Which Programs Require Admission Test Scores (GRE/GMAT)?

The following programs require admission test scores as part of the application package. If your prospective program is not listed here, an admission test score is not required for admission.

College of Arts and Sciences

    • Political Science PhD (GRE > = 300)
    • Political Science MA (GRE >= 300 starting with spring 2023 applications)
    • Speech Language Pathology MS (GRE required)

Culverhouse College of Business

    • Accounting MMA (waived in some cases, including if GPA >= 3.25 out of 4)
    • Accounting PhD (GMAT >= 660 required)
    • Applied Statistics MS (GRE >= 305 with a quantitative score >= 155)
    • Applied Statistics PhD (GRE >= 310 with a quantitative score >= 160)
    • Business Administration MBA (GRE >= 300 or GMAT >= 500; EMBA does not require a test score)
    • Business Analytics MSBA (GRE or GMAT >= 60th percentile)
    • Economics MA (GRE with >= 160 quantitative and >= 155 verbal score)
    • Economics PhD (GRE with >= 160 quantitative and >= 155 verbal score)
    • Finance MS (GMAT >= 640 or GRE >= 320)
    • Finance PhD (GMAT >= 640 or GRE >= 320)
    • Management MA (GRE >= 300 or GMAT >= 500)
    • Management PhD (GRE required)
    • Management Information Systems MS (GRE >= 307 or GMAT >= 580)
    • Marketing MS (GRE >= 300 or GMAT >= 550)
    • Marketing PhD (GRE >= 300 or GMAT >= 550)
    • Operations Management MS (GRE >= 307 or GMAT >= 580)
    • Tax Accounting MTA (waived in some cases, including if GPA >= 3.25 out of 4)

College of Education

    • Educational Research PhD (GRE with >= 140 quantitative and >= 140 verbal score)
    • Kinesiology MA (GRE required for Exercise Science area of focus only)
    • Kinesiology PhD (GRE required for Exercise Science area of focus only)
    • Special Education PhD (GRE >= 300)

College of Human Environmental Science

    • Health Education and Promotion PhD (GRE required)
    • Human Nutrition PhD (GRE >= 300 required if an applicant has either a GPA <=3.5 out of 4 or no Master’s degree)

Language Scores (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE)

All non-native English speakers (domestic and international) must submit an English language test score (please see our International Admissions page for more details):

TOEFL ≥ 79
IELTS (including IELTS Indicator) ≥ 6.5
PTE ≥ 59

NOTE: The University of Alabama Graduate School accepts super-scores (such as a TOEFL MyBest™ score).

Duolingo Scores:

In response to COVID-19, international applicants have the option to take the Duolingo English Test. To qualify for regular admission, applicants must score 105 or above.  This exam may be taken from any personal device, making it much more accessible for quarantined or self-quarantined students.

NOTE: Duolingo scores cannot be used for admission to the Marketing MS and Speech Language Pathology MS programs