GRE/GMAT Requirement

Official GRE or GMAT scores are required for all applications to the MPCS. Admission to the MPCS is highly competitive, and GRE/GMAT scores are an essential part of our application evaluation. We use the GRE/GMAT scores to help us determine an applicant's ability to manage the academic rigor of the MPCS program, specifically in terms of its quantitative coursework. We use these scores in combination with previous academic coursework and any professional experience to review applications holistically.

Due to the highly rigorous, quantitative nature of our coursework, we expect the quantitative sections of these exams to showcase an applicant's strong quantitative profile. Successful applicants to the program have received scores in the following ranges on the quantitative sections of each exam:

GRE Quantitative: 80th percentile and above

GMAT Quantitative: 70th percentile and above

Please have all official score reports sent to the following University codes:

[For the GRE] The University of Chicago's school code is: 1832.

[For the GMAT] The University of Chicago - Masters Program in Computer Science's code is: H9x-WG-56.

If you take the exam more than once, we will look at your highest score for each section. We do not look at a total score. GRE Subject Test scores are not required.

Please note, if your GRE or GMAT score has expired, it is no longer valid and will not be accepted as an official test score. 

GRE/GMAT waivers are rarely given. We feel that the GRE/GMAT is an essential part of the application and a good indicator of quantitative ability. We only waive the GRE/GMAT requirement for applicants who have completed previous advanced mathematical coursework at the University of Chicago or where a very strong background in advanced mathematical coursework at the graduate level is demonstrated by previous academic transcripts. Waivers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.