Middlebury College’s Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA) states that “ GRE scores are not required ” for its International Policy programs, which includes an MA in International Policy Studies and Master of Public Administration (MPA). Admission is based on a candidate’s prior academic record, professional experience and foreign language proficiency.
New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), a branch of NYU geared toward working professionals, does not require the GRE or GMAT for ANY of its programs, including its . in Global Affairs . However, it states that if your application is weak, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score.
Tufts University (Medford, MA) states that the GRE is optional for Master of Public Policy (.) applicants.
UC San Diego says here — scroll down to Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS/IA) — that applicants do not have to submit GRE or GMAT scores.
University of Maryland’ s (College Park, MD) Master of Public Management (MPM) waives GRE and GMAT scores for MPM candidates with a minimum of cumulative undergraduate GPA.
University of San Francisco (CA) does not require the GRE for its Master of Public Affairs Program (MOPA).
The George Washington University’s (Washington, DC) Graduate School of Political Management offers master’s degrees in Political Management, Legislative Affairs, and Strategic Public Relations as well as graduate certificates in Public Relations and Community Advocacy. GWU states in its Application Checklist that “Applicants with an overall undergrad GPA, including transfer credits, of (no rounding of GPA) are not required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants with an overall undergrad GPA, including transfer credits, below must do AT LEAST one of the following: 1. Take the GRE and request ETS to have official scores be sent to GWU (school code: 5246). 2. Submit a petition based on three or more years of relevant professional experience, consisting of (a) a descriptive essay or (b) a corresponding portfolio of work.” UnderRelevant work experience is as follows, it states: “A minimum of three years of full-time (35 or more hours or more per week), professional, management-level experience that includes some combination of program responsibility, independent decision-making authority, official high-level outside contacts, budgetary responsibility and/or supervisory authority. For the Public Relations program the experience must be ina professional public relations capacity. Relevant work experience” does NOT include internships, volunteering on a campaign, receptionist duties,or clerical responsibilities.”
Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its International and Comparative Politics degree.
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