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Required Tests for Graduate Programs

As you prepare for your graduate education at the University of South Dakota, it is important to know which test is required for each program.  If you know which test is required for your program, click on the appropriate link to find a test center.  If you are unsure of the required test for your program, please use the information below as a guide. 

The following programs require completion of the
Graduate Record Exam (GRE):

Basic Biomedical Sciences (Ph.D.)

Elementary Education*

Psychology - Clinical***

Biology (M.S. and Ph.D.)

English (Ph.D.)

Psychology - Human Factors

Biomedical Engineering

Kinesiology and Sport Science*

Public Administration****

Chemistry (required for International applicants only)

History

Secondary Education*

Communication Disorders

Joint Law**

Special Education*

Computer Science

Materials Chemistry (required for International applicants only)

Technology for Education & Training*

Counseling & Psychology in Education

Occupational Therapy

Theatre (M.A.)

Curriculum & Instruction*

Physical Therapy

 

Educational Administration* (required for the Ed.D. program only)

Political Science

 

*These graduate programs will accept either the GRE or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or admission into the program.
** The Joint Law program required the completion of the GRE and LSAT.
***Psychology requires both the General GRE and the Psychology GRE subject test.
****Public Administration requires the GRE General test, LSAT, GMAT MCAT or the EIT scores.  There is no minimum score required, the score is considered along with other application materials. 

The following programs require completion of the
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT):
 

Business Administration

Professional Accountancy

The University of South Dakota's Graduate School sponsors up to 10 GMAT Waivers per year.  The waivers are given based on need and are give in the April, July, and November.  Complete the GMAT Waiver Application and submit to grad@usd.edu for consideration for a GMAT waiver.

The following programs require completion of the
Law School Admission Test (LSAT):

Joint Law*

Law

Public Administration**

*The Joint Law program requires the completion of the GRE and LSAT.
**Public Administration requires the GRE General test, LSAT, GMAT MCAT or the EIT scores.  There is no minimum score required, the score is considered along with other application materials. 


The following program requires the completion of the
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT):

Medicine


If you have questions, please contact the Graduate School at grad@usd.edu or 1-800-233-7937.