Graduate Admissions Exams
Some graduate programs require certain scores on a specific standardized test.
- Management (M.S.M.) - Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
- M.A.T., M.A.Ed., M.Ed. - Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
- Music - No standardized entry test is required
- Nursing - No standardized entry test is required
- Professional Studies - Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required unless you have five years of professional experience. If you have five years of professional experience, you may submit a portfolio in lieu of GRE scores.
- All other programs - Graduate Record Examination (GRE). APSU code for GRE is 1028.
Applicants who have earned a master's degree - OR - who have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better (both degrees from a regionally accredited college/university) may request an exemption from submitting entrance examination scores for departmental admission consideration to the College of Graduate Studies. *NOTE: CHECK GRADUATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS TO VERIFY DEPARTMENTAL GUIDELINES GOVERNING WAIVER REQUESTS.
The Academic Support Center at APSU offers affordable test prep options for the GRE and the GMAT. Please visit the Academic Support Center page for more information on this helpful service.
If you reside near campus, you may take the test at Prometric Test Center, located at 220 Forbes Avenue just one block from APSU. To schedule a test click the link above and find a test center closest to you (have a card ready for payment). Call (931) 647-2003 for any other questions regarding the test. APSU code for GRE is 1028.
For local applicants, the nearest testing center is Pearson Professional Center, located in Nashville. Call (615) 255-8672.
NOTE: When registering to test, you must use the name that is an exact match to the name on your photo I.D. You must present your photo I.D. to be admitted for the test. If the name on your application is not identical to the name on your photo I.D., you will NOT be admitted. For international students, the passport is the ONLY acceptable form of identification.
The MAT is offered at the APSU Testing Center.
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