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GRE, GMAT, and Test Scores

** Illinois Tech is waiving the GRE for students who plan to study in master’s and master’s of science programs for the spring and fall 2023 semesters. The GRE is still required for all prospective Ph.D. students. **  

All degree-seeking applicants—except those eligible for the GRE waiver—are required to submit within Minimum Score Requirements.

GRE and GMAT scores are considered valid for five years from the testing date. If your scores are more than five years old at the time your application is reviewed, new scores will be required.

The GRE requirement is waived for applicants to professional master’s degree programs (architecture programs are not included) who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States with a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0/4.0 or higher.

If you believe you meet this qualification, you must contact the Office of Graduate Admission to request this waiver. Once you have uploaded your official undergraduate transcripts (and résumé for business programs) for verification, we will review your request. After you submit an application, you will see the test score requirement in your Application Tracker as “waived” if you received the waiver.

The chart below shows the minimum scores required for admission consideration. GRE requirements are subject to change, so please reference the graduate bulletin or your academic department's website for the most up-to-date information.

If your scores do not meet these minimum requirements, we encourage you to consider retaking the exam.

For tests taken on or after five (5 years) from your application completion date

 PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S /
MASTER OF SCIENCE
 PH.D. 
DEPARTMENTQUANTITATIVE
+ VERBAL
ANALYTICAL WRITINGQUANTITATIVE + VERBALANALYTICAL WRITING
Applied Mathematics3042.53043.0
Architecture2922.52922.5
Biology*2992.53052.5
Biomedical Engineering304 (158Q)2.53102.5
Chemical and Biological Engineering2922.52922.5
Chemistry3002.53103.0
Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering2922.52922.5
Computer Science**295/300  2.5/3.0 304   3.5
Electrical and Computer Engineering304 (159Q)       2.5 304 (159Q) 2.5
Food Safety and Technology295/3042.5  
Humanities (Technical Communication)298 (144Q, 153V)3.0298 (144Q, 153V)3.0
Industrial Technology and Management292        2.5292 2.5
Information Technology and Management295       2.5N/A N/A
Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering 298 (151Q)2.5 298 (151Q)3.0
Physics3042.5 3103.0

*The Master of Science in Biology also accepts the MCAT with a minimum score of 500.

**The Master of Data Science is jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Applied Mathematics, and a minimum GRE score of 304 is required for admission.

Note: GRE/GMAT scores are not required for Stuart School of Business master’s programs.

We require that official GRE scores are sent directly to Illinois Tech by the Educational Testing Service. Please ask ETS to send your scores to institution code 1318; no department code is required.

Please allow two to four weeks from the date of your test for delivery and processing of your scores. Your application status will be updated when we receive them.

Your scores will automatically match to your applicant file only if your name is spelled the same way on your GRE registration as it is on your Illinois Tech application. If your name is written differently on your GRE registration, please notify us at grad.admission@iit.edu. Your email should include your Illinois Tech applicant ID number, GRE registration number, testing date, and your first and last name as they appear on your GRE registration.