GRE/GMAT Score Waivers

​An advanced degree from Suffolk University is a powerful tool for meeting your goals, whether you seek personal achievement, increased earning potential, or a career change or promotion.​ Many of our graduate programs accept applications without requiring GMAT/GRE scores. Find out if your program of choice is one of them below.

College of Arts & Sciences

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are not required for the following programs:

  • MEd Administration of Higher Education
  • MA Applied Politics
  • MA Communication
  • MS Crime & Justice Studies
  • MA Global Public Politics
  • MA Graphic Design
  • MA Interior Architecture
  • MS Medical Dosimetry
  • Post-Baccalaureate RadiationTherapy

MEd Administration of Higher Education 

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are not required.

PhD Applied Developmental Psychology

GRE General test required of all applicants. The most competitive doctoral candidates will have scores in the 50th percentile or better in all subsections. The GRE Psychology Subject test is not required.

MA Applied Politics

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are not required.

PhD Clinical Psychology

GRE General test required of all applicants. The most competitive doctoral candidates will have scores in the 50th percentile or better in all subsections. The GRE Psychology Subject test is not required.

MA Communication

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are not required.

MS Crime & Justice Studies

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are not required. 

MA Graphic Design

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are not required.

MA Global Public Policy

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are not required.

MA Interior Architecture

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are not required.

MS Medical Dosimetry

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are not required.

MS Mental Health Counseling

A GRE is required. You may be eligible for a waiver if:

  • You have graduated from an accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or above (out of 4.0), or from Suffolk University with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above 

Post-Baccalaureate Radiation Therapy

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are not required.

Sawyer Business School

GRE/GMAT scores are not required for the following programs:

  • MBA
  • EMBA
  • MHA
  • MMS
  • MSA (for fall 2019 applications and later)
  • MST (for Fall 2019 applications and later)

Students are welcome to submit test scores to strengthen their application, and test scores submitted will be considered in the admission decision process. 

MS Accounting (MSA)

GRE/GMAT scores are not required for applicants who wish to matriculate in fall 2019 or later. 

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

GRE/GMAT scores are not required for applicants who wish to matriculate in fall 2019 or later. 

MS Business Analytics (MSBA)

No testing required if you meet one of the criteria below:

  • You have passed the CPA exam (Documentation is required)
  • You have passed Level 1 of the CFA exam (Documentation is required)
  • You have passed Level 1 of the FRM exam (Documentation is required)
  • You are a second-semester senior and undergraduate business student or economics major at a U.S. institution with at least a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (4+1 program; recent graduates also considered)
  • You have at least a 3.4 cumulative undergraduate GPA and two years of relevant full-time professional work experience -OR- at least a 3.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA and four years of relevant full-time professional work experience -OR- at least a 3.2 cumulative undergraduate GPA and six years of relevant full-time professional work experience (Suffolk Gold)
  • You have graduated with an MBA, MSF, MSA, or MST from an AACSB-accredited business school
  • You have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics 

Executive MBA (EMBA)

GRE/GMAT scores are not required.

MS Finance (MSF)

No testing required if you meet one of the criteria below:

  • You have passed the CPA exam (Documentation is required)
  • You have passed Level 1 of the CFA exam (Documentation is required)
  • You have passed Level 1 of the FRM exam (Documentation is required)
  • You are a second-semester senior and undergraduate business student or economics major at a U.S. institution with at least a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (4+1 program; recent graduates also considered)
  • You have at least a 3.4 cumulative undergraduate GPA and two years of relevant full-time professional work experience -OR- at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA and four years of relevant full-time professional work experience -OR- at least a 3.2 cumulative undergraduate GPA and six years of relevant full-time professional work experience (Suffolk Gold)
  • You’re a graduate of an ABA-approved law school (Documentation of LSAT is required)
  • You have graduated with an MBA, MSA, MSBA, or MST from an AACSB-accredited business school
  • You have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Finance OR Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance OR Graduate Certificate in Financial Services & Banking OR Graduate Certificate in Investments OR Graduate Certificate in Risk Management with a 3.3 or better

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

GRE/GMAT scores are not required for applicants who wish to matriculate in fall 2019 or later.

MS Marketing (MSM)

No testing required if you meet one of the criteria below:

  • You have passed the CPA exam (Documentation is required)
  • You have passed Level 1 of the CFA exam (Documentation is required)
  • You have passed Level 1 of the FRM exam (Documentation is required)
  • You are a second-semester senior and undergraduate business student or anthropology, economics, government, psychology or sociology major at a U.S. institution with at least a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (Recent graduates also considered)
  • You have at least a 3.4 cumulative undergraduate GPA and two years of relevant full-time professional work experience -OR- at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA and four years of relevant full-time professional work experience -OR- at least a 3.2 cumulative undergraduate GPA and six years of relevant full-time professional work experience (Suffolk Gold)
  • You’re a graduate of an ABA-approved law school
  • You have graduated with an MBA, MSA, MSF, MSBA, or MST from an AACSB-accredited business school
  • You have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Marketing or a Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics

Master of Management Studies (MMS)

GRE/GMAT scores are not required for applicants who wish to matriculate in fall 2019 or later.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

No testing required if you meet one of the criteria below:

  • You have at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA -OR- more than three years of relevant work experience
  • You have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management OR Graduate Certificate in State and Local Government with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better.

MS Taxation (MST)

GRE/GMAT scores are not required for applicants who wish to matriculate in fall 2019 or later.

Dual-degree programs

Applicants must meet the admission criteria for both programs. Mental Health Counseling dual degree programs follow the test requirements for the MS in Mental Health Counseling. All Finance, Marketing, and Business Analytics dual degree programs require testing. Visit the page associated with your program of interest for more detailed information. 

For further questions about GRE/GMAT/MAT waiver requirements, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission.