Graduate Admission

Test Scores

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Graduate School Entrance Examinations

Test scores optional for programs not listed below.


Communication Disorders

  • GRE score required

Integrated Marketing Communication

  • GRE or GMAT or
  • 3+ years work experience

Publishing and Writing

  • GRE score required

GRE or GMAT Test Waiver

The GRE or GMAT requirement is automatically waived for applicants who have completed a graduate or other advanced degree (MA, MS, MBA, JD, etc.) from an accredited college or university in the United States.

English Proficiency Examinations


  • Non-native English speaking applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Typically, successful applicants have the following minimum scores: TOEFL: 90 Internet-based, 577 paper-based, and 233 computer-based; IELTS: 7.0. Scores below our minimum requirements will be considered on a case by case basis, and may require additional submissions to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • The English test (TOEFL or IELTS) requirement is automatically waived for international applicants who have completed a bachelor’s, master’s or other advanced degree (JD, PhD, etc.) from an accredited college or university in the United States. Test requirement waivers are automatically processed when an official transcript or foreign transcript evaluation is received by the Office of Graduate Admission.
  • The English test may also be waived for applicants who graduated from a college or university where the mode of instruction is English, or whose native language is English (United States  territories, Great Britain and territories, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada).

More information about applying as an international student is available on the International Student application instructions page.

Test Report Criteria

  • Standardized test scores may be no more than five years old.
  • Only test scores sent directly from the testing service will be considered official.
  • Allow two to three weeks after your test date for your score to be received by Emerson. Please consider this when scheduling your test date, so that your score arrives before the application deadline.
  • Applicants need only supply one test score for programs that require the GRE or GMAT.
  • Test substitution is not allowed. Only GRE, GMAT, IELTS, and TOEFL are accepted.

Emerson College Test Codes

  • GRE or TOEFL: 3367
  • GMAT: KGR-QS-94

More Information

Visit the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, or IELTS website to learn more about the tests or to schedule a test date.

  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)