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GRE/GMAT Waivers

Some graduate programs offer a GRE or GMAT waiver to specific applicants.  For eligibility requirements, view the details by clicking your program of interest below.  If a program is not listed below, a GRE or GMAT waiver is not applicable.

Applicants to the MSA degree program who meet certain provisions will be considered for admission without submitting a GMAT score. If, upon review, the applicant is considered admissible without a GMAT score, that requirement will be waived. The following provisions qualify an applicant to be considered for the GMAT waiver:

  • An advanced degree (e.g. master’s, doctorate, JD, etc.) in a specialized business field, economics, law or related field, or in a discipline involving a significant quantitative component (e.g. engineering, science, statistics).
  • CPA, CMA, CFA or CFM certification.
  • Candidates graduating with an undergraduate degree in accounting from Bridgewater State University may be eligible to waive the GMAT requirement, providing that they graduate with a minimum overall GPA of 3.20; minimum GPA within the ACFI major of 3.20 (or waived by the department if student is not an ACFI accounting major); and earned no more than one ACFI course grade lower than a B-.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a GMAT score from an applicant even if these conditions are met.

Download a copy of the GMAT waiver request

Applicants may be eligible for a GRE waiver if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited college or university.

Applicants may be eligible for a GRE or GMAT waiver if they possess one of the following:

  • An advanced degree (e.g. master’s, doctorate, JD, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A professional business – related certificate or license issued in the United States that requires a test of field-specific knowledge, work experience, and at least a baccalaureate degree (e.g. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
  • An earned undergraduate degree within the last 10 years from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.2+. Degree field must have included a significant amount of coursework in business, mathematics or quantitative analysis.
  • An earned undergraduate degree within the last 10 years from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0+, a minimum of five (5) years of professional (non-– clerical, non– support) managerial work experience including supervisory roles, with increasing responsibility during that period. Degree fields considered must have included a significant amount of coursework in business, mathematics or quantitative analysis
  • An earned Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations from Bridgewater State University with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and no course grade below a B-.
An applicant may be eligible for a GRE waiver if they are a current Bridgewater State University College of Math and Science undergraduate senior or recent alumni of these programs (three years or fewer) and have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher. All other majors must submit a GRE test score.
Applicants are eligible a GRE waiver if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited college or university.
Applicants are eligible for a GRE waiver if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited college or university.
Applicants may be eligible for a GRE waiver if they are a current BSU undergraduate senior majoring in History, or recent BSU alumni (three years or fewer) who graduated with their history degree from BSU and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. If both of these criteria are met, the GRE requirement will be waived as an admissions requirement for the individual.
Applicants coming from any and all majors are eligible for a GRE waiver if they are a current BSU undergraduate senior or recent BSU alumni (three years or fewer) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. If both of these criteria are met, the GRE requirement will be waived as an admissions requirement for the individual.
Applicants are eligible a GRE waiver if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited college or university.
Applicants are eligible for a GRE waiver if they are a current BSU undergraduate senior majoring in Psychology, or recent BSU alumni (three years or fewer) who graduated with their Psychology degree from BSU and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. If both of these criteria are met, the GRE requirement will be waived as an admissions requirement for the individual.
Applicants are eligible for a GRE waiver if they are a current BSU undergraduate senior or recent BSU alumni (three years or fewer) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher as well as a 3.5 GPA or higher in their Political Science major. Further, they must have successfully completed POLI 279- Introduction to Public Administration (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of “B”. If these criteria are met, the GRE requirement will be waived as an admissions requirement for the individual.
Applicants are eligible for the GRE waiver if they are a current BSU undergraduate senior or recent BSU alumni (five years or fewer) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. If both of these criteria are met, the GRE requirement will be waived as an admissions requirement for the individual.
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