English Proficiency Examination

International graduate applicants must demonstrate English-language proficiency by submitting either DuolingoTOEFL or IELTS scores.  

Please Note: We encourage you to confirm, with your department, their TOEFL/IELTS score expectations.

Baylor's TOEFL Institution Code: 6032

For IELTS send to:  Graduate Admissions, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97264, Waco, TX  76798-7264.

We accept electronic or paper delivery for both tests.

Minimum Scores

          Program        Minimum Score
   All Programs    125


          Method Minimum Score
    Paper    550
    Computer    213
    Internet    80
    Business applicants    100


          Program        Minimum Score
    Business    7.0
    All others    6.5





Duolingo, TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years.



After submitting your application, you may request an exemption by emailing GraduateAdmissions@baylor.edu.   
If you have not already loaded a transcript to your application file, please attach your transcript as supporting documentation.

International applicants are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement under the following circumstances:

  • You have a conferred bachelor's (or higher) degree from an accredited institution in the United States.
  • You have a conferred bachelor's (or higher) degree from an institution where English is the only language of instruction.
  • You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (this includes Puerto Rico).


Baylor Graduate School

Baylor Graduate School
Morrison Hall, Suite 200
One Bear Place #97264
Waco, TX 76798-7264

(254) 710-3588

(254) 710-3870