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PhD Programs – No GRE Required

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Here is a list of Ph.D. programs that do not require the GRE or let you waive it if you already have a master’s degree with a high GPA, 5-10 years of experience in the field, or have met some other criteria.

Please also visit my main No GRE Required list, where you’ll find more than 500 programs in more than 50 fields not requiring the GRE.

IMPORTANT: Considering that a Ph.D. can be a 5 year or more commitment and, depending on funding, very expensive, you should not choose a Ph.D. program based solely on the fact that it does not require the GRE. Being able to skip the test should be an added bonus to a program you’d have already considered anyway.

To make the best decision, refer to 7 Critical Steps to Find the Right Grad School, written by a former graduate admissions dean from Columbia and Northwestern. This is 5 years of your life; it’s not worth committing all of your time, energy, and money to a PhD and never finish.

If you catch a mistake, please leave a comment below or e-mail me at ainsley[.]diduca[@]gmail.com. Note: I do not include for-profit online universities.

Anthropology – Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts Amherst offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology and states here, under How the Admission Process Works, “We do not require GRE scores.”

Architecture – Ph.D.

Ohio State University’s (Columbus, OH) Knowlton School states in the Admission Requirements for its Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning  “GRE scores are only required for applicants whose cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0. … Applicants wishing to be considered for fellowships must also submit GRE scores.”

University of California, Berkeley states that the GRE is optional (scroll down to “Examinations”) for its Ph.D. program in Architecture, which is “a research degree appropriate for those seeking careers in teaching and scholarship … or in roles in government or professional consultation that require depth in specialization and experience in research.”

University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM) does not require the GRE for any of its programs in the Department of Art and Art History, which includes a PhD in Art History with a concentration in Arts of the Modern World: History of Architecture. (See the FAQs, #16, where it states, “Do you require the GRE for admissions? No.”)

Art History – Ph.D.

University of Florida’s (Gainesville, FL) College of the Fine Arts states, under the heading GRE (Graduate Record Exam), “The GRE is NOT required for the Art History doctoral program if you have earned a U.S. master’s degree in Art History or a closely related major.”

University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) for its Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (IPh.D.) degree in Art History, it states, under Graduate Admission Information: “IPh.D. applicants who have taken the GRE are welcome to submit their scores, but GRE exams are not required for admission to the IPh.D.”

University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM) does not require the GRE for any of its programs in the Department of Art and Art History, which includes an MA in Art History with Concentrations: Arts of the Americas or Art History as well as a PhD in Art History, with concentrations in Arts of the Americas (Native American Art History, Pre-Columbian Art & Architecture, and Spanish Colonial Art) and Arts of the Modern World (History of Architecture, History of Graphic Arts, History of Photography, Modern American and European Art, and Modern Latin American Art. (See the FAQs, #16, where it states, “Do you require the GRE for admissions? No.”)

Agriculture – Ph.D.

Mississippi State University’s (Mississippi State, MS) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences does not require the GRE for two doctoral degrees Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, with concentrations in Agronomy, Horticulture, or Weed Science, located within the Plant and Soil Sciences Department. (Under each concentration, you’ll see Admissions Criteria, then either “GRE not required” or “Admission tests scores – None.”). Also, no GRE is required for its Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences with a concentration in Poultry Science, within the Poultry Science Department states under Admission Criteria: “any request for Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores is dependent upon the faculty member who will serve as the thesis director (major professor), but the GRE score is not a Department of Poultry Science requirement.”

University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Biological & Agricultural Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.

Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) for its Ph.D. program in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education states here, “The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) exam is helpful for all applicants but is not required.” However, the department strongly recommends that international students submit GRE scores. The websites states that “it is expected that applicants should be near completion of a M.S. degree in agricultural and extension education, rural sociology, agricultural and/or applied economics, or an agricultural field closely associated with a graduate degree in this discipline. Students should have a 3.0 GPA or greater and strong scientific writing and communication skills.”

Washington State University (Pullman, WA) for its Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, and Ph.D. in Crop Science, next to Tests Required, lists only the TOEFL; the same information can be found in the most recent Graduate Catalog. Most other Ph.D. programs require the GRE.

Biology – Ph.D.

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) states here: “GRE: not required but may be submitted for graduate assistantships” for its PhD in Biology with areas of emphasis: Cell & Organismal Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Microbiology.

Business – Ph.D.

Oklahoma State University’s (Stillwater, OK) Watson School of Management states, for its Ph.D. in Business for Executives program: “the GMAT or GRE are not required to be admitted to the program.” However, you must have a master’s degree or higher, with extensive management experience, and on an executive career path. (Thanks to reader Jasmine for the tip!)

Chemistry – Ph.D.

Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Ph.D. Chemistry; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.(Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can go here, and click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)

Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) does not require the GRE for its graduate programs in chemistry; scroll down to Doctoral or Master’s Degrees Basic Requirements, where it says “Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Not required.” The Chemistry Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical education, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. See more about the application requirements here.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth states in its Admission Requirements, in the first box under Doctor of Philosophy, that the GRE is recommended only for its Ph.D. in Chemistry.

Computer Science / Software Engineering – Ph.D.

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) does not require the GRE for its Ph.D. Computer Science.

Purdue University  West Lafayette (IN) has no GRE requirement for its Ph.D. in Computer Science (go here – you have to scroll down to Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements, where it says “Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Not Required”).

Towson University (Towson, MD) states that the GRE is optional for its Doctor of Information Technology (D.SC.).

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) for its Ph.D. in Computer Science degree states here under GRE Requirements and Waiver Requests: “These are the qualifications for requesting a GRE waiver: a) you are an MS or a PhD applicant and you have, or are about to receive, a BS degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited US institution; or b) your are a PhD applicant and you have completed an MS degree from an accredited US institution.” Note: Students requiring departmental financial assistance may not request a GRE waiver. There are also specific deadlines you must meet to request the waiver.

Communications – Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA) for its Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences states GREs are not required. You can also find the admission requirements for each program here (PDF). It also says “All students in Media Arts and Sciences are currently fully funded (tuition, medical insurance, and stipend).”

Michigan Technological University (MTU) (Houghton, MI) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication. (Thanks to reader Sadra for the tip!)

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) does not require the GRE for its Ph.D. Rhetoric & Professional Communication.

Conflict Analysis & Resolution – Ph.D.

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) for its Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution within the School of Conflict Analysis & Resolution (S-CAR) states in the FAQs under “Is the GRE Required at S-CAR?: No, and those students who submit GRE scores are not favored over those who do not.” See all Doctoral admissions requirements.

Counseling – Ph.D.

American International College (Springfield, MA) does not list the GRE for the Ed.D. in Education’s Professional Counseling & Supervision track, Individual & Institutional Development track, or Psychology track.

Oregon State University (Wilsonville, OR, campus) under Tests Required says “None” for its PhD in Counseling, which is offered “in a hybrid format (i.e., a mixture of in-class, synchronous web, and asynchronous web instruction). The in-class portion takes place two weekends each quarter in Wilsonville, OR.” In addition, the general Graduate Admission Requirements states: “the university encourages applicants whose overall cumulative undergraduate GPA of less than an equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale to take the GRE.” (Thanks to reader Solariz for the tip!)

Criminal Justice – Ph.D.

Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL) for its Ph.D. in Criminal Justice states (#8) that you can, in lieu of the GRE, submit ONE of the following: a successfully defended master’s thesis, a sample of published work from a refereed publication within the criminal justice or related discipline; or successful completion of J.D. or doctorate in related field.

Cultural Studies – Ph.D.

University of Arizona’s (Tucson, AZ) Ph.D. in American Indian Studies (AIS) states that “GRE scores are recommended, but not required.” (Thanks to reader Solariz for the tip!)

Trent University (Ontario, Canada) offers a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, Ph.D. Canadian Studies, and Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies, and states in its Admission Requirements under Graduate Record Examinations: “The graduate record examination (GRE) is not required for an application to Trent University. … Applicants for admission whose academic credentials are difficult to assess may be asked to take the [GRE].”

University of California, Berkeley does not require the GRE for its Ph.D. in African American Studies, and it does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies.

University of Massachusetts — Dartmouth states in its Admission Requirements that the GRE is recommended only for its Ph.D. in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory.

Washington State University (Pullman, WA) for its Ph.D. in American Studies, next to Tests Required, lists only the TOEFL; the same information can be found in the most recent Graduate Catalog. Most other Ph.D. programs require the GRE. (Thanks to reader Solariz for the tip!)

Education – D.Ed., Ed.D., and Ph.D.

ONLINE

Texas A&M University states in the FAQs (#7) that the GRE is not required to its Online Executive Ed.D., located within the Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture. See all admissions requirements here.

Concordia University’s College of Education Online Admission FAQs (#2) states: “Is the GRE required? No, the GRE is not needed.” Concordia offers an Ed.D in Education program — which can be completed either fully online or at the Portland, OR, campus — with specializations in Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership, Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Ed.D. in Higher Education, and Ed.D. in Transformational Leadership.

ON CAMPUS

American International College (Springfield, MA) does not list the GRE in the Admission Requirements for the Ed.D. in Education in either its Education & Leadership track or Teaching & Learning track.

Arizona State University’s (with multiple campuses in the Phoenix, AZ, area) Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College states in the program handbook for its for the Ed.D. in Leadership & Innovation that the GRE is not listed as a requirement (go here and click, to the right, on the blue Program Guide and FAQs box). However, applicants must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution to apply to the Ed.D. program. Also, in the Tips for Applying to the Teacher’s College (opens in PDF), under Test Scores, it states that the GRE is required for certain programs, of which the Ed.D. in Leadership & Innovation is not listed.

Boston College’s (Chestnut Hill, MA) Lynch School of Education offers a Doctoral Professional School Administrator Program (PSAP) and states here: under Standardized Admission Tests, “Please note:  The Standardized Admission Test requirement is waived for applicants to our Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership (PSAP Program).  This requirement is not waived for any of our other programs.”

Columbia University’s (New York City) Teacher’s College — the No. 6 Best Education Graduate School in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 rankings — does not require the GRE for its degrees in English Education (Ph.D), Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education (Ed.D.), English Education (Ph.D), Higher and Postsecondary Education (M.A., Ed.M, Ed.D.), Music and Music Education (Ed.D.) degrees. and many more Education degrees. (See the Interactive Online Program Guide and search under All Programs. According to the Teacher’s College FAQs, if the GRE is required, it will be listed under Supplemental Requirements.)

Concordia University (Portland, OR) College of Education Online Admission FAQs (#2) states: “Is the GRE required? No, the GRE is not needed.” Concordia offers an Ed.D in Education program — which can be completed either fully online or at the Portland, OR, campus — with specializations in Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership, Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Ed.D. in Higher Education, and Ed.D. in Transformational Leadership.

Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its Mathematics Education (Ph.D.) and Science Education (Ph.D.) programs; see the University Catalog, then do Command/CTRL+F and search for your program name.(Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can go here, and click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA) does not list GRE scores for its D.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. IUP also states here that neither the GRE or MAT is required for its D.Ed. in Administration and Leadership Studies.

Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) under Tests Required says “None” for its Education (EDD, PhD, EdM, MS) degrees. In addition, no GRE is required (see here, under College of Education) for its Science Education (PhD, MS).

Southern New Hampshire University (Hooksett, NH) offers more than 60 accredited graduate programs with no GRE or GMAT required, including its on-campus-only Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)

University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)in its Admission Requirements (click on Requirements by Department, then find your program), states that the GRE is optional for its Educational Foundations & Research (Ph.D.). Also, the GRE is not listed for its Educational Leadership (Ph.D. and Ed.D.).

University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn) (Philadelphia, PA) Graduate School of Education (GSE) states in the Application Requirements (Step 5) that all applicants must take the GRE with the exception of those applying to the PennCLO (Chief Learning Officer Program) (Ed.D.), Mid-Career Doctoral in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), Med Ed: Master’s in Medical Education (M.S.Ed.), and Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management (Ed.D.).

University of Rochester’s (Rochester, NY) Warner School of Education says at the bottom of the page, “Note: GRE scores are not required.” Warner offers several master’s and doctorate programs, including an Ed.D. in Educational Administration (w/ spec. in Higher Education), and Ph.D. in Education (w/ spec. in Higher Education), and more. (To see all degrees offered, go here, then scroll down to Programs of Study List).

Washington State University (Pullman, WA) for its Ph.D. in Special Education, next to Tests Required, lists only the TOEFL; the same information can be found in the most recent Graduate Catalog. Most other Ph.D. programs require the GRE.

Engineering – Ph.D.

Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering; see the University Catalog. (Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can go here, and click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) does not require the GRE for its Ph.D. Engineering: Concentration in Industrial Engineering. The GRE is also not required for its Ph.D. in Engineering: Concentration in Civil Engineering.

Trent University (Ontario, Canada) offers a Ph.D in Materials Science and states in its Admission Requirements under Graduate Record Examinations: “The graduate record examination (GRE) is not required for an application to Trent University. … Applicants for admission whose academic credentials are difficult to assess may be asked to take the [GRE].” Also, it states “Applicants to a Ph.D. program should normally have an Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree as appropriate.”

University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Civil Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.), Materials Science  (M.S., Ph.D.), or Geological Engineering (M.S.) degrees; see Graduate Admissions and select your program. Also, for its Electrical Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.), Nuclear Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.), and Mechanical Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.) degrees, the GRE is only required from non-ABET applicants, which means those from institutions not accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition, no GRE is required for its primarily online Engineering Management  (M.Engr.) degree. However, student must have a B.S. in Engineering from a ABET/EAC accredited program and at least 2 years of engineering work experience beyond B.S. degree or currently employed as an engineer.

University of Toronto (Canada) does not require GRE scores for entry into its Ph.D. program in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. See here.

Washington State University (Pullman, WA) for its Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. in Engineering Science, and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering next to Tests Required, lists only the TOEFL; the same information can be found in the most recent Graduate Catalog. Most other Ph.D. programs require the GRE.

Environmental Sciences – Ph.D.

Antioch University (Keene, NH) only requires the GRE for certain doctorate programs, of which the Ph.D. in Environmental Studies is not listed.

Prescott College (Tucson, AZ) does not require the GRE for its low-residency/online Ph.D. in Sustainability Education. See the Admission Requirements. (Thanks to reader Amanda for the tip!)

Trent University (Ontario, Canada) offers a Ph.D. in Environmental & Life Sciences and states in its Admission Requirements under Graduate Record Examinations: “The graduate record examination (GRE) is not required for an application to Trent University. … Applicants for admission whose academic credentials are difficult to assess may be asked to take the [GRE].”

University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) states that the GRE is no longer a requirement for its M.S. or Ph.D. in Environmental Science. The GRE is also not required for its Water Resources (M.S., Ph.D.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program. (Thanks to reader, Matt, for the tip!)

Washington State University (Pullman, WA) for its Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. in Engineering Science, and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering next to Tests Required, lists only the TOEFL; the same information can be found in the most recent Graduate Catalog. Most other Ph.D. programs require the GRE.

Foreign Language – Ph.D.

Arizona State University (with multiple campuses in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area) for its Ph.D. in Spanish states here: “It is recommended, but not required, that students applying for admission to the master’s or doctoral program submit scores on the GRE; this is especially advisable for the applicants for the Spanish Graduate Fellowship Award.”

Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) for its Ph.D. in French/Francophone Studies or states here (#5) that “The GRE is NOT required by the Department of French and Italian.”

University of California, Berkeley does not require the GRE for its Ph.D. in French.

University of Kansas’s (Lawrence, KS) Department of Spanish and Portuguese for its Ph.D in Spanish, states: “GRE scores are required for consideration for university-wide fellowships, but not for admission.”

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) does not list the GRE in the admission requirements for its Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Modern Languages, (click on the link Procedures for Ph. D. Admission) located in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Geography – Ph.D.

The University of Western Ontario’s (Canada) for its Ph.D. in Geography states: “The Department of Geography does not require applicants to submit GRE scores though these can be submitted in support of an application.”

History – Ph.D.

Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) does not require the GRE for entry into its Ph.D. programs in the History Department, which is located within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. (Thanks to reader Chiharpat for the tip!)

Liberal Studies – Ph.D.

Georgetown University’s (Washington, DC) School of Continuing Studies, which offers a Doctor of Liberal Studies, states in the application guide: “Standardized test scores are not required for any of our programs, as we take a very holistic approach to reviewing applications.” The school also accepts students on a rolling basis.

Linguistics – Ph.D.

Columbia University‘s (New York City) Applied Linguistics & TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Department at the Teachers College does not require the GRE for admission, which offers an Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics and an Ed.D. in TESOL.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA) for its Ph.D. in Linguistics and Philosophy says here that: “GRE scores are not required for admission to the doctoral program.”

McGill University (Montreal, Canada) states here that GRE scores are not required for its M.A. or Ph.D. program in Linguistics, but it states that applicants should normally have completed a B.A. with a specialization in linguistics.

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) offers a Ph.D. in Linguistics and states here “The Linguistics Department does not require applicants to do the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). However, if you have done this test, you are encouraged to submit your test scores with your application.”

University of Connecticut (UConn) (Storrs, CT) states that the GRE is not required for its PhD in Linguistics. (Thanks to reader Tya.)

University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) for its M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics states here “Neither the Faculty of Graduate Studies, nor the Department of Linguistics requires the GRE.”

University of Maryland (College Park, MD) for its Ph.D. in Linguistics states here: “GRE General Test: Although this test is not absolutely required for admission, all applicants who hope to receive financial aid are strongly advised to take the GRE test.” It also says that, “All students must hold a Bachelors or Masters degree (or international equivalent) prior to starting the Ph.D. program. Although the student’s previous degrees may be in a field other than linguistics, it is essential that a student have some previous experience in linguistics.”

University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM) for its Ph.D. in Linguistics states here that “Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required by the Department of Linguistics.”

University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee for its Ph.D. program in Linguistics states here that GRE results are encouraged but not required.

Mathematics – Ph.D.

Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) does not list the GRE as a requirement for its M.S or Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or for its M.S. or Ph.D. in Operations Research, which is “a scientific approach to analyzing problems and making decisions. It uses mathematics and mathematical modeling on computers to forecast the implications of various choices and identify the best alternatives.”; see the University Catalog.(Note: for a clearer checklist that shows no GRE is required, you can go here, and click on the Graduate Brochure button to the right and request that it be emailed to you, which I have done to verify this entry.)

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) offers a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences and says that the GRE is optional.

Washington State University (Pullman, WA) for its Ph.D. in Mathematics, next to Tests Required, lists only the TOEFL; the same information can be found in the most recent Graduate Catalog. Most other Ph.D. programs require the GRE.

Music – Ph.D.

University of Florida’s (Gainesville, FL) College of the Fine Arts states, under GRE (Graduate Record Exam):Students applying to the Master of Fine Arts program in Art with an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree are exempt from the University of Florida GRE requirement.” The College of Fine Arts offers many graduate degrees (click on the link of the School you’re interested in to see the Admissions Requirements), including an MM Music Education, MM Music Performance, MM Music History and Literature, MM Composition, and many more, all of which do not require the GRE and are located within the School of Music. Furthermore, for its PhD Music Ed Choral Conducting, PhD Music Ed Inst. Conducting, PhD History and Literature/Ethnomusicology, PhD Music Education, PhD Composition all state (go here, click on the Admissions link, and see #3): “If you earned a master’s degree from a U.S. Institution, the GRE is NOT required for admission.”

Nursing – DNP, Ph.D.

More than 25 universities do not require the GRE for their Doctor of Nursing (DNP) and Ph.D. programs. Please visit the Nursing section of my No GRE Required list and scroll down to the DNP section.

Occupational Therapy – Ph.D.

Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) for its Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (DOT) states here (#5): “Official GRE or MAT scores submitted to Temple University by the testing service (this applies only if you did not earn a 3.0 or higher in your graduate studies.”

Pharmacy – PharmD

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy (Loma Linda, CA) for its PharmD program states in its FAQs: “Is the PCAT or GRE required?:No, we do not require any standardized test.”

UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (San Diego, CA) for its Doctor of Pharmacy program Admission Requirements states: “Entrance examinations such as the P.C.A.T or G.R.E. are not required.”

UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy’s (San Francisco, CA) Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, to the right under Frequently Asked Questions, states: “Do I have to take the PCAT or GRE?: No. We do not require any standardized test.

Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, CA) for its PharmD program does not list the GRE as a requirement; click on the Application Checklist (PDF).

Philosophy – Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA) for its Ph.D. in Linguistics and Philosophy says here that: “GRE scores are not required for admission to the doctoral program.”

University of Wisconsin–Madison’s (Madison, WI) offers a Ph.D. in Philosophy and states in the Department of Philosophy application requirements, “GRE scores are not required, but you are welcome to submit them with your application.” The deadline is January 5 every year. According to the Admission FAQs: “If you wish to be considered for a fellowship, you must take the GRE. For other applicants, it is strongly recommended but not required. … Applicants should have (or anticipate completing by the following spring) an undergraduate degree in philosophy. We receive roughly 200 applications each year, and accept approximately 25 students, depending on the available space and our budget.” (Thanks to reader Jonathan V.)

Physical Therapy – D.P.T.

More than 15 universities  all CAPTE accredited  do not require the GRE for their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs. Please visit the Physical Therapy section of my No GRE Required list.

Physics – Ph.D.

Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) “recommends but does not require” the GRE for its Ph.D. in Physics program; see the University Catalog.

Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) under Tests Required says “None” for its Physics (PhD, MA, MS) programs.

University of Idaho (depending on the program, with classes offered online or in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls) does not require the GRE for its Physics (M.S., Ph.D.); see Graduate Admissions and select your program.

Washington State University (Pullman, WA) for its Ph.D. in Physics states “While the GRE subject Physics and general test is not required, it is strongly recommended.”

Public Health – Ph.D.

Southern Illinois University’s (Carbondale, IL) Ph.D. program in Health Education states here, “The PhD DOES NOT require a GRE or MAT test (however, be aware that if you apply for any various university fellowships that a GRE may be required).”

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) for its DrPH Public Health Policy & Management lets you waive the GRE if you already have an MPH or MS from a CEPH-accredited program. See the Admission Requirements under GRE Exceptions, where it says: GRE scores are not required for applicants who meet the following criteria: Hold a prior doctoral degree from a US institution; Foreign medical graduates who have ECFMG certification; MPH or MS graduates from the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health; MPH or MS graduates from another CEPH accredited program, school, or college of public health; or Applicants with a master’s degree in a related field with 5 years of work experience in a health field.

University of Oklahoma’s (Oklahoma City) College of Public Health, which is accredited by CEPH, states here, “Applicants to Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree programs, the Certificate of Public Health program and the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program as well as to Master of Science (MS) degree programs in biostatistics, epidemiology, and health promotion sciences are not required to submit GRE scores.”

Psychology – Ph.D., Psy.D., & Ed.D

American International College (Springfield, MA) does not list the GRE for the Ed.D. in Education’s Professional Counseling & Supervision track, Individual & Institutional Development track, or Psychology track.

ONLINE and on-campus The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), with online programs and campuses in Chicago; L.A., Westwood, and Irvine, CA; and Washington, DC, is a not-for-profit, accredited institution and states in its FAQs that the GRE is required only for the following degrees: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology, Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis (not required if a master’s degree was earned at TCSPP). Otherwise (check the website to see whether the following degrees are offered online or at the campus of your choice, since it varies): no GRE is required for its Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Psychology, Ph.D. in International Psychology, Ph.D. in Business Psychology, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. In addition, the GRE is required only for post-baccalaureate applicants to its Psy.D. in Business Psychology, and the Ed.D. School Psychology‘s admission requirements says: “Optional: Official GRE scores may be used to enhance your application.”

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) (Boston, MA) states here that test scores are optional for the PsyD in School Psychology and the PsyD in Leadership Psychology. (Thanks to reader Juan for the tip!)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) (Philadelphia, PA), which is APA accredited, does not list the GRE as a requirement for its PsyD in Clinical Psychology program, but does require that you already have a “master’s degree in psychology, social work, psychiatric/mental health nursing, counseling, school psychology, family therapy or pastoral counseling from an accredited institution, with a 3.3 GPA or better.” So, if you get a master’s from one of the counseling psychology programs on my No GRE page that do not require the GRE, you may never have to take it.

University of Toronto (Canada) for its Ph.D Psychology states in its Admission Requirements that “A standardized test score, such as the GRE, is not required.”

Social Work – Ph.D.

City University of New York (CUNY) for its Ph.D. in Social Welfare states at the bottom: “We do not require GRE scores.”

Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA) Ph.D. in Social Work does not list the GRE in its Admission Requirements. (Thanks to reader Solariz for the tip!)

Speech Pathology – Ph.D.

Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) states that the GRE is recommended but not required (click on the Admissions tab, then Frequently Asked Questions) for the Ph.D. in Health Sciences, which has a specialization in Speech-Language Pathology.

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  1. Tom Vaughn #

    The New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) Rhetoric & Professional Communication PhD has been discontinued.

    April 24, 2016
  2. Tom Vaughn #

    Michigan Technological University now requires the GRE for their communication PhD

    April 24, 2016
  3. Tom Vaughn #

    SMU (Southern Methodist Univ) offers a PhD in Liberal Studies. GRE is not required.

    http://www.smu.edu/Simmons/AreasOfStudy/GLS/DLS/Admissions

    April 24, 2016
  4. Marfo #

    Please i want a university that read PhD in Operations management / Logistics and supply chain management but does not require but does not require GRE.

    December 21, 2015
  5. Casey #

    Hello,

    This article of very helpful and I really appreciate your hard work! Thank you!
    I am a Myanmar citizen and currently studying my master’s degree in chemical engineering in Korea. I am planning to go to the States for my ph.D, hence, I took GRE tests for 3 times and the results wasn’t good enough. Now, application season has come and I need to apply for schools. Could you please recommend me chemical enigneering or material engineering programs without GRE score.
    I would be gladly appreciated if you reply me.

    Thanks a lot.!
    Casey

    December 14, 2015
  6. Dele wadud #

    Hi, I did botany for my Bsc n ethnobotany Msc I am currently trying 2 gain admission for my PhD in a USA university that would waive GRE n TOEFL,i am currently seeking admission into Ethnobotany for phd

    November 27, 2015
  7. jufayn #

    Dear Ainsley

    I hope you all of you are having a very good time!

    I think I contacted you sometime before.

    I am a Saudi English teacher and I have a scholarship to get Ph.D or in TESOL, English, Linguistics. I am interested in the PhD linguistics program at your college. I have MA in TESOL from Murray State University, KY, graduated in last Dec. My GPA is 3.09 out of 4. (B). Do I need to submit TOEFL , GRE or that would be waived since I graduated from a school in the U.S.A? I want to fill application because I want to start studying as soon as possible, what is the next available semester to start? How long the processes of admission will take to receive the final decision? Can I fill application for Spring 2016?

    I hope you have time to answer the above questions.

    Thanks,
    Jufayn

    November 25, 2015
  8. Ashwag #

    Hi I’m international student. I got may master degree in us with major finance. Recently I received a scholarship to get a PHD in finance. I really want to get an acceptance in any university in usa without ger or gemat.
    Please if you can email me a list of universities for a phd in finance.

    Thank you

    November 23, 2015
  9. Sadaf #

    I am looking forward for the admission to PhD program in Environmental or social psychology , would you please introduce me any University that offer such program without GRE in USA , Preferably state of California ? or any online degree in such field . Thank you

    November 6, 2015
  10. University of Idaho, Department of Computer Science does not require a GRE for the PhD program if the student has an MS degree in Computer Science from an accredited US-based program.

    http://www.uidaho.edu/graduateadmissions/departmentalrequirements/selectaprogram?program=computerscience

    November 3, 2015
  11. The Education/Online Executive Doctorate at Texas A&M is no longer available. There is an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction (Online), but while the individual department does not require a GRE, the university’s requirements state that GRE scores are required.

    November 3, 2015
  12. Farrah #

    Hi Ansiley

    Thank you for your effort , I would kindly to inquire if there are universities offer phd in public administration without GRE or allow to waive it my GPA is 3.90 out of 4 and I have a scholarship

    Thank u in advance for your help

    October 23, 2015
  13. Akanksha Srivastava #

    Hi,
    I’m looking for universities which conduct phd in biological sciences (i.e.in biotechnology,biochemistry or bioinformatics )by only considering toefl scores.
    Kindly suggest me as soon as possible as I’m going to enroll my toefl exam and in need of universities name..
    Thank you,
    Akanksha..

    October 17, 2015
  14. Hello. This information is great!! Does anyone know of a PhD program totally online in Higher Education without GRE requirement? I know there are EdD, but I am looking for a PhD. Thanks.

    October 16, 2015
  15. mahnaz #

    Hi Im looking for phd of visual art or design in US + film (no GRE required) which i couldn’t find in list! can you help me? please?

    October 8, 2015
  16. None in Poly-Sci?

    October 7, 2015
  17. Babli Bhagat #

    I want to do PhD in nanotechnology branch without GRE or TOEFL.Any university that offer any course regarding this?

    October 2, 2015
  18. BINI #

    Dear Ainsley,
    Thanks for your compiled information. Do you have infomation about universities offering Phd programs in food science, food technology, food microbiology,nutrition science, food engineering or in related fields with out GRE ?
    Thank you

    September 21, 2015
  19. Louis FUNUE Tangie #

    Thanks for the analyses. Please help me locate a Phd in instructional technology or educational technology that does not require GRE

    August 30, 2015
  20. Kushal Neupane #

    I am looking for phd in us for microbiology with out gre score…any help from your site……

    August 28, 2015
  21. Is there a phd program without the gre/gmat in hotel/tourism/hospitality management?

    and is there a free master program in this?

    August 7, 2015
  22. softnectar #

    Is there any PHD program without the GRE/GMAT in Hospitality/Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management?
    and is there a free master program in this?

    August 7, 2015
  23. KUMAR SANJAY #

    SIR ! I COMPLETED M.TECH – MINERAL PROCESS ENGINRERING ; B.TECH CHEMICAL ENGINEERING….

    I WANTED TO DO P.HD in MINERAL PROCESSING ..

    KINDLY SUGGEST ME ANY UNIVERSITIES THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE GRE….

    ANY COUNTRY IS PREFERRABLE

    August 2, 2015
    • The only PhD programs I have found so far are listed here.

      August 23, 2015
  24. Maria Wilkie #

    I am looking for a MFA or PhD in fashion design and/or certificate in historical costume preservation. Would also consider MFA/PhD in costume design if it had film emphasis. I saw that you had Family and Consumer Sciences listed on your site (may have fashion design programs), but when I clicked on the link nothing came up . Prefer not to take the GRE because I do poorly on standardized tests. Think I would be fine on the GMAT, however. Thanks for your assistance!

    Maria Wilkie

    July 17, 2015
  25. According to Portland State Univ website, https://www.pdx.edu/sociology/frequently-asked-questions-phd, any applicant for a doctoral after Fall 2015 in sociology (may be all programs), will be required to submit GRE scores even if the applicant has a Masters.

    July 12, 2015
    • Hi there, I have already deleted this entry a few months ago … are you still seeing it on my site?

      August 23, 2015
  26. Santosh Kumar Jha #

    Hi- i have done M.sc. in medical physiology n want to enroll in phd without gre. How can u help me ?

    July 8, 2015
  27. Bidur #

    Hi, I have completed masters in medical microbiology. Is there any of getting admitted in Phd programme in this institute.please let me know

    June 29, 2015
  28. karol #

    Hello, thanks a lot for this information, I would like to know about some Universities offering PhD in Education, or Language teaching which do not require GRE test. Do you know about any other options. ?

    June 22, 2015
  29. Penny #

    OK this doesn’t really help because my problem is not going to be the Physics GRE. It’s going to be that I have no damned REFERENCES which is also why I can’t get a JOB and why I’m thinking of a PhD program in the first damned place. Is there some COUNTRY in which as long as you score high enough on the GRE you can get IN without having to have letters of recommendation?! Or should I seriously consider paying some place like “Career Excuse” to fake those for me too?! Whenever I ask people who have known me as an adult, for recommendations for either jobs or grad school because I can’t get a job, I either get shot down or ignored, or “silent rejection.” The last time I leaned on my HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS, all TWO of them who are still talking to me (as of the time, 5 years ago now), my God it’s been almost 25 years now since high school!! It’s ridiculous.

    The GRE is not the problem. I’m going to have to find some place where I can get in without RECOMMENDATIONS because, Mother of God there HAS to be some way out of life’s vicious cycle of recommendations and references costing you everything including life itself (if one starves to death because one can never get anything because of lack of damned references!!)

    June 20, 2015
    • Brandon #

      Don’t fret. Consider asking employers for letters. Also, visit your preferred schools and explain your situation. You are not the first person to have this experience. There are options.

      August 16, 2015
    • Mr. E #

      Wow, your poor command of the English language may be why people don’t want to put their “damned” names on the line for you! Sounding ignorant while complaining about a lack of support for your alleged aptitudes is far more likely to be at the root of your cycle. Truth be told, if you have to ask (or pay) for a recommendation, they likely don’t believe in you anyways and grad school is an improbable consideration. Good luck otherwise.

      December 15, 2015
    • Mr. E #

      Wow, a poor command of the English language may be why people don’t want to put their “damned” names on the line for you! Sounding so “damned” ignorant while complaining about a lack of support for your alleged aptitudes is far more likely to be at the root of your cycle. Truth be told, if you have to ask (or pay) for a “damned” recommendation, they likely don’t believe in you anyways and grad school is an impractical consideration. Good “damned” luck otherwise – seriously, you’re gonna need it.

      December 15, 2015
  30. Lily Sue Remy #

    Hi Ainsley,

    I was wondering if you know of any schools that offer PH.D in Human Development, PH.D in Human Science, PH.D in Lifespan Development, and PH.D in Child Development that do not require GRE?

    Thank you,
    Lily Sue Remy

    June 11, 2015
  31. Salim #

    i have BSc in computer science and MSc in technology management and i looking forward proceeding my phd study, so can you help me in finding university doesnt required GRE and Tofel in information technology or information systems??>>>>>

    June 10, 2015
  32. Salim #

    i have BSc in computer science and MSc in technology management and i looking forward proceeding my phd study, so can you help me in finding university doesnt required GRE and Tofel in information technology or information systems??

    June 10, 2015
  33. Ghada #

    I wonder for a PhD program in biomechanics or rehabilitation science without GRE

    June 7, 2015
  34. Kanika M #

    I have done MA in Political Science from India and has got admission for MA in International Relations at Simon Fraser for Fall 2015. My plan is to pursue PhD from a reputed Canadian university. I had a query:
    Is GRE needed for PhD in Political Science in Canada?
    I looked through some universities’ websites and found out that only McGill university requires GRE. Please guide if more universities need it as well.

    May 31, 2015
    • Edy #

      How long it will take me to complete my PHD in counseling education supervision.

      November 18, 2015
  35. May #

    Hi
    Alliant university in San Francisco offers PHD in leadership without GRE.
    University of Women inTexas offers PHD in women’s studies without GRE.

    May 23, 2015
  36. may #

    Hi
    I would like to continue in my PHD studies in human resources development but without GRE nor GEMAT ,do you have any suggestions?

    May 22, 2015
  37. Manisha #

    I am sorry, I missed mentioning-that I am looking for a funded PhD in Public Health in Canada(preferred)or the USA.
    Your help is appreciated.

    May 21, 2015
  38. Stephen #

    Hi- I had my B.Sc in Microbiology and I have completed my M.Sc in immunology and I have 5 years work experience in biotechnology. I am interested in pursuing my PhD in Immunology or Regenerative medicine in the USA . Please can you kindly let me know of any University offering any of this two courses and does not require GRE and TOEFL. Thanks.

    May 20, 2015
  39. Aziz #

    Hi. Ur web. is really helpful.. but unfortunately couldn’t find the major that am looking for which doesn’t require GRE in their application such as political since, International relations and diplomacy. Any of those areas will do or close to it. Ur help will be appreciated.

    May 7, 2015
    • I have included all that I know of, but I will keep adding as I find them!

      May 19, 2015
  40. Jamie #

    Portland State University now requires the GRE for the Ph.D in Sociology according to their program website

    May 6, 2015
    • Thank you for letting me know …. That’s unfortunate! I will take it down.

      May 19, 2015
      • joy #

        I know…i made it right under the wire thanks to you…we’ll be moving these at the end of the summer …thanks again for this…i am not sure if you saw my post for the New School of Research in New York City. They too will waive the GRE if the undergrad is older than five year

        May 20, 2015
  41. preeti tripathi #

    Hi.
    I am preeti tripathi from india. I am completed my master on forensic science with 7.4cgpa. And I hv 4 year work experience in forensic science laboratory delhi. I am interested to pursuing my phd from USA .so could you tell me how can I proceed for phd edmision in USA universities.and is there any requirement for GRE,toefl and ielts exam for phd. And plz let me know the exact session of phd addmision. ..

    May 6, 2015
    • Preeti, I am unable to give personal advice because every individual’s situation is so different. Grad schools vary GREATLY by major and by each student’s unique situation. I cannot risk guiding you in the wrong direction. Instead, I highly recommend that you narrow down your choice to 2-3 programs to start with, and contact the Admissions person or program Directors for more individualized support. Thank you for visiting my site, and I hope it opened up some new options for you that you hadn’t previously considered.

      May 19, 2015
  42. tejas #

    what about phd in civil engineering

    April 29, 2015
    • I have included all that I have found so far!

      May 19, 2015
  43. Manisha Srivastav #

    Hi Ainsley, I am a masters(MD)from India, and am looking for a funded PhD course, preferably in Canada, but the US would also do.
    Can you give me any pointers -eg how to go about it?,
    Thanks a lot.,
    Manisha

    April 13, 2015
    • Manisha, I’m not sure where you’d like me to start as I am unaware of what major you’re thinking of. highly recommend that you narrow down your choice to 2-3 programs to start with, and contact the Admissions person or program Directors for more individualized support.

      May 19, 2015
  44. Ayanleke Halimatu Bolatito #

    I will like to study a PH.D course in community health science University Of Arizona.

    April 10, 2015
  45. astropea #

    FYI, Portland State is in the process of changing its requirements for the doctoral program and will be requiring GRE scores in the future: “Applicants must have taken the GRE exam (This is a new requirement).” from this page: http://www.pdx.edu/sociology/doctoral-program-sociology

    April 9, 2015
    • Thank you. I have deleted that entry… Appreciate it!

      May 19, 2015
  46. Monae #

    Texas Southern University located in Houston, Tx has a program that does not require the GRE.

    Houston Baptist University does not require the GRE for 75% of their programs.

    University of Houston, Downtown is also a school that doesn’t require the GRE for a few of their grad programs.

    April 5, 2015
    • Thanks a lot! I’ll look into it ;)

      May 19, 2015
  47. Vipul #

    Ph.D in Planning need GRE test or not ? if GRE not require than which test is require ?and what are the universities which teach infrastructure planning course in Ph.d ?

    March 23, 2015
  48. Respected Sir / Madam
    I’m an Indian and My age is 36Yrs, I completed my Post Graduation (MSc) in Botany / Plant Sciences through distance Education of indian State University and I want to register in to PhD (abroad) in the same area related to Plant Sciences / Agriculture / Biological Sciences / Life Sciences. Is it necessary to qualify in GRE exam? if not necessary kindly provide me the list of countries who offers PhD without GRE.
    If GRE is compulsory provide me the list of countries offering PhD in the above said area with GRE Fees for Subject, about mentor / Guide and about scholarships etc….
    Thanking You

    March 8, 2015
  49. Andrew #

    Thanks for putting this information together! It’s a major help.

    Would you happen to have a list of Law Schools that waive the LSAT?

    March 4, 2015
  50. madhu #

    Do I need GRE for PhD program in animal products technology division in Canada

    February 11, 2015
  51. sahitya #

    Do I need GRE for PhD in animal products technology division

    February 11, 2015
  52. John #

    Clark University does not require, although it strongly recommends, the GRE for its history program. Also, both the University North Dakota and St. John’s University offer D.A programs in history, neither of which ask for test scores.

    December 30, 2014
  53. Tom #

    Does University of Toronto require GRE scores for Philosophy and Sociology?

    December 15, 2014
    • joy #

      When I checked last there aren’t many universities in Canada that require the GRE including UofT. For sure not sociology but i am not sure about Philosophy or if they have changed

      March 3, 2015
    • prospective student #

      None of the universities in Canada require GRE as far as I know. I did my masters there and had never even heard of GRE until I looked into US universities.

      April 8, 2015
  54. Taylor #

    Ainsley the information provided is helpful, however, I have a a masters and seek a doctorate. Are you aware of any school of business other than Oklahoma that allows admittance minus either the GRE or GMAT?

    I completed my masters garnering the Summa Cum Laude status; just not in the mood to study for either of the two tests. And yes, I am aware eliminating either test closes the door to some of the best PhD programs in the country. I am willing to forgo such opportunities!

    Happy Holidays and…

    Thanks for your help!

    Taylor-

    November 29, 2014
  55. shamila #

    Hi
    which university in U.S that offers phd in Hospitality/ Tourism management does not require gmat or gre?
    tnx.

    November 27, 2014
  56. mohmmed abdo #

    could you provide me any university offer phd program in regional or urban planning with no GRE required please .

    November 20, 2014
    • I would also love a list of city and regional planning, public policy, and urban planning and design PhD programs with no GRE required. Please and thanks!

      September 17, 2015
  57. Bayo #

    Hi Ainsley, is there any chance of finding a PhD in economics without this GRE thing? Would appreciate it if you can be of any help. Kind regards.

    November 13, 2014
  58. Sadra #

    PhD in Ethnic Studies at Berkeley doesn’t need GRE.

    November 12, 2014
  59. Sadra #

    PhD in French at Wayne State doesn’t need GRE.

    November 12, 2014
  60. Sadra #

    PhD in French at Louisiana doesn’t need GRE.

    November 12, 2014
  61. Sadra #

    PhD in School Improvement at Texas State doesn’t need GRE.

    November 12, 2014
  62. Sadra #

    PhD in Adult, Professional, and Community Education at Texas State doesn’t need GRE.

    November 12, 2014
  63. Sadra #

    PhD in Anthropology at Kansas doesn’t need GRE.

    November 12, 2014
  64. Sadra #

    PhD in French at Northwestern doesn’t need GRE.

    November 12, 2014
  65. Sadra #

    PhD in French at Berkeley doesn’t need GRE.

    November 12, 2014
  66. Michael Arbino #

    You should add Miami University in Oxford, Ohio to your list. Their website states, “GRE scores are not required for admission to graduate programs offered by the Department of English.” However, I was looking for other PhD programs in English literature that do not require the GRE. Do you know of any? Thanks.

    November 6, 2014
  67. Jen #

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology requires the GRE for more doctorate psychology programs than you have provided under the Psychology heading. From their website:

    Q: Is the GRE required?

    A: The GRE is required for the following programs:

    Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
    Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology
    Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis (not required if a master’s degree was earned at TCSPP)
    Psy.D. in Business Psychology (post-baccalaureate applicants only; GMAT may be substituted)

    October 30, 2014
  68. Hi. Thank you for including the Online Executive Ed.D. from Texas A&M in your list! The program leadership recently changed its name & the URL also changed. The new URL is http://tlac.tamu.edu/degrees-and-programs/graduate-degree-programs/online-edd-curriculum-and-instruction. Just wanted to share. Thanks again. This is a great resource for people looking for grad school options!

    Best,
    Amy – Web Communications, College of Education & Human Development, Texas A&M University

    October 20, 2014
  69. Amber #

    Hi Ainsley,
    MIT has changed their requirement for PhD in Linguistics and Philosophy. GRE scores are required for admission to the doctoral program.

    October 15, 2014
  70. Hello, thanks so much for your information!

    I am interested in applying for graduate school at UC Berkeley. In this article you’ve said that Ethnic Studies PhD does not require the GRE? However, in your other article it says that all doctorate programs at Berkeley require the GRE. Do you know which is correct?

    Thanks!

    October 13, 2014
  71. mehran abro #

    Hi Ainsley i had to ask if one does bachelors in architecture so would he be eligble for ph.d in phychology, and from which universty it would be most knowledgeable? I would appriciate your response.

    October 8, 2014
  72. Yes! Finally something about online education doctorate.

    October 7, 2014
  73. Hani #

    University of Bridgeport also accept students for PhD in Computer Science & Engineering with no GRE. They are very helpful.

    September 29, 2014
    • Thank you Hani, I will be sure to add this to the list!

      October 2, 2014
      • Patrick #

        Note: University of Oklahoma’s (Oklahoma City) College of Public Health, now requires GRE.”Applicants to all degrees and programs in the College of Public Health are required to submit an official GRE score. SOPHAS should be designated to receive the scores by using the designation code #4244. Patrick

        December 13, 2014
  74. Workrelated #

    Talk about dedication, what blessing that you have I hope more comes your way. I just happened to bing for a Doctorate program without the stupid GRE and this website came up.

    September 24, 2014
  75. Zaireeza Hashim Macnamara #

    Hi thank you for the posting. Very useful and informative

    September 24, 2014
  76. Joy #

    thanks so much for this resource…i am placing an application to a school i would have never thought of –thanks again..i will let you know what happens

    September 20, 2014
    • Joy, thank you! And please keep me posted. ;)

      October 2, 2014
      • Joy #

        Will do, I already submitted the application. I am now sending the supporting documents…Again, thank you…you took a load off and if anything, I will apply to other schools and ask them to waive it because I have so so much experience…

        October 2, 2014
      • joy #

        Hi Ainsley,

        I received my letter of acceptance from Portland yesterday. Yes, I still have to find funding but i am thrilled that i was accepted all thanks to you. Also, NEW SCHOOL does not require GRE for PhD in sociology. I applied there as well … I am waiting to hear…. ” International applicants or applicants who are U.S. citizens
        or permanent residents who completed their bachelor’s degree more than five years previous to
        the date of application submission may apply without submitting GRE scores. “

        March 3, 2015
  77. Shweta #

    Hi I want to pursue pHd from US in environmental engineering , having teaching experience of 8 years , Mtch with CGPA 8.7.Do I have to take GRE test to get admission in a university.Will they provide me funding ??Please help and guide me

    September 20, 2014
    • Hi there, I am sorry but I cannot answer any questions about funding since this is based on so many different factors — including your qualifications and the requirements / funding opportunities at the school (which could change each year).

      October 2, 2014
  78. sona #

    Hi- i am searching for acceptance in computer and science engineering PhD without GRE in USA, i have a financial support but i need the acceptance before August 2015, to make use of the financial support, after that i will lose it. Please help me

    September 17, 2014
    • Hi Sona, I am not sure what you’d like help with? I have listed all of the programs I know of that do not require the GRE at this time. I am not sure of any more beyond this list.

      October 2, 2014
  79. I would like to get my Ed.D or Ph.d without having to take the GRE. I just can’t seem to get the money without getting into debit. Is there another way to attend college? I already have my BS & two MS ‘s in Special Education./Education. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

    September 15, 2014
  80. JOSEPHA #

    Hi, I want to do a PHD or DrPH in Public Health, I am a working mother my job is very demanding. I thank you for posting the 3 colleges/universities which do not require GRE, Can you post more options and also single out those that officer reasonable funding to Doctoral students.

    September 12, 2014
  81. mohammed elhowary #

    hi i,m here in usa and i,m about finishing ms in civil engineering and i look for university to make phd in civil engineering without gre

    September 11, 2014
  82. Janice #

    Great list and very informative but unfortunately none of the PhD programs I want to pursue are on the list and they ask for that stupid test; Epidemiology, Public Health Nutrition or Nutritional Sciences. I hate the GRE, I got a 48% in quant and 46 in Verbal but apparently that is not enough! I have a GPA (undergrad and graduate from my MPH) of 3.68 and vast experience. What are these schools looking for and it turns out that I don’t qualify for any of the minority scholarships bc I’m only half Hispanic. :(

    September 8, 2014
  83. keikeiadzei #

    Great compilation. Thanks for sharing.

    September 5, 2014
  84. Hi Ainsley,

    Thank you for this very helpful post!
    I wanted to ask you if you know of any PhD programs in Interior Design (or any related field) which do not require the GRE exam?

    Thanks again,

    Rachelle

    August 30, 2014
    • Rachelle, sorry but the only PhD programs I know of are listed. I looked around for a PhD in Interior Design but didn’t find anything without a GRE requirement. I’ll try to keep an eye out though!

      October 2, 2014
  85. Kay #

    This is a great service and you are truly dear to all of us in helping through this baby step. Would you also post few universities for Operations Research other than FIT

    August 22, 2014
  86. A Master’s Degree is required prior to entering into the PhD program at George Mason University for the School of Conflict and Resolution.

    August 21, 2014
    • Thank you! I’ll be sure to update that.

      October 2, 2014
  87. Alex #

    Hi Ainsley, Good work. Keep it up. I have still not since GRE-free for PHD(I/O Psychology) or PHD (Business) apart from the OKlohama state’s. are there any others? thx

    August 20, 2014
    • Alex, not that I know of, sorry! I have been adding more whenever I find them. There aren’t many though!

      October 2, 2014
  88. Haider #

    Hi, I would like to pursue PhD in Leadership or Management from USA. I’ve MBA degree, please guide me if I can get admission without GMAT/GRE.

    August 14, 2014
    • may #

      Hi
      Leadership program is connected to the educational aspect, you can check Indiana university in Pennsilvania

      May 22, 2015
  89. Hi
    I would like to do my PHD in communication in the USA, please advise me on which universities offers funding and gre waiver

    August 6, 2014
    • Hi Francisca, I cannot offer advice on funding because it varies based on each person’s academic case. The three programs I have under the Communications – PhD section are the only ones I have found so far.

      August 9, 2014
  90. Stephen #

    Hi Ainsley, please i need a university in the US that offers PhD in Immunology and Cancer Biology without GRE. I have BSc Microbiology, MSc Immunology. Thanks.

    August 3, 2014
    • Hi Stephen – I haven’t found any without the GRE required as of yet. I will keep you posted if I do!

      August 9, 2014
      • Stephen #

        OK, thanks.

        August 10, 2014
  91. Tya #

    It should also be noted that UConn does not require GRE scores for its PhD program in Linguistic studies

    July 30, 2014
    • Thank you so much! Posting now…

      August 9, 2014
  92. Ruby #

    Can you please add universities that do not require GRE for MS and PHD programs in Bioinformatics.
    Thanks

    July 21, 2014
  93. Khalid #

    Thank you for what you do here. In fact, this will help a lot of people. I’m just wondering about Anthropology PhD program which universities in The U.S have no GRE requirement?

    July 17, 2014
  94. Anupama #

    HI I like to pursue phd in political science in California my score in academic is 55% and I am going to write my GRE exam in September is ok if academic percentage is less please suggest

    July 6, 2014
  95. New York University offers a PHD in Transportation Planning and Engineering that doesn’t require the GRE

    June 29, 2014
  96. Gyarteng #

    Hi, thanks a lot for your hardwork. By the way, am a Ghanaian, with a undergraduate degree in Accounting & Finance, can you please help me with any foreign university where i can gain admission into a Master’s or PhD in Finance or Financial Mangement, where no test such as GRe, GMaT or any English test is required since Ghana is an English speaking country, and also where there exist scholarship opportunities. Thank you.

    June 25, 2014
  97. Shab #

    which university in canada that offers phd in marketing does not require gmat or gre?

    June 24, 2014
  98. This information is false. Look at this Florida Institute of Technology is asking or GRE like that many universities listed above have requested for GRE
    http://www.fit.edu/programs/9071/phd-computer-science check this out

    June 6, 2014
    • Thank you, I deleted that entry.

      What other programs do, in fact, require the GRE?

      Programs can change their GRE requirement at any time. At the time I posted this, FIT didn’t state a GRE requirement (I always link directly to where I found the information). The problem is, it can change.

      I rely on readers to inform me and help keep the list as updated as possible. Which is why I appreciate you writing. If you tell me what other programs are wrong, I will remove them.

      June 6, 2014
      • Vijay #

        Thanks Ainsley, appreciate your help by keeping this list updated. Thanks for sharing all this important information !!

        June 8, 2014
      • Thank you for visiting! :)

        June 10, 2014
    • Thank you! Just added it under Environmental Sciences…. It seemed better there than under Education, but let me know if you feel differently.

      June 3, 2014
  99. Sadra Khosravi #

    PhD Program in Rhetoric and Technical Communication (RTC) in Michigan Technological University (MTU) is GRE-free also.

    May 24, 2014
    • Thanks, just added it under the Communication heading!

      June 3, 2014
    • Tom Vaughn #

      Michigan Technological University now requires the GRE for the Rhetoric PhD

      May 17, 2015
  100. abdul jabbar #

    wann to come to usa for pursue phd in earth sciences/geology……i h partial funding available……looking acceptance and support…

    May 15, 2014
    • Hi there, I’m not sure how I can help you with acceptance and support … I am unclear as to your question.
      I wouldn’t be able to tell you which programs offer funding, since that is something that varies on a case-by-case, and yearly, basis, so you will have to look into each program you are considering.

      June 3, 2014
  101. Oklahoma State University has a Ph.D. in Business for Executives program that does not require the GRE or GMAT.

    March 18, 2014
    • Thanks :) Just added it under the Business heading!

      June 3, 2014
  102. Majed Alamri #

    I am coming to USA on May 2014, I have full scholarship from SAUDI Arabia government for PhD degree in Marketing.

    I am looking for an acceptance.

    Appreciate your corporations and Support.

    Majed Alamri

    March 13, 2014
    • Hi – I’m not sure how you would like me to help you with acceptance and support
      I wouldn’t be able to tell you which programs offer funding, since that is something that varies on a case-by-case, and yearly, basis, so you will have to look into each program you are considering.

      June 3, 2014
      • Shanko Ayele #

        Hey Ainsley, would you help me? I want free Ph.D scholarship in Engineering field. I have B.Ed in Architectural Design Technology and M.Sc in Construction Technology and Management. From Ethiopia,

        December 7, 2015

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