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Standardized Tests

Health profession programs use standardized test scores to evaluate your readiness for advanced study in your field of interest. Some of these standardized tests, such as the MCAT and DAT, require completion of certain college-level courses before you take the test. Check with your advisor to determine the best time for you to take the standardized test for your program of interest.

  • Dental School – DAT (Dental Admissions Test): http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx
    Tests in Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Health Care Administration – GRE Graduate Record Exam): http://www.gre.org
    Tests in Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
  • Medical School – MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test): http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/
    Tests in Behavioral Sciences, Biological Science, Physical Science, and Verbal Reasoning
  • Occupational Therapy – GRE (Graduate Record Exam): http://www.gre.org
    Tests in Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
  • Optometry – OAT (Optometry Admissions Test): http://www.opted.org
    Tests in Natural Sciences, Physics, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Reasoning
  • Pharmacy – PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test): http://www.pcatweb.info
    Tests in Verbal Reasoning, Natural Sciences, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing
  • Physical Therapy -- GRE (Graduate Record Exam): http://www.gre.org.
    Tests in Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
  • Physician Assistant Studies -- GRE (Graduate Record Exam): http://www.gre.org
    Tests in Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
  • Public Health -- GRE (Graduate Record Exam): http://www.gre.org
    Tests in Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
  • Rehabilitation Studies – GRE Graduate Record Exam): http://www.gre.org
    Tests in Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning or MAT (Millers Analogies Test): http://www.milleranalogies.com
  • Speech Therapy – GRE (Graduate Record Exam): http://www.gre.org, Tests in Analytical Writing,
    Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
  • Veterinary Medicine –GRE Graduate Record Exam): http://www.gre.org
    Tests in Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning.