No Minimum GRE for Admission to graduate programs in Materials Sciences - Updated 2021
Admissions Graduate Study Materials Science Engineering
The Northwestern University consider prior academic performance, research and other professional experience, GRE scores, and overall potential to successfully pursue graduate study in the university department. Experience and potential are evaluated largely through the letters of recommendation and the statement of purpose. Foreign students from non-English speaking countries must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam or the International English Language Testing System exam.
The university cannot waive the application fee.
A financial statement is not necessary for the application process.
The MSE department does not require a writing sample separate from the Statement of Purpose. Submission of a resume or CV is optional.
All applications are evaluated the same way, as long as they reach us before the deadline.
The minimum is two, but applicant may submit three if applicant wish.
All international students whose degrees are not from institutions where the language of instruction is English must take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.
No special action is needed; the university will grant the waiver based on the transcripts submitted with the application.
If applicant are taking the TOEFL or GRE be sure to include this number on their test form.
This includes having an official TOEFL score.
TOEFL must be taken no more than two years before the intended quarter of entry. However, their application will not be disqualified if their scores are a few months out of date.
There is no minimum requirement for GRE scores.
Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable for the application.