Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is the first graduate school in North America
Please review the standardized testing requirements for your program of study and register for any required examination(s) as soon as possible. Testing centers and available testing dates fill quickly.
Use your legal name as it appears on your passport when registering for any standardized test (and also on your application for admission).
The GRE is required for some degree programs at the Graduate School. Please look below to see if your program requires it.
• Required = You must submit GRE General Test results.
• Optional = You may submit GRE General Test results, if you wish.
• Not Accepted = Do not submit GRE General Test results. GRE General Test scores will not be considered when applications are reviewed.
*Applicants to a combined degree program should consult both programs' admissions requirements and submit scores if either of the two programs require the GRE General Test and/or Subject Tests.
|Program||Is the GRE General Test Required?|
|African American Studies*||Required|
|American Studies*||Not Accepted|
|Astronomy||Required, Physics Subject Test optional|
|Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS)||Optional|
|Chemical and Environmental Engineering||Required|
|Chemistry||Required, Chemistry Subject Test recommended|
|Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (BBS)||Required; MCAT is an acceptable substitute in some cases|
|East Asian Languages and Literatures*||Required|
|East Asian Studies||Required|
|Ecology and Evolutionary Biology||Not Accepted|
|English Language and Literature*||Required|
|European and Russian Studies||Required|
|Film and Media Studies*||Required|
|Forestry and Environmental Studies*||Required|
|Geology and Geophysics||Required|
|Germanic Languages and Literatures*||Not Accepted|
|History of Art*||Not Accepted|
|History of Science and Medicine*||Required|
|Immunology (BBS)||Not Accepted|
|International and Development Economics||Required|
|Italian Language and Literature*||Required|
|Investigative Medicine||MCAT is optional; GRE is not required|
|Management||Required; GMAT is an acceptable substitute|
|Mathematics||Required; Mathematics Subject Test required|
|Microbiology (BBS)||Not Accepted|
|Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics, and Development (BBS)||Optional|
|Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology (BBS)||Optional|
|Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations||Required|
|Neuroscience (BBS)||Not Accepted|
|Physics||Required; GRE Subject Test in Physics highly recommended|
|Plant Molecular Biology (BBS)||Optional|
Required; MCAT may be substituted for GRE for M.S. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology, M.S. in Health Informatics, or M.S. in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (only)
|Religious Studies*||Not Accepted|
|Slavic Languages and Literatures*||Required|
|Spanish and Portuguese*||Required|
|Statistics and Data Science||Required|
Official GRE scores must be sent to Yale University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, directly from ETS.
The Educational Testing Service administers the GRE in the United States and abroad. For details and registration forms, visit their site at www.ets.org.
TOEFL or IELTS is required of most applicants whose native language is not English.
If you have received (or will receive) an undergraduate degree from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction, and if you have studied in residence at that institution for at least three years, you are exempt from the English Language Test requirement and are not required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS.
No exemptions are made on the basis of an advanced degree (e.g. M.A./M.S. or Ph.D.) from any institution.
Official TOEFL scores may be used to fulfill the English Language Test requirement.
The Educational Testing Service administers the TOEFL in the United States and abroad. For details and registration forms, visit their site at www.ets.org.
Official IELTS Academic scores may be used to fulfill the English Language Test requirement.
For more information and to register for the test, please visit www.ielts.org
The General Management Admission Test (GMAT) is acceptable in lieu of the GRE for applicants to Ph.D. program in Management.