Test Score Information

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS

New admissions to The University of Memphis Graduate School (except to the MALS program in the University College) require submission of an acceptable combination of undergraduate GPA and, as required, appropriate entrance examination test score that is not more than five years old. Contact your program for information on what tests are acceptable or check the Graduate Catalog. Scores on MAT exams written in less than two-month intervals are not acceptable.

Students should have official test scores sent directly to the Graduate Admissions office by the testing agency. Unofficial scores are not acceptable, but may be included with your application to start the review process. If the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is being submitted, both the verbal and quantitative sections are required. Applicants for the Scheidt School of Music may substitute the Revised Music Subject Examination for the quantitative score. All applicants for the Fogelman College of Business and Economics must submit a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score. Many departments have higher requirements for admission. See departmental degree programs in the Graduate Catalog for more information on program requirements.

Students who apply for admission to a master's degree program may have the entrance examination waived if (1) the applicant has an earned master's or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and (2) the program coordinator concurs.

EDUCATION SPECIALIST PROGRAM

The Education Specialist degree is designed for the educator practitioner who desires post-master's training but who does not wish to earn a doctoral degree. This program is administered by the College of Education. Please contact the College of Education for additional details (901.678.2363).

DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

New admissions to The University of Memphis Graduate School may be required to submit an appropriate entrance examination test score (GRE or GMAT) that is not more than five years old. Contact your program for information on what tests are required or check the Graduate Catalog. Students should have official test scores sent directly to the Graduate Admissions office by the testing agency.

Some departments may require higher standards or additional items such as portfolios, proficiency examinations, auditions, etc. Refer to the appropriate departmental web sites for additional requirements.

ADMISSION TESTS OFFERED ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS CAMPUS

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and the PRAXIS I (PPST) are offered on computer at The University of Memphis Computer Testing Center located in 112 Brister Hall. Contact them at (901) 678-1457 for an appointment. The Millers Analogies Test (MAT) is administered on The University of Memphis main campus. Contact the Testing Center on campus for information regarding scheduled test dates.

The University of Memphis Institution Code for Admissions Test:

  • GRE = R 1459
  • GMAT = R 1459
  • TOEFL = R 1459
  • PRAXIS = R 1459
  • MAT = 1748