Required Tests

Required Tests

For most programs, The Graduate School requires all applicants take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) for Business student applicants before an application packet will be reviewed. Please check the program page to see if the test is required.  An unofficial copy of your scores may be used for your application packet. However, you must request that the Educational Testing Services send an official score report to the Graduate School (Institution Code 4489).

International Students

Applicants whose native language is not English, must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) scores to be admitted as a graduate nondegree or graduate degree seeking student. If the TOEFL score is below 550 (paper-based test), 80 (internet based test), the IELTS score is below 6.5 or the MELAB score is below 82, applicants may be admitted provisionally into a graduate program or as a graduate nondegree student and be required to complete English Language Institute (ELI) course(s) before they can take courses in their major. Scores cannot be lower than 525 on the TOEFL PBT, 70 on the TOEFL IBT or 6.0 on the IELTS for provisional admission. Applicants should consult with individual programs to see if there are higher standards for English proficiency in their chosen program.

Applicants who are graduates of English-speaking universities are not required to take the TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB, however, applicants must submit scores for the graduate administration test required by the program (i.e. GRE/GMAT). In some programs the TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores may substitute for GRE scores (check with the department).

UM Testing Center

The UM Testing Center is located in Lommasson Center 154.

Helpful Testing and Information Web sites

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Web Site
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Web Site
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Web Site
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS) Web Site
  • University of Montana Testing Services Web Site
  • Exam Focus - Provides free practice tests for all standardized tests - Web Site