English Proficiency Requirement for GTAs

 A graduate student who was required to provide English proficiency at the time of application and has studied at S&T for fewer than four semesters must satisfy the following minimum scores in order to be considered for a GTA appointment at Missouri S&T. 

  • TOEFL iBT – speaking sub-section score: 24
  • IELTS (academic exam) – speaking sub-section score: 7.5

*Please note:  TOEFL iBT and IELTS scores must be less than two years old from the day of application for the workshop in order to be valid. 

Students not meeting the requirement above may opt to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS or be assessed by a SPEAK test.


To prepare for the SPEAK Test, please review the SPEAK Practice Test. This will help you understand the format of the exam and types of questions you may be asked.