George Mason University

Standardized Test Information

You may be required to submit some type of standardized test or exam for your application. To determine the test or exams needed for your program or the Office of Graduate Admissions, please visit Application Deadlines and Requirements.

By clicking on the exam below you’ll get necessary information to submit your scores to us. If you have additional questions about each exam, please make sure you read over our Test Scores FAQ’s.

GRE

In order to submit your scores, please use Institution Code 5827.

GRE Scores are valid for five years from the test date.

Test preparation materials are offered through ETS, the GRE testing agency or, if you live near GMU, you may apply to take a test preparation course on-campus through our Office of Events Management.

GMAT

In order to submit your scores, please use Institution Code 5827.

GMAT Scores are valid for five years from the test date.

Scores can be automatically sent to 5 schools within 20 days of taking the exam for no cost. If you need to send scores to additional schools, there is a fee of $20 each.

MAT

In order to submit your scores, please use Institution Code 1768.

For information about scheduling the MAT, call 800-622-3231 or go to www.tpcweb.com - Miller Analogies Test.

MCAT

The MCAT may be substituted for the GRE general exam for the Personalized Medicine Graduate Certificate or the Master’s in Biology in the College of Science only.

PRAXIS

In order to submit your scores, please use Institution Code 5827.

Praxis scores are required for many programs in the College of Education and Human Development, as well as some in the College of Visual and Performing. For specific requirements in the Commonwealth of Virginia, please visit http://www.ets.org/praxis/va and review the necessary submission information at http://cehd.gmu.edu/teacher/test/praxis.

For information on SAT or VCLA submission in lieu of Praxis, please visit http://cehd.gmu.edu/teacher/test/praxis.

English Proficiency Exams

Mason students participate in rigorous graduate coursework as part of their university educational experience. Therefore, students at Mason must have a full command of academic English at the graduate level in order to be successful throughout their studies. All new graduate students are expected to accurately comprehend written graduate-level English, clearly understand rapidly spoken English in classroom lectures and in professional settings, write with proper grammar and syntax, and be able to respond quickly in English using a vocabulary appropriate for collegiate settings.

For this reason, Mason has a high standard of English proficiency for graduate admission. All Mason graduate programs strictly require applicants to meet that English proficiency standard. Applicants who have earned a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States, Canada (excluding province of Quebec), United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand are considered to have met that standard. All other applicants are required to take an English proficiency examination and meet minimum scores set by Mason in order to be considered for admission. The TOEFL, Pearson Test of English, or IELTS exams can be used to meet this requirement.

The university will not accept English-proficiency examination scores that are more than two years old. All scores must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the testing agency.

TOEFL iBT

Required Score: 88 points total with a minimum of 20 points in each section

In order to submit your scores, please use institution code 5827. Please do not enter a department code as this can delay your scores.

For testing information please visit https://www.ets.org/toefl.

IELTS

Required Score: A minimum of 6.5 overall

For testing information please visit www.ielts.org.

Pearson Academic Test of English

Required Score: A minimum score of 59 total

For testing information please visit http://pearsonpte.com/PTEAcademic/.