Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores may be required by your program of interest.

GRE General Test

The GRE General Test is administered through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). It is recommended that applicants complete the GRE test in the senior year of undergraduate work or several months before submitting an application for admission. Please note that ETS will not forward GRE scores that are more than five years old to institutions. Some graduate programs or departments may accept examinee's reports provided by applicants that are more than five years old, but you should check with your program of interest regarding its policy.

The revised GRE General Test was launched August 1, 2011. For more information, click here.

The University of Minnesota Graduate School institution code is 6874 for both Twin Cities and Rochester campuses. Your academic program or department may have its own GRE code which can likely be found on its website. However, if you are not sure, the 6874 code will suffice. The Duluth campus GRE institutional code is 6873.

More information can be found on the GRE General Test website, or by calling 1-609-771-7670. 

The computer-adaptive GRE General Test is available year-round. Scores from the computer test are reported 10-15 days after the test is taken.

GRE Subject Test

Some graduate programs require the GRE Subject Test. Each Subject Test is intended for students who have majored in or have extensive background in that specific area. The Subject Test areas are listed below, and more information can be found on the GRE Subject Test website. To check if your program of interest requires the Subject Test, visit the program's admissions instructions page. Click here for links to all Graduate School programs. 

Subject Test Categories

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology



Literature in English