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English Language Proficiency

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Applicants whose language of instruction during their undergraduate studies was a language other than English are required to submit a test of English language proficiency. Applicants may be required to provide an official statement from their institution confirming the use of English as the language of instruction and examination.

If an applicant is required to submit a test of English language proficiency, their application will not be assessed for admission (i.e., it will not be sent to, and reviewed by, the Department of Psychology) without a test result that meets the program minimum test scores, as shown on this page.

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Test Score Requirements

Program Minimum - Overall 
Psychology (MA/PhD)

TOEFL: 100
ETLTS: 7.5

To submit the TOEFL scores to Ryerson, please contact ETS ( (external link, opens in new window) ) and ask ETS to send a copy of the TOEFL scores directly to Ryerson. Ryerson's Institution Code for TOEFL is 0886-02.

  Note: We do not offer conditional offers of admission for English proficiency - you must submit a passing test score before your application will be reviewed.