Students whose native language is not English must have a command of oral and written English adequate for graduate work. All applicants to a graduate program at UNO whose native language is not English must present a score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
The Proof of English Proficiency requirement will NOT be applied to applicants who have already received or will be receiving a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from an institution within the United States. The Proof of English Proficiency requirement will be waived for applicants who have already received or will be receiving a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from an English-speaking institution of higher education within a country approved for the Proof of English Proficiency waiver.
Note: English proficiency scores are only valid from the testing agency for two years. View details in the UNO Online Graduate Catalog.
The scores on nationally recognized aptitude or advanced knowledge tests are used by some Graduate Program Committees to provide evidence of an applicant's potential to perform at the graduate level and to provide guidance in the development of an appropriate plan of study for each student admitted to the degree program. The UNO Graduate Faculty recognizes the following examinations, subject to department/school selection, for this purpose: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
A student with Unclassified or Non-degree status is not required to submit scores from the GRE, GMAT or MAT. Admission requirements for each degree program are determined by the cognizant Graduate Program Committee.
- GRE - 6420
- GMAT - VWNW357
- MAT - 2150
Note: GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are only valid from the testing agency for five years
If you are admitted to a program, official examination results are required PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN COURSES. To be considered official, transcripts and examination results must be sent directly to the university, either on paper or electronically. If you are an international student, the student visa and additional information cannot be issued until after the official documents are received and verified.
Please have official exam scores sent directly to the following addresses:
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street, EAB 203
Omaha, NE 68182-0209
Important Note: The University of Nebraska at Omaha reserves the right to rescind any offer of admission if any discrepancies are found between your uploaded and official academic records and test scores, if altered or forged records are submitted, or if any essay, personal statement, or other supplemental materials include plagiarized information. If this information is discovered after matriculation at the institution, disciplinary action may be taken, up to and including dismissal from the university.
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