Student Visas and English Proficiency

International applicants who are accepted to the FMS program, will need to enter the U.S. or already be in the U.S. in a status that allows for study.  After admission to the program, the International Student Advisor will contact you about your current visa status and work closely with you if you will need to apply for a visa. If you have any visa related questions, please contact the International Student Advisor at

While test scores are not required, non-native English speaking FMS candidates should be proficient in English to fully benefit from the certificate training. 

Recommended Minimum: TOEFL 

  • Internet-based test: 79
  • Writing sub-score: 23
  • No sub-scores below 19

Recommended Minimum: IELTS

  • 6.5 Overall
  • No Sub-score below 6.0

Please contact Carolyn Meyer at if you have questions. 

For more information, please see our visa page.