This website lists PhD programs which do not require GRE scores. This is an ongoing project; the way things are going this website may soon be obsolete.
In response to the pandemic, departments across the US are dropping the GRE. I am adding links to field-based lists as I come across them. Please share these lists with me by commenting to this page (or anywhere on this site). If you are applying to graduate school this year (2020) and if a department’s website indicates they are requiring the GRE, reach out to them to check — PhD programs are very motivated to remove obstacles to applications.
If you would like to see a reliable, comprehensive list of departments in your field not using the GRE, consider starting and sharing spreadsheet (you will see links on this site to spreadsheets in English, BioMed).
Many departments that require GRE scores do not rely on them in admissions — they ask for them because the campus requires it. More and more departments are initiating the process of revising departmental and university requirements — we are in a period of massive transition on this score.
I hope that the information on this website makes it easier for more departments to move away from using GRE scores and allows applicants in some fields to avoid taking this test altogether. I hope that the changes made during this crisis carry forward.
Applicants should confirm information on this site by consulting department websites themselves. A number of departments do not require GRE scores but signal that they are nevertheless helpful and in some cases necessary in order for applicants to be considered for campus-wide fellowship awards. Consult the section of a department’s website dedicated to applying to the PhD program to learn more, and email the department’s grad admissions staff if their policy re GREs is not clear.
Share information about programs I’ve missed by commenting on the site. Thank you!
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