Examination/Standardized Test Scores Information
There are NO standardized test scores required for domestic students applying to the following programs:
  • Arts & Entertainment Administration
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Digital Media
  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice
  • English Studies & Communication
  • Global Inquiry
  • Humane Education
  • International Commerce & Policy
  • International Economics & Finance
  • Information Technology & Management
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
  • MSN in Nursing Education
  • School Counseling or School Psychology
  • Sports Administration
  • Sports Media
  • TESOL



Standardized test scores are REQUIRED for students applying to the following programs:

Master of Business Administration
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam is required for all students applying to the MBA program. Information regarding the GMAT can be found on their website at: http://www.gmac.com/gmac/thegmat.


Master of Engineering Management
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam is required for all students applying to the MEM program. Information regarding the GMAT can be found on their website at: http://www.gmac.com/gmac/thegmat.  Information regarding the GRE can be found on their website at: http://www.gre.org.


Master of Education – Initial Licensure (including LEAPS program)
The Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), or Praxis I, in Reading, Writing and Mathematics is required for all students applying to the MEd program. Passing scores are: Reading – 176, Writing – 172 and Math – 175. Information regarding the PPST can be found on their website at: http://www.ets.org/praxis.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
International students must take The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) unless they have received a degree from a US institution of higher education. Passing scores are 530 (paper version) or 213 (computer version). Students may substitute intensive study in English language at the Interlink English Language Center at Valparaiso University. Completion of Level 5 is required. Score of 6.0 or better on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may also be submitted.
  1. Information regarding the TOEFL can be found on their website at: http://www.toefl.org.
  2. Information regarding Interlink can be found on their website at: http://www.valpo.edu/interlink/1/index.html.
  3. Information regarding the IELTS can be found on their website at: http://www.ielts.org.