Graduate Admissions Requirements for MPS

Graduate Admissions Requirements for MPS


Full (Unconditional) Admission:

  • Grade Point Average on Bachelor's degree of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from your bachelor's institution and any institutions attended since that degree
  • Acceptable score on the GRE, at least 146 verbal, 144 quantitative and a 4.0 on analytical writing
  • Applicants with five or more years of professional work experience may submit a portfolio in lieu of the GRE. The portfolio must include:
    • a resume
    • a 500- to 600-word essay detailing the reasons for wanting to enter the MPS program and discussing how the program will help the applicant achieve personal and professional goals
    • two sealed letters of professional reference
      • Additional items that may be included:
        • description of professional responsibilities
        • professional achievements
        • professional awards/recognitions
        • portfolio material must be submitted as a packet, not mailed separately
  • International Applicants must also meet the English Language Requirement by providing test results on one of the following:
    • TOEFL--minimum IBT of 71
    • IELTS--minimum score of 6.0
    • PTE Academic--minimum score of 48
    • FLS Level 8
  • I-20s cannot be issued for online programs.

Provisional (Conditional) Admission:

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for full standing might be admitted provisionally (conditionally), if their entire academic and professional records indicate potential for success in the program.

  • Conditions may include, but are not limited to, taking prerequisite undergraduate courses, enrolling in specified graduate-level courses, and achieving a specified grade point average.

NOTE: During your first semester you must complete all entrance requirements including formal transcripts and any required tests for full admission to the program.

For more information and/or to apply, please contact the Tennessee Tech Graduate Admissions Office at 931-372-3233 or email

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