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Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

 

Submission of scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required* as part of the application to the Graduate School. Some departments also require, or strongly recommend, a GRE Subject Test of the GRE score. Please contact your program of interest to confirm.

  • You may self-report your GRE scores on your application. If you are admitted, official scores must be submitted before registration.
  • The Vanderbilt Institution Code is 1871. A department code is not necessary.
  • Visit  http://www.ets.org/gre for information concerning the GRE and how to send your scores to Vanderbilt.
  • Each program sets its own test score requirements. Inquiries about test score requirements should be directed to your program of interest.

 

*GRE scores are NOT REQUIRED for applications to the following programs:

  • Anthropology
  • Astrophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering§
  • Biomedical Informatics §
  • MS in Biomedical Sciences Program
  • Chemical Engineering §
  • Chemistry §
  • Civil Engineering §
  • Community Research and Action §
  • Computer Science §
  • Creative Writing (MFA)
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences §
  • Electrical Engineering §
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering §
  • Epidemiology §
  • Health Policy §
  • History §
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (IGP)
  • Interdisciplinary Materials Science §
  • Latin American Studies
  • Leadership and Policy Studies §
  • Learning, Teaching, and Diversity §
  • Master of Liberal Arts and Science Program (MLAS)
  • Mathematics §
  • Mechanical Engineering §
  • Neuroscience §
  • Nursing Science §
  • Philosophy §
  • Physics & Astronomy §
  • Psychology (A&S) §
  • Psychology & Human Development (Peabody) §
  • Quantitative and Chemical Biology (QCB) 
  • Religion
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • Special Education §
  • Special, non-degree track

 

§ - these programs are waiving GRE requirements for the 2021 application cycle only

 

List of GRE-exempt programs updated 1/13/2021.