by Global Opportunities Study Abroad Consultants
Every year thousands of candidates from all over the world appear for the GRE and the GMAT tests with the hope of seeking a better college and a better future. Not surprising though, not all are able to get through to the tests despite the best of intentions and efforts. As a result, often such candidates are left with few choices because of limited access to critical information on colleges and universities that may offer the courses of their interests without sacrificing much on quality and reward. In fact, a great many colleges and universities of repute don’t go through the conventional tried and tested approach of test scores but rather have their own selection criteria based on the past academic performance, industry experience, and relevance. Even in the most prestigious colleges and universities, GRE/GMAT test scores occupies roughly 1/3rd of the entire admission process. Thus to think that the world has ended because you aren’t able to clear one such test is to be nave. Preparation is the key and this article is intended to make you thus prepared for one such opportunity. 

Admission Requirements without GRE/GMAT test scores

  • Undergraduate GPA Minimum: Some US universities offer their Masters program for a minimum GPA in the range of 2.8 to 3.0. For science, engineering, and mathematics courses the GPA could be 3.25.
  • Professional Work Experience: There are universities in the US that offer courses under which candidates are assessed based on relevant work experience. Generally, the work experience should be of 3 to 5 years for treatment as criteria for selection of candidates without GRE/GMAT test scores.
  • Graduate Degree: There are graduate programs wherein GRE/GMAT scores aren’t required if a candidate holds another graduate degree. Nursing is one such program.
  • Masters Programs with No GRE/GMAT requirements
  • Executive MBA Programs: These are some of the finest and the most sophisticated in terms of strategic learning and industry application. Since the courses are only catered to working professionals who already have vast experience in their relevant fields of expertise, such programs don’t require any such test scores like of GRE or GMAT. The relevant work experience serves as reason enough to asses a candidate’s critical thinking skills and ability to assimilate the learning.
  • Professional Masters Degrees: There are professional courses that have their own criteria for selection. The criteria may include minimum cut-off scores in their own tests, relevant industry experience, or academic qualification, or a combination of them. Medical and law schools conduct their own tests and so GRE/GMAT isn’t required. Courses in tourism and hotel management, hospitality management, diploma and certificate courses in strong niche categories commonly don’t have any such requirement and also promises good career opportunities.
  • Online Masters Programs: Few universities even offer online masters courses in various fields like data science, pharmacy, economics and statistics, environment sciences without requiring any such test scores.

Mentioned below is a list of courses along with the names of colleges/universities wherein the GRE/GMAT scores are either not required or are optional.
  • MS Program in Advertising – Boston University, Emerson College
  • Masters in Business Administration – NYU Stern, Florida State University
  • MS in Computer Science – University of Illinois, Purdue University, John Hopkins
  • Masters in Education – Purdue University, UC Berkeley, John Hopkins
  • MS in Engineering – Illinois Institute of Technology, Mexico State University, Wayne State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, John Hopkins
  • MS in Hospitality Management – Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, NYU School of Professional Studies
  • Masters in Social Work – the University of Chicago, University of Washington, NYU Silver School of Social Work, Case Western Reserve
  • Masters in Public Health – California State University, Indiana University

For further details, you may also seek further information on the lists of courses from the list of universities and colleges mentioned below that don’t require GRE/GMAT scores

Purdue University, Rochester Institute of Technology, John Hopkins University, Walden University, Colorado Technical University, University of Southern California, Nova South Eastern University, American University, NYU School of Social Work, Boston University, Capella University
Masters programs USA that don’t require GRE/GMAT scores include

Nursing, Healthcare Informatics, Clinical Counselling, Cyber Security, Social Work, Fine Arts, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Executive MBA

The list is not exhaustive and further consultation is highly recommended.

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