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Graduate School Testing

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

If you are interested in applying to graduate school in the arts, sciences, and social sciences you are often required to take the GRE General Test and sometimes a GRE Subject Test. The GRE General Test measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical skills. The subject tests are designed to measure knowledge and understanding of subject matter basic to graduate study in specific fields.

The GRE General Test is a computer based test and currently administered year-round at computer-based test centers in the U.S. currently offered on computer at locations throughout the United States. The last paper and pencil based administration of the General Test was held in 1999.

Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in eight specific fields of study and are only offered as paper-based tests.

The GRE Information and Registration Bulletin is available in the Office of Academic Advisement or through the GRE Web site. Subject Tests include: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.

Graduate Management Admissions Test(GMAT)

If you are interested in applying to business schools and MBA Programs, you must take the GMAT. The GMAT measures general verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills. It does not test people on specific knowledge of business or economics.

The GMAT is only offered on computer and it can be taken year round at locations throughout the United States. Information and applications are available in the Office of Academic Advisement. Test takers may also register online.

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

A test of analytical ability that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. The MAT is intended to measure a student's ability to recognize relationships between ideas, fluency in the English language, and general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.

Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

If you are interested in applying to law school, you must take the LSAT. The test consists of five, 35-minute sections, including sections on reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. The test also includes a 30 minute writing sample.

The LSAT is offered four times throughout the year, usually in early February, June, September/October, and December.

Information and applications are available in the Office of Academic Advisement. Test takers may also register online.