GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy

Marquette University Graduate School of Management GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy - updated August 2020

COVID-19 Considerations for Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Admissions
  • For MS Programs: The GPA/QPA requirement for has been lowered from 3.25 to 3.00 due to various testing issues
  • FOR MBA Programs: The GPA/QPA requirement has been lowered from 3.50 to 3.25 for students with less than 3 years of full-time business experience.
    The GPA/QPA requirement has been lowered from 3.25 to 3.00 for students with 3 or more years of full-time business experience

To request this waiver, complete the GRE/GMAT Waiver Request Form

Applicants may request a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement for all GSM programs. Typically, waivers are granted as follows:

For all GSM Programs, applicants that have earned a terminal degree (i.e., PhD, MD, JD, DDS) or have earned a Masters degree in a quantitative field (i.e., Engineering, Finance) will be waived from the test requirement. 

For MS Accounting applicants that have earned an overall quality point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher with proof of quantitative course coverage from an AACSB accredited school.

For MS Applied Economics applicants that have earned an overall quality point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher with a quality point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher in their economics major from an AACSB accredited school.

For MA Corporate Communication, Master in Management and the Certificate in Leadership or Sports Leadership, applicants may be waived from the GMAT/GRE exam requirement if they have earned an overall quality point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher from an AACSB accredited or Department of Education approved Regional Accrediting Body. 

For the MBA programs and the Certificate in Business and Managerial Analytics, applicants may be waived from the GMAT/GRE exam requirement if they have less than 3 years of full-time business experience and have a 3.5 or higher overall QPA (or GPA) with proof of quantitative coverage and for those with 3 or more years of full-time business experience the QPA requirement is 3.25 or higher from an AACSB accredited school, Engineering Accredited Commission of ABET school or Department of Education approved Regional Accrediting Body with proof of quantitative course coverage.

For the MS in Supply Chain Management the GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived for applicants that have less than 3 years of full time business experience and have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher with proof of quantitative course coverage from an AACSB accredited school or Department of Education approved Regional Accrediting Body.  For applicants that have 3 or more years of progressive work experience and have a GPA of 3.00 or higher with proof of quantitative course coverage from an AACSB accredited school or Department of Education approved Regional Accrediting Body.

Applicants that have completed the LSAT may submit those results as a substitute exam for the MBA, MA Corporate Communication, Master in Management and Master in Supply Chain Management programs.  

ALL applicants may request the waiver or substitution BEFORE OR AFTER submitting the online application. To make such a request, complete the GRE/GMAT Waiver Request Form