GRE or Other Test Scores

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The Graduate Record Examination has two components: a General Test measuring verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning skills, and a Subject Test measuring achievement in particular  fields of study. The table GRE Requirements by Program lists which graduate program at UBC requires a GRE test.

The UBC institution code is 0965.

Graduate Management Test (GMAT)

Applicants to the MBA and MScB programs in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration are required to submit GMAT results (applicants to the MScB in Transportation may submit the GRE or the GMAT). Applicants to the PhD program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration must submit either GMAT or GRE results.

GRE Requirements by Program

Specializationsort descending Program Name GRE required?
Accounting Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Accounting (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Architecture Master of Architecture (MARCH) The GRE is optional.
Architecture Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA) The GRE is optional.
Atmospheric Science Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MSc) The GRE is optional.
Atmospheric Science Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Science (PhD) The GRE is optional.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Business Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Business Administration Master of Management (MM) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Business Administration Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Chemistry Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Civil Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD) The GRE is optional.
Counselling Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology (PhD) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Counselling Psychology Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Economics Master of Arts in Economics (MA) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Finance Master of Science in Business Administration in Finance (MSCB) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Finance Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Finance (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Health Administration Master of Health Administration (MHA) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Linguistics Master of Arts in Linguistics (MA) The GRE is optional.
Linguistics Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics (PhD) The GRE is optional.
Management Information Systems Master of Science in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (MSCB) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Management Information Systems Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Management Science Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Management Science (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Marketing Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Marketing (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology Doctor of Philosophy in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Mechanical Engineering Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (MASc) The GRE is optional.
Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD) The GRE is optional.
Microbiology and Immunology Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Microbiology and Immunology Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Neuroscience Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Neuroscience Master of Science in Neuroscience (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Orchestral Instrument Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Instrument (DMA) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Organizational Behavior Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Organizational Behaviour (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Planning Master of Arts in Planning (MAP) The GRE is optional.
Planning Master of Science in Planning (MSCP) The GRE is optional.
Planning Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD) The GRE is optional.
Political Science Master of Arts in Political Science (MA) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Political Science Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Population and Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Population and Public Health Master of Science in Population and Public Health (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Population and Public Health Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Psychology Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Rehabilitation Sciences Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Rehabilitation Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
School and Applied Child Psychology Master of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology (MA) The GRE is required by all applicants.
School and Applied Child Psychology Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology (MEd) The GRE is required by all applicants.
School and Applied Child Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in School and Applied Child Psychology (PhD) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Sociology Master of Arts in Sociology (MA) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Sociology Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Special Education Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Strategy & Business Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Strategy and Business Economics (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Transportation & Logistics Master of Science in Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics (MSCB) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Transportation & Logistics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Urban Land Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Urban Land Economics (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.

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