Office of Graduate Admission
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The USF school codes are 4850 for GRE (Graduate Record Exam) and 91M-3X-08 for GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). The GRE-at-home test is accepted in addition to the GRE test center exam. The GMAT online exam is accepted in addition to the GMAT test center exam.
If your program does not require the GRE, you may still submit the score report if you choose to do so.
International applicants must request that their testing agency send an official test score to USF. The TOEFL school code for USF is 4850. IELTS and PTE do not require a school code.
|Asia Pacific Studies||No||90||6.5||61||115|
|Biotechnology||GRE or MCAT||90||6.5||61||115|
|Computer Science Bridge||No||79||6.5||53||115|
|Data Science||GRE or GMAT||90||6.5||61||115|
|Energy Systems Management||No||90||6.5||61||115|
|International and Development Economics||No||79||6.5||53||115|
|Urban and Public Affairs||No||100||7.0||65||115|
TOEFL iBT section scores for Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing must be 17 or higher, unless an individual graduate program grants an exception.
In addition, Economics, International and Development Economics, International Studies, Sport Management and other programs require that students with scores between 79 and 100 on the TOEFL iBT and under 7.0 on the IELTS complete an AEM Graduate Writing/Speaking course at USF in the first semester. This information is included in the admission letter.
There are two possibilities for an English Language exam exception: either an Exemption or a Program Waiver.
Applicants are granted an exemption from the English Language Exam requirement if they satisfy one of the following:
Complete a Bachelor's Degree, a Master's Degree or one year or more of studies in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the U.S. or one of the exempted countries.
If you complete a bachelor's or a master's degree where the medium of instruction for all classes is English (listed on the institution's transcript or website) and the institution is in a country not listed as exempted – you may be eligible for a waiver of the English Language Exam requirement. Each graduate program determines exceptions for a program waiver of the English Language Exam requirement.