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GRE, GMAT and Test Scores

All degree-seeking applicants (excepting only those eligible for the GRE waiver) are required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Note that most IIT Stuart programs accept either the GRE or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

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 GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.  Applicants applying to the Stuart School of Business masters programs must have 5+ years work experience to qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver; the faculty will make that decision upon reviewing your resume and transcripts.

If you believe you meet this qualification, you must contact us to request this waiver.  Once you have uploaded your official undergraduate transcripts (and resume for business programs) for verification we will review your request.  After you submit an application, in your "App Tracker" you will see the test score requirement as "waived" once and if you received the waiver.

Minimum Score Requirements

The chart below shows 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 August 1, 2011

Applied Mathematics 304 2.5 304 3.0
Architecture 292 2.5 292 2.5
Biology* 299 2.5 305 2.5
Biomedical Engineering 304 (158Q) 2.5 310 2.5
Chemical & Biological Engineering 292 2.5 292 2.5
Chemistry 300 2.5 310 3.0
Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering 292 2.5 292 2.5
Computer Science** 295/300 2.5/3.0 304 3.5
Electrical & Computer Engineering 304 (159Q) 2.5 304 (159Q) 2.5
Food Safety & Technology 295/304 2.5    
Humanities (Technical Communication) 298 (144Q, 153V) 3.0 298 (144Q, 153V) 3.0
Industrial Technology & Management 292 2.5 292 2.5
Information Technology & Management 295 2.5 N/A N/A
Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering 298 (151Q) 2.5 298 (151Q) 3.0
Physics 304 2.5 310 3.0

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

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

Stuart GRE/GMAT Scores

Master of Business Administration 298 500
M.S. Sustainability Management 298 500
M.S. Finance 310 600
M.S. Management Science 316 650
M.S. Marketing Analytics 298 500
Master of Mathematical Finance 310 not accepted
Master of Public Administration optional* optional*
Ph.D. Management Science 316 650

* There are no minimum score requirements for admission consideration.

Score Report Submission

We require official GRE scores sent directly to IIT by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). 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 or score request 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 on your IIT application. If your name is written differently on your GRE registration, please notify us at Your email should include your IIT applicant ID number, GRE registration number, testing date, and your first and last name as they appear on your GRE registration.