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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