Physics GRE requirements for US/Canadian Astronomy & Physics Programs
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The following programs are sorted by Physics GRE score acceptance policy, where the programs that have completely abandoned the Physics GRE are listed on top and those with increasingly less-progressive policies are listed towards the end (otherwise listing is alphabetical). The AAS council's recommendation is "that graduate programs eliminate or make optional the GRE and PGRE as metrics of evaluation for graduate applicants," but the author of this spreadsheet believes all depreciations of the test are positive developments and should be encouraged. For more info on the rationale for such a change, please see the links below the table.
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ProgramDepartment †Physics GRE*PolicyVerified (by)* Key:
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Cal State Northridge ᵐPhys. & Ast.NURLY (J. Barranco)N = Does not accept PGRE
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Michigan ᶠAst. & Astrophys.NURLY (E. Rauscher)O = Optional reporting ‡
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New Mexico StateAstronomyNURLY (J. Jackiewicz)
R = Reporting recommended ‡
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San Francisco State ᵐPhys. & Ast.NURLY (J. Barranco)Y = Still required
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UT Austin ᶠAstronomyNURLY (C. Casey)
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VanderbiltAstrophysicsNURLY (J. Guillochon)
ᵃ = Alternative requirement if PGRE not reported
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Wisconsin-Madison ᵒAstronomyNY (D. Krishnarao)
ᶜ = Considering relaxing policy
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AlabamaPhys. & Ast.OURLY (J. Bailin)
ᵈ = Department ignores PGRE, but school requires
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AlbertaAst. & Astrophys.OURLY (N. Ivanova)ᵉ = "Exceptions" made
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ArizonaAstronomyOURLY (E. Cangi)ᶠ = Offers fee waiver
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ArizonaPlanetaryOURL
Y (A. Springmann)
ᵍ = General GRE not required
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Appalacian StatePhys. & Ast.ON
ⁱ = Required for international students
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Bowling GreenPhys. & Ast.ONᵐ = Masters only program
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BrandeisPhysicsOURLY (E. Cangi)ⁿ = No fee to apply
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Caltech ᶠPlanetaryOURLY (H. Ngo)
ᵒ = Online policy not yet updated to reflect current status
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Case Western ReserveAstronomyOURLY (C. Mihos)
ʳ = PGRE weight reduced in evaluation and/or no minimum score
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Central FloridaPhysicsO
Y (A. Springmann)
ˢ = Astronomy sub-discipline doesn't use PGRE
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ClemsonPhys. & Ast.ONᵘ = Allows unofficial reporting
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DenverPhys. & Ast.OURLY (J. Hoffman)
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Eastern MichiganPhys. & Ast.ON
Fraction of programs with each policy:
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EmoryPhysicsOURLY (N. Larsen)
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Florida Inst. of Tech ᶠ
Phys. & Space Sci.
OY (E. Perlman)
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Florida StatePhysicsOURLY (R. Wechsler)
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Georgia State ᶠᵘAstronomyOY (M. Bentz)
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Georgia Tech ⁱPhysicsOURLY (D. Ballantyne)
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Harvard ᵍAstronomyOURLY (J. Guillochon)
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Illinois Urbana-ChampaignAstronomyOURLY (L. Looney)
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Indiana Univ.AstronomyOY (E. Mills)
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Johns HopkinsPlanetaryOY (S. Horst)
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Kansas StatePhysicsOURLY (J. Guillochon)
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Massachusetts (Dartmouth) ᵍᵐ
AstronomyOY (R. Fisher)
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McGillAstrophysicsOY (D. Haggard)
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McMasterPhys. & Ast.OY (A. Sills)
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MinnesotaPhysicsOURLY (E. Ryan)
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MississippiPhys. & Ast.ON
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New Mexico TechPhysicsOY (T. Candelaria)
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NorthwesternAstronomyOY (F. Rasio)
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Ohio Univ.Phys. & Ast.OURLY (D. Clowe)
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Rochester (RIT)AstrophysicsOY (J. Kartaltepe)
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San Jose State ᵐPhys. & Ast.OY (M. Kaufman)
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South CarolinaPhys. & Ast.ON
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Texas A&MAstronomy OY (C. Papovich)
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Texas Christian Univ.Phys. & Ast.OY (P. Frinchaboy)
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Texas TechPhys. & Ast.OY (T. Maccarone)
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TorontoAstronomyOURLY (R. Domagalski)
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UBC ᵒPhys. & Ast.OY (I. Stairs)
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UC Santa Barbara ˢPhysicsOY (B. Mazin)
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UC Santa Cruz ʳAst. & Astrophys.OURLY (J. Guillochon)
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WashingtonAstronomyOURLY (E. Levesque)
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Wesleyan ᵐⁿAstronomyOY (M. Hughes)
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Wesleyan ᵐⁿPlanetaryOY (M. Hughes)
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West VirginiaPhys. & Ast.OY (M. McLaughlin)
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Western OntarioPhys. & Ast.OY (S. Gallagher)
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AlaskaPhys. & Ast.RN
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Ball StatePhys. & Ast.RN
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BinghamptonPhysicsRN
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BrownPhysicsRURLY (R. Wechsler)
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Cal State Long Beach ᵐPhys. & Ast.RN
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Central MichiganPhysicsRN
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CincinnatiAst. & Astrophys.RN
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GeorgiaPhys. & Ast.RURLY (N. Larsen)
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IowaPhys. & Ast.RN
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Kansas ᵃᶠPhys. & Ast.RURLY (H. Feldman)
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KentuckyPhys. & Ast.RN
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LehighPhysicsRURLY (J. Pepper)
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Louisiana StatePhys. & Ast.RY (R. Wallace)
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Louisville Phys. & Ast.RY (B. Holwerda)
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MichiganPhysicsRURLY (R. Wechsler)
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Minnesota StatePhys. & Ast.RN
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Mississippi StatePhys. & Ast.RN
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MissouriPhys. & Ast.RN
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NebraskaPhys. & Ast.RN
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North Carolina State ᵉᶠPhysicsRURLY (K. Daniels)
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Northern Arizona Univ.Phys. & Ast.RY (J. Barranco)
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OklahomaPhys. & Ast.RN
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PittsburghPhys. & Ast.RY (R. Bezanson)
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TennesseePhys. & Ast.RN
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ToledoPhys. & Ast.RURLY (M. Cushing)
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TuftsAst. & Astrophys.RN
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UC DavisPhysicsRURLY (M. Chessey)
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Utah ᵒPhys. & Ast.RURLY (A. Seth)
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UT San AntonioPhys. & Ast.RN
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Washington StatePhys. & Ast.RN
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Washington St. LouisPhysicsRURLY (R. Wechsler)
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Wayne StatePhys. & Ast.RN
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Wisconsin-MilwaukeePhysicsRURLY (D. Erb)
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WyomingPhys. & Ast.RURLY (D. Dale)
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ArizonaPhysicsYURLY (R. Wechsler)
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Arizona StateAst. & Astrophys.YN
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Arizona StatePhysicsYURLY (R. Wechsler)
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Boston UniversityAstronomyYN
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Boston UniversityPhysicsYURLY (R. Wechsler)
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Brigham YoungPhys. & Ast.YN
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Caltech ᶠAstronomyYURLY (H. Ngo)
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Caltech ᶠPhysicsYURLY (H. Ngo)
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Carnegie MellonPhysicsYURLY (R. Wechsler)
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