Ivy League universities with No GRE for Graduate admissions


It is not that the recent Corona virus crisis has led to universities relaxing the GRE score requirements for Master’s program admission. A surprising news to few but some of the IVY Leagues universities do not require GRE for admissions. A big saving of time and money.

Read below for the details about the graduate programs and the courses for which they do not require GRE scores for admission. Yale

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Brown University

The Public Health Graduate Program at Brown University doesn’t require their undergraduate students to submit the GRE Scores. But the students from outside Brown University need to submit the GRE Scores. Also, the Brown University doesn’t require the ​GRE scores for the following programs in Public Health: Five-year UG/MPH; 5th year master’s degrees in Biostatistics and Global Public Health;Five-year UG/MPH; 5th year master’s degrees in Biostatistics and Global Public Health; ScM in Global Public Health.

The Brown University Doesn’t require GRE Scores for Most of its Graduate Programs.

Master’s Degree Program:

  • Literary Arts
  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • American Studies

PHD Program:

  • Earth, Environmental and Planetary Science 
  • Religious Studies
  • American Studies
  • Biomedical Engineering

Columbia University

Columbia University School of the Arts is an innovative graduate professional school with a tradition of risk-taking, grounded in a deeply intellectual Ivy League university and energized  by one of the great cultural capitals of the world. The study and practice of art-making at the School is an immersive, constantly evolving process. Aspiring, emerging or established, their filmmakers, writers, theatre practitioners and visual artists grow individually through intensive engagement with their craft and lively, often profound exchanges of ideas and work.

The Columbia University School of Arts doesn’t require the students to submit GRE scores for any of its Graduate Programs.

Also, the GRE is not required for admission to the following programs: Master of Science, Master of Arts and dual degree programs with Columbia Law, Sciences Po and the University of Witwatersrand.

But,the GRE scores are required if the students are applying for the dual degree Master of Science with Religion, Computer Science or International and Public Affairs. The Ph.D. in Communication also requires the GRE exam and the Business School and School of International and Public Affairs require either the GRE or GMAT.

Columbia University explicitly notes that only currently available test scores will be accepted and the GRE scores from the initial test date are available for up to five years.

Cornell University

The Cornell University Engineering department doesn’t require its students to submit GRE scores. But this is not applicable for the students outside cornell. 

Cornell University doesn’t require GRE scores to be submitted for its following Graduate programs. 

  • Molecular and Cell Biology Ph.D. 
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences (Biological and Environmental Engineering) M.P.S. 
  • Biochemistry Ph.D. 
  • Africana Studies Ph.D.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering M.Eng.
  • Weill Cornell Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

The MSW/Masters in Bioethics (MBE) is a dual degree program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice and the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. This dual degree program doesn’t require GRE or other standardized test scores to be submitted for admission.

The Penn Graduate School of Education  doesn’t require its current Graduate students to submit GRE scores for admission.

Princeton University

The University of Princeton offers advanced degrees covering the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. The Graduate School focuses on and encourages doctoral achievement in all of these fields and emphasizes original and autonomous scholarship. The university also offers a small range of highly selective master’s degree programs in the fields of architecture, engineering, economics, public relations, and public policy, to train candidates for public life and technical careers.

At Princeton University, for Neuroscience graduate program and Comparative Literature, the GRE general test is optional/not required.

Yale University

Yale Divinity School is interdenominational and completely nonsectarian.Yale Divinity School is that rare place in American society, one where they enthusiastically explore the questions and answers that lie between faith and intellect. 

The GRE Scores are not required for this program.The scores are not considered when reading applications.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale offers an extraordinarily wide range of top-quality programs leading to the highest degree in academia such as the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy, Master of Arts or Master of Science degree. Some programs award terminal master’s degrees for those who choose not to pursue a doctoral degree. At Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the GRE scores are not required.

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