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Fill out the Google form below if your geology/geography/environmental science/ocean science program has dropped the GRE and your website has been updated to reflect this!
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https://forms.gle/js36ZCepiQQsGGTb7
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Updated June 8, 2021
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PLEASE NOTE: Only add programs that have permanently dropped the GRE. Do not submit your program if you have only removed the requirement for 2021. You will not be added unless I can clearly tell it is a permanent change
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Contact: sledford at gsu dot edu
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EoS Opinion article linked to this list:
https://eos.org/opinions/geogrexit-why-geosciences-programs-are-dropping-the-gre
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This is a crowd-sourced database. If a school is not listed, it does not mean they require the GRE. You should check their website.
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Also, for schools that do require the GRE, you can always ask about a waiver. You should contact your potential advisor or the director of graduate studies in the department with this question
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UPDATE 9/30/20: A 'date added' column has been added. Please note, this indicates when the program was submitted to this list, NOT when the program dropped the GRE. This is so returning users can more easily ID new programs! If it is missing a date, I couldn't figure out when I added it, but it was probably one of the early programs on the list.
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InstitutionProgramDropped/OptionalLinkDate AddedNotes
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Arizona State UniversitySchool of Earth and Space Exploration/Exploration Systems DesignNot required
https://sese.asu.edu/admission/graduate-admission
December 5, 2019
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Baylor UniversityDepartment of GeosciencesOptional
https://www.baylor.edu/geosciences/index.php?id=952059
Sep. 29, 2020
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Boise StateGeoscienceDropped
https://www.boisestate.edu/earth/student-resources/admissions/
June 29, 2020
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Boston CollegeEarth and Environmental SciencesOptional
https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/eesc/graduate/faq.html
June 26, 2020
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Brown UniversiyEarth, Environmental and Planetary SciencesNot required
https://www.brown.edu/news/2019-10-03/gre
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CaltechMechanical and Civil EngineeringOptional
http://www.mce.caltech.edu/academics/grad
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Case Western Reserve UniversityEarth, Environmental, and Planetary SciencesDropped
https://eeps.case.edu/graduate-programs/
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Central Michigan UniversityEarth and Ecosystem ScienceDropped
http://cmich.smartcatalogiq.com/2019-2020/Graduate-Bulletin/Colleges-and-Departments/Interdepartmental-and-Interdisciplinary-Programs/Earth-and-Ecosystem-Science-Ph-D
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Clark UniversityGeography (PhD program)Not required
https://www.clarku.edu/departments/geography/graduate-programs/doctoral-programs/
Sep. 24, 2020
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Colorado School of MinesGeology and Geological EngineeringNot required
https://gradprograms.mines.edu/geological-engineering/
Dec. 1, 2020
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Colorado State UniversityDepartment of Atmospheric ScienceDropped
https://www.atmos.colostate.edu/grad-prog/graduate-program/
July 5, 2020
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Columbia UniversityDepartment of Earth and Environmental SciencesNot required
https://eesc.columbia.edu/content/admissions-requirements
July 31, 2020
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Cornell UniversityAtmospheric SciencesNot required
https://gradschool.cornell.edu/academics/fields-of-study/subject/atmospheric-science/atmospheric-science-msphd-ithaca/
Aug. 6, 2020
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Cornell UnivesityGeological SciencesNot required
https://gradschool.cornell.edu/academics/fields-of-study/subject/geological-sciences/geological-sciences-phd-ithaca/
June 15, 2020
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DartmouthEcology, Evolution, Environment & Society (EEES)Not required
https://sites.dartmouth.edu/EEES/eees-guidelines/for-prospective-students
June 16, 2020
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DartmouthEarth SciencesNot required
https://earthsciences.dartmouth.edu/graduate/prospective-and-current-students
May 14, 20201
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East Tennessee State UniversityGeosciencesDropped
https://www.etsu.edu/cas/geosciences/programs/graduate.php#tab-4-1
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Georgia State UniversityDepartment of GeosciencesDropped
https://geosciences.gsu.edu/grad-programs/
May 27, 2020
MS in Geosciences focusing on Geology, Geography, or Water Science
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Georgia TechEarth and Atmospheric ScienceDropped
http://www.eas.gatech.edu/graduate/graduate-application-requirements
Sep. 27, 2019
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Harvard UniversityEarth and Planetary SciencesOptional
https://eps.harvard.edu/pages/admissions
Oct. 5, 2020
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Illinois State UniversityGeography, Geology, and the Environment/ MS in HydrogeologyNot required
https://geo.illinoisstate.edu/hydrogeology/admissions/
Oct. 1, 2020
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Indiana University-BloomingtonEarth & Atmospheric SciencesDropped
https://earth.indiana.edu/graduate/how-to-apply.html
June 15, 2020
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Iowa State UniversityGeological and Atmospheric SciencesDropped
https://ge-at.iastate.edu/graduate-students/geology-application-process/
Sep. 29, 2020
University admission page still lists GRE- that is getting fixed; this department link clearly indicates it has been dropped
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Johns Hopkins UniversityEarth and Planetary Sciences Dropped
https://eps.jhu.edu/graduate/admissions/
June 22, 2020
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Kansas State UniversityGeologyDropped
https://www.k-state.edu/geology/graduate/
Oct. 7, 2020
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Kent StateGeologyOptional
https://www.kent.edu/geology/applying-graduate-program
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Miami University (Ohio)Geology and Environmental Earth ScienceDropped
https://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/geology/admission/index.html
June 30, 2020
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Miami University (Ohio)GeographyEncouraged but not required
http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/geography/admission/graduate-admission/index.html
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Michigan State UniversityDepartment of Earth and Environmental SciencesDropped
https://ees.natsci.msu.edu/academics/graduate/application/
May 5, 2020
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North Carolina State UniversityMarine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Not required
https://meas.sciences.ncsu.edu/graduate/apply-to-meas/
Sep. 30, 2020
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Northern Arizona UniversitySchool of Earth and Sustainability, Masters in GeologyDropped
https://nau.edu/ses/masters-in-geology/
Dec. 2, 2019
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Northwestern UniversityEarth & Planetary SciencesDropped
https://www.earth.northwestern.edu/graduate/grad-apply.html
July 11, 2020
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Ohio State UniversityEarth SciencesNot required
https://earthsciences.osu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/applying-our-program
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Ohio UniversityGeological SciencesNot required
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/geology/graduate/admissions
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Oregon State UniversityCollege of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric SciencesNot required
https://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/ceoas-drops-gre-admission-requirement
Jul. 29, 2020
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Penn StateDepartment of GeosciencesOptional
https://www.geosc.psu.edu/graduate-application
Nov. 19, 2019
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Portland State UniversityGeographyDropped
https://www.pdx.edu/geography/graduate-degrees
Oct. 7, 2019
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Princeton UniversityGeosciencesDropped
https://gradschool.princeton.edu/academics/fields-study/geosciences
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Princeton UniversityAtmospheric and Oceanic Sciences ProgramOptional
https://aos.princeton.edu/phd_program/prospective-students
June 12, 2020
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Purdue UniversityEarth, Atmospheric, and Planetary SciencesOptional
https://www.eaps.purdue.edu/for_students/graduate/grad_admissions.html
June 12, 2020
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Rutgers UniversityGeographyDropped
https://grad.admissions.rutgers.edu/GraduateProgram/Detail.aspx?code=16450&degree=PHD
June 15, 2020
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Rutgers UniversityEarth and Planetary SciencesDropped
https://grad.admissions.rutgers.edu/GraduateProgram/Detail.aspx?code=16460&degree=MS
June 15, 2020
Previously was optional for MS, preferred for PhD- now dropped
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Saint Louis UniversityEarth & Atmospheric SciencesOptional
https://catalog.slu.edu/colleges-schools/arts-sciences/earth-atmospheric-sciences/geoscience-ms/
July 22, 2020
Also includes Geoscience PhD and Meteorology MS and PhD
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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Department of Geology and Geologic EngineeringDropped
https://www.sdsmt.edu/Academics/Departments/Geology-and-Geological-Engineering/Geology-and-Geological-Engineering/
Nov. 13, 2020
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Stanford UniversityEarth System ScienceOptional
https://earth.stanford.edu/ess/admissions
June 25, 2020
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Stanford UniversityGeological SciencesDropped
https://earth.stanford.edu/gs/graduate-faqs
May 27, 2021
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Stanford UniversityGeophysicsNot required
https://earth.stanford.edu/geophysics/common-questions
May 27, 2021
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Stony Brook UniversityGeosciencesDropped
https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/geosciences/graduate/apply.php
July 22, 2020
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Texas A&M UniversityOceanographyDropped
https://ocean.tamu.edu/graduate-students/ms-phd-oceanography/admission-requirements/index.html
June 19, 2020
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UC BerkeleyDepartment of Environmental Science, Policy, and ManagementDropped
https://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/graduate-programs/admissions
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UC BerkeleyIntegrative Biology/UC Museum of PaleontologyOptional
https://ib.berkeley.edu/grad/admissions/criteria.php
Oct. 7, 2019
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UC BerkeleyDepartment of Integrative Biology (incl. paleontology)Optional
https://ib.berkeley.edu/grad/admissions/criteria.php
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University of AlabamaGeological SciencesDropped
https://geo.ua.edu/graduate/
Sep. 22, 2020
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University of ArizonaSchool of Geography, Development, and EnvironmentDropped
https://geography.arizona.edu/maphd-program/apply
June 15, 2020
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University of ArizonaLunar and Planetary Laboratory and Department of Planetary SciencesNot required
https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/admissions
Aug. 28, 2020
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University of ArizonaGeosciences Dropped
https://www.geo.arizona.edu/prospective-graduate-students
Sep. 1, 2020
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University of California at Santa CruzEarth and Planetary ScienceOptional
https://eps.ucsc.edu/graduate/appl-adm.html
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University of California, DavisEarth and Physical Sciences/Geology Graduate ProgramDropped
https://geology.ucdavis.edu/students/grad/apply
July 30, 2020
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University of California, IrvineEarth System ScienceDropped
https://www.ess.uci.edu/grad
July 24, 2020
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University of California, RiversideEarth and Planetary SciencesDropped
https://epsci.ucr.edu/grad_programs
Oct. 14, 2020
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University of California, Santa BarbaraEarth ScienceDropped
https://www.geol.ucsb.edu/education/graduate/admissions
June 8, 2021
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University of Cincinnati GeologyOptional
https://webapps2.uc.edu/ecurriculum/degreeprograms/program/detail/15MAS-GEOL-MS
May 20, 2021
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University of Colorado BoulderGeological SciencesNot required
https://www.colorado.edu/geologicalsciences/academic/prospective-graduate-students
June 22, 2020
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University of Colorado, BoulderDepartment of Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesDropped
https://www.colorado.edu/atoc/academics/prospective-graduate-students
June 5, 2020
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University of ConnecticutMarine SciencesDropped
https://marinesciences.uconn.edu/graduate/
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University of FloridaDepartment of Geological SciencesDropped
http://geology.ufl.edu/programs/graduate-program/prospective-graduate-students/
Nov. 13, 2020
Had been temporary, recently approved to be permanent- website being updated
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University of GeorgiaGeologyDropped
https://geology.uga.edu/graduate-application-process
Oct. 28, 2020
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University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaOceanographyDropped
http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/prospective_students.html
June 15, 2020
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University of Hawaii at Hilo
Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program
Not required
http://tcbes.uhh.hawaii.edu/apply
Sep. 30, 2020
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University of IdahoGeological SciencesDropped
https://www.uidaho.edu/sci/geology/academics/graduate-program/application-info
Oct. 10, 2019
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University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignGeography and GISDropped
https://www.geog.illinois.edu/students/grad/apply
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University of KansasGeography and Atmospheric ScienceNot required
http://geog.ku.edu/graduate-1
Oct. 18, 2019
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University of KansasDepartment of GeologyDropped
https://geo.ku.edu/graduate-admissions
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University of MassachusettesGeosciencesDropped
https://www.umass.edu/graduate/programs/geosciences
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University of MichiganEarth and Environmental SciencesDropped
https://lsa.umich.edu/earth/news-events/all-news/search-news/gre-no-longer-required-for-admission.html
Oct. 8, 2020
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University of MinnesotaEarth and Environmental SciencesDropped
https://www.esci.umn.edu/programs/prospective-graduate-application
Oct. 11, 2019
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University of Minnesota
Department of Soil, Water, and Climate / Program in Land and Atmospheric Science
Dropped
https://www.laas.umn.edu/prospective-students/grad-admissions
March 27, 2020
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University of Minnesota DuluthEarth and Environmental SciencesDropped
https://scse.d.umn.edu/about/departments-and-programs/earth-environmental-sciences-department/graduate-programs/application
June 22, 2020
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University of Nevada RenoGeographyOptional
https://www.unr.edu/degrees/geography/phd
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University of New Hampshire
Earth Sciences (inc. Geology, Hydrology, and Ocean Mapping MS programs); Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (PhD); Oceanography (MS and PhD)
Not required
https://ceps.unh.edu/earth-sciences/program/ms/geochemical-systems-specialization; https://ceps.unh.edu/earth-sciences/program/ms/earth-sciences-geology; https://ceps.unh.edu/earth-sciences/program/ms/ocean-mapping; https://ceps.unh.edu/earth-sciences/program/ms/hydrology; https://gradschool.unh.edu/natural-resources-earth-systems-science-phd/program/phd/earth-environmental-sciences; https://ceps.unh.edu/earth-sciences/program/ms/oceanography; https://ceps.unh.edu/earth-sciences/program/phd/oceanography
March 18, 2021
Multiple links because multiple programs!
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University of New MexicoWater Resources Grad ProgramDropped
http://wrp.unm.edu/current-students/program-guidelines.pdf
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University of New MexicoEarth and Planetary SciencesDropped
https://eps.unm.edu/graduate/how-to-apply.html
Feb. 2, 2021
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University of North Carolina at Chapel HillGeological SciencesNot required
https://geosci.unc.edu/students/graduate/graduate-studies/application-procedures/
Sep. 29, 2020
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University of North Carolina at Chapel HillGeographyDropped
https://geography.unc.edu/graduate-program/prospective-students/applications/
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University of Notre DameCivil and Environmental Engineering and Earth SciencesOptional
https://ceees.nd.edu/graduate/admissions
Sep. 15, 2020
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University of OregonDepartment of Earth SciencesDropped
https://earthsciences.uoregon.edu/admission-faqs/
Oct. 12, 2020
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University of PittsburghDept. of Geology & Environmental ScienceDropped
https://www.geology.pitt.edu/graduate/how-apply
June 16, 2020
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University of Rhode Island
College of Environment and Life Sciences, Biological and Environmental MS/PhD
Dropped
https://web.uri.edu/cels-gradprograms/bes/
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University of Rhode IslandGraduate School of OceanographyNot required
https://web.uri.edu/catalog/oceanography-grad/
June 11, 2020