TSM Admissions

General Admissions Deadlines

Fall Application Deadline: June 15

Spring Application Deadline: October 15

Requirements for Admission

Unconditional - For a TSM applicant to be unconditionally admitted to the program, an applicant must satisfy one of two formulas:

  • GMAT Users: (200 x UGPA) + GMAT > 1,000
  • GRE Users: GRE > 321 - (11.66 x GPA) - (Combined quantitative and verbal sections only.)

Note: The GRE formula uses the combined score from the quantitative and verbal sections only. Ask the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send scores directly to Murray State University using the institution code: 1494.

In addition, international candidates must take the TOEFL and score 79 overall with no band less than 16, or the IELTS and score 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, if English is not their native language or they have not graduated from an accredited English-speaking university.

Conditional - Applicants to the TSM graduate program may be admitted conditionally if their overall GPA is 2.75 or higher, or at least 3.0 for their last 60 hours of undergraduate study. Full admission to the program will be granted in one of only two ways, namely:

  1. The applicant takes TSM 601, TSM 610, and one other core course (ACC 604, TSM 602, TSM 603, TSM 607, TSM 610, or TSM 630) as their first nine hours of the program and earns a GPA not less than 3.33 from the three core courses; or
  2. the applicant takes the GMAT or GRE and meets the unconditional admission formula within their first semester in the program. If neither of these two conditions is met, the student will be dropped from the program even if they have already taken graduate coursework.

International Admission - Applicants, from any country where English is a second language, will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency. This can be done by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam and score at least:  1) 79   2) Minimum of 16 in each band or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam and score 6.5 on the academic test (with no band <6.0) to be fully admitted into the program.

Updated August 17, 2018. The current MSU Bulletin is the official admission policy.