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:
- 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 §
- 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)
- 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.