Our Response to COVID-19: Approved Programs with Admission Test Waivers

Below are programs temporarily waiving the GRE, GMAT, and other admission test requirements for Spring 2021 applications. 

This waiver is not guaranteed for semesters after spring 2021. Programs continue to be added to this page; please return to this site frequently for the most up-to-date information. There may be additional requirements that must be met to be eligible for the waiver.

You may find additional information for these and other programs on our Degrees and Programs page.

Please check with your intended program to discuss all admissions requirements. 

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

MS

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Technology - Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technology - Occupational Health & Safety
  • Geosciences
  • Horse Science - Equine Education
  • Horse Science - Equine Physiology
  • Horse Science - Industry Management
  • Mathematics - Actuarial & Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics - General Mathematics
  • Mathematics - Industrial Mathematics
  • Mathematics - Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics - Research Preparation
  • Professional Science - Actuarial Sciences
  • Professional Science - Biostatistics
  • Professional Science - Biotechnology
  • Professional Science - Engineering Management
  • Professional Science - Fermentation Sciences
  • Professional Science - Health Care Informatics

PHD

  • Computational Science

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

MCJ

  • Criminal Justice Administration*

MPH

  • Public Health - Community Health
  • Public Health - Physical Activity

MSW

  • Social Work - Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice*

 

College of Business

To qualify for the waiver, the College of Business requires a GPA of 3.0 or above, GPA of 2.75 plus 5-years professional experience, or a previous graduate or professional degree. 

MA

  • Economics

MACC

  • Accounting

MBA

  • Business Administration - Concrete Industry Management (requires 3-years Concrete Industry experience)
  • Business Administration - Healthcare Management
  • Business Administration - Music Business

MS

  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems - Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Information Systems - Information Security & Assurance
  • Information Systems - IT Project Management
  • Management - Organizational Leadership Management
  • Management - Supply Chain Management

College of Education

Applicants are still required to separately meet the admissions criteria to the MTSU’s teacher education program, if applicable.

EDD

  • Assessment, Learning, and Student Success - Higher Education
  • Assessment, Learning, and Student Success - School Improvement

EDS     

  • Administration & Supervision - Higher Education
  • Curriculum & Instruction - Culture, Cognition, and the Learning Process (Master's degree required)
  • Professional Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (GPA must be 3.0 or higher for waiver eligibility.)
  • Professional Counseling - School Counseling (GPA must be 3.0 or higher for waiver eligibility.)

MED

  • Administration & Supervision - Agricultural Education Leadership
  • Administration & Supervision - Higher Education
  • Curriculum & Instruction - Non Licensure Online
  • Curriculum & Instruction - Secondary Education Licensure Path
  • Literacy 
  • Special Education - Mildly/Moderately Disabled Students
  • Special Education - Severely/Profoundly Disabled Students

MLS

  • Library Science*

College of Liberal Arts

MA

  • English
  • History*
  • History - Public History*
  • International Affairs
  • Liberal Arts*
  • Sociology (If applying for a GA position, the GRE is recommended)

MAT

  • Foreign Languages - French
  • Foreign Languages - German
  • Foreign Languages - Spanish

MM

  • Music - Collaborative Piano Specialization*
  • Music - Conducting Specialization*
  • Music - Jazz Studies Specialization*
  • Music - Music Composition for Contemporary Media Specialization*
  • Music - Music Composition Specialization*
  • Music - Music Education Specialization*
  • Music - Musicology Specialization*
  • Music - Performance Specialization*

PHD

  • English
  • Public History*

College of Media and Entertainment

MS

  • Media and Communication

University College

Portfolio is required.

MPS

  • Professional Studies - Human Resources Leadership
  • Professional Studies - Leadership in Nutrition
  • Professional Studies - Strategic Leadership
  • Professional Studies - Training and Development

 

 *GRE/GMAT scores nor a waiver are required for acceptance into these programs.