In addition to the general USF admissions requirements under the advanced graduate education programs, applicants must complete the following:
- Submit a “Statement of Purpose” relating their career goals specifically to the TESLA doctoral program and describing their experience with instructional technology and language teaching
- Supply a current curriculum vitae
- Provide three letters of recommendation from professors or other individuals who can attest to the applicant’s experience and background
- Offer evidence of research experience or scholarly promise
- Meet with the graduate faculty for a personal interview
- Submit a transcript evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation service for all transcripts from non-U.S. institutions.
Most students admitted to this program will have the following:
- A Master’s degree (or equivalent academic level) from an accredited institution
- A minimum GPA of 3.5 (or international equivalent)
- Scores at or above 500 on the GRE verbal reasoning (or 153 on New GRE) and 4.5 on the GRE analytical writing section. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must have been taken no more than five years prior to the date of application for graduate admission.
- A TOEFL score of 250 on the computer-based TOEFL (or 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL) if applicable
An international graduate student will be exempt from the TOEFL if that student meets
one of the following conditions:
- Has scored 500 (or 153 on New GRE) or higher on the GRE Verbal Test
- Has earned a college degree at a U.S. institution of higher learning
- Has earned a college degree from an institution whose language of instruction is English (must be noted on the transcript)
- Has scored 6.5 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The faculty will evaluate each applicant’s portfolio based on a composite of variables and goodness of fit with the program.
Note: International students should verify if any changes to this exemption have occurred by checking the Graduate School website.