What is the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score?

As a condition of admission, all international applicants whose native language is not English, or who did not receive their baccalaureate degree from an institution where English is the sole language of instruction, must take the TOEFL or IELTS. If you have any questions about if your undergraduate degree and institution satisfy this requirement, please reach out to the Office of Admissions at admissions@hds.harvard.edu.

MDiv, MTS, MRPL, and Special Student applicants must receive a score of:

  • 100 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL test
  • 7.5 or higher on the IELTS test

Applicants for the ThM program must receive one of the following minimum scores:

  • TOEFL (computer-based exam): 105 or higher
  • IELTS: 8