Language requirements for advanced degrees in the Graduate School-New Brunswick are determined separately by each program. Information about requirements may be found in the Programs, Faculty, and Courses chapter under each program.
When programs require that proficiency in one or more foreign languages be demonstrated by a written examination, the programs may supervise their own examinations or ask their students to pass the examinations offered on several dates throughout the year by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences-New Brunswick (FAS-NB) Language Laboratory on behalf of the Graduate School-New Brunswick. These examinations are given in Greek, Latin, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. In each, the student is asked to translate passages with the aid of a dictionary. Students must apply in advance to take an examination, which is graded on a pass or fail basis.
Registration information and instructions are available at the FAS-NB Language Laboratory, Seminary Place, College Avenue campus. A fee of $15 is charged. The results of the examinations are reported to graduate offices as soon as they become available, usually in about two weeks. The student's program director certifies the results of the examination (or examinations) on the student's Ph.D. candidacy form.