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UT Tyler Graduate Nursing

UT Tyler Graduate Nursing

Entrance Exam Information

Entrance exams are required for the graduate program in the UT Tyler School of Nursing. For the RN-MSN, MSN-Education, MSN- Administration or the Nurse Practitioner track, the applicant may take either the GRE or MAT. For the MSN/MBA dual degree track, the GMAT is required.

  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT):A score of 500 or better on the GMAT plus a satisfactory GPA is required for the School of Business Administration.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test: Satisfactory GRE scores taken within the past five years are required.
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): A normative score at or above the 50th percentile for nursing on the MAT is required. 

Test sites

  • UT Tyler Student Services administers the MAT
    Call 903.566.7079 for information regarding testing dates    
  • Prometric Testing Center administers the GRE and GMAT
    Tyler address: 2200 Troup Hwy, in the Alpha Center building, Suite 216
    903.595.0652
    Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Monday - Friday
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX administers the GRE, GMAT, and MAT
    Please call 936.468.2401 for testing dates and registration information
  • Other testing sites are located at colleges and testing centers in different cities

Fee Reduction

ETS offers a limited number of GRE® Fee Reduction Certificates on a first-come, first-served basis that are available for college seniors and unenrolled college graduates who meet eligibility requirements. A Fee Reduction Certificate may be used for one GRE General Test and/or one GRE Subject Test. Eligibility for participation in the Fee Reduction Program is limited to one time only. Thereafter, the full test fee will be charged for additional tests for which the candidate registers. Individuals meeting the eligibility requirements will be required to pay 50 percent of the full test fee.

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien who is a college senior or an unenrolled college graduate.

College seniors must be:

  • receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the United States, U.S. Territories or Puerto Rico, and
  • a dependent, who has an Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) that shows a parental contribution of not more than $1,400 for the senior year, or
  • self-supporting and have an ISIR that shows a contribution of not more than $1,800 for the senior year

Unenrolled college graduates must:

  • have applied for financial aid, and
  • have an ISIR that indicates self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $1,800

To apply for a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate:

  • Contact your financial aid office to see whether you qualify.
  • Once your eligibility is established, the financial aid office will issue you a Fee Reduction Certificate and a copy of your ISIR.
  • Follow the instructions on the certificate. Allow up to three weeks for processing and mail delivery.

Letter requests, photocopies and faxes of Fee Reduction Certificates will not be accepted. Fee Reduction Certificates are not retroactive and they cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. There are no refunds for unused Fee Reduction Certificates and no refunds will be provided to examinees who are not admitted to the test for any reason (including unacceptable identification).

For the Unemployed

In 2010, ETS is offering a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Certificates to individuals who can confirm that they are unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation. Qualified individuals can register to take the computer-based GRE General Test for half the cost of the regular test fee.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, instructions for participation and program policies, download the Fee Reduction Program for the Unemployed (PDF) .

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