All applicants to Graduate Studies at UNO whose language of nurture 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).
Automatic waivers from this policy are granted for persons who have received a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from an institution in the United States.
The TOEFL/IELTS/PTE requirement will also be waived for applicants who have received or will be receiving a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list.
While individual programs may require a higher score, the UNO Graduate Council has set a minimum score for admission to graduate studies of 550 paper-based (pBT) TOEFL, 80 internet-based (iBT) TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE, with no exceptions to this policy.
Language proficiency scores are valid for two years from the test date.
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.
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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