What is an acceptable GPA or GRE score?

We do not have a minimum GRE score requirement. The average GRE score of applicants admitted to the program varies from year to year, depending on the pool of applications received. While we consider many elements of an applicant's background when making admission decisions, it is important that applicants have a competitive GRE score.

We realize there are certain limitations with standardized tests like the GRE; however, the GRE gives us a very important comparison among applicants from different schools and majors. Therefore, we encourage you to prepare for the exam, take it as early as possible, and retake it if you do not score competitively.

We expect a minimum GPA of 3.0 but occasionally will make exceptions for extremely special circumstances. We do a whole-file review and consider all aspects of the application. The University's Graduate School requires a 2.75 GPA for entry into a master's program.

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