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TSM Admission Requirements



Telecommunications Systems Management
Admission Requirements
Updated September 9, 2013

General Admissions Deadlines

  • Spring semester –November 15
  • Fall Semester – June 15


Unconditional

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 admitted.

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.  

Conditional

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 ways, namely:

  1. 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
  2. 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.  

International Admission

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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