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Graduate Study + Intensive English

Graduate applicants who are admissible to a graduate degree program but have not yet met Wichita State University's English requirement can begin taking graduate-level classes while improving their English language skills at Wichita State University's Intensive English Language Center. Because an academic I-20 cannot be issued before the English proficiency requirement is met, this option allows graduate students without an acceptable English score for full graduate admission to receive an I-20 for English language study instead.

Students who are admissible to a graduate program may enroll in both academic and Intensive English classes if:

  1. Student completes an application for admission with required materials to the Intensive English Language Center.
  2. Student meets one of the half-time graduate/Intensive English requirements from the table below.
    • English Test results must be issued within the last 2 years for consideration.

English Test Required Score for Half-Time Graduate/Intensive English
TOEFL (iBT) 69-78
PTE Academic 50-57
Duolingo English Test 110-114
WSU English Proficiency Examination 82
WSU Intensive English Language Center Placement in level 6 or 7

IMPORTANT NOTE: Graduate students must still fulfill the English requirement established by their graduate program in order to begin full-time graduate study. Graduate students completing the Intensive English program at Wichita State may meet the Graduate School's English proficiency requirement by achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in levels 1 through 6, and a grade of B-plus or higher in level 7.  However, some programs have higher requirements for English proficiency.

View Graduate English Requirements for Full-time Academic Study