Successfully taking the GRE is a requirement for all UF College of Journalism and Communications online master’s degree applicants, regardless of background. GRE waivers are available for applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Please contact us for more information.
For some, that can feel like a real obstacle. In fact, we are asked all the time why we require this test. The simple answer is this…
You deserve to be surrounded by fellow students who are as capable and committed as you are. You deserve a master’s degree that will be respected by employers and colleagues alike. You deserve faculty who teach to high standards without being pulled back by unprepared students.
It’s true that many online degree programs don’t require the GRE, but none of them come with the prestige of a University of Florida master’s degree. Our online graduate programs deliver the same high-quality curriculum and instruction as our on-campus programs. At UF, you don’t earn an “online degree,” you earn a world-class degree online.
The GRE is less intimidating than you may imagine, testing basic reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, math and quantitative reasoning skills. And ETS, the company that administers the GRE, offers free practice tests and study guides to help you prepare you.
Successful scores to meet University of Florida’s minimum requirements are 156 verbal and 146 quantitative. More than 50 percent of people who take the GRE meet these standards – nothing to be afraid of.
If you’re applying for any online master’s degree program, you’re prepared to invest hundreds of hours, thousands of dollars and millions of brain cells to attain your educational goals. So, what’s one more test to ensure you – and your fellow students – are prepared to make the most of the opportunity? Especially when that test costs less than $205.
POWERPREP II Version 2.2 Software: Preparation for the Computer-delivered GRE revised General Test
In addition to the sample questions, strategies and tips available here on this site, this free software also includes two full-length practice tests. These timed tests simulate the test taking experience, including the test-taker friendly design features like moving back and forth and changing answers within a section, as well as the on-screen calculator. POWERPREP II, version 2.2 is Mac® and PC-compatible.
Learn more about POWERPREP II, Version 2.2 Software.