Students whose native language is not English must have a command of oral and written English adequate for graduate work. All applicants to a graduate program at UNO whose native language is not English must present a score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
The Proof of English Proficiency requirement will NOT be applied to applicants who have already received or will be receiving a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from an institution within the United States. The Proof of English Proficiency requirement will be waived for applicants who have already received or will be receiving a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from an English-speaking institution of higher education within a country approved for the Proof of English Proficiency waiver (see Proof of English Proficiency (PEP) and Waivers for list of countries).
While programs may require a higher score, the UNO Graduate Council has set a minimum score for admission to graduate studies of 500 for the written TOEFL, 173 for the computer-based TOEFL, 61 for the internet-based TOEFL, 5.5 on the IELTS, or a 44 on the PTE with no exceptions to this policy. These requirements are in addition to any requirements established by the individual Graduate Program Committees.
Institutional code: TOEFL - 6420
Note: English proficiency scores are only valid from the testing agency for two years.
The scores on nationally recognized aptitude or advanced knowledge tests are used by some Graduate Program Committees to provide evidence of an applicant's potential to perform at the graduate level and to provide guidance in the development of an appropriate plan of study for each student admitted to the degree program. The UNO Graduate Faculty recognizes the following examinations, subject to department/school selection, for this purpose: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
A student with Unclassified or Non-degree status is not required to submit scores from the GRE, GMAT or MAT. Admission requirements for each degree program are determined by the cognizant Graduate Program Committee.
- GRE - 6420
- GMAT - VWNW357
- MAT - 2150
Note: GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are only valid from the testing agency for five years