No GRE Required Graduate Schools

Select your graduate program from the list: Architecture Fine Arts (MFA) Media Studies School Counseling Art Education Health Administration (MHA) Music Sciences Art Therapy Health Education Nursing Social Work (MSW) Biology Higher Education Nutrition Sociology Business History Occupational Therapy Software Engineering Chemistry Hospitality Management Pharmacology Speech-Language Pathology Computer Science Human Resources Philosophy Sports Management Communication […]

Select your graduate program from the list:

Architecture Fine Arts (MFA) Media Studies School Counseling
Art Education Health Administration (MHA) Music Sciences
Art Therapy Health Education Nursing Social Work (MSW)
Biology Higher Education Nutrition Sociology
Business History Occupational Therapy Software Engineering
Chemistry Hospitality Management Pharmacology Speech-Language Pathology
Computer Science Human Resources Philosophy Sports Management
Communication Information Management Physical Therapy Writing
Counseling Psychology Journalism Physician Assistant
Criminal Justice Kinesiology Physics
Education Languages Political Science
Engineering Liberal Arts Psychology
English Linguistics Public Administration (MPA)
Environmental Sciences Management (MBA) Public Affairs & Government
Ethnic & Cultural Studies Marketing Public Health (MPH)
Family & Consumer Sciences Mathematics Public Relations

ADMITSCHOOL © List of No GRE Required Graduate Schools

Architecture

Here are master’s in architecture programs that don’t require the GRE. 

  • Arizona State University’s (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts states here that GRE scores are required for all graduate programs except the MIA 2 year; MIA 3+; MID 2 year; MID 3+; MVCD 2 year; MVCD 3+ and MSD, which are the following programs: MIA – Master of Interior Architecture (Two-year program); MIA3+ – Master of Interior Architecture (Three-plus program); MID – Master of Industrial Design (Two-year program); MID3+ – Master of Industrial Design (Three-plus program); MSD – Master of Science in Design; MVCD – Master of Visual Communication Design (Two-year program); MVCD3+ – Master of Visual Communication Design (Three-plus program).

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  • California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA) does not require the GRE for consideration to its Master in Architecture Program.
  • Columbia University’s (New York City) School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation does not require the GRE for its M.S. Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD), M.S. Advanced Architectural Design-Global Metropolis (MSAAD-GM), and M.S. Architecture and Urban Design (MSAUD) programs. (See the grid of admissions requirements here.)
  • Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, MI)does not require the GRE for its M.Arch program.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)(Cambridge, MA) states under “Admissions for SMArchS”that the GRE is not required for its Master of Science in Architecture Studies (SMArchS), an academic notprofessional degree, which offers many tracks, including Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Architecture and Urbanism, Architectural Design, Building Technology, Design and Computation, History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art. It says hereunder SMArchS: “About 60 percent of the students in the SMArchS program come from outside the US, which encourages the exchange of ideas across cultures.”
  • The New School (New York City) does not require the GRE for many of its programs within Parsons The New School for Design, including its Design and Urban Ecologies (MS), Theories of Urban Practice (MA), and Strategic Design and Management (MS) degrees. The GRE is required for all other programs within Parsons The New School for Design.
  • North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) for its Master of Architecture states in the Admission Requirements that the GRE is only required from Track 3 applicants, which are those individuals without a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture. In addition for its Industrial Designdegree and Landscape Architecture degree, it states in the Admission Requirements “Graduate Record Examination/GRE scores are required if NO previous design degree.”
  • Ohio State University’s (Columbus, OH) Knowlton School states in the Admission Requirements for both its Master of City and Regional Planning and Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning  “GRE scores are only required for applicants whose cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0. … Applicants wishing to be considered for fellowships must also submit GRE scores.”
  • Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY) does not require the GRE for its post-professional M.S. in Architecture or M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design, the tracks for those with a Bachelor of Architecture (five-year B.Arch) from an accredited school of architecture. If you have an unrelated bachelor’s degree, Pratt does require the GRE for its Architecture First-Professional (M.Arch). All programs also require a portfolio.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), with locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia as well as Hong Kong and France, states in its Admission Requirements (#9), “While not required of most applicants, submission of GRE scores is strongly encouraged for applicants to architectural history, art history, arts administration, and cinema studies.” Hence, the SCAD degrees not requiring the GRE are an Architecture (M.Arch) degree and many other graduate degrees, including Urban Design, Design for Sustainability, Interior Design, Furniture Design.
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) offers an MID Industrial Design, among other programs, and states in its Graduate Admission Process that “GRE scores are encouraged, but not required, for all programs.”
  • University of California, Berkeley states that the GRE is optional (scroll down to “Examinations”) for its Master of Science (M.S.) and Ph.D. programs in Architecture. In addition, the GRE is not required for international applicants but is required for domestic applicants for its Master of Architecture (M.Arch), Master of Landscape Architecture, and Master of Urban Design.
  • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for Architecture (M.Arch.), Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.), and Integrated Architecture & Design (M.S.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.

 

Communication

Communication   •   Journalism   •   Marketing / Advertising
Professional Writing (Nonfiction)   •   Public Relations

Here are master’s in communication programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, visit my phd PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.  

Last updated September 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

Communication
  • ONLINE  Queens University of Charlotte (NC) does not require the GRE for applicants with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for its online MA in Communications.
  • American University (Washington, DC) School of Communications (go here and click on Application and Instructions) states that no GRE is required for its MA Strategic Communication.
  • Arizona State University’s (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) Communication Studies (MA) only requires the GRE if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.00. In addition, ASU’s American Media and Popular Culture (MAS), which has both an online and on-campus program, does not require the GRE.
  • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for its M.A. or Ed.M in Communication. (See the Interactive Online Program Guide and search under All Programs. According to the Teacher’s College FAQs, if the GRE is required, it will be listed under Supplemental Requirements.) Also, no GRE is required for its M.S. in Strategic Communications but states that: “Applicants who do not submit GRE scores may be required to take a Graduate Writing Test at Columbia.” So if you’re better at writing than math, this may be a beneficial option.communication
  • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S in Global Strategic Communication; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.(Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can go here, and click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)
  • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) does not require the GRE for its Communications (M.S.) program. (Scroll down and click on your degree to view its admission requirements.)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)(Cambridge, MA) for its M.S. and Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences states GREs are not required. You can also find the admission requirements for each program here (PDF). It also says “All students in Media Arts and Sciences are currently fully funded (tuition, medical insurance, and stipend).”
  • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) states here that the GRE is not required for its M.A. Communications Studies. The GRE is also not required for its Ph.D. Rhetoric & Professional Communication.
  • Oakland University (Rochester, MI) does not require the GRE for its MA in Communications (go here and click on your program).
  • Purdue University  Fort Wayne (IN) does not require the GRE for applicants with a 3.0 GPA or above for its graduate program in Professional Communication Studies.
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for the Mass Communication (M.S.) degree does not list the GRE as a requirement.
  • Syracuse University’s (Syracuse, NY) S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications states here that the GRE is required for all programs except its master’s in New Media Management.
  • Towson University (Towson, MD) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Communication Management (M.S.) or its Professional Writing (M.S.) degree. See Graduate Programs, click on your degree, then select Admission Requirements to the left. You can also double check on the Admission Requirements by Program chart, but the newest I’ve found is from 2010.
  • University at Albany, State University of New York states in its FAQs (#9) that the GRE is not required for its M.A. in Communication program.
  • University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT) states here (under Questions About The Admissions Process, #5): “GRE is recommended, but NOT required for admission into any of our Master’s level programs.” Here is a list of all graduate programs, which includes Global Media and Communication Studies (M.A.).
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s School of Communications, which offers an M.A. in Communications, states in its FAQs, “Our Program does not require any standardized test scores (e.g., GRE, GMAT, etc.).”
  • Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) in its Graduate Admission packet does not list a “T” (for ”Test Scores”–see the key) next to its Communication, MA.
  • West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) states in the Admission Requirements that the GRE is required for applicants whose GPA is below 3.0. for its Communication (M.A.).

Journalism

  • American University’s (Washington, DC) School of Communications for its weekend MA in Interactive Journalism states under “Benefits of the Weekend Program?: No GRE required and a streamlined application process.” Also, no GRE is required for its MA Strategic Communication and MA Producing for Film and Video (go here and click on the “Application and Instructions” link).
  • Columbia University’s (New York City) Graduate School of Journalism does not require the GRE (click on Application and Deadline Information) for admission to the following degrees: Master of Science, Master of Arts, and dual degree programs with International and Public Affairs, Law, Business and Sciences Po. Also, applicants do not need a specific major or to take prerequisite courses to apply. You will need a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. university; read all of these facts in the J-school’s FAQs.

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  • Georgetown University’s (Washington, DC) School of Continuing Studies, which includes a Master’s in Journalism states in the application guide: “Standardized test scores are not required for any of our programs, as we take a very holistic approach to reviewing applications.” The school also accepts students on a rolling basis.
  • New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), a branch of NYU geared toward working professionals, does not require the GRE or GMAT for ANY of its programs, including its M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media. However, it states that if your application is weak, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score.
  • University of California, Berkeley does not require the GRE for its Master of Journalism (MJ).

Marketing / Advertising

  • ONLINE  Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programswith no GRE or GMAT required, including an MBA in Marketing. (Thanks to reader Juan!)
  • ONLINE  University of Maryland University College (UMUC) (Adelphi, MD) offers an online Management programs, which includes a specialization in Marketing, and states here under General Criteria for New and Prospective Students: “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master’s degree and certificate programs.” UMUC offers rolling admissions, which means you can apply any time throughout the year.
  • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) recommends but does not require the GMAT or GRE for its MBA – Marketing and MBA – Internet Marketing; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.
  • New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), a branch of NYU geared toward working professionals, does not require the GRE or GMAT for ANY of its programs, including its M.S. in Integrated Marketing. However, it states that if your application is weak, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), with locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia as well as Hong Kong and France, states in its Graduate Admission Requirements (#9) that the GRE is not required of most applicants but is strongly encouraged only for architectural history, art history, arts administration, and cinema studies as well as for applicants with non-U.S. bachelor’s degrees. Hence, no GRE is required for SCAD’s other graduate degrees, including Advertising.
  • St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) for its Executive Masters in Food Marketing, “the only food industry focused graduate program of its kind in the world that is offered,” states that it requires GMAT scores OR a structured interview, so if you’re better in interviews than standardized tests, this may work for you. However, you must have 4 years of food industry experience.
  • University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT) states here (under Questions About The Admissions Process, #5): the “GRE is recommended, but NOT required for admission into any of our Master’s level programs.” Here is a list of all graduate programs, which includes an MBA with a focus in Marketing.

Professional Writing (Nonfiction)

For Creative Writing and Fiction, please see MFA programs not requiring the GRE.

  • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for any of its programs in the School of the Arts, which includes MFA Writing program.
  • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) does not require the GRE for its MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Nonfiction. (See theConcentrations tab to the right.)
  • Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, with concentrations in Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Writing for Stage and Screen, and Writing for Young People.
  • Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) does not require the GRE for its M.A. Professional Writing.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), with locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia as well as Hong Kong and France, states in its Graduate Admission Requirements that GRE scores are not required of most applicants but are strongly encouraged only for applicants to Architectural History, Art History, Arts Administration, Cinema Studies, and Teaching programs. Also, applicants with non-U.S. bachelor’s degrees are required to take the GRE. SCAD has an MFA in Writing.
  • Southern New Hampshire University (Hooksett, NH) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs, including a low-residency MFA Creative Writing in Nonfiction with no GRE required. (Thanks to reader Juan!)
  • St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) does not require the GRE for its Master’s in Writing Studies but does require “at least two samples of writing not to exceed 25 pages (preferably published work—whether in college publications or in other places).” See the FAQ re: what type of writing samples to submit.
  • Towson University (Towson, MD) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Professional Writing (M.S.) degree. See Graduate Programs, click on your degree, then select Admission Requirements to the left. You can also double check on the Admission Requirements by Program chart, but the newest I’ve found is from 2010.
  • University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA) states here that the GRE is only required for certain programs, of which the Biomedical Writing program is not listed.

Public Relations

ONLINE

  • George Washington University (the Graduate Center is located in Alexandria, VA) offers a Masters of Strategic Public Relations — both on-campus or fully online — and states in the Admission Requirements: “Applicants with an overall undergrad GPA, including transfer credits, of 3.0 (no rounding of GPA) and above are not required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).” Thanks to reader Joe for the tip.
  • Kent State University (Kent, OH) offers an online M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, and states in itsFAQs (#9): “Applicants with exceptional previous work experience and/or a high undergraduate GPA may request, in writing, a GRE or GMAT exemption, which is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.”
  • University of Maryland University College (UMUC) (Adelphi, MD) for its online Management programs, which includes a specialization in Public Relations, states here under General Criteria for New and Prospective Students: “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master’s degree and certificate programs.” UMUC offers rolling admissions, which means you can apply any time throughout the year.

EAST COAST

  • Georgetown University’s (Washington, DC) School of Continuing Studies, which includes a Public Relations and Corporate Communications program, states in the application guide: “Standardized test scores are not required for any of our programs, as we take a very holistic approach to reviewing applications.” The school also accepts students on a rolling basis.
  • George Washington University (the Graduate Center is located in Alexandria, VA) offers a Masters of Strategic Public Relations — both on-campus or fully online — and states in the Admission Requirements: “Applicants with an overall undergrad GPA, including transfer credits, of 3.0 (no rounding of GPA) and above are not required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).” Thanks to reader Joe for the tip.
  • New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), a branch of NYU geared toward working professionals, does not require the GRE or GMAT for ANY of its programs, including its M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication. However, it states that if your application is weak, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score.

 

Computer Sciences & IT

Computer Science   •   Computer / Software Engineering
Information Management

Here are master’s in Computer Science & IT programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Last updated September 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

Computer Science
  • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S Computer Information Systems program; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name. (Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can go here, click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right, and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)
  • George Mason University’s (Fairfax, VA) does not require the GRE for many programs within the Volgenau School of Engineering. (Note: Make sure the2013-2014 University Catalog is selected from the pull-down menu, scroll down to Master of Science Programs, and click on your degree.) Specifically, itsApplied Information Technology, MS, Computer Forensics, MS, and Telecommunications, MS, do not list the GRE as a requirement. The Information Security and Assurance, MS, and Information Systems, MS, degrees note that: “The department policy is that the GRE is required unless the applicant has an undergraduate degree in science or engineering from a U.S. university and graduated with a GPA of 3.00 or better in the last 60 hours; a graduate degree in science or engineering from a U.S. university; or been admitted as a non degree student and meets all the following requirements: an undergraduate degree from a U.S. university, an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better in the last 60 hours, and a B in all foundation courses taken at Mason or elsewhere.” See below, under Software/Computer Engineering for more programs.
  • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) only requires GRE scores from applicants with an undergraduate GPA below a 3.0 for its Computer Information Systems (M.S.) program. (Scroll down and click on your degree to view its admission requirements.)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) states that for all programs in the Graduate School except Architecture and Business, under GRE Waiver: “The GRE requirement is waived for applicants to professional master’s degree programs (Architecture and Business programs are not included) who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.” IIT offers degrees in Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Industrial Technology & Management, and Information Technology & Management, to name a few.
  • Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, Whiting School of Engineering — which offers master’s degrees in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, and Technical Management, among others — does not require the GRE but applicants must meet specific admission requirements (ex: a 3.0 GPA, certain prerequisites, etc.). Courses are offered at eight locations across the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, near where students live or work, including Aberdeen, Baltimore, Elkridge, Laurel, Rockville, and Southern Maryland as well as Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA) for its graduate program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science states in its Admission Requirements (#15 on FAQs) “We do not use the GRE test scores during the admission process–regardless of citizenship–unless you are applying to the LGO Program, which does require the GRE.” LGO stands for Leader for Global Operations and is a combined MBA and master’s in engineering program.

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  • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) does not require the GRE for its M.S. Computer Science or Ph.D. Computer Science as well as M.S. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology.
  • Oakland University (Rochester, MI) only requires the GRE from international applicants, not those who graduated from regionally accredited U.S. schools, for its MS in Computer Science (go here and click on your program, then see under “Program application requirements”).
  • Purdue University  West Lafayette (IN) has no GRE requirement (see here – you have to scroll down under each degree’s requirement to see where it says “Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Not Required”) for its M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.
  • San Jose State University (San Jose, CA) offers an M.S. in Computer Science and states students are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or its equivalent from an ABET accredited university. According to the application instructions GRE scores are required only for applicants whose BS degree is not from the U.S., and GRE CS Subject test scores are strongly recommended for applicants whose BS degree is not in computer science. (Submitted by reader Jonathan.)
  • St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) M.A. in Computer Science does not list the GRE in its application requirements but does require a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
  • Towson University (Towson, MD) states that the GRE is optional for its Doctor of Information Technology (D.SC.). Also, the GRE is not listed as a requirement for its Computer Science (M.S.), Applied Information Technology (M.S.), or Instructional Technology (M.S.) degrees. See Graduate Programs, click on your degree, then select Admission Requirements to the left. You can also double check on the Admission Requirements by Program chart, but the newest I’ve found is from 2010.
  • University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT) states here (under Questions About The Admissions Process, #5): “GRE is recommended, but NOT required for admission into any of our Master’s level programs.” Here is a list of all graduate programs, which includes Computer Science (M.S.) and Technology Management (M.S.).
  • University of Illinois (Springfield, IL) offers an ONLINE M.S. in Computer Science and states in its Admission Requirements “We do not require a GRE score.”  (Submitted by Jonathan.)
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) offers a Master of Computer Science (MCS), a nonresearch, course-based program for students who wish to enhance their careers with advanced knowledge of computer science, and states in the requirements for admission: “Applicants to the MCS program are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit GRE General Test scores.” (Submitted by Jonathan.)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) for its M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science degree states here under GRE Requirements and Waiver Requests: “These are the qualifications for requesting a GRE waiver: a) you are an MS or a PhD applicant and you have, or are about to receive, a BS degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited US institution; or b) your are a PhD applicant and you have completed an MS degree from an accredited US institution.” Note: Students requiring departmental financial assistance may not request a GRE waiver. There are also specific deadlines you must meet to request the waiver.
  • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Information Systems degree.
Software / Computer Engineering
  • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S or Ph.D. in Computer Engineering programs; see theUniversity Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name. (Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can gohere, click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right, and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)
  • George Mason University’s (Fairfax, VA) does not require the GRE for many programs within the Volgenau School of Engineering. (Note: Make sure the2013-2014 University Catalog is selected from the pull-down menu, scroll down to Master of Science Programs, and click on your degree.) Specifically, theSoftware Engineering, MS notes that: “The department policy is that the GRE is required unless the applicant has an undergraduate degree in science or engineering from a U.S. university and graduated with a GPA of 3.00 or better in the last 60 hours; a graduate degree in science or engineering from a U.S. university; or been admitted as a non degree student and meets all the following requirements: an undergraduate degree from a U.S. university, an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better in the last 60 hours, and a B in all foundation courses taken at Mason or elsewhere.” The Operations Research, MSand Computer Engineering, MS, state that applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and only requires the GRE from students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university.See above, under the heading Computer Science, and below, under the heading Information Management, for more programs.
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) states that for all programs in the Graduate School except Architecture and Business, under GRE Waiver: “The GRE requirement is waived for applicants to professional master’s degree programs (Architecture and Business programs are not included) who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.” IIT offers a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering.
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) states that GRE scores are “not required but recommended” for its Electrical and Computer Engineering degrees (scroll down under Master’s Degree Program Basic Requirements). The GRE is required for all of the other engineering programs on that campus.
  • Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) states that GRE scores are not required for the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.), which offers a specialization in Computer Engineering.
  • Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, Whiting School of Engineering — which offers master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Technical Management, to name a few — does not require the GRE but applicants must meet specific admission requirements (ex: a 3.0 GPA, certain prerequisites, etc.). Courses are offered at eight locations across the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, near where students live or work, including Aberdeen, Baltimore, Elkridge, Laurel, Rockville, and Southern Maryland as well as Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.
  • Portland State University (Portland, OR) for its M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering states in its Admissions Requirements: “The GRE is waived for M.S. students who graduated with a B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an ABET-Accredited institution.”
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) does not require the GRE for many of its Engineering programs. See the Graduate Application Requirements, then Engineering and Engineering Technology, and under the Entrance Exam column, it states that the GRE is required only from individuals with degrees from international universities for its on-campus Software Engineering (MS) degree and for its online or on-campus Telecommunications Engineering Technology (MS).
  • San Jose State University (San Jose, CA) offers an M.S. in Software Engineering and states “GRE scores are not required for students with an undergraduate degree from an ABET accredited university. GRE scores are required from other universities. … Applicants that have at least five years of professional software development experience can request a GRE test waiver.” Also, for the MS Computer Engineering (MS CMPE), — ranked No. 2 by U.S. News, the GRE is “Only required if undergraduate degree is not from an accredited U.S./Canadian university,” according to its list of Programs that Require the GRE.
  • Santa Clara University’s (Santa Clara, CA) School of Engineering offers a chance to complete a Petition to Waive the GRE form for its M.S. in Computer or Software Engineering degree. It states in the Application Requirements under Master of Science Degrees: “Please Note: Students applying to the M.S. program in Applied Mathematics or in Computer, Mechanical, or Software Engineering may petition to waive the GRE requirement by completing the Petition to Waive GRE Requirement form. However, applicants must be aware that there is no guarantee that the waiver will be granted. That decision is at the discretion of the department chair and is final. … This option is also available to applicants for the Engineering Management Program who have two or more years of working experience in the U.S.”
  • University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT) states here (under Questions About The Admissions Process, #5): “GRE is recommended, but NOT required for admission into any of our Master’s level programs.” Here is a list of all graduate programs, which includes Computer Engineering (M.S.).
  • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) for its Computer Engineering (M.Engr., M.S.) only requires the GRE from non-ABET applicants, which means those from institutions not accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). see Graduate Admissions and select your program.
  • University of Illinois (Urbana, IL) for its Professional Master’s Computer Science (MCS) — offered online or on campus — states in the Application Steps, “General Record Examination (GRE) – Not Required.” (Submitted by Jonathan)
  • University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) does not require the GRE for those with a 3.0 GPA or better for its M.S. Software Engineering program. Additionally, “a bachelor’s degree in computer science is preferred, but not required. At least one year’s experience in software development is highly desirable.”
  • Villanova University’s (Villanova, PA) College of Engineering — which offers an MS in Computer Engineering — states in its Admission Requirements(#4) that GRE scores are only required from Ph.D. candidates and international master’s applicants. Note: in the FAQs it states that “In some cases, a GRE score may be requested to supplement the required application materials for borderline applications and students requesting departmental financial aid.”
Information Management

ONLINE

  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI) offers an on-campus and/or online Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with a concentration in Information Resource Management and states here: “The MSA Program does not require either the GRE or the GMAT exam for admission.  However, exam results are required for students applying for graduate fellowships.”
  • Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE or GMAT required, including an MBA in Information Technology Management. (Thanks to reader Juan!)
  • University of Maryland University College (UMUC) (Adelphi, MD) offers Management programs with specializations in Information Systems and Services, Technology Management, and Information Technology, and states here under General Criteria for New and Prospective Students: “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master’s degree and certificate programs.” UMUC offers rolling admissions, which means you can apply any time throughout the year.

ON CAMPUS

  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI) offers an on-campus and/or online Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with a concentration in Information Resource Management and states here: “The MSA Program does not require either the GRE or the GMAT exam for admission.  However, exam results are required for students applying for graduate fellowships.”
  • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) recommends but does not require the GMAT or GRE for its MBA – Information Technology Management; Management – Information Systems, M.S.; and Project Management – Information Systems, M.S. programs; see the University Catalog,then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.
  • George Mason University’s (Fairfax, VA) does not require the GRE for many programs within the Volgenau School of Engineering. (Note: Make sure the2013-2014 University Catalog is selected from the pull-down menu, scroll down to Master of Science Programs, and click on your degree.) Specifically, theExecutive Management of Secure Information Systems, MS (VSE) — an interdisciplinary program offered by the Volgenau School of Engineering, the School of Management, and the School of Public Policy — says: “The GMAT or GRE may be waived if the applicant’s record demonstrates the ability to succeed in a competitive and quantitative program.”See above, under the headings Computer Science and Computer / Software Engineering for more programs.
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) states that for all programs in the Graduate School except Architecture and Business, under GRE Waiver: “The GRE requirement is waived for applicants to professional master’s degree programs (Architecture and Business programs are not included) who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.” IIT offers degrees in Industrial Technology & Management and Information Technology & Management, to name a few.
  • Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, Whiting School of Engineering — which offers a master’s degree in Technical Management — does not require the GRE but applicants must meet specific admission requirements (ex: a 3.0 GPA, certain prerequisites, etc.). Courses are offered at eight locations across the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, near where students live or work, including Aberdeen, Baltimore, Elkridge, Laurel, Rockville, and Southern Maryland as well as Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.
  • New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), a branch of NYU geared toward working professionals, does not require the GRE or GMAT for ANY of its programs, including its M.S. in Management and Systems. However, it states that if your application is weak, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score.
  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) for its Engineering and Technology Management degree does not include the GRE in its Admission Requirements.

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Criminal Justice

Here are master’s in Criminal Justice programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit myPhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Last updated September 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

ONLINE

  • Adler School of Professional Psychology, a non-profit graduate school with online programs and on-campus locations in Chicago, IL, and Vancouver, British Columbia, does not list the GRE in its requirements for its online MA in Criminology. (Thanks to reader Juan!)police officer
  • Arizona State University offers an online M.A. in Criminal Justice that does not require the GRE.
  • Boston University Metropolitan College’s online Master of Criminal Justice does not list the GRE in its Admission Requirements. (For the on-campus program, see below.)
  • Michigan State University — tied for #7 in Criminology by U.S. News & World Report — states in its online and on-campus FAQs for its Criminal Justice Masters program: “If you are applying to the Criminal Justice Masters program and your overall undergraduate GPA is 3.2 or higher (or you have already completed a graduate degree), you do not need to submit GRE scores.”
  • Prescott College does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its Masters in Social Justice and Human Rights.
  • Southern New Hampshire University offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE or GMAT required — search under Justice Studies, of which there is an M.S. and an online and on-campus MBA in Justice Studies offered. (Thanks to reader Juan!)
  • University of California Irvine — ranked #5 in Criminology by U.S. News & World Report — offers an online Master in Advanced Study of Criminology, Law, and Society and states in its Admission Requirements, “Please note: As of April 12th, 2012 the GRE is NOT required for MAS applicants, however the above writing samples are NEW and is REQUIRED.”
  • University of Cincinnati — ranked #3 in Criminology by U.S. News & World Report — offers an online M.S. in Criminal Justice that does not require the GRE as long as you meet one of its GPA requirements.
  • University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers an online Criminal Justice Management degree and states here under General Criteria for New and Prospective Students: “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master’s degree and certificate programs.” UMUC offers rolling admissions, which means you can apply any time throughout the year.

ON CAMPUS

  • Boston University Metropolitan College’s (Boston, MA) on-campus Master of Criminal Justice does not list the GRE in its Admission Requirements. This program also has rolling admissions, which means you can apply as soon as you have all of your materials together. (For the online program, see above.)
  • Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH) for its Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice states here: “GRE: Applicants who meet ONE of the following criteria do not need to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE): GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study; Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75; 2.5 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study AND 5 or more years of work experience in the criminal justice field; or 3.0 GPA in 9 credit hours of graduate credit.”gavel
  • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) does not list the GRE as part of the admission requirements for its Criminal Justice (M.S.) program. (Scroll down and click on your degree to view its admission requirements.)
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) — tied for #7 in Criminology by U.S. News & World Report — states in its on-campus and online FAQs for its Criminal Justice Masters program: “If you are applying to the Criminal Justice Masters program and your overall undergraduate GPA is 3.2 or higher (or you have already completed a graduate degree), you do not need to submit GRE scores.”
  • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)does not require the GRE for its Masters of Criminal Justice.
  • Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL) does not list the GRE in its Admission Requirements for its M.S. in Criminal Justice. Also, for its Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, you can, in lieu of the GRE (see #8), submit ONE of the following: a successfully defended master’s thesis, a sample of published work from a refereed publication within the criminal justice or related discipline; or successful completion of J.D. or doctorate in related field.
  • Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg campus for its M.A. in Criminal Justice states here for Supporting Materials: “If GPA is less than 3.0, a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is required. Students who seek funding must take one of these standardized tests, preferably the GRE.”
  • St. Joseph’s University’s (Philadelphia, PA) M.S. in Criminal Justice and M.S. In Criminal Justice with a concentration in Behavior Analysis only require the GRE from applicants with an undergraduate GPA of under 3.00.
  • University of Missouri St. Louis for its M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice — ranked #4 in Criminology by U.S. News & World Report — states in its Applicant Requirements: “GRE scores are not required but may enhance the strength of the application.”
  • West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its Criminal Justice Studies (M.A.).
  • Widener University (Chester, PA) for its Master’s in Criminal Justice states in its Requirements (to the left, under Graduate Program) that “the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required, but scores may be submitted in support of the application.”
  • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Applied Behavioral Science – Criminal Justice & Social Problems degree.

 

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Education

Here are master’s in Education programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit myPhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Last updated November 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

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Education

ONLINE

  • Arkansas State University’s online Master of Science in Education (MSE) does not require the GRE.
  • Concordia University’s College of EducationAdmission FAQs (#2) states: “Is the GRE required? No, the GRE is not needed.” Concordia offers online M.Ed. and Ed.D degrees, including an M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education; M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, with concentrations in Career and Environmental Education, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, to name a few; M.Ed. in Educational Leadership; and M.Ed. in Special Education. The doctorate (Ed.D in Education) program is offered either online or on-campus in Portland, OR, and offers specializations in Teacher Leadership, Educational Administration, Higher Education, and Transformational Leadership.
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) states that “The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or Miller’s Analogy is not required for application but may be used as supporting materials if available” for its online M.A. in Education, which offers concentrations in Special Education, Sport Leadership and Coaching, Science and Mathematics Education, and more.
  • Southern New Hampshire University (with online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE or GMAT required, including an M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, M.Ed. Elementary Education, M.Ed. in Special Education, and more. (Thanks to reader Juan!)
  • Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) for its M.Ed. and M.S. in Teaching, Learning and Culture, states “A minimum GPR of 2.75 is recommended for admission to the M.Ed. and M.S. programs. The GRE is NOT a requirement.You can see here under Program Areas that there are three online degrees offered: Online M.Ed. (Generalist), Online M.Ed. (Elementary Education Cohort), Online M.Ed. (TESOL Cohort). For the Online Executive Ed.D, please see below, under Education Administration.
  • University of Maryland University College (UMUC) (Adelphi, MD) for its online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Distance Education and E-Learning (MDE), and Master of Education (MEd) in Instructional Technology, states here under General Criteria for New and Prospective Students: “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master’s degree and certificate programs.” UMUC offers rolling admissions, which means you can apply any time throughout the year.
  • University of Scranton offers an online M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction and M.S. in Educational Administration and states here — scroll all the way down to the heading “Preparing for the Upcoming Positions in the Education Field” — “In addition, there are no GMAT, GRE or MAT requirements for you to enroll in either of these prestigious online degree programs.”
  • University of Southern California (USC) (Los Angeles, CA) Rossier School of Education does not require the GRE for its MAT or MAT-TESOL programs, both of which are offered either on campus or online. In addition, for its Ed.D. in Educational Leadership or Global Executive Doctor of Education (Ed.D),candidates may take an EdD Writing Assessment in lieu of submitting a valid GRE score. (Thanks to reader Christine!)
  • West Texas A&M University’s (Canyon, TX) fully online Master of Arts in Teaching, designed for individuals who wish to receive Texas teacher certification while simultaneously pursuing a graduate degree, is included in its list (scroll down) of “Programs that do not require the GRE or GMAT.”

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  • Assumption College (Worchester, MA)for its M.A. in Special Education states here “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required.”
  • Columbia University’s (New York City) Teacher’s College — the No. 6 Best Education Graduate School in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 rankings — does not require the GRE for its degrees in Curriculum and Teaching in Elementary Education (M.A.), Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary Education (M.A.), Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education (M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D.), English Education (Ph.D), and many more Education degrees. (See the Interactive Online Program Guide and search under All Programs. According to the Teacher’s College FAQs, if the GRE is required, it will be listed under Supplemental Requirements.)maleteacher2
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA) does not list GRE scores as a requirement to its Education (M.Ed.) or Adult and Community Education (M.A.). IUP also does not list GRE scores for its D.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and states here that neither the GRE or MAT is required for its D.Ed. in Administration and Leadership Studies.
  • Johns Hopkins University’s (Baltimore, MD) School of Education — the No. 2 Best Education Graduate School in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s2013 rankings — does not require the GRE for its Master of Arts in Teaching (part-time and MCPS program), Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Special Education (part-time and MCPS program), CAGS/Special Education, Master of Science in Educational Studies/Teach For America, and Master of Education in the Health Professions. There is also no GRE requirement for its Doctor of Education (online). See How to Apply, then scroll down Step 3 – Know Your Application Requirements and click on admission requirements. I am not linking to it directly in case they change it yearly.
  • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) only requires the GRE from Ph.D., Ed.D. and Ed.S applicants. Scroll down to see all admission requirements. No GRE is required for its M.A. Comparative and International Education; M.Ed. Elementary Education & Pennsylvania State PreK-4 Certification (Dual Special Education PreK-8 certification option available); M.Ed. Globalization and Educational Change; M.S. Instructional Design and Technology; M.Ed. Secondary Education & Pennsylvania State 7-12 Certification (M.A. and Dual Special Education 7-12 certification options available); and M.Ed. Special Education. For the administration program, see below under Educational Leadership. For School Counselors, see Psychology, Counseling & Social Work then School Counseling.
  • Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its master’s degrees in Education (M.Ed.), Joint Education and Creative Arts in Learning, Effective Teaching, and Ecological Teaching and Learning (Low Residency).
  • Long Island University (Brookville, NY) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its various M.S. in Education programs, including M.S. Childhood Education, M.S. Middle Childhood Education, M.S. Adolescence Education, M.S. Art Education, M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and M.S. in Educational Technology. (Click here, find your program, then click on Admission Requirements to the left. Also, you can see in the generalGraduate Admissions Requirements, under Step 9: Examination Results, it lists the specific programs that require the GRE, of which the education programs are not mentioned. In addition, it states that “Applicants to the doctoral program in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies (Ed.D.) are encouraged, but not required” to submit the GRE.
  • Millersville University (Millersville, PA) does not require the GRE for its Early Childhood Education (MEd), Mathematics (MEd) programs, and Art (MEd). In addition, the GRE is required only from applicants with a cumulative GPA lower than a 2.75 for its Gifted Education (MEd) program and from those with a GPA lower than a 3.0 for its Language & Literacy Education (MEd) and Technology Education (MEd) programs.blackboard
  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick (NJ) for itsM.A.T. in Spanish, “an online program designed for an individual who already holds a standard license to teach Spanish or one who holds a certificate of eligibility (or equivalent) to teach Spanish while working toward regular licensure” states that “a student is admitted to the M.A.T. program based primarily on prior academic and professional performance. The GRE is not required for admission.”
  • Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE or GMAT required, including an M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, M.Ed. Elementary Education, M.Ed. in Special Education, and more. There is also a campus-only Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. (Thanks to reader Juan!)
  • St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) does not require the GRE for any of its Master’s in Education degrees — and there are many — but does require a 3.00 GPA. The education department also accepts students on a rolling basis, which means there is no deadline and you can apply whenever you’re ready.
  • Syracuse University’s (Syracuse, NY) School of Education states — click on Q: Do I have to have GRE/MAT scores? — that no GRE is required for its master’s programs (the GRE is required for its Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs) in: Educational Leadership, Social Studies Program, Inclusive Special Education M.S. Program 1-6, Inclusive Special Education M.S. Program 7-12 (Generalist), Early Childhood Special Education M.S., Multiple and Several Disabilities M.S., Childhood Education M.S., Art Education M.S., Mathematics Education M.S. (GRE required for Ph.D. program and for assistantship applicants only), Music Education M.S. – (GRE may be requested), Science Education M.S., and Teaching and Curriculum M.S.
  • Towson University (Towson, MD) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Education degrees, including Teaching (M.A.T.), Education, Secondary (M.Ed.), Education, Elementary (M.Ed.), Special Education (M.Ed.), Music Education (M.S.), Mathematics Education (M.S.), and more. See Graduate Programs, click on your degree, then select Admission Requirements to the left. Towson has rolling admissions, which means you can apply at any time. You can also double check on the Admission Requirements by Program chart, but the newest I’ve found is from 2010.
  • University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT) states here (under Questions About The Admissions Process, #5): “If you are a graduate applicant, GRE is recommended, but NOT required for admission into any of our Master’s level programs.” Here is a list of all graduate programs, which includes various Education (M.S.) Options.
  • University of Maine (Orono, ME) states here (under Graduate Examinations, then Please note): “Applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary/Secondary Education) program must submit Praxis II scores in lieu of the GRE.”
  • University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth does not include the GRE for its Teaching (MAT) program in its admission requirements, click on “Other required materials for your specific program” (PDF).
  • University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) (Philadelphia, PA) in the application instructions for the Graduate School of Education (GSE) says all applicants must take the GRE with the exception of those applying to the following programs: Reading/Writing/Literacy (M.S.Ed and Reading Specialist – Certification); Executive Master’s in School and Mental Health Counseling (M.S.Ed.); PennCLO (Chief Learning Officer Program) (Ed.D., M.S.Ed.); and Teach for America.University of Rochester’s (Rochester, NY) Warner School of Education says at the bottom of the page, “Note: GRE scores are not required.” Warner offers several master’s and doctorate programs in Teaching & Curriculum, Educational Leadership, Educational Policy, Health Professions Education, Foreign Language/Latin, and more.
  • University of Scranton’s (Scranton, PA) requires a 3.0 GPA but does not list the GRE in its Graduate Education Admission Requirements. Scranton has many online and campus-basedMaster’s in Education programs, including degrees in Curriculum and Instruction (MA, MS), Educational Administration (MS), Early and Primary Teacher Education (MS), Secondary Education (MS), Special Education (MS)–Pending PDE Approval, and Reading Education (MA, MS).

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  • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) does not require the GRE for its Education (M.Ed) program. (Scroll down and click on your degree to view its admission requirements.)
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) for its M.A. in Teaching and Curriculum states that “The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is not required, but GRE scores will be reviewed if available at the time of application.” No GRE is required for its M.A. in Special Education (click on “Do you require the GRE test…” where you’ll see “MA: No, the GRE is not required for admission into the MA Special Education program.”). In addition, the GRE is not listed as a requirement for its online M.A. in Education, M.A. in Educational Technology, or its various other education master’s programs, including its M.A. in K-12 Educational Administration, M.A. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, and M.A. in Student Affairs.
  • Purdue University – Calumet’s (Hammond, IN) online Master of Science in Education with Specialization in Educational Administration does not require the GRE.
  • Purdue University – West Lafayette (IN) for its master’s programs in the College of Education only requires the GRE from applicants with an undergrad GPA below a 3.0 as well as for all graduates from non-U.S. institutions of higher education. (See requirements here and scroll down to the grey bar that says Master of Science in Education program.)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for the School of Education does not require the GRE for these degrees: Teaching (MAT), Special Education (MSED), Curriculum Education (MSED), Teaching fields in art, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, English/language arts, foreign languages, history, mathematics, physics (MSED), and more. Also, no GRE is required for its Educational Administration degrees.
  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)does not list the GRE for its degrees in Educational Leadership (Specialist Diploma, MS, MEd), Educational Leadership (PhD, EdD), Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Reading Education, Education – General Studies, and Special Education. The GRE is also optional for its Ph.D. in Educational Foundations & Research. (See Application Instructions, click on the green Requirements by Department link–or scroll down to Additional Requirements by Department–then click on the letter to be directed to your degree of choice.)
  • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– states that applicants to its Education master’s programs can waive the GRE if their cumulative GPA for all undergraduate work is at least a 3.0 or if they have earned a previous master’s degree.

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WEST COAST

  • Arizona State University’s (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College does not list the GRE as a requirement for most of its Education master’s (M.Ed) degrees. (Go here and click on the actual name of the program to see its Admission Requirements.)
  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) does not require the GRE for its Master’s in Education degrees, including a Master of Education (MEd) in Education and Human Resource Studies as well as a Master of Science (MS) in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Go here, and click on Education, School of and a few lines down, you’ll see “GRE: PhD – Required / Masters – Not Required.”
  • Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) under Tests Required says “None” for its Education (EDD, PhD, EdM, MS) degrees. In addition, no GRE is required (see here, under College of Education) for its Teaching: Advanced Mathematics Education (MAT) and Science Education (PhD, MS).
  • University of California, Berkeley states in its Graduate School of Education Admission FAQs, under the Application link, that the GRE is not required for applicants to the following master’s programs: Developmental Teacher Education, Masters and Credential in Science and Mathematics Education, and the Principal Leadership Institute. (Note: the GRE is required for all doctoral programs).
  • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its graduate programs in Special Education (M.Ed.), Physical Education (M.Ed.), Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.), Teaching English as a Second Language (M.A.), and Adult\Organizational Learning & Leadership (M.S. & Ed.S.AO.L.L.). See Graduate Admissions and select your program.
  • University of Northern Colorado (UNC) (Greely, CO) only requires the GRE if your GPA is below a 3.0 for its School of Special Education, including anM.A. Generalist in Special Education, M.A. Deaf/Hard of Hearing Specialist, and M.A. Early Childhood Special Education Specialist.
  • University of Southern California (USC) (Los Angeles, CA) Rossier School of Education does not require the GRE for its MAT or MAT-TESOL programs, both of which are offered either on campus or online. In addition, for its Ed.D. in Educational Leadership or Global Executive Doctor of Education (Ed.D),candidates may take an EdD Writing Assessment in lieu of submitting a valid GRE score. (Thanks to reader Christine!)
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ONLINE

  • Arkansas State University’s online Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Educational Leadership does not require the GRE.
  • Concordia University’s College of Education Online Admission FAQs (#2) states: “Is the GRE required? No, the GRE is not needed.” Concordia offers online M.Ed. and Ed.D degrees, including an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and and Ed.D in Education program — which can be completed either fully online or at the Portland, OR, campus — with specializations in Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership, Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Ed.D. in Higher Education, and Ed.D. in Transformational Leadership.
  • Queens University of Charlotte (NC) does not require the GRE for its online MA in Educational Leadership.
  • Texas A&M University states in the FAQs (#7) that the GRE is not required to its Online Executive Ed.D., located within the Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture. See all admissions requirementshere.
  • University of Southern California (USC) (Los Angeles, CA) Rossier School of Education states that, for its online Global Executive Doctor of Education (Ed.D), candidates may take an EdD Writing Assessment in lieu of submitting a valid GRE score. (Thanks to reader Christine!)
  • University of Scranton offers an online M.S. in Educational Administration and M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction and states here — scroll all the way down to the heading “Preparing for the Upcoming Positions in the Education Field” — “In addition, there are no GMAT, GRE or MAT requirements for you to enroll in either of these prestigious online degree programs.”

EAST COAST

  • American International College (Springfield, MA) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Supervision, which also has rolling admissions, meaning you can apply any time throughout the year.
  • Boston College’s (Chestnut Hill, MA) Lynch School of Education, for its Doctoral Professional School Administrator Program (PSAP) states here under Standardized Admission Tests: “Please note:  The Standardized Admission Test requirement is waived for applicants to our Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership (PSAP Program).  This requirement is not waived for any of our other programs.”
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA)does not list GRE scores for its D.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. IUP also states here that neither the GRE or MAT is required for its D.Ed. in Administration and Leadership Studies.
  • Johns Hopkins University’s (Baltimore, MD) School of Education — the No. 2 Best Education Graduate School in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 rankings — does not require the GRE for its Doctor of Education (online). See How to Apply, then scroll down Step 3 – Know Your Application Requirements and click on admission requirements. I am not linking to it directly in case they change it yearly.
  • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) only requires the GRE from Ph.D., Ed.D. and Ed.S applicants and no GRE is required for its M.Ed. Educational Leadership. Scroll down to see all admission requirements.
  • Long Island University (Brookville, NY) for its Doctoral Program (Ed.D) in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies states under #9 Graduate Admissions Tests: “Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit scores for the general test (verbal, quantitative and analytic) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).”
  • Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE or GMAT required, including an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. (Thanks to reader Juan!)
  • University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) (Philadelphia, PA), in #5 of the application instructions for its Graduate School of Education (GSE) says all applicants must take the GRE with the exception of those applying to certain programs, including the Mid-Career Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), PennCLO (Chief Learning Officer Program) (Ed.D., M.S.Ed.), School Leadership (Certification only).
  • University of Rochester’s (Rochester, NY) Warner School of Education says at the bottom of the page, “Note: GRE scores are not required.” Warner offers several  master’s, Ph.D., or Ed.D programs, including an Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Ph.D. in Education (w/ spec. in Educational Policy and Theory), Ph.D. in Education (w/ spec. in Human Development in Educational Contexts), and more. (To see all degrees offered, go here, then scroll down to Programs of Study List).

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  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for the School of Education does not require the GRE for its Educational Administration (MSED); Educational Administration, General Administration (Ed.S); or Educational Administration, Superintendent (Ed.S) degrees.
  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)does not list the GRE for its degrees in Educational Leadership (Specialist Diploma, MS, MEd), Educational Leadership (PhD, EdD), Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Reading Education, Education – General Studies, and Special Education. The GRE is also optional for its Ph.D. in Educational Foundations & Research. (See Application Instructions and click on Requirements by Department — or scroll down to Additional Requirements by Department — and find your degree.)

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WEST COAST

  • Arizona State University (ASU) (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College states that no GRE is required for its Educ Administration & Supervision (Supervision) (MEd) or its Educational Administration & Supervision (Principalship) (MEd) with both on-campus and online programs. Also, it states in the program handbook for its for the Ed.D. in Leadership & Innovation that the GRE is not listed as a requirement (go here and click, to the right, on the blue Program Guide and FAQs box). However, applicants must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution to apply to the Ed.D. program. Also, in the Tips for Applying to the Teacher’s College (opens in PDF), under Test Scores, it states that the GRE is required for certain programs, of which the Ed.D. in Leadership & Innovation is not listed.
  • University of Southern California (USC) (Los Angeles, CA) Rossier School of Education states that, for its Ed.D. in Educational Leadership or Global Executive Doctor of Education (Ed.D), candidates may take an EdD Writing Assessment in lieu of submitting a valid GRE score. (Thanks to reader Christine for the tip!)
  • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Educational Leadership (M.Ed); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.
Higher Education
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    Arizona State University’s (ASU) (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) Higher and Postsecondary Education (MEd) does not require the GRE.

  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) does not require the GRE for its Master’s in Education degrees, including a Master of Science (MS) in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Go here, and click on Education, School of and a few lines down, you’ll see “GRE: PhD – Required / Masters – Not Required.”
  • Columbia University’s (New York City)Teacher’s College — the No. 6 Best Education Graduate School in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s2013 rankings — does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Higher and Postsecondary Education (M.A., Ed.M, Ed.D.) degrees. (See the Interactive Online Program Guide and search under All Programs. According to the Teacher’s College FAQs, if the GRE is required, it will be listed under Supplemental Requirements.)
  • Concordia University’s (online or on-campus in Portland, OR) College of Education Admission FAQs (#2) states: “Is the GRE required? No, the GRE is not needed.” Concordia offers a doctorate (Ed.D in Education) program with specializations in Higher Education, Teacher Leadership, Educational Administration, and Transformational Leadership.
  • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) does not require the GRE for its Higher Education concentration in the MAIS in Interdisciplinary Studies (click on Application Requirements to the left).
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA) does not list the GRE as a requirement to its Student Affairs in Higher Education (M.A.).
  • Michigan State University’s (East Lansing, MI) online or on-campus Master of Arts in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education degree and on-campus onlyM.A. in Student Affairs Administration both state: “Please note that the GRE or an academic interview are not required for admission.”
  • Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) in Boston, MA, states here that test scores are optional for master’s programs, which includes, an MA in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
  • University of Rochester’s (Rochester, NY) Warner School of Education says at the bottom of the page, “Note: GRE scores are not required.” Warner offers several master’s and doctorate programs, including an M.S. in Educational Administration (w/ spec. in Higher Education), Ed.D. in Educational Administration (w/ spec. in Higher Education), and Ph.D. in Education (w/ spec. in Higher Education), and more. (To see all degrees offered, go here, then scroll down to Programs of Study List).
  • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page states that applicants its Student Affairs in Higher Education degree can waive the GRE if their cumulative GPA for all undergraduate work is at least a 3.0.

 

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Engineering

Here are master’s in Engineering programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Last updated November 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

You may also be interested in the Computer / Software Engineering section.

ONLINE

  • North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) does not require the GRE for many of its online master’s degrees (type your degree title in the search bar, then scroll down to Admissions Requirements), including an M.S. in Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering (waived for online students only), Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering. For the M.S. in Environmental Engineering and M.S. in Civil Engineering, the GRE may be waived “upon request from students with engineering or closely related undergraduate degrees that have a strong mathematical curriculum.” Finally, the M.S. in Chemical Engineering states the GRE may be waived for those “who have satisfactorily passed three chemical engineering distance education graduate courses (at least one of which is a core course) prior to applying.”
  • Montana Tech of The University of Montana (Butte, MT) states here, under US Requirements, that the GRE is not required for its online programs, Industrial Hygiene and Project Engineering & Management.
  • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) does not require the GRE for its M.S. in Industrial Engineering (offered online; areas of emphasis: Computer Modeling, Operations Research & Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Manufacturing Systems, and Reliability Engineering).
  • Purdue University West Lafayette (IN) does not require the GRE from applicants to the online Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE/MS) degree, scroll down to Completing the Application, then Degree-Seeking Applicants (Online). The GRE is required for all of the other engineering programs on that campus.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) does not require the GRE for many of its Engineering programs. See the Graduate Application Requirements, then Engineering and Engineering Technology, and under the Entrance Exam column, it lists “None” for its online or on-campus programs in Manufacturing Leadership (MS), Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineering (ME), and Product Development (MS).
  • University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) states here (scroll down to the bottom, under School of Engineering) that “the GRE is optional for all engineering programs.” U Dayton’s School of Engineering offers online or on-campus master’s degrees in Engineering Management, M.S. and Renewable and Clean Energy, M.S.

CANADA

  • Trent University (Ontario, Canada) offers a Materials Science M.Sc./Ph.D and states in its Admission Requirements under Graduate Record Examinations (scroll all the way down): “The graduate record examination (GRE) is not required for an application to Trent University. … Applicants for admission whose academic credentials are difficult to assess may be asked to take the [GRE].”
  • University of Calgary’s (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, which offers MSc, MEng, and PhD degrees, states under What You Need for Admission (#5): “GRE test is not required.” Specializations are offered in Chemical Engineering (PhD, MSc, MEng), Petroleum Engineering (PhD, MSc, MEng), Petroleum Exploration Engineering (MEng), Environmental Engineering (PhD, MSc, MEng), Energy and Environment Engineering Interdisciplinary Specialization (PhD, MSc, MEng), Energy & Environmental Systems Interdisciplinary Specialization (PhD, MSc, MEng), Biomedical Engineering (PhD, MSc, MEng), and Reservoir Characterization Interdisciplinary Specialization (MEng).
  • University of Toronto (Canada) does not require GRE scores for entry into its Department of Materials Science & Engineering, which offers a Master of Engineering (MEng), Master of Applied Science (MASc), or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). See here, under #5 Do I need to submit GRE scores?: “No. GRE scores are not required for application to graduate studies in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto. Note that while the online application provides a field for GRE scores, do not submit GRE scores.”

EAST COAST

  • Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, Whiting School of Engineering — which offers master’s degrees in Applied Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, to name a few — does not require the GRE but applicants must meet specific admission requirements (ex: a 3.0 GPA, certain prerequisites, etc.). Courses are offered at eight locations across the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, near where students live or work, including Aberdeen, Baltimore, Elkridge, Laurel, Rockville, and Southern Maryland as well as Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA) for its graduate program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science states in itsAdmission Requirements (#15 on FAQs) “We do not use the GRE test scores during the admission process–regardless of citizenship–unless you are applying to the LGO Program, which does require the GRE.” LGO stands for Leader for Global Operations and is a combined MBA and master’s in engineering program.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) does not require the GRE for many of its Engineering programs. See the Graduate Application Requirements, then Engineering and Engineering Technology, and under the Entrance Exam column, it lists “None” for the following degrees: online or on-campus programs in Manufacturing Leadership (MS), Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineering (ME), and Product Development (MS) as well as on-campus only degrees in: Engineering Management (ME), Industrial and Systems Engineering (MS), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Packaging Science (MS), and Sustainable Engineering (ME). In addition, the GRE is required only from individuals with degrees from international universities for these on-campus programs: Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration (MS), Software Engineering (MS), Sustainable Systems (MS) and for the online or on-campus Telecommunications Engineering Technology (MS).
  • Temple University’s (Philadelphia, PA) College of Engineering — which offers a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) as well as an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Bioengineering — states in its Admission Requirements (under Undergraduate GPA): “Applicants with two or more years of full-time professional engineering employment may request for waiver of GRE.”
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA) for its M.S. in Engineering Management program states here “GRE/GMAT scores are optional; not required.”
  • University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT) states here (under Questions About The Admissions Process, #5): “GRE is recommended, but NOT required for admission into any of our Master’s level programs.” Here is a list of all graduate programs, which includes Biomedical Engineering (M.S.), Electrical Engineering (M.S.), and Mechanical Engineering (M.S.).

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  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in its Admission Requirements for the Engineering Management degree states the GRE is required only for international applicants without a B.S. degree from a U.S. institution. In addition, for its Engineering, Mechanical degree, the “GRE General Test optional but highly recommended for students from ABET-accredited schools in the United Students required for international students.” Furthermore, for its M.S. and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering degree, it states here under GRE Requirements and Waiver Requests: “These are the qualifications for requesting a GRE waiver: a) you are an MS or a PhD applicant and you have, or are about to receive, a BS degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited US institution; or b) your are a PhD applicant and you have completed an MS degree from an accredited US institution.” Note: Students requiring departmental financial assistance may not request a GRE waiver.
  • University of Massachusetts — Dartmouth states that the GRE is “recommended especially for assistantship consideration, not required” for its Medical Laboratory Science – Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology (PSM) program. See admission requirements and click on “Other required materials for your specific program” (PDF).
  • University of Pittsburgh’s (Pittsburgh, PA) Swanson School of Engineering does not require GRE scores from applicants to the Materials Science and Engineering program. In addition, its Civil and Environmental Engineering Department states here (#4): “All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – General Test. This requirement is typically waived only for those students who are applying to be part-time or Professional Master’s students.” Degrees are offered in Construction Management and Green Construction, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical and Pavement Engineering, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Sustainability and Green Design, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering.
  • University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI) M.A. in Electrical Engineering allows candidates to waive the GRE if they received a 3.0 GPA or higher in the B.S. degrees of electrical, computer, or biomedical engineering, physics, mathematics, or computer science. The M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering only require the GRE for foreign students.
  • Villanova University’s (Villanova, PA) College of Engineering states in its Admission Requirements (#4) that GRE scores are only required from Ph.D. candidates and international master’s applicants. Note: in the FAQs it states that “In some cases, a GRE score may be requested to supplement the required application materials for borderline applications and students requesting departmental financial aid.” Master’s programs include: MS in Chemical Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering, MS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Computer Engineering, MS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Sustainable Engineering, MS in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.
  • Widener University (Chester, PA) states in its Admission Requirements, click on School of Engineering, that the GRE is only not required from applicants to its part-time program.

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  • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) does not require the GRE for its Engineering (M.S.E) program. (Scroll down and click on your degree to view its admission requirements.)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) states that for all programs in the Graduate School except Architecture and Business, under GRE Waiver: “The GRE requirement is waived for applicants to professional master’s degree programs (Architecture and Business programs are not included) who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.” IIT offers degrees in Biomedical Engineering; Chemical & Biological Engineering; Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering; Electrical & Computer Engineering; and Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering, to name a few.
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) states that GRE scores are “not required but recommended” for its Master’s inMechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering degrees (scroll down under Master’s Degree Program Basic Requirements). The GRE is required for all of the other engineering programs on that campus.
  • Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) states that GRE scores are not required for the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.), which offers specializations in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Engineering.
  • Purdue University West Lafayette (IN) states that GRE scores are “not required but recommended” for its master’s degrees in Materials Engineeringand Nuclear Engineering (scroll down under Master’s Degree Program Basic Requirements). The GRE is not required from applicants to the onlineInterdisciplinary Engineering (MSE/MS) degree, scroll down to Completing the Application, then Degree-Seeking Applicants (Online). The GRE is required for all of the other engineering programs on that campus.
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Civil Engineering graduate degree only requires the GRE from applicants who do not meet the requirement of having a cumulative GPA in all engineering, mathematics, and science courses of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or 70% on a percentage scale. For the M.S. in Electrical Engineering, it states “The GRE is not required, but is recommended for international applicants.” For the M.S. in Industrial Engineering, the GRE is  required only from international applicants.
  • University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) states here (scroll down to the bottom, under School of Engineering) that “the GRE is optional for all engineering programs.” U Dayton’s School of Engineering offers master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering, M.S., Ph.D.; Chemical Engineering, M.S.; Civil Engineering, M.S.; Electrical Engineering, M.S., Ph.D.; Electro-Optics, M.S. Ph.D.; Engineering, M.S.; Engineering Management, M.S. (offered online or on-campus); Engineering Mechanics, M.S.; Management Science, M.S.; Materials Engineering, M.S., Ph.D.; Mechanical Engineering, M.S., Ph.D.; Renewable and Clean Energy, M.S. (offered online or on-campus). Note: The GRE is required for the Bioengineering, M.S. degree.
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) does not require the GRE for its Engineering Management degree.
  • Wayne State University’s (Detroit, MI) College of Engineering does not require the GRE for its M.S. program in Civil and Environmental Engineering (see the Graduate Handbook here), for its M.S. in Industrial Engineering, for its M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering, or for its M.S. in Engineering Management. In addition, Wayne State’s College of Engineering does not list the GRE as a requirement to its Engineering Technology (MSET) or its Professional Engineering Management Master’s Program (EMMP) (admission is by management nomination only). Furthermore, there are options to waive the GRE for its M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and the GRE is recommended but not required for its M.S. in Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering. Note: The GRE is required for master’s programs in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page states that the GRE is required only if the applicant’s undergraduate degree is not from an ABET accredited program for the following degrees: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. No GRE is listed for its Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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  • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.(Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can go here, click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right, and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)
  • George Mason University’s (Fairfax, VA) does not require the GRE for many programs within the Volgenau School of Engineering. (Note: Make sure the2013-2014 University Catalog is selected from the pull-down menu, then scroll down to Master of Science Programs and click on your degree.) The Electrical Engineering, MS, only requires the GRE from students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university. For its Geotechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering, MEng, GRE scores are considered if provided, but it does not say they are required. In addition, its Systems Engineering, MS, it only says that international students must achieve satisfactory scores on the GRE. Note: the GRE is required for the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, MS.
  • North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), which offers an M.S., MBAE (online), and Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, states (scroll down to Graduate Record Examination) that international applicants must submit the GRE, but that no GRE is required from students who hold a BS from an accredited engineering program. Note: “Students wishing to be considered for assistantships and fellowships should also consider submitting GRE scores because some awards require it.”civilengineer
  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) for its M.I.E.&M., M.S., or Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management states here that the GRE is required from international applicants as well as students who did not graduate from an ABET accredited engineering program; recommended for others. In addition, its Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department states here that “If you have graduated with a B.S. in engineering from an ABET accredited program (most in the USA), we do not need a GRE. If you have graduated from a foreign university, GRE scores are not required but are helpful in evaluating applications.” No GRE is required for either its master’s or PhD programs — but you must have an M.S. before applying for a Ph.D. Within the department, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are available in Biomechanical Systems, Bioprocessing and Biotechnology, Environment and Natural Resources, and Food Processing.
  • Southern Polytechnic State University (Marietta, GA) for its M.S. in Systems Engineering, allows applicants to waive the GRE — see under Admissions Criteria — for the following reasons: “(1) an applicant has 4 or more years of relevant work experience earned after receiving their first baccalaureate degree or (2) a 3.5 undergraduate GPA or better. To request a GRE waiver, send a letter outlining your work experience or a current resume.”
  • University of Kentucky’s (KU) (Lawrence, KS) School of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering states in its Admission Requirements, under GRE Exam Scores, that it does not require the GRE for applicants to its part-time, evening-only graduate study or for applicants to the M.S.-CE Design Option. KU’s School of Engineering offers part-time evening degrees in Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) with emphases in: Construction engineering, Environmental engineering, Structural engineering, Transportation engineering, Water resources engineering, and the MS CE Design option, which provides a path for completion of the MS CE degree in two semesters (starting in the fall semester). Part-time evening degrees are also offered in Master of Construction Management (MCM) and, for Doctoral Degrees, in: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, and Ph.D. in Environmental Science.

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  • California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) does not require the GRE for its M.S. in Civil Engineering, M.S. Mechanical Engineering (see application requirements here).
  • Montana Tech of The University of Montana (Butte, MT) states here, under US Requirements, “Graduate Record Examination (GRE): General Test Scores are required for all programs except: Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Industrial Hygiene Online, and Project Engineering & Management (online).”
  • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) does not require the GRE for its M.S. in Industrial Engineering (offered online; areas of emphasis: Computer Modeling, Operations Research & Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Manufacturing Systems, and Reliability Engineering) or for its Ph.D. Engineering: Concentration in Industrial Engineering. The GRE is also not required for its M.S. in Civil Engineering (areas of emphasis: Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Water Resources (Hydraulics and Hydrology); M.S. in Environmental Engineering (areas of emphasis: Solid & Hazardous Waste Management, Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment), or for its Ph.D. in Engineering: Concentration in Civil Engineering.
  • Portland State University (Portland, OR) for its M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering states in its Admissions Requirements: “The GRE is waived for M.S. students who graduated with a B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an ABET-Accredited institution.”
  • San Jose State University (San Jose, CA), for its master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Engineering, stateshere: under What are the admissions requirements?: “We do not require the GRE.”
  • Santa Clara University’s (Santa Clara, CA)School of Engineering offers a chance to complete a Petition to Waive the GRE form for its Mechanical Engineering degree. It states in the Application Requirements under Master of Science Degrees: “Please Note: Students applying to the M.S. program in Applied Mathematics or in Computer, Mechanical, or Software Engineering may petition to waive the GRE requirement by completing the Petition to Waive GRE Requirement form. However, applicants must be aware that there is no guarantee that the waiver will be granted. That decision is at the discretion of the department chair and is final. … This option is also available to applicants for the Engineering Management Program who have two or more years of working experience in the U.S.”
  • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Civil Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.), Materials Science  (M.S., Ph.D.), Geological Engineering (M.S.), and Technology Management (M.S.) degrees; see Graduate Admissions and select your program. Also, for its Electrical Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.), Nuclear Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.), and Mechanical Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.) degrees, the GRE is only required from non-ABET applicants, which means those from institutions not accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition, no GRE is required for its primarily online Engineering Management  (M.Engr.) degree. However, student must have a B.S. in Engineering from a ABET/EAC accredited program and at least 2 years of engineering work experience beyond B.S. degree or currently employed as an engineer.
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) offers two options to waive the GRE for its M.S. in Systems Architecting and Engineering, which includes having an advanced degree or completing certain prerequisites and receiving a “B” or better.
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) for its M.S. in Petroleum Engineering states here (under III. Application Requirements): “Applicants with significant industrial experience, after consulting with the Program Coordinator, may submit the application without taking the GRE.
  • University of Wyoming’s (Laramie, WY) Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering states here — scroll all the way down to Petroleum Engineering, then Program Specific Admission Requirements, then A. Admission Process and Requirements — “*GRE requirement may be waived if the applicant has already obtained an MS degree, subject to approval by the Graduate Committee.”

 

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Environmental Studies

Here are master’s in Environmental Studies programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Last updated November 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

For Environmental Engineering degrees, please visit the Engineering section.
For Environmental Education degrees, please visit the Education section.

ONLINE

  • New York Medical College (Valhalla, NY) states that the GRE is not a requirement for its online or on-campus Master of Public Health (MPH) programs, which includes an Environmental Health Science M.P.H.
  • North Carolina State University does not require the GRE for many of its online master’s degrees (type your degree title in the search bar, then scroll down to Admissions Requirements), including Master of Environmental Assessment, Master of Forest Biomaterials program, Master of Horticultural Science, Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) offers an online or on-campus program in Environmental, Health and Safety Management (MS) and in its Graduate Application Requirements, under the Entrance Exam column, lists “None.”
  • University of Maryland University College (UMUC) (Adelphi, MD) offers anEnvironmental Management degree and states here under General Criteria for New and Prospective Students: “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master’s degree and certificate programs.” UMUC offers rolling admissions, which means you can apply any time throughout the year.
  • University of North Carolina’s online Master of Environmental Assessmentdegree states that “Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are NOT required, but applicants should hold a B.A. or B.S. degree in a natural resources, environmental science and management, engineering, or related field.”

CANADA

  • Trent University (Ontario, Canada) offers an Environmental & Life Sciences M.Sc./Ph.D. and states in its Admission Requirements under Graduate Record Examinations: “The graduate record examination (GRE) is not required for an application to Trent University. … Applicants for admission whose academic credentials are difficult to assess may be asked to take the [GRE].”

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MIDWEST

  • Minnesota State University (Mankato, MN) for its M.S. in Environmental Science states, under Admission Requirements, “GRE is not required.”
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Environmental Sciences program states here “The GRE is required for those students whose undergraduate grade point average (GPA) is below 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).” The M.S. in Environmental Sciences offers six concentrations in: Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Education, Environmental Policy and Public Administration, Environmental Technology and Assessment, and Environmental Toxicology. In addition, the Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for the Environmental Management degree lists the GRE as required only for applicants whose GPA is below a 3.0.
  • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Earth and Environmental Sciences degree.

SOUTH

  • Alabama A&M University (Normal, AL) does not require the GRE for its M.S. in Plant and Soil Science (Go here, then click on A&M discontinues the GRE as an admissions requirement for many master’s degree programs (See Program Listing Requirements).
  • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) does not require the GRE for its Energy and Sustainability concentration in the MAIS in Interdisciplinary Studies(click on Application Requirements to the left). In addition, for its Environmental Science and Public Policy, PhD, GRE scores may be waived for applicants with a master’s degree in an appropriate field.
  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) for its Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department — which offers an M.S. and Ph.D. in Environment and Natural Resources — states here that “If you have graduated with a B.S. in engineering from an ABET accredited program (most in the USA), we do not need a GRE. If you have graduated from a foreign university, GRE scores are not required but are helpful in evaluating applications.” No GRE is required for either its master’s or PhD programs — but you must have an M.S. before applying for a Ph.D.
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) states in its Graduate Catalog (scroll all the way down to ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION CRITERIA): Health Sciences, Human Nutrition, General Human Environmental Sciences, Consumer Science concentration (master’s programs): No admissions test required for regular admission if GPA is 3.0; conditional admission requires a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GRE score of 300 (revised GRE test) or 1000 (GRE general test). See additional information about the General Human Environmental Sciences program, housed within the College of Human Environmental Sciences here, where it also states, “A student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0, a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework, or a GPA of 3.0 in a master’s degree program is not required to submit standardized test scores.”
  • West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its Agriculture (Ph.D.) or for its M.S. in Agriculture, which has concentrations in Plant, Soil and Environmental Science, Agricultural Business and Economics, Agriculture, and Animal Science.

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    • Prescott College (Prescott, AZ) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its limited-residency M.A. in Environmental Studies, which means “students combine self-directed, individually mentored, and online education with brief visits to campus.” Also, no GRE is listed in the Admission Requirements for its limited-residency Ph.D. in Sustainability Education.
    • University of Arizona’s (Tucson, AZ) Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science states, under Department Requirements (#4): “GRE scores are requested, but not required for DOMESTIC applicants.” Areas of study include Environmental science; Subsurface science; and Soil, plant, atmosphere systems.
    • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) states that the GRE is no longer a requirement for its M.S. or Ph.D. in Environmental Science. The GRE is also not required for its Water Resources (M.S., Ph.D.), Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Geological Engineering (M.S.), and Agricultural Education (M.S.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program. (Thanks to reader, Matt, for the tip!)

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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Here are MFA programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Last updated November 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

ONLINE

  • The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) does not require the GRE for its online MFA program. (Thanks to reader Amy for the tip!)

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      • Art Institute of Boston (Boston, MA), a school of Lesley University, offers an MFA Photography and states in its FAQs “No, GRE scores are not a component of the application process.” Also the GRE is not listed as a requirement for its low-residency MFA in Visual Arts.
      • Boston University (Boston, MA) for its MFA in Writing states here: “Optional: examination scores from the GRE General Test. We no longer require you to take the GRE in order to be accepted into our program.”
      • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for any of its programs in the School of the Arts, which includes Film MFA programs (in Screenwriting/Directing and in Creative Producing), Theatre MFA programs (in acting, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, stage management, and theatre management & producing), Visual Arts MFA program, and aWriting MFA program.
      • CUNY Hunter College (New York City) for its MFA in Creative Writing states here “the GRE is not required for admission into the Hunter College Creative Writing MFA program. No need to take the GRE or submit a GRE score.”
      • Emerson College (Boston, MA) does not require the GRE for its MFA in Media Art, which offers specializations in Fiction Narrative, Computer Animation, Documentary, Experimental Media,  Installation, Interactive Art, and Sound Design.
      • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA) states here, under Application Deadlines, that the GRE is not a requirement for its M.F.A. in Studio Art, with an emphasis in one of the following areas: Ceramics; Digital Art; Graphic Design; Metalsmithing/Jewelry Design; Painting; Photography; Printmaking; Sculpture; or Textiles.
      • Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, with concentrations in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Writing for Stage and Screen, and Writing for Young People.
      • Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) (Baltimore, MD) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its MFA programs, including Studio Art (low-residency MFA), Graphic Design (MFA), Photographic and Electronic Media (MFA), Rinehart School of Sculpture (MFA), Illustration Practice (MFA), and more. See Admission Requirements, then click on your program to the left.
      • The New School (New York City) does not require the GRE for many of its programs (see all degrees offered). Specifically, the MFA in Creative Writingstates (scroll down): “This selective master’s program has an admission rate of 20 percent. The prerequisites are a bachelor’s degree, a writing portfolio, and two letters of recommendation. GRE scores are not required.” Also, within Parsons The New School for Design, the GRE is not listed as a requirement for its Fine Arts (MFA), Design and Technology (MFA), Design and Urban Ecologies (MS), Fashion Design and Society (MFA), Fashion Studies (MA), Photography (MFA), or Theories of Urban Practice (MA). In addition, the GRE is optional for its History of Decorative Arts and Design (MA) and Strategic Design and Management (MS) degrees. The GRE is required for all other programs within Parsons The New School for Design.
      • New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) (New York City), a branch of NYU geared toward working professionals, does not require the GRE or GMAT for ANY of its programs, including its M.S. in Advanced Digital Applications, which provides students with design-centric production skills that encompass high-end 2D and 3D techniques across digital platforms for a variety of applications and industries. However, if your application is weak, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score.
      • New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (New York City) does not require the GRE for most of its degrees  see here for Admissions Requirements, and click on your program including Game Design MFA, Art & Public Policy, Animation and Digital Arts, Dramatic Writing, etc.  Note: the GRE is required for the Ph.D. in Cinema Studies and MBA/MFA in Film Producing.

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      • Rutgers University Camden’s MFA program states here that “GRE scores are not required for general admission. However, those applying for teaching assistantships are encouraged to submit GRE scores. There is no minimum score.”
      • Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs, including a low-residency MFA Creative Writing in Fiction or Nonfiction with no GRE required. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • Towson University (Towson, MD) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Art, Studio (MFA) degree. See Graduate Programs, click on your degree, then select Admission Requirements to the left. You can also double check on the Admission Requirements by Program chart, but the newest I’ve found is from 2010.
      • Tufts University (Medford, MA) for its MFA in Studio Arts states in its Requirements and Deadlines by Program (opens in PDF): “Application materials and slide portfolio must be sent directly to the Museum School (230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115). No GRE required.”
      • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) offers an MFA Studio Art, MFA Book Arts/Printmaking, MFA Museum Exhibition Planning & Design, and MID Industrial Design, among other programs, and states in its Graduate Admission Process that “GRE scores are encouraged, but not required, for all programs.”
      • University of Maine (Orono, ME) states in the Application Information that GRE scores are required for most graduate programs except: “Applicants to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and Master of Fine Arts programs are not required to submit test scores.”Photo by *spo0ky* / flickr
      • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth does not include the GRE for its Fine Arts – Artisanry, Fine Arts & Visual Design (MFA) program in its list of Admission Requirements, click on “Other required materials for your specific program” (PDF).
      • University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) (Philadelphia, PA) states here that Master of Fine Arts (MFA) applicants are exempt from sending in GRE scores to PennDesign.

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      • Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL) states in its Graduate Admissions instructions note: Make sure the 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog is selected from the pull-down menu, click on Admission to the left, then scroll down to Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) “In order to be admitted to the Graduate School, all applicants, other than those applying to programs in the College of Business, the transitional D.P.T, the M.F.A. or the M.A. with a specialization in studio art in the School of Art, the M.M. degree or Performer’s Certificate programs in the School of Music, the M.F.A. with a specialization in acting or in design and technology in the School of Theatre and Dance, or the M.S. in nursing in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, must have provided official scores on all sections of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) to the Graduate School.”Photo
      • Purdue University  West Lafayette (IN) does not require the GRE for its graduate programs in Visual and Performing Arts, including its MFA in Art and Design, MA in Art Education, MFA in Theatre.
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for its Art (M.F.A) degree and for its English (M.A.) degree, which offers a specialization in Creative Writing, does not list the GRE as a requirement.
      • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) does not require the GRE for its MFA in Creative Writing.
      • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) says that “GREs are recommended but not required” for its MFA in Creative Writing (see all admission requirements).
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND) for its Art & Design Department does not list the GRE in its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then scroll to Art & Design). MFA programs are offered in Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Photography, Painting and Drawing, and more.
      • Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) in its Graduate Admission packet does not list a “T” (for ”Test Scores”–see the key) next to its Art, MA and MFA programs.

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SOUTH

      • Clemson University (Clemson, SC) states here (second paragraph) that No GRE is required for its Digital Production Arts (MFA) program.
      • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) for admission to the MFA program in Studio Art states here, under Step 1, “Please note that the GRE is no longer required for admission to the program for applicants with at least a 3.0 GPA in their last 60 hours.”
      • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its (note: make sure the 2013-2014 University Catalog is selected from the pull-down menu –>) MFA in Creative Writing with concentrations in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction; MFA in Art & Visual Technology; MA in Graphic Design, and MA in Arts Management.
      • Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its MFA program, which offers areas of concentration in Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, Sculpture, and much more.
      • North Carolina State University’s (Raleigh, NC) College of Design (use the tabs to find your program) states, under the Art + Design tab: “The GRE is not required but is strongly recommended for applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0.” For its Graphic Design degree, “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required only if the student has no previous degree in graphic design.” Finally, for Industrial Design, “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required if you have NO previous design degree.”
      • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), with locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia as well as Hong Kong and France, states in its Graduate Admission Requirements (#9) that the GRE is not required of most applicants but is strongly encouraged only for architectural history, art history, arts administration, and cinema studies as well as for applicants with non-U.S. bachelor’s degrees. Hence, no GRE is required for the MFA in Writing as well as a host of other M.A. and M.F.A degrees in Graphic Design, Design Management, Film and Television, Fashion, Illustration, Industrial Design, Painting, Photography, and more.
      • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) states in its Graduate Catalog (scroll all the way down to ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION CRITERIA): Art (studio art): No admissions test required for any applicant. GPA of 3.0 required for regular admission, GPA of 2.5 required for conditional admission. NOTE: Portfolio or audition required for all applicants. (See all admissions requirements for the M.A. in Studio Art here.)
      • University of Florida’s (Gainesville, FL) College of the Fine Arts states, under GRE (Graduate Record Exam):Students applying to the Master of Fine Arts program in Art with an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree are exempt from the University of Florida GRE requirement.” The College of Fine Arts offers many graduate degrees (click on the link of the School you’re interested in to see the Admissions Requirements), including an MFA in Studio Arts within the School of Art + Art History.
      • University of Georgia (Athens, GA) states that no standardized test is required (under Step 3) for its Studio Art, MFA program.
      • University of Miami’s School of Communication states in its FAQs (#10) that it does not require the GRE for its MFA Motion Pictures, with specializations in Producing, Directing, Screenwriting, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Non-Fiction, and Interactive media creation, and that theMFA in Interactive Media requires either the GRE or a portfolio.
      • University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK) states here, under Special Application Requirements, “All graduate programs in the Art department (including the MTA degree program) require all applicants to submit a portfolio consisting of 20 images of recent works (maximum three details) that adequately represent the focus of the applicant’s creative efforts. The GRE General Test is not required for Art applicants to the MFA and MA programs.”
      • Wichita State University (Wichita, KS) does not require the GRE for its MFA in Creative Writing program. (See the FAQs and click on the fourth question down, Do I need to submit GRE scores?)
      • West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its Studio Art (M.F.A.).

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      • Arizona State University’s (ASU) (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) Art (MFA); Art (Digital Technology) (MFA); Dance (MFA); and Design (Arts, Media and Engineering) (MSD) all do not require the GRE. Click here  to see all MFA programs and their requirements.
      • California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) does not require the GRE for its Art (M.A.); see Graduate Requirements and under Required Tests, it says None.
      • Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID) for its M.F.A. program in the Department of Art, states the “the Graduate School does not require submission of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. However, the taking of the GRE test is necessary for students who wish to compete for a non-resident tuition waiver.”
      • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) does not require the GRE for its MFA: Creative Writing.
      • Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) under Tests Required says “None” for its Creative Writing (MFA) program, which is also available on the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, OR.
      • University of California, Berkeley does not require the GRE for its Art Practice MFA.
      • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its graduate degrees in Creative Writing  (M.F.A.) and Art (MFA, MAT); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.
      • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM) does not require the GRE for any of its programs in the Department of Art and Art History, which includes an MFA in Studio Arts. (See the FAQs, #16, where it states, “Do you require the GRE for admissions? No.”
      • University of Washington’s (Seattle, WA) School of Art states in its FAQsDo I need to submit GRE scores? No. GRE scores are not required for application to the MFA program.” In its School of Art directions, it states that the GRE is only required for the Art History program, which means the GRE is not required for its MFA in Art as well as a Master of Design (MDes) in Industrial Design and Interaction Design.

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Human Resources

Here are master’s in Human Resources programs that don’t require the GRE.

Last updated December 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

ONLINE

      • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI) offers an on-campus and/or online Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with a concentration in Human Resource Administration and states here: “The MSA Program does not require either the GRE or the GMAT exam for admission.  However, exam results are required for students applying for graduate fellowships.”
      • Saint Francis University (Loretto, PA) does not require the GRE for its online Master of Human Resource Management. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE or GMAT required, including an MBA in Human Resource. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • University of Maryland University College (UMUC) (Adelphi, MD) for its online Human Resource Management degree states here under General Criteria for New and Prospective Students: “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master’s degree and certificate programs.” UMUC offers rolling admissions, which means you can apply any time throughout the year.
      • University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) does not require the GMAT for its online Master of Science in Human Resources program but does require a 2.75 undergraduate GPA.
      • Villanova University’s (Villanova, PA) online M.S. in Human Resource Development states in its application requirements that if you hold a bachelor’s degree and have relevant work experience, you do not need to provide GRE or GMAT scores. Note: you need a 3.0 GPA, and those applying to the on-campus program must submit the GRE, although applicants with 10 years of experience or more can request to waive the exam.

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      • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI) offers an on-campus and/or online Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with a concentration in Human Resource Administration and states here: “The MSA Program does not require either the GRE or the GMAT exam for admission.  However, exam results are required for students applying for graduate fellowships.”
      • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) recommends but does not require the GMAT or GRE for its Human Resources Management, M.S. program; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.
      • Georgetown University’s (Washington, DC) School of Continuing Studies, which includes a Human Resources Management program, states in the application guide: “Standardized test scores are not required for any of our programs, as we take a very holistic approach to reviewing applications.” The school also accepts students on a rolling basis.
      • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) states that applicants for the Master of Human Resources & Labor Relations (MHRLR) with three or more years of meaningful work experience can apply for admission without submitting GRE or GMAT test results. Note: There is no application deadline but it is recommended to apply 6 months or sooner before your desired start date. (Learn more about rolling admissions here.) Also, your undergraduate major will not be a factor in admissions decisions, but you must complete the following undergraduate courses to be adequately prepared for graduate study: 1) micro-economics and 2) behavioral science with a 3.0 grade or better and 3) statistics with a 2.0 or better.
      • New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) (New York City), a branch of NYU geared toward working professionals, does not require the GRE or GMAT for ANY of its programs, including its M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development. However, it states that if your application is weak, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score.
      • Towson University (Towson, MD) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Human Resource Development (M.S.) degree. See Graduate Programs, click on your degree, then select Admission Requirements to the left. You can also double check on the Admission Requirements by Program chart, but the newest I’ve found is from 2010.
      • University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT) states here (under Questions About The Admissions Process, #5): “GRE is recommended, but NOT required for admission into any of our Master’s level programs.” Here is a list of all graduate programs, which includes a Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Human Resource Management.
      • Villanova University’s (Villanova, PA) on-campus M.S in Human Resource Development states that applicants with 10 years of experience or more can request to waive the GRE. See above for the online program.
      • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) does not require the GRE for its M.S. or Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development. While the Ph.D program is not currently accepting applicants, it says to check back soon. (Thanks to reader Solariz for the tip!)

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Liberal Arts

Here are master’s level English, History, Liberal Arts, and Philosophy programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Last updated December 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

English   •   History   •   Liberal Arts   •   Philosophy

English
      • ONLINE  Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE or GMAT required, including an M.A. in English and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • Arizona State University (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.A. in English (Comparative Literature) and M.A. in English Education.
      • Columbia University’s (New York City) Teacher’s College — the No. 6 Best Education Graduate School in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 rankings — does not require the GRE for its English Education (Ph.D) degree. (See the Interactive Online Program Guide and search under All Programs. According to the Teacher’s College FAQs, if the GRE is required, it will be listed under Supplemental Requirements.)

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      • Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI) states thatthe GRE is not required for admission to its Department of English Language and Literature, which includes a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (CHL), Master of Arts in Creative Writing (CW), Master of Arts in English Linguistics (LING), Master of Arts in English Studies for Teachers (EST), Master of Arts in Literature (LITR), and Master of Arts in Written Communication (WRCM).
      • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) states that GRE scores are optional for its M.A. in English, which offers concentrations in Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Literature, and Professional Writing and Rhetoric.
      • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) does not require the GRE for its Master of Arts: English (areas of emphasis: Literature, Creative Writing, English Studies for Teachers, and Rhetoric & Professional Communication) and Ph.D. Rhetoric & Professional Communication.
      • Oakland University (Rochester, MI) does not list the GRE as a requirements for its M.A. in English (go here and click on your program).
      • Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) under Tests Required says “None … GRE recommended” for its English (MA) program.
      • Purdue University  Calumet (Hammond, IN) states that the GRE is optional for its M.A. in English.
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its English (M.A.) degree.
      • Trent University (Ontario, Canada) offers an M.A. in English and states in its Admission Requirements under Graduate Record Examinations: “The graduate record examination (GRE) is not required for an application to Trent University. … Applicants for admission whose academic credentials are difficult to assess may be asked to take the [GRE].”
      • University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) states that the GRE is optional for its English, M.A.
      • Wichita State University (Wichita, KS) for its M.A. in English Literature says: “GRE results are not required by the Graduate School or the Department of English at Wichita State University.”
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its English degree.
Liberal Studies
      • ONLINE Arizona State University does not list the GRE for its fully online Master of Liberal Arts Studies (M.L.St.) program.
      • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) states here, at the bottom: “The GRE IS NOT REQUIRED for admission into the M.A.L.S. Program at Dartmouth College.” (Thanks to reader Emir for the tip!)
      • Georgetown University’s (Washington, DC) School of Continuing Studies, which includes a MA in Liberal Studies and Doctor of Liberal Studies statesin the application guide: “Standardized test scores are not required for any of our programs, as we take a very holistic approach to reviewing applications.” The school also accepts students on a rolling basis.
      • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Master of Liberal Arts. (Thanks to reader Emir for the tip!)
      • North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) states in its Admission Requirements that no entrance exam is required for its MA in Liberal Studies.
      • Prescott College (Prescott, AZ) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its limited-residencyM.A. in Humanities, in which “students combine self-directed, individually mentored, and online education with brief visits to campus.”
      • Rice University (Houston, TX) does not require the GRE for its Master of Liberal Studies (MLS).
      • Stanford University (Stanford, CA) for its Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) states that no GRE is required.
      • Texas Christian University (TCU) (Fort Worth, TX) for its Master of Liberal Arts program does not list the GRE in the admission requirements. (Thanks to reader Another Amy for the tip!)
      • Towson University (Towson, MD) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Humanities (M.A.) degree. See Graduate Programs, click on your degree, then select Admission Requirements to the left. You can also double check on the Admission Requirements by Program chart, but the newest I’ve found is from 2010.
      • University of Maine (Orono, ME) states here (under Graduate Examinations, then Please note) that GRE scores are required for most graduate programs, except “Applicants to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and Master of Fine Arts programs are not required to submit test scores.”
      • University of New Hampshire (Durham) for its Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.) states that the GRE is “not required but is helpful.”
      • University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) (Philadelphia, PA) does not require standardized test scores for its Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program but applicants must possess at least a 3.0 GPA.
      • University of South Florida (USFSP), St. Petersburg only requires the GRE from applicants with below a 3.0 GPA for its Master of Liberal Arts (MLA)program.
      • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) states that it does not require the GRE for its Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences (MLAS).
      • Widener University (Chester, PA) states in its Admission Requirements under College of Arts and Sciences for Liberal Studies “No” for the GRE requirement.
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Humanities degree.
Linguistics
      • CANADA
        • McGill University (Montreal, Canada) states here that GRE scores are not required for its M.A. or Ph.D. program in Linguistics, but it states that applicants should normally have completed a B.A. with a specialization in linguistics.
        • University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Linguistics and states here “The Linguistics Department does not require applicants to do the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). However, if you have done this test, you are encouraged to submit your test scores with your application.”
        • University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) for its M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics states here “Neither the Faculty of Graduate Studies, nor the Department of Linguistics requires the GRE.”

        UNITED STATES

        • Arizona State University (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.A. in English (Linguistics).
        • California State University, Fresno states here that the GRE is not required for its M.A. in Linguistics and an M.A. in Linguistics with an option in Teaching English as a Second Language.
        • Columbia University (New York City) for its Applied Linguistics & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) states here under “Is the GRE required for admission? No. The GRE is not required.” The AL Program offers an M.A., an Ed.M., and an Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics. The TESOL Program offers a general M.A. in TESOL as well as an M.A. in TESOL with K-12 Certification for teaching in the New York State public schools. It also offers an articulated Ed.M. and a Ed.D. in TESOL.
        • Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI) states that the GRE is not required for admission to its Department of English Language and Literature, which includes a M.A. in English Linguistics (LING).
        • Florida International University(FIU) (Miami, FL) does not require the GRE for its M.A. in Linguistics; however the GRE is required for assistantship consideration. (Go here, then click on Masters Degrees and find your program.)
        • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.A. in English, which offers concentrations in Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Literature, and Professional Writing and Rhetoric.
        • Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN), which offers an M.A. in Linguistics states in its FAQs that “The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics does not require the GRE.”
        • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA) for its PhD in Linguistics and Philosophy says here: “GRE scores are not required for admission to the doctoral program.”
        • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) does not require the GRE for its Master of Arts: English with an emphasis in Rhetoric & Professional Communication) and for its Ph.D. Rhetoric & Professional Communication.
        • San Jose State University (San Jose, CA) for its M.A. in Linguistics states here: “Do I have to take the GRE … No. For admission to our graduate programs, we do not require GRE test results.”
        • University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA)‘s Department of Linguistics does not require the GRE for its Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Linguistics. (To see the most recent requirements, select the current year and your program here.) The GRE is also not required for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Applied Linguistics.
        • University of Illinois at Chicago states here that no GRE is required to its Department of Linguistics, of which there is an M.A. in Linguistics with a Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)/Applied Linguistics.
        • University of Maryland (College Park, MD) for its Ph.D. in Linguistics states here: “GRE General Test: Although this test is not absolutely required for admission, all applicants who hope to receive financial aid are strongly advised to take the GRE test.” It also says that, “All students must hold a Bachelors or Masters degree (or international equivalent) prior to starting the Ph.D. program. Although the student’s previous degrees may be in a field other than linguistics, it is essential that a student have some previous experience in linguistics.”
        • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM) does not list the GRE as a requirement to its M.A. or Ph.D. in Linguistics.
        • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)for its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then find your program), does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.A. in Linguistics.
        • University of Wisconsin (UW) Milwaukee for its Ph.D. in Linguistics states here that GRE results are encouraged but not required.
Philosophy
      • Cornell University’s (Ithaca, NY) Sage School of Philosophy states that GRE scores are not needed for graduate admissions.
      • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) for its M.A. in Philosophy states that “GRE Scores are optional. GRE scores are recommended for those students planning to go on to pursue a PhD in philosophy.”
      • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) states that the GRE is optional for its graduate program in Philosophy. (Thanks to reader Emir for the tip!)
      • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA) for its Ph.D. in Linguistics and Philosophy says here that: “GRE scores are not required for admission to the doctoral program.”
      • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Philosophy (M.A.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.
      • University of Toronto (Canada) does not require the GRE for its M.A. in Philosophy program.
      • Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) requires the GRE only from applicants whose undergraduate GPA was lower than a 3.0 for its M.A. Philosophy.
History
      • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for its History and Education M.A. or Ed.M degrees. (See the Interactive Online Program Guide. According to the Teacher’s College FAQs, if the GRE is required, it will be listed under Supplemental Requirements.)
      • Millersville University (Millersville, PA) only requires the GRE from applicants with a GPA lower than a 2.85 for its History (MA) program.
      • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) does not include the GRE in its list of requirements for its M.A. in History.
      • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) does not require the GRE for entry into its Ph.D. programs in the History Department, which is located within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. (Thanks to reader Chiharpat for the tip!)
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for its History (M.A.) degree does not list the GRE as a requirement.
      • Trent University (Ontario, Canada) offers an M.A. in History and states in its Admission Requirements under Graduate Record Examinations: “The graduate record examination (GRE) is not required for an application to Trent University. … Applicants for admission whose academic credentials are difficult to assess may be asked to take the [GRE].”
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)for its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then find your program), does not list the GRE as a requirement for the M.A. in History degree.
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its History degree.

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Mathematics & Statistics

Here are master’s level Mathematics programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Last updated December 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

      • Arizona State University’s (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) Statistics (MS) states that submission of GRE scores are strongly encouraged but not required.
      • Baruch College/CUNY (New York City) does not require the GMAT for its M.S. in Finance (thanks to reader Anuj for the tip!)
      • California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) does not require the GRE for its M.A. in Mathematics (see application requirements here).
      • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S or Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or for its M.S. or Ph.D. in Operations Research, which is “a scientific approach to analyzing problems and making decisions. It uses mathematics and mathematical modeling on computers to forecast the implications of various choices and identify the best alternatives.” In addition, no GRE is required for its Mathematics Education (M.S., Ed.S., or Ph.D.) programs; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.(Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can go here, and click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)
      • Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) offers a degree in Applied Mathematics and states here under GRE Waiver: “The GRE requirement is waived for applicants to professional master’s degree programs (Architecture and Business programs are not included) who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.”
      • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) does not require the GRE for its Master’s in Mathematical Sciences program (scroll down to Master’s Degree Program Basic Requirements).
      • Johns Hopkins University’s (Baltimore, MD) Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, Whiting School of Engineering — which offers a master’s degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics — does not require the GRE but applicants must meet specific admission requirements (ex: a 3.0 GPA, certain prerequisites, etc.). Courses are offered at eight locations across the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, near where students live or work, including Aberdeen, Baltimore, Elkridge, Laurel, Rockville, and Southern Maryland as well as Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.
      • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) says that the GRE is optional for its M.S. Mathematical Sciences and Ph.D. Mathematical Sciences.
      • North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) offers a Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) and states in its Admission Requirements that no GRE is required.
      • Santa Clara University’s (Santa Clara, CA)School of Engineering offers a chance to complete a Petition to Waive the GRE form for its M.S. in Applied Mathematicsdegree. It states in the Application Requirements under Master of Science Degrees: “Please Note: Students applying to the M.S. program in Applied Mathematics or in Computer, Mechanical, or Software Engineering may petition to waive the GRE requirement by completing the Petition to Waive GRE Requirement form. However, applicants must be aware that there is no guarantee that the waiver will be granted. That decision is at the discretion of the department chair and is final. … This option is also available to applicants for the Engineering Management Program who have two or more years of working experience in the U.S.”
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for its Mathematics (M.S.) degree does not list the GRE as a requirement.
      • University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) states that the GRE is optional for its Applied Mathematics, M.S.
      • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Statistical Science (M.S.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)in its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then find your program) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its graduate degree in Mathematics.
      • Washington State University (Pullman, WA) states here (#5) that GRE scores are encouraged but not required for its Department of Mathematics.

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Management

Hospitality Management   •   M.B.A.   •   M.H.A. (Health Administration)
M.P.A. (Public Administration)   •   Organizational Leadership   •   Supply Chain Management

Here are master’s level management programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Hospitality Management
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      • U.S. News & World Report lists all of the online MBA programs  that do not require the GRE orGraduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).  This site  also lists the AACSB-accredited online MBA programs not require the GMAT.
      • ONLINE – Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs, including more than 20 specialized MBAs with no GRE or GMAT required. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • ONLINE – University of Maryland University College (UMUC) (Adelphi, MD) offers a Master of Business Administration degree and states hereunder General Criteria for New and Prospective Students: “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master’s degree and certificate programs.” UMUC offers rolling admissions, which means you can apply any time throughout the year.
      • Assumption College (Worchester, MA) for its MBA program states here “GMAT Scores: The GMAT is not required.”
      • Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) for its Master of Management Practice (MMP), states here: “An applicant with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate work (3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours may be acceptable) and at least 8 years of full-time professional work experience that shows a progression in responsibility or a graduate studies degree may petition for a waiver to the GMAT.” Note: You’ll have to fill out a waiver form.
      • Emory University’s (Atlanta, GA) Goizueta Business School for application to the Executive MBA Program only, allows a GMAT/GRE waiver commensurate upon many factors, such as “prior academic coursework and grades (specifically evaluating any quantitative coursework), the rigor of the academic institution(s), current job responsibilities, etc.” You must apply for the waiver; see details here.

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      • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) recommends but does not require the GMAT or GRE for all of its Master of Business Administration (MBA), with on-campus and online programs in Management, Accounting, Finance, International Business, Acquisition and Contract Management, Systems Management, and Project Management; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.
      • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) allows applicants who meet specific criteria to waive the GRE for all six of the Business Master’s programs — Business Administration (MBA), Accounting (MAcc), Finance (MSF), Management Information Systems (MS-MIS), Marketing (MSM), and Risk Management/Insurance (MS RMI). To give you an idea, two options to waive the GRE are as follows: 8 years of management experience that includes significant budgetary and leadership responsibility and a 3.0+ undergraduate GPA … pass on the CPA exam and a 3.0+ undergraduate GPA, etc. (see the site for complete criteria). (Thanks to reader Secosteve for the tip!)
      • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA) for its Business (Executive Track MBA): states the GMAT scores can be waived for those with four or more years professional experience.
      • New York University’s (New York City) Stern School of Business’ Executive MBA program FAQs states: “Each application will receive a holistic and thorough review, regardless of whether it contains a GMAT or GRE score. In some cases, we may request a GMAT or GRE score as part of the application when an applicant’s transcript(s) or work experience do not demonstrate sufficient quantitative or academic preparedness. However, those who voluntarily submit a GMAT or GRE score do not have a better chance of gaining admission than those who do not.”
      • St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia) does not require the GMAT for its Executive MBA Program but does require 5 years of professional work experience. Also, its Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA for Executives — which has both online and campus options — allows you to substitute a structured personal interview in lieu of the GMAT or GRE.
      • Texas Woman’s University does not require the GRE or GMAT for its Executive MBA (EMBA), designed for professionals with a minimum of 5-years work experience. The program contains 12 courses that are offered in five to six week modules and is offered in Houston, Ft. Worth, Plano, and the American Airlines Training Center, in TX. (Thanks to reader Monisa for the tip!)
      • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) states in its Graduate Catalog (scroll all the way down to ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION CRITERIA): MBA: An admissions test waiver will be considered if  (a) The applicant has already completed a post-baccalaureate degree (or) (b) The applicant has 7 or more years of appropriate full-time post-baccalaureate work experience. Requests will be evaluated by the program on a case-by-case basis after a personal interview with the applicant.
      • University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT) states here that the “GRE is recommended, but NOT required for admission into any of our Master’s level programs.” Here is a list of all graduate programs, which includes Business Administration (M.B.A.).
      • University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) does not require the GMAT for its online Master of Business Administration program, delivered by the faculty of the Kania School of Management and accredited by AACSB International, but does require a 2.75 GPA. Note: The GMAT is required for its on-campus MBA program.
      • West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) states in the Admission Requirements that that GMAT scores are optional for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for its Business (M.B.A.).
Master of Health Administration (MHA)

ONLINE

      • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI) offers an on-campus and/or online Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with a concentration in Health Services Administration and states here: “The MSA Program does not require either the GRE or the GMAT exam for admission.  However, exam results are required for students applying for graduate fellowships.”
      • George Washington University’s (Washington, DC) online Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA), designed for working professionals seeking to advance their careers in healthcare leadership, states in the FAQs: under Questions for Admissions, “Do I have to take the GRE … As this program is designed for experienced professionals currently employed in the field, no prerequisite standardized testing is required.” The GRE is also not listed as part of its Application Requirements.
      • Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE or GMAT required, including an MBA in Healthcare Management. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • University of Maryland University College (UMUC) (Adelphi, MD) offers Health Care Administration and Health Administration Informaticsdegrees and states here under General Criteria for New and Prospective Students: “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master’s degree and certificate programs.” UMUC offers rolling admissions, which means you can apply any time throughout the year.

ON CAMPUS

      • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI) offers an on-campus and/or online Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with a concentration in Health Services Administration and states here: “The MSA Program does not require either the GRE or the GMAT exam for admission.  However, exam results are required for students applying for graduate fellowships.”
      • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) recommends but does not require the GMAT or GRE for all of its MBA – Healthcare Management; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.
      • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) for its MHA in Health Systems Management states that the GRE is required at the discretion of the department. On MHA Guide, it further explains that “GRE or GMAT scores may be requested if the applicant does not have a graduate degree or has an undergraduate GPA lower than a 3.00.”
      • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) – does not require the GRE for its Health Administration (MHA) program. (Scroll down and click on your degree to view its admission requirements.)
      • Ohio University‘s online Master of Health Administration is included in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of online MBA programs that do not require the GMAT.
      • St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia) only requires the GRE from applicants with under a 2.75 GPA for its M.S. in Health Administration and Master of Science in Long-Term Care Administration, but you must have at least 2 to 3 years of full-time experience in the health care field (or the equivalent). Note: The program accepts students on a rolling basis.
      • University of Oklahoma’s (Oklahoma City) Health Sciences Center does not require the GRE from applicants with a 3.5 GPA or better for its MHA program.
      • University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) does not require the GRE for its Master of Health Administration (MHA) program if your cumulative GPA is a 2.75 or higher.
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Here is a list of Master of Public Administration programs with no GRE or GMAT requirements. MPA programs prepare students to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government as well as in nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and nonprofits.

East Coast

      • American University (Washington, DC) states here (#10) that “the GRE is not required for admission to its Key Executive MPA program.”
      • Binghamton University-SUNY (Binghamton, NY) states that the “GRE is not required” for its MPA. (Thanks to reader Dan!)
      • John Jay College-CUNY (New York City) states in its Admission Requirements, “Applicants to those programs not requiring the GRE General Test (Public Administration and Protection Management) whose overall undergraduate grade point average falls below 3.0 are strongly encouraged to submit GRE scores as part of their application.”
      • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT) states that the GRE is not required for its Development Practice and Policy program, which includes the MA in International Policy Studies and Master of Public Administration (MPA). Admission is based on a candidate’s prior academic record, professional experience and foreign language proficiency.
      • University of Baltimore (MD) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its MPA program, which has a fully online program as well as weekend and online formats. (Thanks to reader S. Reed for the tip!)
      • University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI) will allow applicants holding an advanced degree (master’s Ph.D., etc.) to waive the GRE for its Masters of Public Administration (MPA) — see here and scroll down to the MPA, where it states: “Admission requirements: generally, based on the applicant’s undergraduate academic record, current scores for one of the following exams: GRE, MAT, GMAT. Exam requirement waived for applicants holding an advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education.”
      • Widener University (Chester, PA) for its Master of Public Administration (MPA) program states that no GRE is required.

Midwest

      • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI) offers an on-campus and/or online Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with a concentration in Public Administration and states here: “The MSA Program does not require either the GRE or the GMAT exam for admission.  However, exam results are required for students applying for graduate fellowships.”

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      • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) has no GRE requirement for its Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. (Scroll down and click on your degree to view its admission requirements.)
      • Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN) for its MPA program states here under Admissions, “We do not require the submission of scores from the Graduate Record Exam or from any other standardized test (international students, though, must satisfy university requirements in regard to proficiency in English).
      • Oakland University (Rochester, MI) does not require the GRE for its Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, but you’ll need a 3.0 GPA or higher (go here and click on your program).
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE)Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for the Public Administration (MPA) degree does not list the GRE as a requirement.
      • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) only requires the GRE or GMAT for those requesting program-administered financial assistance for its MPA program.
      • University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) for its Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, part of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, states in the Admission Requirements “The GRE is no longer required for those who hold a 3.5 or better undergraduate GPA. Click on Admission Requirements below for more information.”
      • Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo) does not require the GRE for its MPA program, as stated in the FAQs: “Since the GRE general test (and GMAT) scores are not good predictors of a student’s ability to complete the MPA program, applicants are not required to take the test or submit their scores.”
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Public Administration degree.

South

West Coast

      • San Francisco State University (SFSU) (San Francisco, CA) offers a Master of Public Administration and states in the FAQs: “Am I required to take the GRE or GMAT?
        The GRE or GMAT is NOT required for admission.” (Thanks to reader Dell for the tip.)
Organizational Leadership

Organizational leadership programs attract managers, supervisors, consultants, and executives from all different fields who want to learn how to become better leaders. They are NOT Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology programs, despite having similar-sounding names. I/O Psychology attracts psychology graduates, is heavily statistics based, and focuses on helping companies with employees’ job fit through selection, performance measurement, and evaluation.

      • ONLINE – Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs, including an M.S. in Organizational Leadership, with no GRE or GMAT required. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)

      • ONLINE – The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a not-for-profit, accredited institution with online programs and campuses in Chicago, California–L.A., Westwood, and Irvine–and Washington, DC states in its Frequently Asked Questions that the GRE is required only for certain PsyD and PhD programs. Otherwise, no GRE is required for its Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Psychology degree. (Check the website to see whether these degrees are offered online or at the campus of your choice, since it varies.)
      • American University (Washington, DC) states here (#10) that “the GRE is not required for admission to any of the Executive programs (Key Executive MPA or MS, Organization Development).”

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      • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) does not list the GRE or GMAT as a requirement for its MS in Positive Organization Development.
      • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, California–L.A., Westwood, and Irvine–and Washington, DC), a not-for-profit, accredited institution states in its Frequently Asked Questions that the GRE is required only for certain PsyD and PhD programs. Otherwise, no GRE is required for its Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Psychology degree. Also, the GRE is required only for post-baccalaureate applicants for its Psy.D. in Business Psychology; no GRE is required for its Ph.D. in International Psychology, and there is no GRE requirement for its Ph.D. in Business Psychology. (Check the website to see whether these degrees are offered online or at the campus of your choice, since it varies.)
      • Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) does not require the GREfor its Organizational Performance and Change (M.Ed.) degree
      • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for itsM.A. in Organizational Psychology, with a specialization in Change Leadership, an accelerated program that is also called an Executive M.A. in Change Leadership.
      • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) does not require the GRE for its MS in Organization Development & Knowledge Management or for itsInterdisciplinary Studies: Social Entrepreneurship (MAIS).
      • Long Island University (Brookville, NY) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its M.S. in Corporate Learning and Development. (Also, you can see in the general Graduate Admissions Requirements, under Step 9: Examination Results, it lists the specific programs that require the GRE, of which this program is not mentioned.)
      • Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) in Boston states here that test scores are optional for master’s programs–which includes an MA in Organizational Psychology–and the PsyD in Leadership Psychology. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • Purdue University – Fort Wayne (IN) does not require the GRE for applicants with a 3.0 GPA or above in its graduate program in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.
      • St. Joseph’s University’s (Philadelphia) Organization Development and Leadership Graduate Program does not require the GRE for those who meet the work experience requirement, which, for each concentration, is: Organizational Psychology and Development – 4 years of professional work experience; and Organizational Dynamics and Leadership – 8 years of professional work experience.
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Leadership Development degree.
Supply Chain Management
      • ONLINE – Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programswith no GRE or GMAT required, including an MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management and an MS in Operations and Project Management. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • ONLINE – University of Maryland University College (UMUC) (Adelphi, MD) offers an Acquisition and Supply Chain Management degree and states here under General Criteria for New and Prospective Students: “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master’s degree and certificate programs.” UMUC offers rolling admissions, which means you can apply any time throughout the year.
      • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) recommends but does not require the GMAT or GRE for its M.S. Supply Chain Management program; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Logistics & Supply Chain Management degree.

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Nursing

Here are MSN and DNP programs that don’t require the GRE. 

Last updated December 2013. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

MSN (ex: Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, etc.)
Doctor of Nursing (DNP)

Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) — ex: Nurse Practitioner (NP), Nurse Education, Nurse Anesthesia, etc.

You may be interested in an Advance for Nurses article on why MSN programs don’t require GREs. In short, the reasons are to attract more applicants to a field expecting a shortage, to make that leap easier for the core group making the career switch, which is 40 year olds, and because GRE scores have not been found to correlate with success on the nursing credentialing exam.

ONLINE

      • American International College (Springfield, MA) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its online MSN program, with Nursing Administrator and Nursing Educator tracks.
      • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) does not list the GRE for its online MSN Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Drexel states here that it “has a large network of partners all over the country who benefit from reduced tuition rates. To find out if your employer or professional association is a Drexel Online partner, please visit our partnership website.”
      • Georgetown University (Washington, DC) states that the GRE is not required for its online Master’s in Nursing program.

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      • Middle Tennessee State University states that no GRE is required for its online programs, including Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and Advanced Practice (Family Nurse Practitioner). Click on each specialty’s Admission Requirements here.
      • Queens University of Charlotte (NC) does not require the GRE for its online Master of Science in Nursing Online, with the Clinical Nurse Leader track.
      • Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offersmore than 60 accredited graduate programs, either online or on campus in Hooksett, NH, including an M.S. in Nursing, with no GRE required. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) School of Nursing states in its Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) program that no standardized test scores are required. U of A also offers anonline RN-to-MSN, PhD, and DNP programs and states in its PhD FAQs and DNP FAQs: “Do you require the GRE (or any other standardized entrance test)? No. The College of Nursing does not require any standardized entrance test for any of our programs.”

EAST COAST

      • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for its Nurse Executive Role (Accelerated Program), M.A., or for its Nursing Education: Professorial Role (Accelerated Program), M.A.; however, you must have a current nursing license. (See the Interactive Online Program Guide. According to the Teacher’s College FAQs, if the GRE is required, it will be listed under Supplemental Requirements.)
      • Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) states in the FAQs that the GRE is not required for its M.S.N. Nursing Leadership (see all admission requirementshere). Also, the GRE is not listed as a requirement for its M.S. in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Track or for its M.A. in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track. The GRE is only required for Nurse Anesthesia students. For the DNP program, see below.
      • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) School of Nursing  which tied as the No. 1 nursing grad program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report states here (click on the Admissions Procedures tab) that it only requires the GRE for its MSN/MPH and MSN/MBA programs, leavingall of its MSN programs GRE-free, including Nurse Practitioner, Public Health Nursing, and much more. See below for its DNP program.
      • Millersville University (Millersville, PA) does not require the GRE for its Nursing (MSN) program, which has both Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education tracks.
      • Monmouth University’s (West Long Branch, NJ) RN to MSN direct program states (#2): “GRE scores may be waived pending a minimum of a “B” (3.0) earned in each of the first four NU graduate courses of the graduate program. Satisfactory GRE scores will be required to continue if a “B” or better is not earned in each of the first four courses.” The same GRE requirement is true of all MSN programs (scroll down to Additional Information, then click on MSN Fact Sheet), with tracks in Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, School Nursing, and Forensic Nursing.
      • New York University (New York City) states here that GRE scores are NOT required for the M.S. program, which offers specialties in APN: Adult Acute Care; APN: Adult Primary Care; APN: Family Nurse Practitioner; APN: Mental Health Nursing; APN: Pediatrics; Nurse-Midwifery; Nursing Administration; Nursing Education; and Nursing Informatics. The GRE is also not required for the dual MS/MPH program.
      • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) for its MSN program states that the GRE can be waived with one of the following: A BS in nursing within 1 year with a GPA of 3.2 or better – OR – five years relevant nursing experience (submit resume). See below for the DNP program.

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      • University of Maine (Orono, ME) states here (under Graduate Examinations, then Please note) that GRE scores are required for most graduate programs except: “Applicants who hold a master’s degree are not required to submit GRE’s for the CAS program in Nursing.” The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) is available to the Registered Nurse who possesses a Master of Science degree in Nursing and wants to be prepared as a family nurse practitioner, a nurse educator, or as a nurse administrator.
      • University of Maryland’s (Baltimore, MD) School of Nursing, a top 15 nursing grad program according toU.S. News & World Report, does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S. degree (click on the M.S. Admission Requirements tab), with role preparation as a clinical nurse leader, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, CRNA, administrator, or informatician. The GRE is also not listed for itsClinical Nurse Leader (CNL) degree.
      • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth does not include the GRE as a requirement for its M.S.N. with focuses in Adult Health Nurse Educator, Adult Health Nurse Manager, Community Health Nurse Educator, Community Health Nurse Manager. See Admission Requirements, where it says test scores should be sent if required for the program — then click on “Other required materials for your specific program” where you will see no GRE listed for nursing degrees. The GRE is also not required for its DNP program (see below).
      • University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) (Philadelphia, PA), which tied as the No. 1 nursing grad program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report, allows M.S.N. applicants to fill out a GRE Waiver if you meet either of the following: “Graduate of a bachelor’s (BSN) program of study from an accredited institution in the United States or Canada with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale OR Post-master’s applicants, or applicants with a master’s degree in a discipline other than nursing, with a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.” Applicants not eligible for the waiver are: RN returns (without BSN), BSN/MSN applicants, PhD applicants, and International applicants who completed BSN programs outside the United States or Canada.
      • University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) does not require the GRE if your undergraduate cumulative GPA is a 3.0 or above for its Graduate Nursing Programs or Graduate Anesthesia Programs, within the School of Nursing.
      • Widener University (Chester, PA, and which also a Harrisburg, PA campus for its nursing programs) states in its Admission Requirements (scroll down to School of Nursing) that no GRE is required for its MSN or DNP programs. The School of Nursing offers MSN specializations as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist as well as RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program.

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MIDWEST

      • Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH) states in its FAQs (click on Admissions) for its MSN program: “The GRE is optional. However, taking the GRE may strengthen your application.”
      • Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH) does not require the GREfor its MSN program.
      • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) offers the chance to waive the GRE for its Nursing M.S.N. and D.N.P. programs “for post BSN applicants who have an undergraduate GPA or 3.3 or higher and for post MSN applicants who have a graduate GPA of 3.3 or higher.” (Scroll down and click on your degree to view its admission requirements.)
      • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a top 15 nursing grad program, according to U.S. News & World Report, offers an M.S.N. with multiple tracks, including Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, and more, states here (scroll down to Admission Criteria): “GRE testing is not needed for application to masters degree programs or for the DNP program, although it is necessary for application to the PhD program.”
      • Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL) for its M.S. in Nursing states here that “Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required for admission in the nursing graduate programs and are not considered by the Admissions Committee when making recommendations.”
      • Oakland University (Rochester, MI) only requires the GRE from applicants whose undergraduate GPA is less than 3.2 for its MSN: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner. The GRE is required only from applicants whose undergraduate GPA is less than 3.5 for the MSN: Nurse Anesthesia program. (See the School of Nursing, make sure the most current Graduate Catalog is selected from the upper right-hand tab, and then scroll down to the bottom and click on your program.)
      • Rush University (Chicago, IL), among the top 15 nursing grad schools, according to U.S. News & World Report, states for its Direct Entry Master’s: Generalist Entry Master (GEM), a program for non-nurses and RNs, (see under Admissions Information): “The GRE is waived if the cumulative GPA is 3.25 or greater. If your cumulative GPA is below a 3.25 you will need to take the GRE.” See below for the DNP programs.
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S. in Nursing, with specializations in Health Care & Nursing Admin, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Educator, and Family Nurse Practitioner. The GRE is also not required for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
      • University of Iowa (Iowa City), a top 15 nursing grad program, according to U.S. News & World Report, does not list the GRE for its MSN:CNL and states that theGRE is no longer required for the DNP program.
      • University of Michigan’s (Ann Arbor, MI) School of Nursing, a top 10 nursing grad program, according toU.S. News & World Report, states in its FAQs under the Master’s Program: “If you are applying to any of our master’s programs, the GRE is only required if your cumulative undergraduate BSN GPA was below a 3.25.” For the DNP program, see below.
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)for its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then find your program), does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S. in Nursing.
      • University of Toledo’s (Toledo, OH) MSN program only requires the GRE from international applicants; it says here (click on the link to the Most Frequently Asked Questions): “The GRE is not required if you hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S.” See below for the DNP requirements.
      • Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) for its College of Nursing states that “The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is no longer required for admission to the M.S.N. program.” The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program is designed to prepare nurses for advanced nursing practice either as Nurse Practitioners (NP), Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), or as Certified Nurse Specialists (CNS).
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page  scroll down to Program specific application requirements  does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Nursing-M.S. or Nursing-D.N.P. degrees.
      • Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH) does not require the GRE for RN-to-MSN admission; MSN admission; or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) post master’s certificate admission.

SOUTH

      • Duke University’s (Durham, NC) School of Nursing, a top 10 nursing program, according to U.S. News & World Report, states in its Admissions FAQsthat “The GRE is waived if you have an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher or if you hold an earned master’s or higher level degree from a regionally accredited institution.”
      • George Mason University’s (Fairfax, VA) College of Health and Human Services does not list the GRE under the Test Required box for its MSN or DNP in Nursing.
      • Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA) states that the GRE is waived for those with 2 or more years nursing experience for its R.N. to M.S.N. program, which offers a Clinical Nurse Leader and Nursing Education track.
      • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) states in its Graduate Catalog (scroll all the way down to ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION CRITERIA): MSN: No admissions test required for regular admission if GPA is 3.0; conditional admission requires a GPA of 2.5 and GRE of 900 or MAT of 40thpercentile.
      • University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) offers an M.S.N. and states that no G.R.E. is required for admission to the Nurse Educator or Leadership and Management tracks.
      • University of Miami’s (Coral Gables, FL) School of Nursing and Health Studies states that no GRE is required for its MSN programs, which includes specialties in Nurse Anesthesia, Acute Care/Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, and Nurse Education. The GRE is also not required for its DNP program (see below).
      • University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE) does not require the GRE for its MSN program, which has specialty areas in Nurse practitioner, Clinical nurse specialist, Nurse educator training, Nurse leader/executive, and Path to doctoral researcher/educator/administrator. See below for the DNP program.
      • University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL) for its MSN program states here under “Additional Information: 3. GRE and/or MAT– not required.”
      • University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) states that the GRE is not required for its MSN programs.
      • University of Virginia’s (Charlottesville, VA) School of Nursing, a top 15 nursing grad school, according to U.S. News & World Report, states under Admission Requirements for its MSN Clinical Nurse Leader program that “The GRE is required only for those with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.25 or lower from your first bachelor’s degree.” See below for the DNP program.
      • West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its Nursing (M.S.N.).

WEST COAST

      • Arizona State University (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Nurse Education (MS) program. See below for the DNP program.
      • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) states here that the GRE is not required for its M.S. in Nursing (concentration in Nursing Administration). The GRE is also not required for the PhD and DNP programs (see below).
      • Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff) states that the GRE is not required for admission to the School of Nursing graduate program, which offers an MSN and DNP.
      • Samuel Merritt University (Oakland, CA) does not require the GRE for its MSN programs, including Nurse Practitioner and Case Management. Also,no GRE is required for its DNP program.
      • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) School of Nursing states in its Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) program that no standardized test scores are required. U of A also offers an online RN-to-MSN, PhD, and DNP programs and states in its PhD FAQs and DNP FAQs: “Do you require the GRE (or any other standardized entrance test)? No. The College of Nursing does not require any standardized entrance test for any of our programs.”
      • University of California (Irvine) – M.S. in Nursing – no GRE required.
      • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), ranked the 4th best nursing grad school in the country by U.S. News & World Report, does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Master of Science (M.S.) program (I double-checked here too). Included are many specialties, which as far as I can see, since they’re under the M.S. program, also don’t require the GRE, including: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Health Policy Nursing, Nurse Midwifery / Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and many more. However: the GRE is required for the Masters Entry Program and Ph.D. program.
      • University of Colorado–Denver, among the top 15 nursing grad schools according to U.S. News & World Report, states in its MSN program FAQs: “Is the GRE required? No, but if your cumulative grade point average is below a 3.0, the GRE is recommended.” The GRE is also not required for its DNP program (see below).
      • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) does not require the GRE for its MSN program.
      • University of Washington’s School of Nursing (Seattle), which tied as the No. 1 nursing grad school by U.S. News & World Report, does not require the GRE for any of its MN, MS, DNP, or PhD.
      • Western University of Health Services (Pomona, CA) does not require the GRE for its MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (see under the tab FAQ Prerequisites).
Doctor of Nursing (DNP) / Ph.D.

ONLINE

      • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) School of Nursing states in its Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) program that no standardized test scores are required. U of A also offers an online RN-to-MSN, PhD, and DNP programs and states in its PhD FAQs and DNP FAQs: “Do you require the GRE (or any other standardized entrance test)? No. The College of Nursing does not require any standardized entrance test for any of our programs.”

EAST COAST

      • Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its DNP programs, except Nurse Anesthesia. It also states in the FAQs(at the bottom): “The GRE exam is not required for Nurse Practitioner Tracks; however, for BSN applicants that have earned a GPA below 3.0., or MSN applicants that have earned a GPA below 3.2, GRE scores may strengthen your application by demonstrating your ability to achieve the academic standards required at the doctoral level.”
      • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) School of Nursing which tied as the No. 1 nursing grad program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report states here, under Are GRE’s required? “No, not for the post-master’s option.”
      • Pace University (with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, NY) for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program states here, scroll all the way down to Admission Criteria, “No standardized admission test (GRE or Miller Analogy) required.”
      • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) offers a Post-BSN DNP program that allows applicants to waive the GRE if they have a 3.4 GPA or higher. Those applying to the Post-Masters DNP Program need a Master’s GPA of 3.4 or higher to waive the GRE. Note: standardized test scores are required for the Ph.D. program.
      • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth does not include the GRE as a requirement for its D.N.P. program. See Admission Requirements, where it says test scores should be sent if required for the program — then click on “Other required materials for your specific program” where you will see no GRE listed for nursing degrees.
      • Widener University (Chester, PA, and which also a Harrisburg, PA campus for its nursing programs) states in its Admission Requirements (scroll down to School of Nursing) that no GRE is required for its MSN or DNP programs.

MIDWEST

      • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) offers the chance to waive the GRE for its Nursing D.N.P. program “for post BSN applicants who have an undergraduate GPA or 3.3 or higher and for post MSN applicants who have a graduate GPA of 3.3 or higher.” (Scroll down and click on your degree to view its admission requirements.)
      • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a top 15 nursing grad program, according to U.S. News & World Report, states here(scroll down to Admission Criteria): “GRE testing is not needed for application to masters degree programs or for the DNP program, although it is necessary for application to the PhD program.”
      • Rush University (Chicago, IL), among the top 15 nursing grad schools, according to U.S. News & World Report, for its DNP programs (click on your program, then Program FAQ and Admission Information): “The GRE is waived if any one of the following conditions is met: 1. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater; 2. Pre-licensure nursing GPA of 3.0 or greater.; 3. Graduate GPA (of a completed degree) of 3.5 or greater.”
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
      • University of Iowa (Iowa City), a top 15 nursing grad program, according to U.S. News & World Report, does not list the GRE for its MSN:CNL and states that the GRE is no longer required for the DNP program.
      • University of Michigan’s (Ann Arbor, MI) School of Nursing, a top 10 nursing grad program, according to U.S. News & World Report, states in its FAQsunder the DNP Program: “Is the GRE required for admission consideration to the post-master’s DNP program? No.”
      • University of Michigan’s (Ann Arbor, MI) School of Nursing, a top 10 nursing grad school according to U.S. News & World Report, states in its FAQsunder the DNP program: “Is the GRE required? No.” Note: the GRE is required for the PhD program.
      • University of Toledo’s (Toledo, OH) DNP program says here (click on the link to the Frequently Asked Questions): “The GRE is not required if you hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S.”
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page  scroll down to Program specific application requirements  does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Nursing-D.N.P. degree.

SOUTH

      • George Mason University’s (Fairfax, VA) College of Health and Human Services does not list the GRE under the Test Required box for its DNP in Nursing.
      • Georgia Health Sciences University (Augusta, GA) for its MSN to DNP program states here: “The GRE and/or MAT is not required (will be waived) for applicants with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale AND a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
      • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) states in its Graduate Catalog (scroll all the way down to ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION CRITERIA):Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP): No admissions test scores required for post-MSN applicants.  GPA of 3.0 is required.  In lieu of test scores the applicant must provide evidence of active professional nurse licensure, advanced specialty certification where available, an interview with DNP faculty, and a writing sample outlining a scholarly project idea. The DNP is a joint program offered by The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing (UACCN), the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing (UABSON), and the University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing (UAHCON).
      • University of Miami’s (Coral Gables, FL) School of Nursing and Health Studies states that no GRE is required for its DNP program.
      • University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE) does not require the GRE for its MSN program, and does not list the GRE for the DNP program either, but you’ll need to get the MSN first.
      • University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL) for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) states here under Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (#6): The GRE and MAT are not required for admission to the DNP programs.
      • University of Texas Arlington does not require the GRE for its MSN-to-PhD program in Nursing but does require it for its BSN-to-PhD program. Also, the GRE is required for its MSN program.
      • University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its DNP program.
      • University of Virginia’s (Charlottesville, VA) School of Nursing, a top 15 nursing program, according to U.S. News & World Report, states under Admission Requirements that GRE scores are optional for its DNP program.

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Nutrition

Here are master’s level Nutrition programs that don’t require the GRE. 

Programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) are noted. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “only graduates of ACEND-accredited programs are eligible to take the exam to become a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician, Registered. Individuals who only have degrees in nutrition, dietetics or other related areas from programs that are not ACEND-accredited are NOT ELIGIBLE to take the exam to become a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician, Registered.”

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Occupational Therapy

Here are master’s in Occupational Therapy programs that don’t require the GRE.

EAST COAST

      • American International College (Springfield, MA) for its Occupational Therapy program states: “Minimum cumulative 2.85 GPA on a 4.0 scale preferred. GRE’s are required for any candidate seeking admission with a GPA below this minimum.”
      • Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY) states in its admission requirements (click on the blue Admissions tab) that the GRE is not required for its M.S. in Occupational Therapy program.
      • New York University’s (New York City) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development states that the GRE is not required for its entry-level M.S. in Occupational Therapy (OTHR) program.
      • Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) states in its FAQs that the GRE is not required for its M.S. in Occupational Therapy program.
      • Springfield College (Springfield, MA) does not require the GRE for its Occupational Therapy Program.
      • Stony Brook University (Long Island, NY) does not list the GRE for its Occupational Therapy Program, a 3-year program leading to a BS Health Science/MS Occupational Therapy degree.
      • SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) does not require the GRE for its Occupational Therapy program.
      • Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) for its Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (DOT) states here (#5): “Official GRE or MAT scores submitted to Temple University by the testing service (this applies only if you did not earn a 3.0 or higher in your graduate studies.” The GRE is required for its master’s program.
      • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) (Lubbock, TX) for its Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT) program states under The Application Process that it does not require the GRE.
      • Towson University (Towson, MD) for its Occupational Therapy (M.S.) program states here “The GRE is not required and will not contribute to the evaluation of your application.”
      • University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) for its Occupational Therapy MS Program states here under Graduate Student Admittance “Note- GREs are not required.
      • University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA) states here that the GRE is only required for certain programs, of which the Occupational Therapyprogram is not listed.
      • University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) states in the admission requirements for Graduate Occupational Therapy: “Please submit official GRE test scores if your cumulative GPA is below 3.00.”
      • Utica College (Utica, NY) has no GRE requirement for its M.S. in Occupational Therapy, which offers entry-level entrance.

MIDWEST

      • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) does not list the GRE here or here for its Occupational Therapy (M.S.) program. However, among other things, you must have a 3.0 GPA, “documented volunteer experience for a minimum of 50 hours under the supervision of an occupational therapist” and an “Achievement Summary Form detailing student accomplishments that reflect the core goals of the program.”
      • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) states here that “the IU occupational therapy program does not require the GRE as part of the application process” for its OT Master of Science (MSOT) at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS).
      • University of Missouri (Columbia, MO) does not require the GRE for its entry level Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree, which you’ll findhere, by clicking on Frequently Asked Questions.
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)for its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then find your program), does not list the GRE as a requirement for its graduate degree in Occupational Therapy.

SOUTH

      • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) states here (click on View PDF of Occupational-Therapy Entry Level Admission Checklist) that “The UAB Occupational Therapy program does not require the GRE.”

WEST COAST

      • Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University (ATSU) (Mesa, AZ) for its Occupational Therapy program states here (#4) “For applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, the GRE is optional.”
      • Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, CA) states here (under “Loma Linda Advantage”) that “No GRE exam score is required for entry into our master’s program” for its Occupational Therapy program.

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Physical Therapy

Here are Physical Therapy (PT) programs that don’t require the GRE.

EAST COAST

Midwest

      • Maryville University of Saint Louis (MO) does not require the GRE for its DPT program, which is CAPTE accredited. For full application requirements, and to double-check the no GRE requirement, check out its Program Profile on the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).
      • Saint Louis University (MO) does not require the GRE for its DPT program, which is CAPTE accredited. For full application requirements, check out its Program Profile on the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).
      • University of Evansville in Evansville, IN, does not require the GRE for its DPT program, which is CAPTE accredited.
      • University of Mary (Bismarck, ND) does not require the GRE for its DPT program, which is CAPTE accredited. For full application requirements, check out its Program Profile on the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND) does not require the GRE for its DPT program, which is CAPTE accredited. For full application requirements, check out its Program Profile on the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).
      • Utica College (Utica, NY) does not require the GRE for its DPT program, which is CAPTE accredited. For full application requirements, check out itsProgram Profile on the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).
      • Wayne State University (Detroit, MI), which is CAPTE accredited, states here that the GRE is not required for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

South

      • Arkansas State University (Jonesboro),whose PT program is CAPTE accredited, states its program profile on the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS), a centralized portal to use to apply to PT programs, that no GRE is required.
      • Florida International University (FIU) in Miami for its Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), which is CAPTE accredited, states in its FAQs: “NO. As of March 2005, the GRE is no longer required for application and admission into the Physical Therapy Program at FIU.”
      • University of North Texas (Fort Worth) does not require the GRE (see FAQs) for its Physical Therapy program. (See all admission requirements.) Since it is a new program (the first class graduates in 2013) it is in Candidacy status for CAPTE accreditation.
      • University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa states in its FAQs that it does not require the GRE for its Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree Program, which is CAPTE accredited.
      • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock which is CAPTE accredited, does not require the GRE for admission to its DPT program, which is stated in DPT FAQs (opens in PDF), found to the left under Program Resources.

West Coast

      • Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, CA) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which isCAPTE accredited. (You also don’t need a bachelor’s degree prior to applying, but you must have completed a minimum of 92 semester units at a regionally accredited college or university.) Loma Linda also does not require the GRE for its Doctor of Physical Therapy–but you have a master’s degree from a CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program.
      • Pacific University (Hillsboro, OR), which is CAPTE accredited, does not require the GRE for its Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program; “Rather we require the specific prerequisite coursework, hours of PT observation, and the minimum cumulative GPA requirement to apply to our program.”
      • Western University of Health Services (Pomona, CA), which is CAPTE accredited, beginning with 2013 applicants, no longer requires the GRE for its Doctor of Physical Therapy – Entry (DPT) program.

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Physician Assistant

Here are Physician Assistant (PA) programs that don’t require the GRE.

While these Master’s in Physician Assistant programs do not request GRE or MCAT scores, many do require a 3.0 GPA; volunteer direct patient care or shadowing experience (ranging widely from 4 hours to 500 hours); and the completion of six to 10 prerequisite courses (24-32 credits) mostly labs (ex: Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, etc.) with a “B” or better, among other things. For deadlines and other information, see CASPA participating programs, a centralized portal for applications to PA programs.

      • Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University (ATSU) (Mesa, AZ) for its Physician Assistant program states here (#9): “The Graduate Records Exam (GRE) is NOT required.”
      • Augsburg College (Minneapolis, MN) does not list the GRE as a requirement in its admission criteria or CASPA requirements.
      • Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA) states that there is not a GRE requirement for its Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program.
      • Concordia University Wisconsin’s (Mequon, WI) general Graduate Admission Requirements states that no GRE scores are required. Also, the GRE is not listed in the Physician Assistant entrance requirements.
      • Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) /Cleveland State University (CSU) Physician Assistant (PA) Program states in its Information Packet that no GRE scores are required.
      • Daemen College (Amherst, NY) states that no GRE is required to its 3 year MS in Physician Assistant Studies.
      • Drexel University’s (Philadelphia, PA) Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program states that GRE scores are not required.
      • Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA) does not require the GRE or MCAT for admission to its Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) program.
      • Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, NH) does not list the GRE in its Admission criteria or CASPA requirements for its Master in Physician Assistant (MPA) Studies.
      • Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) Physician Assistant studies does not list the GRE as a requirement in its Admissions criteria or CASPA requirements.
      • Kettering College (Kettering, OH) states hereNOTE: Kettering College does not require the GRE for application to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies.
      • King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA) for its Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) states “We do not require GRE, MCAT, or USMLE scores.”
      • Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY) states in its Physician Assistant Studies FAQs, under Admission Requirements, “Is the GRE required? No entrance exams are required.”
      • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) Boston for its Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program states in its Admission Requirements, at the bottom, “*MCPHS University does not require GRE Scores.”
      • Mercy College (Yorktown Heights, NY) for its M.S. in Physician Assistant Studiesstates near the bottom of the page: “Is the GRE required? Standardized tests are not required.”
      • Pace University (with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, NY) for its Physician Assistant program states here: ” Is the GRE required? No, we do not require you to have taken the GRE.”
      • Pacific University’s (Hillsboro, OR) School of Physician Assistant Studies states that it does not require nor evaluate GRE scores.
      • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) (Philadelphia, PA) states that standardized test scores are not required for its M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program.
      • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) (Lubbock, TX) states here that GRE or other entrance examinations are not required for its Physician Assistant program.
      • Towson University (Towson, MD) for its M.S. Physicians Assistant degree states here: “Students applying for the June start date are not required to have taken a GRE exam.”
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Physician Assistant program on its website or CASPA requirements.
      • University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA) states in the Physician Assistant Studies FAQs: “No, GREs are not required for the Program consideration.”
      • Western Michigan University (Detroit, MI) states here: “The GMAT, GRE, MCAT, etc are not required for application to the WMU PA program.”

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Public Health (MPH)

Here are Master’s of Public Health (MPH) programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page. 

Last updated January 2014. Fact-checked every 6 months. Any corrections, please leave in Comment section below.

ONLINE

      • University of New England (Biddeford and Portland, ME) offers a fully online or part-time campus-based Master’s in Public Health (MPH), which isaccredited by CEPH, that does not require the GRE. The GRE is required from applicants who do not meet the criteria of having a “B” or better in college-level math or science courses. Specifically, it states: “College-level courses in mathematics and science with a minimum grade of a “B” or satisfactory completion of a graduate level course in mathematics or science. In lieu of college-level courses in either, students may submit GRE subject test scores in mathematics or science, or the GRE quantitative ability score.
      • University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) no longer requires the GRE (under #4) for its MPH with a concentration in Public Health Practice (PHP), which is accredited by CEPH, It is offered online as well as in an Executive (weekend) format.

ON CAMPUS

      • California State University, Fullerton offers a CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) that does not require the GRE.
      • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis’ (IUPUI) MPH, a CEPH-accredited program within IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, only requires the GRE from applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA and international students (see here, under Criteria for Applicants).
      • New York Medical College (Valhalla, NY) offers a CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) with a blend of online and late afternoon/early evening on-campus courses, and states here that “GRE scores are not required for the MPH degree, but are required for the DrPh degree.” MPH degrees are offered in health policy and management, epidemiology, behavioral sciences and health promotion, and environmental health science.
      • New York University’s (New York City) CEPH-accredited MPH program, does not require the GRE for its Global Leadership concentration only. (Gohere, then at the bottom, click on “For further details on applying, see our 2014 application instructions.”
      • Southern Illinois University’s (Carbondale, IL) CEPH-accredited MPH program does not require the GRE, and for its Ph.D. program, it states here, “The PhD DOES NOT require a GRE or MAT test (however, be aware that if you apply for any various university fellowships that a GRE may be required).”
      • Touro University California (Vallejo, CA)for its CEPH-accredited MPH program states in its FAQs: “No, the GRE is not required for consideration.”
      • University of New England (Biddeford and Portland, ME) offers a fully online or part-time campus-based Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.), which isaccredited by CEPH, that does not require the GRE. The GRE is required from applicants who do not meet the criteria of having a “B” or better in college-level math or science courses. Specifically, it states: “College-level courses in mathematics and science with a minimum grade of a “B” or satisfactory completion of a graduate level course in mathematics or science. In lieu of college-level courses in either, students may submit GRE subject test scores in mathematics or science, or the GRE quantitative ability score.”
      • University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH), which offers a CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) requires the GRE but states here“Applicants may request to have the GRE requirement waived if they have a previous master’s degree already awarded (any field).”
      • University of Oklahoma’s (Oklahoma City, OK) College of Public Health, which is accredited by CEPH, states here, “Applicants to Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree programs, the Certificate of Public Health program and the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program as well as to Master of Science (MS) degree programs in biostatistics, epidemiology, and health promotion sciences are not required to submit GRE scores.”
      • University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) no longer requires the GRE (under #4) for its Master of Public Health with a concentration in Public Health Practice (PHP), which is accredited by CEPH, It is offered online as well as in an Executive (weekend) format.

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Public Affairs & Government

Here are master’s level programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Economics  •   International/Public Policy & Public Affairs   •   Political Management

Economics
      • Eastern Michigan University‘s (Ypsilanti, MI) Department of Economics states here under Admission Policies and Procedures: “The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required.”
      • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its Applied Economics degree.
      • Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) for its Department of Economics states here that “General GRE is not required but highly recommended.  Almost all funded Ph.D. students in the past few years submitted their GRE scores.”
      • North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) states here for its Graduate Economics program: “The GRE is not required (though it is highly recommended) for students applying for the masters programs.”
      • University of Saskatchewan (Canada) for its M.A. in Economics states here “All applicants without a previous degree from a North American university are required to submit their GRE score with their application package. Applicants from a North American university are recommended to submit their GRE scores. There are no substitutions for the GRE.”
      • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Economics (M.S.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.
      • Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL) for its M.A. in Economics states here that “The GRE is not required for admission or for a graduate assistantship, however GRE scores are taken into consideration when granting graduate assistantships.”
International/Public Policy & Public Affairs
      • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) states that the “Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission” to the MA in Sustainable International Development.
      • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) for its MPP in Public Policy states: “GRE required only for students seeking funding consideration.” For its MS and PhD in Conflict Analysis & Resolution states in the FAQs under Is the GRE Required at S-CAR?: “No, and those students who submit GRE scores are not favored over those who do not.”

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      • Middlebury College’s Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA) states that “GRE scores are not required” for its International Policy programs, which includes an MA in International Policy Studies and Master of Public Administration (MPA). Admission is based on a candidate’s prior academic record, professional experience and foreign language proficiency.
      • New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), a branch of NYU geared toward working professionals, does not require the GRE or GMAT for ANY of its programs, including itsM.S. in Global Affairs. However, it states that if your application is weak, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score.
      • Tufts University (Medford, MA) states that the GRE is optional for Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)  applicants.
      • UC San Diego says here — scroll down to Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS/IA) — that applicants do not have to submit GRE or GMAT scores.
      • University of Maryland’s (College Park, MD) Master of Public Management (MPM) waives GRE and GMAT scores for MPM candidates with a minimum of 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA.
      • University of San Francisco (CA) does not require the GRE for its Master of Public Affairs Program (MOPA).
Political Management
      • The George Washington University’s (Washington, DC) Graduate School of Political Management offers master’s degrees in Political Management, Legislative Affairs, and Strategic Public Relations as well as graduate certificates in Public Relations and Community Advocacy. GWU states in itsApplication Checklist that “Applicants with an overall undergrad GPA, including transfer credits, of 3.0 (no rounding of GPA) are not required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants with an overall undergrad GPA, including transfer credits, below 3.0 must do AT LEAST one of the following: 1. Take the GRE and request ETS to have official scores be sent to GWU (school code: 5246). 2. Submit a petition based on three or more years of relevant professional experience, consisting of (a) a descriptive essay or (b) a corresponding portfolio of work.” UnderRelevant work experience is as follows, it states: “A minimum of three years of full-time (35 or more hours or more per week), professional, management-level experience that includes some combination of program responsibility, independent decision-making authority, official high-level outside contacts, budgetary responsibility and/or supervisory authority. For the Public Relations program the experience must be ina professional public relations capacity. Relevant work experience” does NOT include internships, volunteering on a campaign, receptionist duties,or clerical responsibilities.”
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its International and Comparative Politics degree.

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Psychology, Counseling, & Social Work

Psychology  •  I/O Psych
Counseling  •   School Counseling
Social Work (M.S.W.)

Here are master’s in Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Master’s in Psychology
      • ONLINE – Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses)offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE required, including an M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development Psychology and I/O Psychology. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • ONLINE & on-campus The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, California–L.A., Westwood, and Irvine–and Washington, DC), a not-for-profit, accredited institution states in its Frequently Asked Questions that the GRE is required only for certain PsyD and PhD programs. Otherwise, no GRE is required for its M.A. in Psychology. (Check the website to see whether these degrees are offered online or at the campus of your choice, since it varies.)
      • Abilene Christian University’s (Abilene, TX) Department of Psychology offers an M.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Clinical Psychology, M.S. in Counseling Psychology, and a Specialist in School Psychology (S.S.P.), and states in its Admission Requirements: “The Department of Psychology does not consider the GRE or other test as part of its admission requirements.” Thanks to reader Amber for the tip!
      • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for its Psychology in Education (M.A.), Education Psychology, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Developmental Analysis (Ed.M), Psychology-Developmental (M.A.), and Cognitive Studies in Education (M.A). (See the Interactive Online Program Guide. According to the Teacher’s College FAQs, if the GRE is required, it will be listed under Supplemental Requirements.)
      • Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT) for its Master’s in Applied Psychology, which has concentrations in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Community Psychology, states here, “GRE scores are not required but are recommended as additional evidence of eligibility.” You’ll need a minimum GPA of 3.0.  (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • University of Toronto (Canada) for its M.A. Psychology states in its Admission Requirements that “A standardized test score, such as the GRE, is not required.”
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • ONLINE – Adler School of Professional Psychology, a non-profit graduate school with online programs and on-campus locations in Chicago, IL and Vancouver, British Columbia, does not list the GRE in its requirements for its online M.A. Industrial-organizational (I/O) Psychology. The FAQs further clarify that no GRE is required for master’s applicants.” (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • ONLINE & on-campus The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, California–L.A., Westwood, and Irvine–and Washington, DC), a not-for-profit, accredited institution states in its Frequently Asked Questions that the GRE is required only for a few Psy.D. and PhD. degrees. Otherwise, no GRE is required for its M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and no GRE is required for its Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Psychology. (Check the website to see whether these degrees are offered online or at the campus of your choice, since it varies.)
      • ONLINE – Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE required, including an M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in I/O Psychology. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • La Salle University’s (Philadelphia-main campus, with branch campuses in Plymouth Meeting and Newtown) M.A. in Clinical Counseling Psychologystates that it might allow you to waive the GRE if you have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. La Salle offers a 60-credit program with a specialty inIndustrial/Organizational Psychology – Management and Human Resources Program, which prepares students for administrative positions that do not require licensure.
      • Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) in Boston states here that test scores are optional for master’s programs–which includes an MA in Organizational Psychology–and the PsyD in Leadership Psychology. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT) for its Master’s in Applied Psychology, which has a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, states here, “GRE scores are not required but are recommended as additional evidence of eligibility.” You’ll need a minimum GPA of 3.0.  (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) states here under Degree Requirements for its 30-credit I/O Psychology degree: “The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission but can be submitted to supplement an application.”
      • University of New Haven (West Haven, CT) for its Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MAIOP) states in its Admission Requirements under “Do I have to take the GRE?”: If you have taken the GRE within the last 5 years, please submit your scores to us or request that ETS send your scores to Graduate Admissions. Scores on the Verbal and Quantitative sections should be submitted. Otherwise, the GREs are not required as part of the application package.” (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
Forensic Psychology
      • ONLINE & on-campus The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, California–L.A., Westwood, and Irvine–and Washington, DC), a not-for-profit, accredited institution states in its Frequently Asked Questions that the GRE is required only for certain PsyD and PhD programs. Otherwise, no GRE is required for its M.A. Forensic Psychology degree. (Check the website to see whether these degrees are offered online or at the campus of your choice, since it varies.)
      • Adler School of Professional Psychology, a non-profit graduate school with online programs and on-campus locations in Chicago, IL and Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a Chicago-based M.A. Counseling, Specialization in Forensic Psychology and states in its FAQs (#5): “GRE scores are required for all Psy.D. applicants. … Those applying to a Master’s program are not required to submit GRE scores, though you are welcome to submit your scores for consideration.” (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • American International College (Springfield, MA) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S. Forensic Psychology program.
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND) for its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then find your program), does not list the GRE for M.A. in Forensic Psychology.

ONLINE

      • ONLINE & on-campus Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, California–L.A., Westwood, and Irvine–and Washington, DC), a not-for-profit, accredited institution states in its Frequently Asked Questions that the GRE is required only for certain PsyD and PhD programs. Otherwiseno GRE is required for its M.A. Counseling Psychology degree and no GRE is required for its Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. (Check the website to see whether these degrees are offered online or at the campus of your choice, since it varies.)

EAST COAST

MIDWEST

      • Adler School of Professional Psychology, a non-profit graduate school with online programs and on-campus locations in Chicago, IL and Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a Chicago-based M.A. in Counseling Psychology, M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling, M.A. in Art Therapy, and M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling and states in its FAQs (#5): “GRE scores are required for all Psy.D. applicants. … Those applying to a Master’s program are not required to submit GRE scores, though you are welcome to submit your scores for consideration.” (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)
      • Chicago School of Professional Psychology (with online degrees and a campus in Chicago as well as Washington, DC, and California–L.A., Westwood, and Irvine), a not-for-profit, accredited institution states in its Frequently Asked Questions that the GRE is required only for certain PsyD and PhD programs. Otherwise no GRE is required for its M.A. Counseling Psychology degree and no GRE is required for its Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. (Check the website to see whether these degrees are offered online or at the campus of your choice, since it varies.)
      • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) for its M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling states that “Scores from the Graduate Record Examination General Test if the applicant’s grade point average is below 3.00.”
      • Oakland University (Rochester, MI) does not require the GRE for its MA in Counseling program, which is CACREP accredited (go here and click on your program). Students can choose an emphasis in either community/agency or school counseling.
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– states that applicants to all Counseling degrees can waive the GRE if their cumulative GPA for all undergraduate work is at least a 3.3 or if they have earned a previous master’s degree.

SOUTH

      • Abilene Christian University’s (Abilene, TX) Department of Psychology offers an M.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Clinical Psychology, M.S. in Counseling Psychology, and a Specialist in School Psychology (S.S.P.), and states in its Admission Requirements: “The Department of Psychology does not consider the GRE or other test as part of its admission requirements.” Thanks to reader Amber for the tip!
      • Alabama A&M University (Normal, AL) does not require the GRE for its master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling (Go here, then click on A&M discontinues the GRE as an admissions requirement for many master’s degree programs (See Program Listing Requirements).
      • Florida International University (FIU) for its Counselor Education graduate degree states in the FAQs under “Do I need to take the GREs?: There is no GRE requirement for the Mental Health, Rehabilitation or School Counseling track.”
      • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) does not require the GRE for its M.Ed in Counseling and Development; Community Agency Counseling; andSchool Counseling.
      • Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL) for its M.S. in Mental Health Counseling states, “A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework or a master’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better; or a total score of 950 or higher on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the past five years, or other similar measures.”
      • Palm Beach Atlantic University (West Palm Beach, FL), for its Counseling Psychology degree, under Admission Requirements, states: “Submission of an acceptable score on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or MAT (Millers Analogy Test). (GRE/MAT may be waived for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.)”
      • University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) states here (scroll all the way down to the bottom and see the asterisks): “** GRE scores are NOT required for admission to Rehabilitation Counseling.”

WEST COAST

      • Arizona State University’s (ASU) Marriage and Family Therapy (MAS) does not require the GRE.
      • Chicago School of Professional Psychology (with online degrees and campuses in California–L.A., Westwood, and Irvine–Washington, DC, and Chicago) a not-for-profit, accredited institution, states in its Frequently Asked Questions that the GRE is required only for certain PsyD and PhD programs. Otherwise no GRE is required for its M.A. Counseling Psychology degree and no GRE is required for its Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. (Check the website to see whether these degrees are offered online or at the campus of your choice, since it varies.)
      • Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) for its M. Ed. in Counseling and Career Development states here that “Applicants who have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and higher are not required to have GRE scores for admission.”
      • Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR, campus) under Tests Required says “None” for its MS in Counseling. From the site: “The MS in Counseling with school concentration offered at OSU Corvallis is a three year part-time hybrid program offered through Ecampus. The MS in Counseling offered at OSU Cascades in Bend is offered both in part-time and full-time options.  The clinical mental health concentration as well as the school concentration are available through OSU Cascades whereas the clinical mental health option is not available through OSU-Corvallis.”
      • Pepperdine University‘s (Los Angeles, CA) M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy does not require the GRE for applicants that meet one of the following: 1) A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or higher; OR 2) Seven or more years of post-bachelor’s, full-time work experience (does not have to be psychology related); OR 3) Completed master’s degree (in any field).
      • Prescott College (Prescott, AZ) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its limited-residency M.S. in Counseling, which is CACREP accredited and in which “students combine self-directed, individually mentored, and online education with brief visits to campus.” Students must choose one of these areas of specialization: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Couple and Family Therapy Counseling, Addiction Counseling, and School Counseling.
      • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Rehabilitation Counseling (M.Ed.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.
      • University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY) states that there is no GRE requirement for its M.S. in Counseling, with specializations in Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling. (Thanks to reader Erin!)
School Counseling/Psychology
      • Abilene Christian University’s (Abilene, TX) Department of Psychology offers an M.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Clinical Psychology, M.S. in Counseling Psychology, and a Specialist in School Psychology (S.S.P.), and states in its Admission Requirements: “The Department of Psychology does not consider the GRE or other test as part of its admission requirements.” Thanks to reader Amber for the tip!
      • Assumption College (Worchester, MA) for its M.A. in School Counseling does not list the GRE in its Admission Requirements.
      • California University of Pennsylvania (California, PA), 1 hour south of Pittsburgh, states that no GRE is required for applicants with a 3.0 GPA for itsM.Ed. in School Counseling, which is 48 credits with certification in elementary and secondary school guidance.
      • Carlow University (Pittsburgh, PA) doesn’t require the GRE for its MS: Professional Counseling, which offers a track in School Counseling, with school counseling certification in elementary and/or secondary school counseling.
      • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for its Ed.M. Program in Psychological Counseling, which includes a specialization as a School Counselor.

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      • Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) does not require the GRE for applicants with a 3.0 GPA or above for its M.S.Ed in Counselor Education degree, which has a specialty in School Counseling.
      • Eastern University (St. Davids and East Falls, PA), which teaches counseling from a Christian lens, only requests the GRE from applicants with a GPA lower than 2.8for its M.A. School Counseling (48 credits), leading to a Certification in School Counseling in PA, and from applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 for its M.S. in School Psychology (60 credits), leading to a Certification in School Psychology in PA.
      • Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA), 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, which is a Christian College, does not list the GRE in its Application Requirements, but applicants are expected to have a 3.0 GPA for admission to its M.A. in Counselingdegree. Offered is a track in School Counseling (51 Credits), which prepares students for school counseling certification in elementary and/or secondary.
      • Holy Family University (with campuses in Newtown, Bensalem, and Philadelphia, PA) lets applicants waive the GRE if they have a 3.0 GPA or higher for its School Counseling programs, which prepare graduates for PA teaching certification, the LPC, or both.
      • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), in Indiana, PA, 1 hour northeast of Pittsburgh, states that the GRE is not required, but you must have a 3.0 GPA, for its M.Ed. School Counseling program, 48 credits with School Counseling Certification (Elementary and Secondary).
      • Kutztown University (Kutztown, PA) has no GRE requirement for its M.Ed in School Counseling program.
      • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) does not require the GRE but has an undergraduate minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply to its M.Ed. School Counseling.
      • Long Island University (Brookville, NY) for its M.S. in School Counseling states in its Admission Requirements that applicants must have an undergrad GPA of at least a 3.0, and that “Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement will be required to take the GRE.”
      • Oregon State University (Cascades, OR, campus) under Tests Required says “None” for its MS in Counseling. From the site: “The MS in Counseling with school concentration offered at OSU Corvallis is a three year part-time hybrid program offered through Ecampus. The MS in Counseling offered at OSU Cascades in Bend is offered both in part-time and full-time options.  The clinical mental health concentration as well as the school concentration are available through OSU Cascades.”
      • Prescott College (Prescott, AZ) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its limited-residency M.S. in Counseling, which is CACREP accredited and in which “students combine self-directed, individually mentored, and online education with brief visits to campus.” Students must choose one of these areas of specialization: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Couple and Family Therapy Counseling, Addiction Counseling, and School Counseling.
      • Rosemont College (Rosemont, PA) does not require the GRE but asks for a 3.0 GPA for its M.A. in Counseling Psychology degree (click on the Admissions Requirements tab), which has a specialization in Elementary or Secondary School Counseling (54 credits), leading to the PA State Department of Education Specialist Certification. Note: A second practicum (12 credits) is required for Dual (Elementary and Secondary) certification.
      • Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, PA) for its M.Ed. of Elementary and Secondary (K-12) School Counseling (60-credits), requires a 3.0 GPA butno GRE scores and prepares graduates for School Counselor certification by the PA Department of Education.
      • Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) under its Department of Educational Psychology states that its master’s program in SPED (Special Education) and School Counseling do not require the GRE for applicants.
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)for its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then find your program), does not list the GRE for its Counseling, School Emphasis graduate program.
      • University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greely only requires the GRE if your GPA is below a 3.0 for its M.A. in School Counseling.
      • University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) (Philadelphia, PA) does not require GRE scores for its Executive Program in School and Mental Health Counseling, M.S.Ed., “a program designed for working professionals embarking on careers as either school or mental health counselors.”
      • University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) does not require the GRE from applicants with a 2.75 GPA or higher for its M.S. in School Counseling, a 48-credit program leading to PA Department of Education certification as Elementary School Counselors (K-6) or Secondary School Counselors (7-12).
      • University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY) states that there is no GRE requirement for its M.S. in Counseling, with specializations in Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling. (Thanks to reader Erin!)
      • West Chester University (West Chester, PA) states that there is also no GRE required for the M.Ed. Counseling: Elementary School Counseling or for the M.Ed. Counseling: Secondary School Counseling, both of which lead to an Educational Specialist I certificate for individuals who want to work as elementary, middle school, or high school counselors.

Master’s of Social Work (MSW)

 

East Coast

Midwest

      • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) Social Work Program, a top 10 program according toU.S. News & World Report, and which is located in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), states in its FAQs that “As long as your undergraduate cumulative GPA is above 2.7, test scores are not necessary.”
      • DePaul University (Chicago, IL) states in its FAQs that no GRE is required for its MSW program.
      • Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI) for its Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) states that the GRE is not required. See here and **make sure the most recent Graduate Catalog is selected** in the small pull-down box, right above where it says Programs By Degree Type.
      • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) – does not require the GRE for its Social Work (MSW) program.
      • Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work states in its FAQs: Do I have to take the GRE? “No, we do not accept the GRE as part of the M.S.W.”
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for the Social Work (MSW) degree does not list the GRE as a requirement.
      • University of Chicago states in its application requirements that it does not require GRE scores for its MSW program, which tied as the No. 3 program in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.
      • University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work does not list the GRE as a requirement to its MSW program.
      • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tied as the No. 16 program in the country, does not require the GRE for application to its MSW program, as noted in its FAQs.
      • University of Michigan’s (Ann Arbor, MI) School of Social Work, which tied as the No. 1 program in the country according to U.S. News & World Report, states that no GRE is required.
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)for its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then find your program), does not list the GRE for its graduate program in Social Work.
      • University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Social Work program, among the top 15 programs in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, states in its FAQs: “The GRE is not required if you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 credit GPA is 3.0 or higher.”
      • Washington University in St. Louis (MO) for its Brown School of Social Work, which tied as the No. 1 program in the country according to U.S. News & World Report, does not use the GRE for MSW admission.

South

West Coast

 

Sciences

Biology   •   Chemistry   •   Physics

 

Biology
      • Alabama A&M University (Normal, AL) does not require the GRE for its M.S. in Biology. (Go here, then click on A&M discontinues the GRE as an admissions requirement for many master’s degree programs (See Program Listing Requirements).
      • Brown University (Providence, RI) for its Biomedical Engineering graduate degree states at the bottom of the page: “GRE General: Not required.”
      • Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA) states for it’s M.S. in Biology “The GRE is not required, but students must have a 3.0 GPA, an undergraduate degree in biology, or an equivalent program, and supporting letters of recommendation.”
      • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S in Biochemistry; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.(Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can go here, and click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)
      • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) – does not require the GRE for its Medical and Bioinformatics (M.S.) program.
      • Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) states that for all programs in the Graduate School except Architecture and Business, under GRE Waiver: “The GRE requirement is waived for applicants to professional master’s degree programs (Architecture and Business programs are not included) who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.” IIT offers a degree in Biology.
      • Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, Whiting School of Engineering — which offers a master’s degree in Bioinformatics  — does not require the GRE but applicants must meet specific admission requirements (ex: a 3.0 GPA, certain prerequisites, etc.). Courses are offered at eight locations across the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, near where students live or work, including Aberdeen, Baltimore, Elkridge, Laurel, Rockville, and Southern Maryland as well as Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.
      • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) states here, “GRE: not required but may be submitted for graduate assistantships” for its M.S. Biology and Ph.D. Biology with areas of emphasis: Cell & Organismal Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Microbiology.
      • San Jose State University (San Jose, CA) does not list its MS, Biological Sciences, Concentration in Molecular Biology and Microbiology amongPrograms that Require the GRE. (Thanks to reader Dell for the tip!)
      • Texas A&M International University (Laredo, TX) – does not require the GRE for its M.S. in Biology degree.
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Microbiology and Immunology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physiology and Neuroscience, and Anatomy degrees.
Chemistry
      • California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) does not require the GRE for its M.S. in Chemistry (see application requirements here).
      • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S. in Biochemistry or its M.S. and Ph.D. Chemistry programs; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.(Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can go here, and click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)
      • Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) states that for all programs in the Graduate School except Architecture and Business, under GRE Waiver: “The GRE requirement is waived for applicants to professional master’s degree programs (Architecture and Business programs are not included) who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.” IIT offers a degree in Chemistry.
      • Iowa State University (Ames, IA) for its Department of Chemistry FAQs states under “What is a complete application package?” … “General GRE scores, while not required, are recommended.”
      • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) for its graduate Chemistry program states here that “Other relevant information, such as Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, may also be considered if the applicant wishes, but are not a requirement for admission.”
      • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) does not require the GREfor its graduate programs in chemistry. The Chemistry Department states that M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered inanalytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical education, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. See more about the requirements here.
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for its Chemistry (M.S.) does not list the GRE as a requirement.
      • University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) – the GRE is not required for the Chemistry, M.S. (required for international students).
      • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth states in its admission requirements that the GRE is “recommended only” for its Ph.D. in Chemistry (under the Doctor of Philosophy title) and “recommended only” for its M.S. in Chemistry (under Master of Science).
      • University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) says here under Test Scores, “The UNL Department of Chemistry does not require GRE scores for application; however, we strongly encourage students to submit GRE scores with their application.”
      • University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greely does not require the GRE for its M.S. in Chemistry & Biochemistry.
      • University of Scranton (PA) does not require the GRE for those with a 2.75 GPA or better for its Graduate in Chemistry programs, which “offers three master’s degree programs: Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Clinical Chemistry. In addition, course work is offered in support of a master’s degree in secondary education, with a specialization in chemistry.”
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Chemistry degree or for its Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree.
Physics
      • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not require the GRE for its M.S. Physics program and recommends but does not require the GRE for its Ph.D. in Physics program; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.
      • Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) states that for all programs in the Graduate School except Architecture and Business, under GRE Waiver: “The GRE requirement is waived for applicants to professional master’s degree programs (Architecture and Business programs are not included) who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.” IIT offers a degree in Physics.
      • Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, Whiting School of Engineering — which offers a master’s degrees in Applied Physics — does not require the GRE but applicants must meet specific admission requirements (ex: a 3.0 GPA, certain prerequisites, etc.). Courses are offered at eight locations across the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, near where students live or work, including Aberdeen, Baltimore, Elkridge, Laurel, Rockville, and Southern Maryland as well as Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.
      • Oakland University (Rochester, MI) does not require the GRE for its MS in Physics (go here and click on your program).
      • Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) under Tests Required says “None” for its Physics (PhD, MA, MS) programs.
      • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Physics (M.S., Ph.D.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.
      • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth states in its admission requirements that the GRE is “recommended only” for its M.S. in Physics (under Master of Science).
      • University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) states here, under general requirements, “The Physics department does not require the GRE exam.” UTEP offers an M.S. in Physics with research in astrophysics, atmospheric physics and optics, computational physics, condensed matter and surface physics, geophysics, nuclear, physics education, and biophysics.
      • Wright State University’s (Dayton, OH) Graduate Admissions page — scroll down to Program specific application requirements– does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Physics degree.

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Sociology

Sociology    •   Ethnic & Cultural Studies

Here are master’s in Sociology programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Sociology
      • California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) does not require the GRE for its M.A. in Sociology (see application requirements here).
      • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for its Sociology & Education M.A. or Ed.M degrees. (See the Interactive Online Program Guide. According to the Teacher’s College FAQs, if the GRE is required, it will be listed under Supplemental Requirements.)
      • Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI) for its Master of Arts in Sociology (SOC) states that “A GRE score is not required if the GPA is 3.0 or above.” See here and **make sure the most recent Graduate Catalog is selected** in the small pull-down box, right above where it says Programs By Degree Type. (Thanks to reader Matt!)
      • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) does not require the GRE for its MA in Sociology.
      • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) states that the GRE is not required for its M.A. in Sociology.
      • Portland State University (Portland, OR) for its PhD in Sociology states here that since it require applicants to have a master’s degree prior to applying, it no longer requires the GRE for its doctoral applicants.
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) for its Sociology (MA) degree does not list the GRE as a requirement.
      • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)for its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then find your program), does not list the GRE for its graduate program in Sociology.
Ethnic Studies & Culture
      • Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) states here that scores from the GRE “are not required for admission to the Ethnic Studies Master’s degree program. Students who are planning to go on for a Ph.D. or wish to make their record as competitive as possible are encouraged to take the GRE general exam.” The Ethnic Studies Department offers an MA in Ethnic Studies and a Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate.
      • University of California, Berkeleydoes not require the GRE for its M.A. in Latin American Studies or its Ph.D. in African American Studies.

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Speech-Language Pathology

Here are master’s in Speech-Language Pathology programs that don’t require the GRE.

      • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for its Speech Language and Pathology M.S., Ed.D or Ph.D. degrees.
      • Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY) does not require the GRE for its M.S. in Communication Disorders. (Scroll down to “Is the GRE required for admission to the graduate program?” where you will see “No. The GRE is not required for admission to the graduate program.”)
      • Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) states that the GRE is “preferred” (read: not mandatory) for the Ph.D. in Health Sciences, which has a specialization track in Speech-Language Pathology.
      • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, TX,  does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Speech-Language Pathology program, which includes a track for those with out-of-field undergrad degrees. However, you will have to take a number of prerequisites to be eligible to apply.
      • West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for its Communication Disorders (M.S.).
      • Though this list is from 2008, it’s pretty comprehensive of the speech pathology grad programs not requiring the GRE.

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Sports

Kinesiology    •   Sports Management

Here are master’s in Kinesiology and Sports Management programs that don’t require the GRE. For PhDs, please visit my PhD Programs – No GRE Required page.

Kinesiology
      • California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, CA) for its M.S. in Kinesiology, states here at the bottom of the page, “GRE test scores are not currently required for admission to the graduate program in Kinesiology.” (Thanks to reader Bryan!)
      • California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) does not require the GRE for its M.S. in Kinesiology (see application requirements here).
      • Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE for its Kinesiology (Ph.D), Movement Sciences and Education (Ed.D), Motor Learning (M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D), Applied Physiology (M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D), or Physical Education (M.A.) degrees. (See the Interactive Online Program Guide.According to the Teacher’s College FAQs, if the GRE is required, it will be listed under Supplemental Requirements.)
      • New York University (New York City) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development states that the GRE is not required for its M.A. Physical Therapists: Kinesiology (PTHP-MA), “an advanced master’s program for U.S. licensed practicing physical therapists. Concentrating on kinesiology and the study and research of abnormal human motion and its modification.”
      • Oakland University (Rochester, MI) does not require the GRE for U.S. applicants (international only) for its Master of Science in Exercise Science (gohere and click on your program).
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) *click on School of Education* does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Kinesiology (MSED) degree.
      • Towson University (Towson, MD) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Kinesiology (M.S.) degree. See Graduate Programs, click on your degree, then select Admission Requirements to the left. You can also double check on the Admission Requirements by Program chart, but the newest I’ve found is from 2010.
      • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Movement & Leisure Sciences (M.S.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.
Sports Management / Athletic Administration
      • ONLINE — North Carolina State University’s Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management degree does not require the GRE from applicants with two years full-time professional work experience.
      • ONLINE – Southern New Hampshire University (with both online and Hooksett, NH-based courses) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs, including an MBA in Athletic Administration and M.S. in Sports Management, with no GRE or GMAT required. (Thanks to reader Juan!)
      • ONLINE – Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI) offers an on-campus and/or online Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with a concentration in Sports Administration and states here: “The MSA Program does not require either the GRE or the GMAT exam for admission.  However, exam results are required for students applying for graduate fellowships.”
      • Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI) for its School of Health Promotion and Human Performance states here that students are expected to have a 2.5 GPA and that “Our School does not require the GRE.” Eastern Michigan offers master degree programs in the areas of Sport Management,Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Physical Education Pedagogy, Adapted Physical Education.
      • Georgetown University’s (Washington, DC) School of Continuing Studies, which includes a Sports Industry Management program, states in the application guide that: “Standardized test scores are not required for any of our programs, as we take a very holistic approach to reviewing applications.” The school also accepts students on a rolling basis.
      • New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), a branch of NYU geared toward working professionals, does not require the GRE or GMAT for ANY of its programs, including its M.S. in Sports Business. However, it states that if your application is weak, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score.
      • Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) states here that the GRE is NOT required for its Master of Science in Athletic Training program (MSAT). It also states here: “Students accepted into the program include undergraduates enrolled in the University’s 3+2 dual-degree program, students with non-AT bachelor’s degrees who want to become a certified AT, and individuals who desire a change in career.”
      • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Admission Criteria (click Domestic, Graduate, New to SIUE) *click on School of Education* does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Kinesiology (MSED) degree, which offers a specialization in Sports Management.
      • Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) for its Department of Health & Kinesiology states in its admission requirements “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores* (not required for MS in sport management or health education programs at this time).”
      • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, TX, states that GRE are NOT required for for admission to its Master’s in Athletic Training (MAT) program, which is stated in MAT FAQs (opens in PDF), found to the left under Program Resources.
      • University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Athletic Training (MSAT, DAT); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.

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