meet this requirement include:
- UWP 225,
- UWP 226, or
- Other equivalent courses (i.e. one course from the UWP 102 or 104 series or UWP 298).
These courses help non-native English speaking graduate students have the language skills they need for their graduate studies. Students should speak with their graduate advisors if they have any questions about which course is best for them. Students who do not meet this requirement may not sit for their Qualifying Examination until the requirement has been met.