Successfully taking the GRE is a requirement for all UF College of Journalism and Communications online master’s degree applicants, regardless of background.
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.
Did you know ETS offers a GRE Fee Reduction program?
View general advice, sample questions with rationales, scoring guides and tips for answering question types to become familiar with each of the test sections:
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.
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Download this publication for a simulated test-taking experience of the paper-delivered GRE General Test. You’ll get the following: one full-length paper-delivered test, test-taking strategies, sample Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning questions with explanations, sample Analytical Writing topics, scored Analytical Writing responses and reader commentary and information on how the test is scored.
Download Practice Book for the Paper-based GRE® revised General Test, Second Edition (PDF)
A great refresher on your basic math skills, this free 100-page review covers the concepts you may see when you take the GRE General Test. Math Review includes definitions, properties, examples and a set of exercises with answers at the end of each section. This material is also available in the POWERPREP II, Version 2.2 software.
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Preparing for the Quantitative Reasoning measure of the GRE General Test just got easier! Get additional explanations on the concepts covered in the GRE Math Review by viewing FREE instructional videos on the Khan Academy website.
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Learn more about mathematical assumptions particular to the GRE General Test. Includes notation and terminology as well as guidelines for interpreting and using information given in test questions. This material is also available in the POWERPREP II, Version 2.2 software.
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Read tons of questions and answers from the study blog, Magoosh.