English Language Requirements

English Comprehension Level (ECL) Test

The score requirements for each school is listed below:

  • ES: 80<
  • NWC: 80<
  • CIC: 85<
  • CISA*: 90<
  • JAWS: 90<

*To note: slightly lower scores are considered, but candidates with less than 82 are not advised to attend due to the difficulty of academic work.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®)


Starting with the Class of 2023, the TOEFL test will no longer be required by The National Defense University (NDU) as a prerequisite to its master's degree program.