GRE no longer required for BIOE doctoral program applicants

#GRExit has arrived at Rice BIOE

Sudip Mukherjee, a postdoctoral research associate at Rice University, displays a vial of alginate capsules loaded with mesenchymal stem cells. A study on rodents found that a four-week treatment with the capsules repaired most of the cardiac muscle damage caused by a heart attack. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

Research from the last several years has shown that the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) can act as a barrier to entry for many students applying to graduate schools.

Effective immediately, the Rice University Department of Bioengineering has dropped the GRE as a requirement for all doctoral program applications. For the 2020-21 admissions cycle, the GRE requirement has been removed for all Master of Bioengineering (MBE) program applicants. The department is committed to recruiting the best students from all backgrounds, and the admissions committee holistically reviews all prospective applicants.

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