Masters without GRE - Top universities not requiring GRE scores
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Masters without GRE
: GRE happens to be an important exam to do a Masters abroad. Some universities however, do not consider GRE score as an admission criterion for their Masters programme. While some schools have courses that do not require a GRE score, some others waive-off GRE for candidates who have an exceptionally high GPA and experience in the field.

Some graduate programmes at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley do not require international candidates to submit GRE test scores, though, domestic students have to submit the same. Also, Columbia University has listed GRE/GMAT as optional requirement for Executive Master of Science in Strategic Communications. In this article, students can check the list of university offering Masters without GRE.

 

A few courses and their universities offering Masters without GRE are listed below.

 

Computer science

 

Computer Sciences is a sought after course among candidates world over. And, GRE scores are mandatory at most schools. However, not all universities require applicants to submit GRE score. For example, Oxford University does not require a GRE score, but high academic background of first class or higher second class undergraduate degree in Computer Science.  The schools listed below are some of the top universities offering Masters without GRE.

 

Masters without GRE: Computer Science

THE Ranking*

University

Programme

Admission Requirements**

2

University of Oxford

M.Sc in Computer Science

1. a 1st or upper 2nd class UG degree with honours

2. GPA-3.55

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

1. The biographical section,

2. 3 LORs and 1 SOP

3. Record of Subjects with Grades

 

19

University of Toronto

Master of Science in Applied Computing

1. Bachelor's degree in computer science.

2. Average grade of B+ over the final two years of UG studies.

11

Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, Whiting School of Engineering   

Master’s degrees in Computer Science, Cyber security, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, and Technical Management,

1. GPA– 3.0

2. Relevant work experience

3. WES Evaluation

113

Purdue West Lafayette (Main Campus)

Graduate Program Computer Science  

1. CS course background

2. GPA-3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Source: Official University Website

 

Mathematics & Statistics

 

Masters programme in Mathematics and Statistics is a highly analytical programme which includes modelling, programming and data analytics. Unlike most of the US universities where GRE is a pre requisite for admission, top universities of UK like Oxford and Cambridge offer Mathematics and Statistics MS without GRE score requirement.

Masters without GRE: Mathematics & Statistics

THE Rank*

University

Programme

Admission Requirements**

2

University of Oxford

MSc in

  • Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing

  •  Mathematical and Computational Finance

  • Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science

  • Mathematical and Theoretical Physics

1. 1st or upper 2nd UG degree (honours)

2. GPA –3.4

3. Non-UK candidates contact the UK NARIC

4

Cambridge University

MASt in

  1. Mathematical Statistics

  2. Pure Mathematics

  3. Applied Mathematics

  1. 1st or upper 2nd UG degree (honours)

  2. GPA of at least 3.5

  3. Non-UK candidates contact the UK NARIC

8

Imperial College Of London

MSc in

1. Pure Mathematics

2. Applied Mathematics

3. Mathematics and Finance

4. Statistics

  1. GPA of 3/4 to 3.25/4 or more

  2. Non-UK candidates contact the UK NARIC

19

University of Toronto

1. Master of Mathematical Finance

2. Master of Science

  1. Bachelor's degree in computer science.

  2. Average grade of B+ over

25

London School of Economics and Political Science

 MSc in

  • Statistics

  • Statistics (Financial Statistics)

  • Statistics (Social Statistics)

 

1. 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline

2. UK Candidates 70% marks in final year examinations

3. GPA 3.5 or above

4. Bachelor's (honours) with an overall grade in excess of 65% + or

5. CGPA of 5.5/7, 6.5/8, 7.5/9 or 8.5/10

Source: Official University Website

 

Biotechnology

 

Biotechnology has increasingly greater application in fields such as medicine, agriculture, climate control, etc. Interested candidates come from diverse fields such as medicine, life sciences, chemistry, pharmacology, engineering etc. Listed below are some schools which do not require GRE score for a Graduate Programme in Biotechnology.

Masters without GRE: Biotechnology

THE Rank*

University

Programmes

Admission Requirements**

4

University of Cambridge

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

MPhil

1. a first-class or strong upper second-class UG degree (honours)

2. GPA of at least 3.5

3. UK NARIC

16

Wageningen University & Research

Netherlands

MSc programme of Biotechnology

1. Academic Transcripts

 

42

McGill University

Master of Science (Applied) in Biotechnology

1. Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences 

2. CGPA of at least 3.2

3. Advanced knowledge in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology

51

Brown University

Graduate Program in Biotechnology

1. Backgrounds in biology, biophysics, chemistry, physics, engineering or materials science

55

University of Manchester United Kingdom

MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise

1. Upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree or equivalent

 

Source: Official University Website

 

Engineering

 

Universities often require a GRE score for a Masters programme in engineering disciplines. There are some universities that do not require a GRE score for Masters Programme in engineering disciplines. On an average, more US universities have GRE as their pre requisites for a Graduate program, while a sizeable number of universities in Australia, Asia and Canada prefer to admit candidates who have secured high scores in their undergraduate programme for a Masters.

Civil Engineering

 

Civil engineering has a diversity of specializations options in Masters. Civil engineering graduates  can opt for a Masters in Environmental, Geotechnical, Infrastructure Project Management, Structural  as well as Transportation Engineering, to name a few.

 

Masters without GRE: Civil Engineering

THE Ranking*

University

Programme

Admission Requirements**

33

The University of Melbourne

Master of Engineering (Civil)

  1. UG Degree

  2. Weighted average mark of H3 (65%), or equivalent

34

University of British Columbia

Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.)

  1. UG in Civil Engineering–B+ range (76% at UBC)

26

National University of Singapore

Master of Science (Civil Engineering)

1. Bachelor's degree with at least a 2nd Class Honours

2. Preferably with  relevant work experience

73

Monash University

Master of Advanced Engineering

  1. Honours bachelor degree or equivalent with a major study in the same or related discipline

44

The University of Hong Kong

MSc(Eng) in

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Geotechnical Engineering

  • Infrastructure Project Management

  • Structural Engineering

  • Transportation Engineering

  1. Bachelor’s degree

  2. Completed calculation sheet

 

 

 

Source: Official University Website

 

Electrical Engineering

 

Electrical Power Systems, Advanced Electrical Power Systems, Energy, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering are some of the many specializations available for the electrical engineers. Though GRE is mandatory is most universities, some universities do not consider GRE score as admission parameter for their Electrical Engineering Masters program.

 

Masters without GRE: Electrical Engineering

THE Ranking**

University

Programme

Admission Requirements**

26

National University of Singapore

Master of Science (Civil Engineering)

  1. Good Bachelor's degree with Honours

  2. Preferably with  relevant work experience

33

The University of Melbourne

Master of Engineering (Electrical)

1. UG Degree

2. Weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent

73

Monash University

Master of Advanced Engineering

1. Honours bachelor degree or equivalent with a major study in the same or related discipline/field of study

44

The University of Hong Kong

MSc(Eng) in

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Energy Engineering

  1. Bachelor’s degree

  2. Completed calculation sheet

 

55

University of Manchester United Kingdom

MSc in

  • Electrical Power Systems Engineering

  • Advanced Electrical Power Systems Engineering

1. Upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree or equivalent

 

Source: Official University Website

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Top universities of UK, Canada, Asia and Australia allow a Masters without GRE in Mechanical Engineering. These universities want exemplary undergraduate record and recommendations for securing admissions.

 

Masters without GRE: Mechanical Engineering

THE Ranking*

University

Programme

Admission Requirements**

31

University of Toronto

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

1. Bachelor of Applied Science Bachelor of Engineering with B (73%+) / B+ (78%+) 

33

The University of Melbourne

Master of Engineering (Mechanical)

  1. UG Degree

  2. Weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent

34

University of British Columbia

Master of Engineering (MEng)

 

  1. UG in Civil Engineering–B+ range (76% at UBC)

44

The University of Hong Kong

MSc(Eng) in

  • Building Services Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

1. Bachelor’s degree

2. Completed calculation sheet

 

55

University of Manchester United Kingdom

Mechanical Engineering Design MSc

1. Upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree or equivalent

Source: Official University Website

 

This is a very small list of universities and courses which do not have GRE score as a pre requisite for a Masters or Graduate programme.

* The rankings mentioned above are the world ranking for the universities and not the subject specific ranking.

** In addition, all schools require TOEFL or IELTS/ other English proficiency test

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