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GRE or GMAT

The Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE) measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills. The GRE Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in eight specific fields of study. A satisfactory current score on the GRE is required for admission to the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences; the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences; the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science; the School of Interdisciplinary Studies; and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. See Educational Testing Service for more information about the GRE.

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized assessment delivered in English that helps the School of Management assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. The GMAT exam consists of three main parts - the Analytical Writing Assessment, the quantitative section, and the verbal section. A satisfactory current score on the GMAT is required for admission to the School of Management.

Each degree program sets its own criteria for what constitutes a satisfactory score and students should confer with the graduate adviser for each degree program to determine test score requirements. Scores must not be more than five years old. The GMAT or GRE scores are not the sole criterion for making an admission decision or terminating consideration of an application. UT Dallas compares each applicant’s test scores with those of other applicants of similar socioeconomic status. Only official reports from the appropriate testing agency are acceptable.