The health risks associated with COVID-19 pandemic forced many testing centers to temporarily close. As a result, most universities in the United States waived the requirement for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

For the Spring and Fall 2021 terms, some universities waived off the GRE requirement in all their programs, while others, for specific graduate programs only. Stay in touch with MSM Unify for the latest updates in this list, and other relevant stories for waived GRE in the US. 

List of Top-Ranked US Universities That Waived GRE for Some Departments

UniversityDepartment That Waived GRE
Stanford UniversityDepartment of Education
Harvard UniversityGraduate School of Education
Dept. of Comparative Literature
MITMIT Sloan School of Management
Princeton UniversitySome departments
Columbia UniversitySchool of Int’l and Public Affairs
Engineering
Johns Hopkins UniversityCarey Business School
University of ChicagoComputer Science
University of California, Los AngelesSamueli Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Pennsylvania State UniversityElectrical and Computer Engineering
Chemical Engineering
University of California, San DiegoLatin American Studies 
Rady School of Management
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Yale UniversityArts and Sciences
Cornell UniversityOperations Research and Informational Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Boston UniversityArts and Sciences
College of Engineering

Graduate Schools in the US That Waived GRE on Most Programs

Graduate School
Northeastern University
California State University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Mississippi State University
Clayton State University
University of Mississippi
Duquesne University
Bowling Green State University
Austin Peay State University
Rice University 
Texas Tech University
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Auburn University
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Memphis 

Many universities in the US waived the GRE requirement on some of their graduate programs. Note that these lists do not cover every single graduate school that waived the GRE for the 2021 term. Stay tuned with MSM Unify’s posts and stories so you can get updated with the latest information for taking your master’s degree in the US. 

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