Graduate Admissions Testing

  • Graduate school applicants may be required to submit valid test scores to be considered for admission, depending on the program. International graduate student applicants are required to submit TOEFL/IELTS test scores.

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

    The following graduate programs at Minnesota State University Moorhead require scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) prior to reviewing applications for admission:

    • Master of Business Administration: Required of all applicants; preferred minimum score of 450; only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old. GMAT Waiver and substitution of GRE requirements.
    • Master of Business Administration with Healthcare Management: Required of all applicants; preferred minimum score of 450; only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old. GMAT Waiver and substitution of GRE requirements.
    • Master of Science in Accounting and Finance: All applicants that do not meet the 3.0 GPA admission requirement must take the GMAT and earn a score of at least 450 to be considered for a provisional admission; only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old.
        

    Test takers should be aware of the country specific scheduling requirements for the GMAT exam. Students may register for the GMAT exam online, by phone, by mail, or by fax. Information on registering for the test and the location of testing centers can be viewed online at mba.com. Available time slots change continuously based on capacity and ongoing registration.

    GMAT testing is available at the following testing cite in Fargo, North Dakota. The fee for the test is $250.00. Contact information for the testing cite:

    Pearson Professional Centers
    3170 43rd St. S.
    Fargo, N D 58104
    701.281.6127

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

    The following graduate programs at Minnesota State University Moorhead require scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prior to reviewing applications for admission:

    • Master of Science in School Psychology: Verbal and quantitative portions combined score of 300 is recommended; only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old.
    • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology: Only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old.
        

    The GRE Information and Registration Bulletin provides information about the GRE test, the policies and procedures for taking the test, and GRE services and publications. This booklet, information on registering for the test and the location of testing centers can be viewed online at ets.org/gre.

    The computerized GRE General Test is available at the following testing cite. The fee for the test is $195.00 More information on how to pay and scheduling can be found online at gre.org. Alternate foreign and U.S. testing centers are listed on the GRE website. Contact information for the testing cite:

    Prometric Testing Center
    901 28th St. S.
    Fargo, ND 58103
    701.356.9000

    The Paseka School of Business prefers a minimum GMAT score of 500, but applications are considered holistically for scores between 450 and 500. Only official scores can be accepted, and scores must be no more than 5 years old.

    Waiver Consideration

    Waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed. The GMAT Waiver Request Form should be completed by any applicant who meets all components of one (or more) of the following eligibility requirements:

    1. Previously awarded graduate degree from an accredited institutions;
    2. Professional certifications, including CPA, CFA, and CMA;
    3. Bachelor’s degree in a business discipline from an AACSB, MABA, or EQUIS accredited institution with a cumulative GPA greater than 3.5;
    4. Completing 9 credits of core MBA courses at MSUM as a non-admitted student with a 4.0 GPA;
    5. Completion of the 6 courses in the 18 Online program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

    GRE Substitution

    Beginning with admissions for Spring 2019, applicants may alternatively submit GRE scores. The 130–170 GRE Score Scale will be converted to a predicted GMAT score using the converter available on Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.