Graduate Entrance Exams | Troy University

Graduate Entrance Exams

On-Site Exams


The MAT is a 60-minute test consisting of 120 multiple-choice questions. It is a high-level analytical abilities test that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. The MAT is intended to measure your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, math, and the fine arts. You are not permitted to use a dictionary or other references while taking this exam.

REGISTRATION: The MAT is available at each Pacific Region site. Please consult your Program Coordinator to schedule your exam.

TESTING FEE: There is a $95.00 testing fee payable by money order or through the Trojan WebExpress. WebExpress is only available to already accepted students.

SCORE REQUIREMENT: For unconditional admission into the Master of Science in International Relations Program (MSIR), examinees must score a minimum of 396. Conditional admission may be granted to examinees that score less than the minimum requirement. However, conditionally admitted students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and retake the exam in their first nine semester hours of graduate studies.

For more information about the MAT, please visit this page or speak with your Program Coordinator.


Off-Site Exams


The GRE is designed to measure knowledge and understanding of subject matter basic to graduate study. The test contains three sections: a 30-minute verbal section consisting of 30 questions, a 45-minute quantitative section consisting of 28 questions, and a 60-minute analytical section consisting of 35 questions. It is a computer-based exam. For further information, visit

The GMAT is designed to help graduate schools of business to assess qualifications for advanced study in business and management. The test contains three sections: an analytical writing assessment section, a 75-minute quantitative section consisting of 37 multiple-choice questions, and a 75-minute verbal section consisting of 41 multiple-choice questions. It is a computer-based exam. For further information, visit

REGISTRATION: The GRE & GMAT are not offered through military installations on Okinawa. As of May 2002, there is no proctoring center for the GMAT and the GRE has continued to be offered off base, but as a paper and pencil based test only. For those students who are stationed on Okinawa and want to take the GMAT, students must take the test in Tokyo or Osaka. To register for either exam, students can call The Sylvan Prometric KK Center in Tokyo at 03-5541-4800 or fax at 03-5541-4810 with a 7-day notification. An automatic recording will ask students to press 2 for GMAT registration and to press 3 for GRE registration. Please have your passport number and credit card number available when calling. When the registration process is complete, students will be given a confirmation number, time of testing, and a site code or room number. Examinees are sent free text preparation materials immediately after they register to test. The employees speak English and are very willing to help students with directions to test sites and with any other questions they may have.

TESTING FEES: For information regarding GRE and GMAT testing fees, please proceed to the following websites:

STUDY GUIDES: Studying for these exams is highly recommended. Study guides are available through on-base bookstores as well as Internet sites such as,, or In addition, for information on computer-based testing, visit


  1. Present the information received during registration along with proof of identification
  2. The school code or mailing address to have the test score sent to Troy State University. The school code for both the GRE and the GMAT is 1738.

REIMBURSEMENT INFORMATION: Active duty service members can forward a DANTES GRE/GMAT Reimbursement Form, available at a local education center, with a legible test score report to ETS/The Chauncey Group International. A DANTES Test Control Officer (TCO) or Alternate TCO (ATCO) has to sign the reimbursement form certifying that the service member meets eligibility requirements. The examination fee will be credited to the examinee's charge account if payment was made by credit card. The examinee must apply for reimbursement no later than 90 days after the test day. For more information, contact the local education center.


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