Graduate Studies

Office of Graduate Studies
USF St. Petersburg Bay 204
140 Seventh Avenue South,
St. Petersburg Florida 33701
Phone: 727-873-4567
Fax: 727-873-4889

Maintained by D. Knudsen.
Last updated 6/15/11

 

Test Scores

GRE (Graduate Record Examination):
http://www.gre.org

All applicants to programs requiring the GRE* must submit GRE test scores earned within five (5) years of the desired term of entry.  Official scores must be submitted to USF directly from the Educational Testing Service.  However, applicants may provide unofficial copies of their test scores to expedite the processing of their applications. Any offer of admission based on unofficial scores will not be finalized until official scores from ETS are received. The institution code for USF is 5828 and applies to all tests administered by ETS. 

*The GRE requirement may be waived at the discretion of individual graduate programs. Please contact your program of interest directly for additional information.

GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test):  http://www.gmac.com

Applicants to programs in the College of Business should submit GMAT** scores earned within five (5) years of the desired term of entry.  Official scores must be submitted to USF directly from the Pearson VUE Testing Service.  However, applicants may provide unofficial copies of their test scores to expedite the processing of their applications. Any offer of admission based on unofficial scores will not be finalized until official scores from Pearson VUE are received. The following is the institution code for USF St. Petersburg administered by Pearson VUE:

VP9-M4-25  M.B.A., USF St. Petersburg

**Applicants may not be required to submit a GMAT score if they have taken the GRE within five (5) years of the desired term of entry.  Please contact the USF St. Petersburg MBA office directly for additional information.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): http://www.ets.org/toefl

Applicants whose native language is not English or who have not earned a degree in the United States must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting TOEFL scores earned within two (2) years of the desired term of entry. A minimum total score of 79 on the internet-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 550 on the paper-based test is required for admission to a graduate program. Applications submitted with TOEFL scores that do not meet the minimum requirements will be denied.

The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant meets one of the following conditions:

  • The applicant’s native language is English, or
  • Has scored 500 or higher on the GRE Verbal Test, or
  • Has earned a college degree at a U.S. institution of higher learning, or
  • Has earned a college degree from an institution whose language of instruction is English (must be noted on the transcript), or
  • Has scored 6.5 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS) http://www.ielts.org/

NOTE: International students whose native language is not English and who want to be considered for a teaching assistantship must show proficiency in spoken English even if their TOEFL has been waived for admission to a graduate program.  A minimum score of 26 on the spoken portion of the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or 50 on the SPEAK test administered through INTO-USF is required.

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