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List of Universities Not Requiring the GRE


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Most graduate school admissions  generally require GRE scores. If you are expecting a scholarship, taking the GRE with a distinguishing score may be the thing to do. We know there are exceptions. You have to find a way to distinguish yourself but an impressive GRE score may not be that thing.

There is a rather long list of univrsities which do not require the GRE. Here it is – it may not be complete.

  1. University of Dayton – GRE is optional for all engineering programs…adm_scores.asp
  1. Stevens Institute of Technology…ams/index.html
  1. New Mexico state University for Masters in Computer Science
  1. University of Nebraska-Lincoln…uate-FAQ.shtml
  1. University of Pittsburg – GRE score not required for Materials Science and Engineering
  1. University of Northern Virginia in Manassas, VA
  1. Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana…rements.sxhtml
  1. MIT-massachusetts institute of technology – Electrical Engineering and computer science do not require GRE scores
  1. California State University Sacramento – don’t require GRE for Civil Engineering
  1. University of Bridgeport, Connecticut – Master’s of Science in Computer Science (M.S.), Computer Engineering (M.S.), Electrical Engineering (M.S.), Mechanical Engineering (M.S.), and Technology Management (M.S.) – GRE is recommended but not required
  1. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma – OCU does not require the GRE or GMAT examinations for entrance into the graduate programs, except for the MBA and MSA programs, which require the GMAT
  1. Farleigh Dickinson University(NJ)
  1. Monmouth University(NJ)
  1. Montclair State University(NJ)
  1. The Richard Stockton College of NJ(NJ)
  1. Rowan University(NJ)
  1. Wichita State University
  1. Kansas State University
  1. Virginia State University
  1. Florida International University for MS,PhD in Computer Science
  1. Villanova University for MS in EE
  1. University of Idaho for MS in Environmental science and Computer Engineering
  1. West Texas A&M University
  1. University of Florida for Arts Education
  1. George Mason Univ (for Masters in Health Information Systems)
  1. Revier University

There are also some departments in universities where the GRE is not required for graduate admission

University of Maryland – Baltimore County

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Human Centered Computing
  • Applied Sociology

North Carolina State University

  • Arts and Design
  • Landscape Architecture

University of Massachusetts – Boston

  • Gerontology

Iowa State University

  • Electrical Engineering (TOEFL 79+)
  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering (GRE not required)

George Mason University

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Forensics
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications (GRE Scores Not Required)

University of Washington

  • Construction Engineering (online)

San Jose State University

  • Software Engineering (GRE  test score is not Required)
  • MS + MBA dual Degree (GMAT required, No GRE)


  • MS in Aerospace Engineering (GRE Not Required)
  • Mechanical Engineering (GRE Not Required bu Recommended)

Washington University – St.Louis

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical & Systems Engineering
  • Energy Environmental & Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
March 3, 2015

1 Responses on List of Universities Not Requiring the GRE"

  1. Neelima says:

    Hi, please provide the list of universities where GRE exam is not compulsory for PhD application..

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