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COVID-19 Response: Limited-Time Offers
The UofM Graduate School is committed to assisting you in your academic pursuits and
offering temporary allowances to further your education in response to COVID-19. Applying
to graduate school is an important decision, especially during these challenging times,
and our faculty and staff at the Graduate School are here to help you every step of
the way. Take advantage of these limited-time opportunities and apply to the UofM
Graduate School today.
We are waiving standardized test requirements (GRE/GMAT) for many of our graduate programs for Summer and Fall 2023. (See the list of participating programs below.)
We are accepting Duolingo, a fully-online English proficiency test, as an alternative to the currently accepted
*Applies to international applicants
Standardized Test Waiver Information
Select a college below to see a comprehensive list of their departments/programs and whether or not they are offering GRE/GMAT waivers for Summer and Fall 2023. Note, each program has different admission requirements and specifications regarding the standardized test waivers. Program requirements are subject to change. Please continue to check back for the most up-to-date information. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Anthropology - Test score requirements will be waived for Summer and Fall 2023 applications. In lieu of test scores, the department will conduct a holistic review of other application materials.
- Biological Sciences - The department of Biological Sciences will permanently waive the GRE requirement for admission into its graduate programs.
- Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) - CERI will permanently waive the GRE requirement for admission into its graduate programs.
- Chemistry - The Chemistry Department will waive the GRE for all students applying for Summer and Fall 2023.
- City and Regional Planning - The Department of City and Regional Planning is making the submission of GRE scores options for Summer or Fall 2023 applicants.
- Computer Science - For M.S. applicants only, GRE scores are optional for Summer and Fall 2023 admission cycles. For Ph.D. applicants, GRE scores are required.
- Criminology and Criminal Justice - Applicants for the Summer and Fall 2023 semesters will have the GRE requirement waived due to COVID-19 concerns. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is currently assessing the future of the GRE requirement departmentally.
- Data Science - The Department of Data Science will waive GRE requirements for the Spring and Summer 2023 admission cycles. After those cycles, the GRE will be required.
- Earth Sciences - Earth Sciences will be waiving the GRE requirement for the Summer and Fall 2023 admission cycles.
- English - Department of English has permanently waived GRE requirements. This includes the Creative Writing program.
- History - Department of History has permanently waived GRE requirements.
- Mathematical Sciences - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Mathematical Sciences will waive GRE requirements for the Summer and Fall 2023 semesters, as well as Spring 2023.
- Philosophy - The Department of Philosophy has eliminated the GRE as a required test for admission to the MA and PhD programs.
- Physics and Material Science - The Department of Physics will waive GRE requirements for applicants applying for the for Summer or Fall 2023 semesters.
- Political Science - Political Science will temporarily waive the standardized test requirement (GRE or LSAT) for their MA program for Summer and Fall 2023 applicants.
- Public and Nonprofit Administration - Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration is waiving the GRE permanently for all future admission cycles and is placing a high emphasis on the applicant’s personal statement. However, the GRE may be submitted if the applicant opts to add it as a supplemental document for consideration.
- Psychology - GRE scores will not be required for applicants to any of the five psychology graduate programs (Ph.D. Clinical, Experimental, or School; Master in General Psychology; Master of Arts/Educational Specialist School Psychology) for Summer or Fall 2023 semesters.
- Social Work - The Master of Social Work program will waive both GRE and Praxis scores for Summer
and Fall 2023 admission cycles, but they are requiring a writing sample in lieu of
these tests. Applicants may submit a writing sample in the 'applicant uploaded documents'
section in the application. Preferably, this would be a research paper or something
similar from the applicant’s undergraduate work that showcases his/her best writing
abilities. Applicants are welcome to submit GRE or Praxis results in lieu of a writing
sample if they so desire.
- The Doctoral Social Work program will still require GRE scores.
- Sociology - The Department of Sociology will waive test score requirements for MA applicants for the Summer and Fall 2023 admission cycles.
- SUAPP: Urban Affairs PhD Program - The Urban Affairs PhD program will waive the GRE requirement for Summer and Fall 2023 applicants. However, these scores may be submitted to support the application.
- World Languages and Literatures - The Department of World Languages and Literatures does not require GRE scores for their MA in Romance languages with a concentration in French and Spanish degree.
- The following business programs will allow GRE/GMAT waivers for Summer and Fall 2023
applicants who meet one of the four exemption criteria, which can be found here. If you have questions about whether you qualify, please contact the program coordinator.
- Online MBA
- Professional MBA
- MS in Information Systems (MSIS)
- The following programs will require GMAT/GRE scores for Spring 2023 admissions.
- MS in Accounting
- MA in Economics
- MSBA in Finance
- All Doctoral programs
- Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
- They have waived the requirement for the GRE in the Ph.D. musicology program. None of their other programs require the GRE.
- Department of Architecture
- The Department of Architecture is waiving the GRE requirement for Master of Architecture applicants applying for Summer or Fall 2023.
- Department of Art
- GRE will be required for all future applicants for the MA in Art History.
- Department of Communication and Film
- The Department of Communication and Film will permanently waive GRE requirements.
- Department of Journalism & Strategic Media
- The Department of Journalism and Strategic Media will waive GRE requirements for all future admission cycles.
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders will require GRE scores for Summer and Fall 2023 admission.
- The following Masters of Science (MS) programs offered by the College of Education’s
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department will waive GRE scores until further
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Early Childhood
- Elementary Education
- Instruction and Curriculum
- Instructional Design & Technology
- Literacy Education
- Secondary Program
- Special Education
- The Doctoral (EdD) Programs offered College of Education’s Instruction and Curriculum
Leadership Department will waive GRE scores until further notice:
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Early Childhood Education
- Instruction and Curriculum
- Literacy Education
- Special Education
- The Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) masters and doctoral programs will require GRE scores for admission.
- The Leadership Department (which includes EdD Higher & Adult Education, EdD Leadership & Policy Studies and MS Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) has decided to waive the GRE permanently.
- The Master of Art in Teaching (MAT) Programs do not require the GRE for admission.
- The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research (CEPR) is comprised
of the following programs:
- Counseling (Masters and PhD)
- Counseling Psychology (PhD)
- Educational Psychology and Research (Masters and PhD)
- All masters and doctoral programs in the CEPR Department require the GRE except for the MS in EDPR program which is continuing to waive their GRE requirement.
- For MS applicants not seeking a graduate assistantship, the Herff College will waive
the GRE requirements for Fall 2023 applicants to the following programs:
- MS Electrical and Computer Engineering
- MS Engineering Management
- MS Engineering Technology
- Applicants to the PhD program and all other MS program applicants (MS Biomedical Engineering, MS Civil Engineering and MS Mechanical Engineering) must provide GRE scores.
- The College of Health Sciences will waive the GRE requirement (it is optional) for admission to their respective graduate programs except for the Clinical Nutrition concentration.
- The following Nutrition concentrations will waive the GRE requirement:
- Environmental Nutrition
- Nutrition Science
- The following Health Studies concentrations will waive the GRE requirement:
- Exercise Nutrition
- Exercise, Sport & Movement Sciences
- Health Promotion
- Physical Education Teacher Education
- The following Applied Physiology & Neuromechanics Ph.D. concentrations will waive
the GRE requirement:
- Applied Physiology & Nutrition
- Applied Biomechanics
- The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management does not require a GRE for their graduate programs. They consider the holistic application of the student including GPA, references, resume/experience, and a statement of interest. They do review GRE scores if a student has them, but they do not require the students to have taken the GRE to be accepted in their programs.
- Nursing does not require GRE scores for their programs. They only have a GRE requirement for the Nursing Ph.D. program if GPA scores are not available. These situations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The law school is still requiring the LSAT.
- The College of Professional & Liberal Studies does not require GRE scores.
We are pleased to confirm that all the graduate programs in the School of Public Health will extend their waiver of the GRE requirement for applicants applying for the Summer and Fall 2023 semesters.
- The graduate programs include:
- Master of Public Health (MPH)
- Master of Health Administration (MHA)
- Master of Science in Biostatistics (MS Biostatistics)
- PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences
- (Note that the PhD in Health Systems and Policy is not accepting applications.)
Last Updated July 2022