COVID-19 Test Score Waivers

 

In response to COVID-19, the Auburn University Graduate School has made temporary changes to testing requirements through Fall 2021.  Please see the appropriate section below for details (subject to change based on departmental requirements).

GRE/GMAT Testing

Contact the Graduate Program Officer (GPO) for the program of interest for specific details. A full list of Auburn University Graduate Programs with contact information for the GPOs can be found at http://graduate.auburn.edu/prospective-students/areas-of-study/.

Programs waiving the GRE/GMAT test score requirement:

  • Aerospace Engineering MS, MAE, PhD
    • Note – GRE score submission is optional.  Test scores are accepted but not required.
  • Agricultural Economics MS, MAg
  • Agriscience Education MEd, MS, EdS
  • Animal Sciences MS, MAg, PhD
  • Applied Economics, Forestry and Wildlife Sciences PhD
  • Applied Economics, Liberal Arts PhD
    • Note – Submission of GRE score is strongly encouraged.
  • Applied Mathematics MS, MAM
  • Biological Sciences MS, PhD
  • Biomedical Sciences MS, PhD
  • Biosystems Engineering MS, PhD
  • Building Science MBC
    • Note – GRE waived through Fall 2021 for applicants with undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher. For applicants that do not meet this requirement, decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Business, Management Concentration PhD
  • Business/Marketing Education MEd, MS, EdS
  • Career & Technical Education PhD
  • Chemical Engineering MS, PhD
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry MS, PhD
  • Child Life MS
  • Clinical Psychology MS, PhD
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology PhD
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering MS, PhD
  • Counseling Psychology PhD
  • Counselor Education PhD
  • Crop, Soil and Environmental Science MS, MAg, PhD
  • Cybersecurity Engineering MSCE
  • Data Science and Engineering – Data Engineering Option MS
  • Data Science and Engineering – Data Science Option MS
  • Early Childhood Education MEd, MS, EdS, PhD
  • Educational Psychology PhD
    • Note – GRE score submission is optional.  Test scores are accepted but not required.
  • Educational Research Measurement Evaluation MS
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering MS, PhD
    • Note – Submission of GRE score is encouraged. Applications that have no scores will also be evaluated.
  • Elementary Education MEd, MS, EdS, PhD
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages MEd, MS
  • English Language Arts Education MEd, MS, EdS, PhD
  • English MA, PhD
  • Entomology MS, MAg, PhD
  • Exercise Science MS
  • Food Science MS, MAg, PhD
  • Foreign Language Education MEd, MS, EdS
  • Forestry MS
  • Forestry and Wildlife Sciences PhD
  • Geosciences MS, PhD
  • History MA, PhD
  • Hospitality Management MS, PhD
  • Human Development & Family Studies MS, PhD
  • Industrial & Organizational Psychology PhD
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering PhD
  • Kinesiology PhD
  • Marriage and Family Therapy MS
  • Materials Engineering MS, PhD
  • Mathematics MS, PhD
  • Mathematics Education MEd, EdS, PhD
  • Music Education MEd, EdS, MS, PhD
  • Natural Resources MS, MNR
  • Nutrition MS, PhD
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences MS, PhD
    • Note – Applicants who have a GRE score should submit it.
  • Physical Activity and Health MS
  • Physical Education Teacher Education MS, PhD
  • Physics MS, PhD
    • Note – Submission of GRE scores for international applicants is encouraged. Applications that have no scores will also be evaluated.
  • Plant Pathology MS, MAg, PhD
  • Poultry Science MS, MAg, PhD
  • Probability and Statistics MPS
  • Psychology MS
  • Public Administration MPA
  • Social Studies Education MEd, MS, EdS, PhD
  • Social Work MSW
  • Special Education EdS, PhD
  • Statistics MS
  • Technical & Professional Communication MTPC
  • Wildlife Sciences MS

Programs not waiving the GRE/GMAT test score requirement:

  • Applied Economics, Agriculture PhD
  • Applied Economics, Liberal Arts PhD
  • Audiology AuD
  • Communication MA
  • Communication Disorders MS
  • Economics MS
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering MS, MISE
  • Public Administration & Public Policy PhD
  • Reading Education MEd, MS, PhD
  • Science Education MEd, MS, EdS, PhD

Special Notes:

  • The Entomology MS, MAg and PhD programs do not require the GRE, but do leave the overall requirement up to the individual Principal Investigator
  • For applicants who are having difficulties submitting test scores for the Consumer and Design Sciences MS and PhD programs; CADS asks applicants to submit an academic writing sample instead (e.g., English written thesis, conference proceeding paper, journal article, final research paper from courses you have taken). The academic writing sample should be the applicant’s own work. If submitting a writing sample that is co-authored with someone, the applicant should have put at least 50% of effort to that work.
  • While the GRE is required as an evaluation tool, the Mechanical Engineering MS and PhD programs will use flexibility regarding submission deadline, conditional admission and cut-off limits.
  • The GMAT is not required for applicants to the Accountancy Online MAcc. The GMAT is optional but recommended for AU undergraduates for the campus MAcc program and required for non-AU students.
  • For the Fall 2021 admission cycle, the Full-Time MBA, Online MBA, MS Finance, and MS Information Systems programs will waive the GMAT test score requirement for applicants who meet established criteria. Please visit harbert.auburn.edu for more information.
  • The Executive MBA, Physicians Executive MBA and Master of Real Estate Development programs do not require the GMAT.
  • For specific questions regarding your program of interest, contact the Graduate Program Officer (GPO). A full list of Auburn University Graduate Programs with contact information for the GPOs can be found at http://graduate.auburn.edu/prospective-students/areas-of-study/.

Language Tests

International applicants required to submit a language test score are now offered alternative means of certifying their English proficiency.

International applicants now have the option to take the Duolingo English Test (englishtest.duolingo.com). To qualify for admission, applicants must score 110 or above. This change applies to most graduate programs for the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 admissions periods.

ETS has also created the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition to meet the needs of students who are unable to take the test in a test center due to COVID-19. The test is taken on your own computer at home and is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the TOEFL iBT test taken at a test center. Visit https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/ for more information.

Last modified: October 23, 2020