You have the option of taking either the GMAT or GRE. For admission consideration,
all candidates must take either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) OR the
Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Ask ETS to send scores directly to Murray State
University using our institution code: 1494. Students who are in Murray should consult
the Counseling and Testing Center in Ordway Hall (next to the MSU main library) or
call them at (270) 809-6851 about taking the test.
Applicants to the TSM Graduate Program will be unconditionally admitted if their undergraduate
grade point average (GPA) is 3.0 or higher and they submit a Graduate Management Test
(GMAT) score of at least 400 on combined verbal and quantitative sections or submit
a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of at least a combined score of 286 on the
verbal and quantitative sections. However, if the applicant’s GPA is less than 3.0
and they submit a GMAT score that satisfies the GMAT admission formula, or they submit
a GRE score that satisfies the GRE admission formula, they will be unconditionally
GMAT formula: (200 x GPA) + (GMAT score) > 1,000
GRE formula: (11.66 x GPA) + GRE > 321
Note: The GRE formula uses the combined score from the quantitative and verbal sections
only. Ask the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send scores directly to Murray
State University using our institution code: 1494.
Yes, Applicants to the TSM Graduate Program may be admitted conditionally if their
overall GPA is 2.75 or higher, or at least 3.0 for their last 60 hours of undergraduate
study. Full admission to the TSM Graduate Program will be granted in one of only two
The applicant takes TSM 601, TSM 610 and one other core course (ACC 604, MGT 651,
TSM 602, TSM 603, or TSM 630) as their first nine hours of on the program and earn
a GPA of not less than 3.33 from the three core courses, OR
The applicant takes the GMAT or GRE and meets the unconditional admission formula
within their first semester in the program.
If neither of these two conditions is met, the student will be dropped from the TSM
Graduate Program even if they have already taken graduate coursework.
Applicants, from any country where English is a second language, will be required
to demonstrate English language proficiency. To demonstrate their proficiency the
applicant may take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam and
score a minimum of 20 in each band iBT (internet-based test) or the applicant may
take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam and score 6.0
on the academic test (with no band <5.5).
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