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If a student has taken the GRE or GMAT within the past five years and received acceptable scores, or has an earned Ph.D., JD or MD, they will not be required to take the assessments. No other exemptions are granted for graduate students.

All other students entering the following College of Management graduate programs:

  • Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS),
  • Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration (MPNA) or
  • graduate certificate programs

are required to take Metropolitan State University's paper/pencil graduate assessment exam in math and writing. Click on Testing Schedule on the right and make an appointment by either calling 651-793-1538 or sending an email to Placement.Assessment@metrostate.edu. Please remember to identify that you are taking the graduate assessment for the MMIS, MPNA or certificate program.  A "Test Permit" is required when checking in. Results will be sent to the Graduate Office.

Processing time for the exam is about two to three weeks because essays will be mailed to outside evaluators every other week.

To be fully admitted to these programs, students must complete, with a grade of "B" or higher, any coursework required as a result of the assessment scores.

Requests for special accommodations should be directed to Disability Services at 651-793-1540 or 793-1539 (voice) or 772-7687 (TDD). Accommodation requests must be submitted at least one week prior to the intended assessment date.

To request accommodations for special needs other than disabilities, call Placement Assessment at 651-793-1537 or email Baorong.Li@metrostate.edu. Accommodation requests must be submitted at least one week prior to the intended assessment date.

International Students

If you are currently living outside the United States and planning to pursue your studies here under an F-1 visa, then you must take either the GMAT or GRE exams and have those scores submitted to Metropolitan State University before we can consider your admission to graduate school. F-1 student visas are not issued for certificate programs.

If you have any questions, contact the College of Management Graduate Admissions Advisor at 612-659-7258.

To request accommodations for a disability, students call the Disability Services at 651-793-1540 or 651-772-7581 (TTY).



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