GRE scores are now optional for Fall 2021 application to IEOR graduate programs

Due to the hardship caused by the pandemic, the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley had made the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score optional for applications to its graduate programs for Fall 2021. This includes applications to the Master of Engineering program, Master of Science program, and PhD program.

The graduate programs in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research are highly technical; therefore, the applicants must demonstrate evidence for their readiness for the programs. The GRE scores may still be submitted as part of demonstrating proficiency. The department uses a holistic approach to review the applications considering all the information available in the application package.

For Fall 2021 admission, applications for the IEOR MS and PhD programs are due on December 15, 2020, and the Master of Engineering program is due on January 6, 2021.