All international applicants are required to provide official proof of proficiency in the English language by submitting one of the following:

TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, GTEC, or Cambridge scores will not be required from an international applicant if:
  • English is the native language of the applicant’s country of citizenship. International applicants are exempt only if they are from a country where English is the sole official language and the primary conversational language of the country.  In some countries, English is but one of the officially recognized languages or it is not the primary language used to communicate outside of the classroom These countries include America Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, U.S. Pacific Trust. 
  • The applicant has been conferred a Bachelor’s degree from a United States accredited, four-year college or university, which is confirmed by an official transcript, or 
  • The applicant has taken at least one full semester of English composition (not developmental or remedial) at a United States college or university and received a grade of “C” or better, which is confirmed by an official transcript submitted directly form the issuing institution to UTPB graduate studies office.

ALL scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the university to be considered official. Scores should be mailed to: Graduate Studies, University of Texas Permian Basin, 4901 East University, Odessa, Texas 79762, or emailed to