English Language Proficiency Requirements for Entrance into the MFA Program

To be considered for ACAD’s MFA program, you must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree from a school where English is the primary language of instruction
  • Completion of an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 93 on the internet-based test (IBT), with a minimum score of 22 in each of the four testing sections, 580 on the paper-based test (PBT), or 237 on the computer-based test (CBT)
  • A score of 7.0 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the equivalent in other accepted measures of English proficiency