GRE Scores

We require all applicants to provide official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) results.

The scores must not be more than five years old, and an official copy must be sent to Duke directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). 

Take the GRE at Home

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE can be taken remotely from your home.

Find out if you are eligible »

When applying, indicate:

  • Institution code 5156
  • Department code 5199 ("Any department not listed")

Personal copies are not acceptable, nor are "attested" or notarized copies.

ETS can take several weeks to send electronic scores to schools, so you should plan to take the test or order prior scores at least one month prior to the deadline you seek.

You must send official score reports to Duke, and scores must arrive prior to the application deadline.

We do not require a minimum score.

For further information on the GRE, please visit »

Name Discrepancies

We receive GRE scores electronically from the ETS. Because we match scores by applicant's name, it is important your name on the application and your name on your test scores be the same.

If not, you must contact us.

Dual degree candidates

Generally, the Duke Master's of Engineering Program requires GRE scores for all applicants. An exception is made for dual degree candidates in programs at Duke University. If this applies to you, contact us for more information.