There is no departmental language requirement for the M.A. or the Ph.D. degree. Inclusion of a language requirement in a student’s doctoral program is a decision which rests with each Guidance Committee and is based on its relevance to a candidate’s specific program.
All foreign students are required to demonstrate competence in English sufficient for graduate study. Sufficient competence is determined either by scores in examinations at the English Language Center orTOEFL scores. Admission to the program is automatically provisional until this requirement is satisfied. Delay in satisfying this requirement and failure to enroll in recommended English language courses are grounds for dismissal from the program.
Foreign students who wish to hold a teaching assistantship are required to meet higher English language standards than those required of other graduate students. English Language Center or TOEFL scores of sufficient magnitude must be submitted prior to any appointment as a teaching assistant.
All Ph.D. candidates who intend to enter teaching careers are required to teach at least one course under departmental supervision.