Duke University
Graduate School

Our department plays no role in the admissions process and we do not administer the TOEFL. Rather, our contact with you begins once you arrive at Duke. Specific information about documentation of English proficiency required for admission to graduate programs at Duke can be found on the Graduate School's website.

Once admitted, if you are an international graduate student pursuing a Ph.D., M.S., M.A., M.F.*, M.E.M.*, M.P.P., or M.A.T. degree and your first language is not English, the Graduate School requires you to take a writing and speaking exam administered by the EIS Program. This requirement applies to all students. You are exempt from this requirement if you are a non-degree student. Under certain circumstances, you may also be exempt if your undergraduate degree is from an institution in an English-speaking country.

* This applies to the Master of Forestry and Master of Environmental Management programs in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.