Admission Test Score Waivers
Admission test score waivers apply to applicants who meet the department's waiver criteria. The graduate admission test requirement will not be waived until the applicant is offered admission.
The graduate admission test score checklist item will remain 'outstanding' and you will continue to receive admission missing documents emails until an admission decision has been made and the department has indicated that they would like the graduate admission test waived.
|Department||Programs||The waiver will apply to applicants who meet these criteria:|
|Accounting and Finance||Professional Accountancy, M.Acc.||
|Administration and Law||Public Administration, M.S.A.||The requirement for submission of one of the graduate admissions tests will be waived by the department for those students with a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative undergraduate GPA.|
|College of Education and Professional Studies, Ed.S. Program||Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.S.||Applicants must have a master's degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.|
|College of Education and Professional Studies, Ed.D. Program||Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D.||Applicants must have a master's degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.|
|Communication||Strategic Communication & Leadership, M.A.||Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Communications with a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or have made at least an A in 9 or more credit hours of graduate coursework in our department either as non-degree seeking students or as a student in another graduate program.|
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||GIS Administration, M.S.||
GAT waiver will apply to the following:
Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
GRE/MAT waiver for students who meet certain conditions. The GRE/MAT requirement may be waived if:
|Exercise Science & Community Health||Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness, M.S.||
|Exercise Science & Community Health||Physical Education & Human Performance, M.S.||
|Health Sciences & Administration||Healthcare Administration M.H.A.||
The test requirement may be waived if one of these conditions is met:
|Instructional Design & Technology||Instructional Design & Technology, M.Ed.||Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher.|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||Business Administration, M.B.A.||
Professional experience is determined on a case-by-case basis using a resume, and any requested supporting documents. Our admissions committee evaluates an individual's accomplishments, roles, and responsibilities to determine the total number of years of professional experience. Normally, professional experience begins at the point of graduation; however, the University of West Florida may consider prior work experience based on type of experience.
|Mathematics & Statistics||Mathematics, M.S.||Applicants must have a B.S. or B.A. degree in Mathematical Sciences with at least a 3.0 GPA.|
|Public Health||Public Health, M.P.H.||A waiver of the GRE or Admission Test Scores for prospective students with undergraduate GPA of 3.20 or higher|
|Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government||Political Science, M.A.||
Applicants must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 or higher in the Political Science, Political Science-Pre Law, or International Studies / Affairs major.
|School of Nursing||Nursing, M.S.N.||Applicants must have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) from a NLN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR a 3.0 (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework on the B.S.N.|
|Teacher Education & Educational Leadership||Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.
Educational Leadership Certification, M.Ed.
Exceptional Student Education, M.A.
Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution.
Effective Fall 2019, Educational Leadership Certification applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher to qualify for the admission test score waiver.