Our Response to COVID-19: Approved Programs with GRE, GMAT Test Waivers


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

This waiver is not guaranteed for semesters after fall 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


  • Biology
  • Computer Science*
  • Engineering Technology - Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technology - Occupational Health & Safety
  • Mathematics - Actuarial & Financial Mathematics 
  • Mathematics - General Mathematics
  • Mathematics - Industrial Mathematics
  • Mathematics - Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics - Research Preparation 


  • Computational Science

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences


  • Psychology - Quantitative Psychology


  • Criminal Justice Administration*


  • Public Health - Community Health


  • Nursing - Advanced Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


  • Social Work - Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice*

College of Education

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


  • Curriculum and Instruction - Culture, Cognition, and the Learning Process
  • Professional Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above to receive waiver)


  • Administration and Supervision - Agriculture Education Leadership
  • Curriculum and Instruction - Educational Leadership (Letters of Recommendation Required)
  • Literacy
  • Special Education - Mildly/Moderately Disabled Students
  • Special Education - Severly/Profoundly Disabled Students


  • Library Science*

College of Liberal Arts


  • English
  • History*
  • History - Public History*
  • Liberal Arts*
  • Sociology 


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


  • 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*


  • Public History*

College of Media and Entertainment


  • Media and Communication

University College


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

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

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