Scholastic Requirements

Scholastic Requirements

  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) from the institution where you have earned or will earn your bachelor's degree. Applicants with a professional degree should also have a GPA of 3.0 or greater for courses taken during the first two years of the professional curriculum.
  • Applicants whose native language or language of instruction is not English must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, unless they have earned or will be earning a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from either a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a foreign college or university which provides instruction solely in English. See the English Language Requirement section on the Graduate Studies website for details.
    • Applicants who have not studied at an institution where English was the sole language of instruction must obtain the minimum overall TOEFL score required for admission to graduate study at UC Davis, 80 on the TOEFL internet-based test (iBT). As an alternative to the TOEFL, students may submit scores from the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For IELTS, the minimum overall band score required for admission to graduate study at UC Davis is 7.0 on a 9-point scale. Please note these scores are the minimum necessary for submitting an application; admitted students often have a higher score. For information on being admitted as a graduate student, see Graduate Admission Information for International Students.