GRE Scores

GRE scores (degree applicants)


The GRE is now optional for the 2024 application cycle only.

In light of testing center disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the MEng Program has waived the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test score requirement for the 2024 application cycle. Applicants may still submit GRE scores if they feel the scores enhance their application, and we will accept results from ETS' GRE at home. If you choose to enter self-reported test scores, official test scores will become a required component of your application. The scores must not be more than five years old, and an official copy must be sent to Duke directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

(Note: GRE scores are not required to apply to our Graduate Certificate Programs.)

When sending scores to Duke, please indicate:

  • Institution code 5156
  • Department code 5199 ("Any department not listed")

Personal copies are not acceptable, nor are "attested" or notarized copies.

ETS can take several weeks to send electronic scores to schools, so you should plan to take the test or order prior scores at least one month prior to the deadline you seek.

You must send official score reports to Duke, and scores must arrive prior to the application deadline.

We do not require a minimum score.

For further information on the GRE, please visit »

Name Discrepancies

We receive GRE scores electronically from the ETS. Because we match scores by applicant's name, it is important your name on the application and your name on your test scores be the same.

If not, you must contact us.

Dual degree candidates

Generally, the Duke Master's of Engineering Program requires GRE scores for all applicants. An exception is made for dual degree candidates in programs at Duke University. If this applies to you, contact us for more information.