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Getting a master degree: Requirements for admission

Getting a master degree: Requirements for admission

There are four major graduate admissions tests used for applicants applying to liberal arts and non-professional programs, law school, medical school and business school. Here is an overview of each of these exams.

GRE (Graduate Records Examinations). The GRE is the most widely accepted graduate admissions test required for admissions to graduate school and is usually taken by students applying to liberal arts and non-professional graduate programs. There three components to the test: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and an analytical writing section. The analytical writing section consists of two parts: issue task and argument task. Scores range from 130 to 170 for the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections while analytical writing is scored from 0 to 6.

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). If you're applying to business school, you may be required to take the GMAT as part of your application process. There are four parts to the GMAT: quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning and analytical writing. You are given three and a half hours to take the test, and the total score is from 200 to 800 points.

LSAT (Law School Admission Test). The LSAT is widely used by law schools in the admissions process. The exam includes sections on reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, logical reasoning and writing. While the writing portion of the exam is not scored, it is sent to the law schools to which the test taker has applied. Total LSAT scores customarily range from 120 to 180.

MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). This test is administered to medical school applicants. The four sections of the MCAT are physical sciences, biological sciences, verbal reasoning, and an optional trial section. Raw scores are converted to a scale of one to 15.

Preparatory materials are available for all graduate exams and include practice tests and study courses. Exam and master degree requirements vary by degree program and institution, so you should check with your school of choice for its individual exam requirements.

Sources:

GRE

http://www.ets.org/gre

GMAT Test Structure

http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/test-structure-and-overview.aspx?WT.svl=HPStructureandOverview

About the LSAT

http://www.lsac.org/JD/LSAT/about-the-LSAT.asp

Preparing for the MCAT

http://https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/preparing/85436/preparing_understandingscores.html

GMAT Understanding Your Score

http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/gmat-scores-and-score-reports/understanding-your-score-report.aspx

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