Testing Requirements for Graduate & Post-Baccalaureates

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Some departments require new graduate students to take standardized test such as: General and/or Subject Test of the GRE, or GMAT, before admission. Other departments require a locally developed qualification exam. 

Note: It is recommended that applicants visit respective academic department webpages to confirm admissions criteria, such as the above Standardized Tests.

Required Admissions Tests

Program GRE
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership X7
M.S. in Accountancy X X
M.S. in Agriculture X1
Master of Architecture X10
M.S. in Biological Science X
Master of Business Administration X X
M.S. in Business Administration X X
M.S. in Chemistry X
M.S. in Computer Science
M.S. in Economics
M.A. in Education
M.S. in Electrical Engineering X3
M.S. in Engineering X3
M.S. in Engineering Management X3
M.S. in Hospitality Management X6 X
M.S. in Geological Sciences X11
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering X3
M.S. in Civil Engineering X3
M.A. in English
M.A. in History
Master in Landscape Architecture X4
Master of Interior Architecture X10
M.S. in Mathematics
M.S. in Kinesiology
M.S. in Psychology
Masters of Public Administration X9
M.S. in Regenerative Studies X5
Master of Urban and Regional Planning X8

1  GRE only required for Nutrition and Food Science Option; Sports Nutrition Option; Plant Science.
2   GRE general test score 1600 or higher.
3   GRE is required for applicants whose undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0 in upper division courses in math, science and engineering; or their undergraduate degree is from a non-ABET accredited curriculum.
4  Send scores directly to the Department of Landscape Architecture Graduate Programs by Feb. 15.
5   Under 3.0 undergraduate GPA degree awarded from a non-accredited university or college (includes foreign institutions) or if the applicant has not attended an accredited institution within the past seven years.
6  Either accepted; GMAT is highly recommended.
GRE general test score.
8   Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 must submit GRE results at the time of application.
9   Under 3.3 undergraduate GPA.
10  Recommended but not required.
11  GRE score in the 50th percentile or better on the verbal and quantitative components.

Note: Students who have passed the GWT in undergraduate status at Cal Poly Pomona will not be required to take the test again when they change to graduate status.