Test Scores

The Stanford full-time, one-year master’s degree in management is an academically rigorous program that will immerse you in challenging coursework, engaging discussions with faculty and classmates, and engrossing team projects.

As a graduate degree program at Stanford University, the MSx program is intellectually rigorous, so we require either GMAT, GRE, or EA test scores to give us a sense of whether you can demonstrate the academic readiness required for this one-year masters program. We do not offer any test waivers.

GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment

Either the Graduate Management Admission Test (previous version or GMAT Focus Edition, both referred to as “GMAT” henceforth), the Graduate Record Examination, or the Executive Assessment is required for admission. You must take the test before submitting the application. We have no preference for one test over the other. We do not accept Law School Admission Test or Medical College Admission Test scores in place of the GMAT, GRE, or EA. When applying, applicants must have a valid GMAT, GRE, or EA score. Test scores are valid for five years from the test date.

We strongly encourage you to take the test of your choice at least a few weeks before the application deadline. Admissions interviews will not be granted without a valid test score submitted to Stanford.

Class of 2024 - Median, Average, and Middle 80% Test Results

Test Low End Median Average High End
GMAT 690 730 725 760
GRE Verbal 157 164 163 168
GRE Quant 154 164 163 170
Executive Assessment 151 157 157 164

English Language Proficiency

All courses for the Stanford MSx Program are taught in English; therefore, you must demonstrate English proficiency. You must take an English proficiency test if:

  • English was not the primary language of instruction at your undergraduate or graduate institution.
  • Your college or university taught some classes in a language other than English, even if your specific program was taught in English.

Stanford GSB accepts the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic), or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Multiple Test Scores

We do not average test scores. If you have taken any test more than once, report only the scores from one examination that you wish us to consider while reviewing your application. The scores you report must be from the same testing session.

Online Testing

We accept test scores for the official online versions of the GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, and IELTS. We do not accept the online version of the PTE exam at this time. We recognize that online exams are not offered currently in every region or to every population. We will accept your score until its expiration date: online GMAT and GRE test scores are valid for five years from the date you take the test, and online TOEFL and IELTS Indicator scores are valid for two years.