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 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 3.0
- An earned Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations from Bridgewater State University with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and no course grade below a B-.
The GRE will be waived for applicants who meet any one of the following criteria:
- Have earned, or are completing, an undergraduate degree from Bridgewater State University
- Have earned, or are completing, an undergraduate degree in Computer Science
- Have earned, or are completing, an undergraduate degree in any major with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
- Were previously enrolled in the MS in Computer Science program and are applying for readmission.
- Have earned an undergraduate degree outside Bridgewater State University and have completed COMP-151 and COMP-152 at Bridgewater State University and earned a grade of B or better in both courses.
- If undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0, applicant shall either submit GRE scores or complete a low GPA remedy. There is one exception to this rule: if candidate holds a Master’s degree, no further action required
- If undergraduate GPA is 2.80-2.99, a combined GRE of 291 is required
- If undergraduate GPA is 2.50-2.79, a combined GRE of 292 is required
- Low GPA remedy: If undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0 and applicant does not submit GRE scores, if they complete any two (2) of the following courses and earn a grade of B or above, they will be considered for admission