You can satisfy the reading proficiency requirement in Portuguese by:

  • Taking the exam directly in Portuguese to fulfill the language requirement. It is not a “qualifying exam”, but a translation exam.

Note: Students in graduate programs from other departments are advised to check with their program advisors prior taking the exam as described above.


The Graduate EXAM of Reading Proficiency in Portuguese is offered to graduate students at the end of each semester, typically two weeks before finals week. Graduate students may request to take the exam in Portuguese using the following online form. The specific date for a given semester is listed in the link below:

Request Graduate Exam of Reading Proficiency

The next reading proficiency exam will be given (location TBA):

DATE: Thursday, April 18, 2019
TIME: 2:30-4:30 PM