Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admission Test Scores

Graduate Entrance Exams

Not all graduate programs at CSU require entrance exams for admission, and many programs even allow applicants to waive the requirement if certain conditions are met. Please see the charts on this page for exam requirements and waiver conditions.

Our GRE institution code is 1221; no department code is required.

Our GMAT institution code is also 1221; no department code is required.

Exam requirements are subject to change, please refer to the Graduate Catalog or your academic department for the most up-to-date information.

Score Submission

All official score reports should be sent to CSU directly from the testing company.

Your application status will be updated after we receive and process your scores. Please allow 10 business days from the date of receipt for score processing.

Your scores can only be added to your application if your name is spelled and listed the exact same way on your exam registration and your CSU application. If your name or date of birth are listed differently, please notify us at allin1@csuohio.edu. Your email must include your CSU ID number, exam registration number, test date, and your name as it appears on your score report.

Does Your Program Require You to Take a Graduate Entrance Exam?

No Exam Requirement
PROGRAM/AREA OF STUDY DEGREE
Executive MBA Business Administration Master's
Business Analytics Certificate
Entrepreneurship Certificate
Global Sustainable Business Practices Certificate
Global Business Certificate
Health Care Informatics  Certificate
Marketing Analytics Certificate
Organizational Change Certificate
Health Professions Education Master's
Adult Learning and Development Certificate 
Data-Based Decision Making Certificate
Chemical Dependency  Certificate 
Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate 
Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder  Certificate
Middle Childhood Science Certificate 
Middle Childhood Mathematics Certificate 
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate 
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Course
Early Childhood Generalist (Grades 4-5) Endorsement
Secondary Education, Adolescent to Young Adult 7-12  Licensure
Inspired Leaders Principle License Licensure
Superintendent License Licensure
Teacher Leader, Licensure Licensure
Education Policy Fellowship Program
Biomedical Engineering, Accelerated 4+1 4+1
Chemical Engineering, Accelerated 4+1 4+1
Civil Engineering, Accelerated 4+1 4+1
Computer and Information Science, Accelerated 4+1 4+1
Electrical Engineering, Accelerated 4+1 4+1
Environmental Engineering, Accelerated 4+1 4+1
Mechanical Engineering, Accelerated 4+1 4+1
Creative Writing Master's
English Master's
Music  Master's
Social Work  Master's
Spanish Master's
Communication, Accelerated 4+1 4+1
International Relations and Global Interactions 4+1
Advanced Study of Bioethics Certificate
Music Performance, Professional Studies Certificate
Mathematics, MS Master's 
Health Science 4+1
Mathematics 4+1
Applications of Geospatial Science to the Field Sciences Certificate
Applied Predictive Modeling Certificate
Culture, Communication and Healthcare Certificate
Diversity Management  Certificate
Gerontological Studies  Certificate
Occupational and Physical Therapy in the Schools Certificate
Advanced Fundraising Certificate
Historic Preservation Certificate
Local/Urban Management  Certificate
Nonprofit Management  Certificate
Urban Economic Development  Certificate
Urban Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  Certificate
Urban Real Estate Development and Finance Certificate
Nursing, MSN Master's
Nursing Education Certificate
Master of Laws LL.M Master's
Health Law  Certificate
Health Care Compliance Certificate
 
Exam Required with Waiver Options
PROGRAM/AREA OF STUDY DEGREE exam REQUIRED exam WAIVER CONDITIONS
Accountancy Master's GRE or GMAT 3.0 or better undergraduate GPA from a domestic college or university which is at least regionally acccredited

Or advanced degree (master's, doctorate, M.D., J.D.) from a U.S. college or university which is at least regionally accredited

Or currently enrolled in CMLaw
Accelerated Mobile MBA Master's GRE or GMAT Applicants with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA who have earned a business degree from an AACSB-accredited school or college of business within 5 years from the date of their application
MBA, Master of Business Administration Master's GRE or GMAT Applicants with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA who have earned their BBA degree from the Monte Ahuja College of Business at CSU

Or applicants with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA who have earned a business degree from an AACSB-accredited school or college of business within 5 years from the date of their application
Financial Accounting/Auditing Master's GRE or GMAT 3.0 or better undergraduate GPA from a domestic college or university which is at least regionally acccredited

Or advanced degree (master's, doctorate, M.D., J.D.) from a U.S. college or university which is at least regionally accredited

Or currently enrolled in CMLaw
MCIS, Information Systems Master's GRE or GMAT Applicants with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA from a domestic (U.S.) college or university which is at least regionally required

Or applicants holding a terminal degree (Doctorate, M.D. or J.D.) from a domestic (U.S.) College or university which is at least regionally accredited

Or currently enrolled in CMLaw
Health Care Administration MBA Master's GRE or GMAT Applicants with an earned U.S. doctorate (Ph.D., DBA, or MD)
International applicants with an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or MD) must present proof of U.S. equivalency
medical doctors must be licensed to practice in the United States
Taxation Program Master's GRE or GMAT 3.0 or better undergraduate GPA from a domestic college or university which is at least regionally acccredited

Or advanced degree (master's, doctorate, M.D., J.D.) from a U.S. college or university which is at least regionally accredited

Or currently enrolled in CMLaw
Adult Learning and Development Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Community Health Promotion Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Early Childhood Educ Pre-K  Master's One of the following: GRE, MAT, Praxis CASE, SAT, ACT Exam waivers are only considered for applicants that do not wish to pursue licensure
Educational Administration Master's One of the following: GRE, MAT, Praxis CASE, SAT, ACT Exam waivers are only considered for applicants that do not wish to pursue licensure
Educational Research and Assessment Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Educational Technology Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601) AND received a grade of B or better in each course
Elementary Education Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Elementary and Secondary Education  Advanced and Applied Teaching Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Exercise Science Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Gifted & Talented Learners Master's One of the following: GRE, MAT, Praxis CASE, SAT, ACT Exam waivers are only considered for applicants that do not wish to pursue licensure
Intervention Specialist: Early Master's One of the following: GRE, MAT, Praxis CASE, SAT, ACT Exam waivers are only considered for applicants that do not wish to pursue licensure
Intervention Specialist: Mild Moderate Master's One of the following: GRE, MAT, Praxis CASE, SAT, ACT Exam waivers are only considered for applicants that do not wish to pursue licensure
Intervention Specialist: Mod/Inten Master's One of the following: GRE, MAT, Praxis CASE, SAT, ACT Exam waivers are only considered for applicants that do not wish to pursue licensure
Literacy Dev-Adult Lit Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Literacy Dev-Bilingual Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Literacy Development - TESOL Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Literacy Development Reading Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Middle Childhood Education Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
PreK-12 Education in Chinese Master's One of the following: GRE, MAT, Praxis CASE, SAT, ACT Exam waivers are only considered for applicants that do not wish to pursue licensure
Secondary-English Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Secondary-Math Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Secondary-Modern Language Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Secondary-Science Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Secondary-Social Studies Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Sport Management Master's GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses
Supervision Master's One of the following: GRE, MAT, Praxis CASE, SAT, ACT Exam waivers are only considered for applicants that do not wish to pursue licensure
Urban Secondary Teaching, (MUST) Master's One of the following: GRE, MAT, Praxis CASE, SAT, ACT Exam waivers are only considered for applicants that do not wish to pursue licensure
Online Teaching Certificate GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601) AND received a grade of B or better in each course
Computer and Technology Endorsement GRE or MAT Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75

OR the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0

OR the student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601) AND received a grade of B or better in each course
Biomedical Engineering Master's  GRE Accredited undergraduate degree from the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Undergraduate degree is less than six years old (unless approved by program)
Chemical Engineering Master's  GRE Accredited undergraduate degree from the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom
GPA of 2.75 or higher
Undergraduate degree is less than six years old (unless approved by program)
Civil Engineering Master's  GRE Undergraduate degree from accredited, domestic university or by a Canadian institution accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
GPA of 2.75 or higher
Undergraduate degree is less than six years old (unless approved by program)
MCIS, Computer Science Master's GRE Undergraduate degree from accredited, domestic university or by a Canadian institution accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
Undergraduate degree was in a discipline related to software engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or information management
Undergraduate degree is less than six years old (unless approved by program)
Electrical Engineering Master's  GRE Undergraduate degree from accredited, domestic university or by a Canadian institution accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Undergraduate degree was in a discipline related to electrical or computer engineering
Undergraduate degree is less than six years old (unless approved by program)
Engineering Mechanics Master's  GRE Undergraduate degree from accredited, domestic university or by a Canadian institution accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
GPA of 2.75 or higher
Undergraduate degree is less than six years old (unless approved by program)
Environmental Engineering Master's  GRE Undergraduate degree from accredited, domestic university or by a Canadian institution accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
GPA of 2.75 or higher
Undergraduate degree was in environmental, civil, or chemical engineering
Undergraduate degree is less than six years old (unless approved by program)
Mechanical Engineering Master's  GRE Undergraduate degree from accredited, domestic university or by a Canadian institution accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
GPA of 2.75 or higher
Undergraduate degree was in mechanical engineering
Undergraduate degree is less than six years old (unless approved by program)
Software Engineering Master's  GRE Undergraduate degree from accredited, domestic university or by a Canadian institution accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
Undergraduate degree was in a discipline related to software engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or information management
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Undergraduate degree is less than six years old (unless approved by program)
Software Engineering Certificate GRE May be waived for students with GPA of 3.0 or higher
Communication Master's GRE or MAT Undergraduate GPA of 4.0
Economics Master's GRE Undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
Global Interactions Master's GRE Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
History Master's GRE Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
Museum Studies Certificate GRE Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
Chemistry Master's  GRE Undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Health Science Master's  One of the following: GRE, DAT, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, PCAT Previous relevant graduate degrees

Or relevant post graduate certificates/licensure or professional experience

Or students who have been accepted into the PA program at Tri-C
Public Health, MPH Master's  One of the following: GRE, DAT, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, PCAT Professional degree (master's or doctorate) in a related area
Chemistry, Clinical/Bioanalytical Doctoral GRE Undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Evidence of solid preparation
Medical Physics Certificate GRE Ph.D. from an accredited U.S. college or university
Environmental Studies Master's  GRE Graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
NonProfit Administration and Leadership Master's  GRE Graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
Public Administration (MPA) Master's  GRE Graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
Urban Planning and Development Master's  GRE Graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
Urban Studies Master's  GRE Graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
Urban Studies/Urban and Regional Planning w/ Dual Residency Master's  GRE Graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
Nursing MSN/MBA MSN/MBA GRE or GMAT Applicants with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA who have earned their BBA degree from the Monte Ahuja College of Business at CSU

Or applicants with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA who have earned a business degree from an AACSB-accredited school or college of business within 5 years from the date of their application
Master of Legal Studies MLS Master's One of the following: LSAT, GRE, GMAT Final undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

Exam Requirement Cannot Be Waived
PROGRAM/AREA OF STUDY DEGREE EXAM REQUIRED
Accelerated MBA Master's GRE or GMAT
Labor Relations /Human Resources Master's GRE or GMAT
Finance Doctoral GRE or GMAT
Global Business Doctoral GRE or GMAT
Information Systems Doctoral GRE or GMAT
Management  Doctoral GRE or GMAT
Marketing Doctoral GRE or GMAT
Operations Management  Doctoral GRE or GMAT
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's GRE or MAT
School Counseling Master's GRE or MAT
Administration, Urban Education Doctoral GRE
Adult Continuing and Higher Education, Urban Education Doctoral GRE
Counseling Psychology, Urban Education Doctoral GRE
Nursing, Urban Education Doctoral GRE
Learning and Development, Urban Education Doctoral GRE
Policy Studies, Urban Education Doctoral GRE
Applied Biomedical Engineering Doctoral GRE
Chemical Engineering Doctoral GRE
Civil Engineering Doctoral GRE
Electrical and Computer Engineering  Doctoral GRE
Mechanical Engineering Doctoral GRE
Biology Master's  GRE
Biology (Non-Thesis) Master's GRE
Environmental Science Master's  GRE
Occupational Therapy, MOT Master's  GRE
Speech Pathology and Audiology Master's  GRE
Physics Master's  GRE
Psychology - Clinical Master's  GRE
Psychology - Industrial-Organizational Research Master's  GRE
Psychology-Diversity Mgmt Master's  GRE
Psychology-Experimental Master's  GRE
Psychology-School Psychology Master's  GRE
Adult Development and Aging Doctoral GRE
Physical Therapy, DPT Doctoral GRE
Regulatory Biology Doctoral GRE
Psychology Specialist School Psychology Specialist GRE
Biology 4+1 GRE
Experimental Psychology 4+1 GRE
Urban Studies and Public Affairs Doctoral GRE
Environmental Science 4+1 GRE
NonProfit Administration and Leadership 4+1 GRE
Public Administration 4+1 GRE
Nursing Education  Doctoral GRE

Waiver Requests

Exam waivers are typically processed by the academic department automatically after all of the conditions are met. However, if you believe that you qualify for a waiver based on the conditions listed and a test score is still marked as required in CampusNet, then please contact the Graduate Program Director for your academic department. Applicants should wait 10 business days after all other admission materials are received to allow enough time for application processing before submitting this type of request.