The MPCS believes that the GRE/GMAT, specifically the quantitative section, is an essential part of the MPCS application and a good indicator of quantitative ability. As a very rigorous, mathematically-orientated program, strong quantitative ability is a predictor of success in the MPCS. We will review GRE/GMAT waiver on a case-by-case basis for applicants completing the GRE/GMAT waiver form linked here: https://apply-psd.uchicago.edu/register/mpcswaiver

GRE/GMAT waivers are reviewed carefully, looking specifically for strong evidence of success in advanced mathematical coursework at the graduate level shown on previous academic transcripts. Coursework in advanced math at the University of Chicago, or other highly competitive Universities, both at the graduate and undergraduate level, will be considered as well.

Please understand that we only give GRE/GMAT waivers if we feel that both the level of coursework and the grades earned in those classes are sufficient to replace GRE/GMAT scores. If we do not feel that your application will be complete without GRE/GMAT scores, we will not provide you with the waiver. We do not grant GRE/GMAT waivers based on work experience. All GRE/GMAT waiver decisions are final and will not be reconsidered.