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The College of Graduate Studies at Middle Tennessee State University is one of the fastest-growing graduate schools in Tennessee and is also heavily focused on our student successes, research opportunities, and life-changing career outcomes for our students. Employers all over the state and region continue to hire qualified graduate students from MTSU for their expansive knowledge, motivated drive, and research-based problem-solving abilities.

Summer & Fall 2022

Approved Programs with GRE, GMAT Test Waivers

Below are programs temporarily waiving the GRE, GMAT, and other admission test requirements for applications during the 2021-2022 academic year. 

This waiver is not guaranteed for semesters after Fall 2022. Programs continue to be added to this page; please return to this site frequently for the most up-to-date information. There may be additional requirements that must be met to be eligible for the waiver. 

You may find additional information for these and other programs on our Degrees and Programs page. Note: Program Entrances Vary. Visit a program's website for admission deadlines. 

Please check with your intended program to discuss all admissions requirements. 

College of Basic and Applied Sciences


  • Computer Science*
  • Engineering Technology - Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technology - Occupational Health & Safety
  • Mathematics - Actuarial & Financial Mathematics 
  • Mathematics - General Mathematics
  • Mathematics - Industrial Mathematics
  • Mathematics - Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics - Research Preparation 
  • Professional Science - Actuarial Sciences
  • Professional Science - Biostatistics
  • Professional Science - Biotechnology
  • Professional Science - Engineering Management
  • Professional Science - Fermentation Science
  • Professional Science - Health Care Informatics

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences



  • Public Health - Community Health


  • Criminal Justice Administration*


  • Leisure and Sport Management - Recreation & Leisure Services
  • Leisure and Sport Management - Sports Industry


  • Social Work - Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice*

College of Education


  • Assessment, Learning, and Student Success - Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement*
  • Assessment, Learning, and Student Success - Higher Education*


  • Administration and Supervision - Higher Education
  • Professional Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling     GPA must be 3.0 or above to apply waiver
  • Professional Counseling - School Counseling     GPA must be 3.0 or above to apply waiver


  • Administration and Supervision - Agricultural Education Leadership
  • Administration and Supervision - Higher Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction - Non Licensure
  • Literacy
  • Special Education - Special Education Comprehensive
  • Special Education - Special Education Interventionist 


  • Library Science*

College of Liberal Arts


  • English*
  • History*
  • HIstory - Public History*
  • International Affairs*
  • Liberal Arts
  • Sociology


  • Foreign Languages - French
  • Foreign Languages - German
  • Foreign Languages - Spanish


  • Music - Collaborative Piano Specialization*
  • Music - Conducting Specialization*
  • Music - Jazz Studies Specialization*
  • Music - Music Composition for Contemporary Media Specialization*
  • Music - Music Composition Specialization*
  • Music - Music Education Specialization*
  • Music - Musicology Specialization*
  • Music - Performance Specialization*


  • Public History*

College of Media & Communication


  • Media & Communication

University College


  • Professional Studies - Human Resources Leadership
  • Professional Studies - Leadership in Nutrition
  • Professional Studies - Operations Research
  • Professional Studies - Strategic Leadership
  • Professional Studies - Training and Development




*GRE/GMAT scores nor a waiver are required for acceptance into these programs.

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