Entrance Exams

Applicants to the following terms: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 should consider the GRE an optional submission. If an applicant has already taken the GRE and believes their score demonstrates outstanding academic ability, beneficial to portraying you as a wholistic student and applicant, you may submit-- but it is optional. The GRE scores will not be considered as part of our admissions criteria for these application cycles. For students applying to terms after those listed above, please check back in the future for updates, as the Swanson School is still evaluating whether waiving the GRE will be permanent.

While the GRE is traditionally managed on an individual department level, due to the implications of COVID-19, the GRE is optional for all departments and all programs. If you have concerns about whether you should submit the GRE score as an optional test score, please contact your department using the information below. 

*Some programs require entrance exams beyond the GRE.

If you are planning to submit this optional exam, the information to do so is as follows:

Official GRE test scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) using the institution code of 2927 for the University of Pittsburgh. Please refer to the following web site for further information on the GRE and registration forms:

UPDATE APRIL 2020: Due to ongoing public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering a GRE General Test at home option in select areas. The test is taken on your home computer and is monitored by a human proctor virtually. For more information, including which countries currently offer the at home option, please visit this page: 

Department GRE/Entrance Exam Information
Bioengineering  web
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering  web
Civil and Environmental Engineering  web
Electrical and Computer Engineering  web
Industrial Engineering  web
Mechanical and Materials Science  web
Sustainable Engineering  web
Online Degree Programs  web
MBA - Master of Science in Engineering  web
MS in Supply Chain Management/MS in Industrial Engineering  web
MD - PhD*  web
DPT - PhD  web