GRE Scores for MIS in US
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GRE Scores for MIS in US - Designed to help organisations gather and disseminate information, Master of Information Systems or Management Information Systems (MIS) has emerged as one of the top MS specialisations in the US in the last few years.  The programme focuses on the actual business aspects of scientific information management in an organization. Being an interdisciplinary course, MIS involves application of information technology to managerial strategies. So, career opportunities in this field can be exploredin businesses engaged in e-commerce organisations and consultancies where MIS graduates can enjoy positions as systems consultants, analysts or engage in auditing and networking. MIS also has multiple disciplines such as Business Information Management, IT strategy, Information Technology, Telecom Management etc.

Being one of the most sought after course, the USA has some of the best universities for MIS in the world.  Some of the popular names are Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California – Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University and Purdue University, among others. The MIS programme is open to students from all backgrounds. However, the class profiles of the universities suggest that majority of the students come from computer science background followed by business. For eg, an average 47% of the MIS class of Carnegie Mellon University in the three years pursued Computer Science in their undergraduation.

While MIS itself is an interdisciplinary course, most of the universities offer it as an MS course i.e., Master of Science. As such, majority of the universities accept GRE scores for MIS in US. While the average score accepted in the top universities in US range within 155-165, most of the universities have a higher cut off in the quantitative section.

Before, going ahead with the GRE scores for MIS in US, let us first understand the pattern of GRE and how it is defined GRE cutoff for MIS.


GRE or Graduate Record Examination is an international standardised test accepted for admission to various graduate programmes at many universities across the globe. Conducted by ETS, the GRE Test measures the candidate’s verbal, quantitative, critical thinking and analytical writing skills covered in three main sections — Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing.

A computer based test, GRE takes 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete and test takers are scored within the range of 130-170.


In addition to the GRE revised general test, there are 7 subject tests in GRE Test that evaluate candidates’ knowledge in their respective field. Subject tests are subjective in nature, and is an in-depth assessment of the student in a field. However, most of the universities offering MIS accept just GRE general test scores. Some universities may ask for the candidate’s GRE Mathematics subject test score.


Read below to find the GRE scores for MIS in US:


GRE score

Tuition fees (Annual)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

GRE -Verbal 153; Quants155

$27,000 per term

Carnegie Mellon University

Verbal: 151-158; Quants: 160-167


University of Arizona



University of Texas-Austin


$8,963 per semester

University of Pennsylvania

Verbal 160; Quants- 166

Analytical writing- 4.5


Indiana University--Bloomington



University of Maryland--College Park



New York University


$17,688 per semester

Georgia State University

Verbal: 155; Quants: 155


Stanford University



Purdue University

Verbal 157; Quants- 161

Analytical writing- 4.2


SUNY, Buffalo



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how to prepare for GRE? Which foreign countries (colleges) provide a scholarship on the basis of its marks if I want to pursue msc abroad?

lubhan cherwoo 23rd Feb, 2020

Getting a scholarship is more difficult than admission into a university and so you have to stand out of the crowd, details about universities and how to proceed further are mentioned below,

1. Check US News, (Edulix)

2. Go through the eligibility and prerequisites of those universities

3. Find out those Universities which match your profile and interests.

4. Try to apply in the early bird application of universities. (Sometimes applying earlier can enhance your chances to get a scholarship) .

5.Go to the "Financial Aid" section of universities website to know about scholarships.

But a high GRE score may not guarantee you a scholarship but a low GRE will reduce your chances to get one.


hi I always want to crack GRE is that possible

Fareeha 17th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant!
Yes, you may be able to crack the GRE exam easily with hard work and determination.

Please check the link below which has the much needed information about the exam, pattern and syllabus. Hope it helps. Good luck!


I am a student of galgotias university and my gre score is 310 and having 8+ cgpa in mechanical engineering. I done two intenships one from DRDO and other one from Indian railway. Also i had done two research paper. What are my chances of getting technical university of Munich or Berlin.?

dheeraj reddy 14th Feb, 2020

Hi sajal

As far as CGPA is considered, you meet the minimum requirement stated by both the TUs. Also as you know, for selection, your overall profiles matters. I see you have mentioned 2 research papers. They would add a great value to your application if they are relevant to the Masters you are applying.

GRE is not mandatory for TU Berlin and most of the programs in TUM too.

You would need an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 88 for clearing language requirements.

You would need German language proficiency of atleast C1 level ( only if you are applying for a course with German taught modules). Also even for english taught programs, having a basic German proficiency of A2 level would greatly help in your application.

For TUM, they might conduct a further aptitude assessment depending on the strength of your application.

Your internships would add value only if they are relevant to your field of study (the Masters you are applying).

Apart from the above mentioned, Your Statement of Purpose (SOP) / Letter of Motivation and Letters of Recommendation would also have a key impact on your application. Make sure you describe well how your past experiences ( internships, research exp, any work exp) and the masters program you are going to undertake would help in your future goals.

I hope I was helpful to you. Remember again , your overall profile matters. Don't be discouraged if you fall short in any one of the aspects.

With research papers, internships, you are already ahead of several applicants. You have a good chance for any Masters degree relevant to Mechanical Engineering. Goodluck!


Sir, I would like to do my masters in biotechnology for that what type of GRE test should I apply I mean like GRE general test or GRE subject test (biology)

Swatika Sharma 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Greeshma,

As you didn't mention anything so I'm expecting you to be an undergraduate or you are pursuing it. First of all, I recommend you choose what you want to accomplish in future: Do you want to do your postgraduate, Abroad or in India itself?

GRE (Graduation Record Examination) is a universally comprehended exam which is supervised by ETS ( Education Testing Services). GRE examination is taken by future aspirants for postgraduate programs in foreign universities and its score are approved in over 160 countries colleges and universities across the world. GRE exam is conducted in two types such as- GRE general test and GRE subject test.

GRE general test is the primary requirements for most of the postgraduate programs in Abroad or in India which consists of verbal perception, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning while GRE subject test is specifically for subjects which you are looking for like biology.

In India, there are very few technical colleges which are accepting GRE scores but for not the same course you are opting for, while there are so many colleges or universities in Abroad which approved or accepted GRE scores.

In my opinion, the GRE general test should be given for admission in Postgraduate programs.  Along with the GRE general test, it's best for you to give the subject test (in biology ) which give extra weightage to your academic record either it's your choice.

Hope its help!!


Graduation in dental surgery(5yr)+3 yr work ex. Masters in hopsital admin(2 yr) + 3 yr of work ex. Wish to pursue PhD in health allied course in USA. Am i eligible to apply also how much GRE score would be required to apply for a good university?

Fareeha 17th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant!
Yes, you are definitely eligible to pursue PhD from USA.

Kindly look up for edibility criteria for the colleges where you wish to apply. Some colleges do not require GRE scores for admissions in PhD. The criteria differs in each college.

However, you may have to appear for TOEFL/IELTS. Usually scores between 98-120 is accepted in most of the colleges.

Good Luck!

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