GRE Scores

The Master of Biostatistics Program requires Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores of all applicants. The scores must not be more than five years old from July 1 of the application year. For example, if your application is submitted between August 2013 and January 2014, your GRE score report must be dated July 1, 2008 or later.

An official copy of your GRE scores must be sent to the Master of Biostatistics Program directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). Please use institution code 5156; a departmental code is not needed. If ETS requires you to enter a department code, select any one of the department codes listed on their site. Regardless of the department code entered, the scores will come to the Master of Biostatistics Program as long as you use institution code 5156. Please note that expired scores and personal copies are not acceptable, nor are “attested” or notarized copies. 

You may be aware that the scoring scale of the GRE changed in 2011. It is not necessary for you to retake the test on the new scale unless your current scores are more than five years old.

The Master of Biostatistics Program receives scores electronically from ETS. Because we match scores by an applicant’s name, it is important that you explicitly call our attention to any discrepancies that might occur between your name as reported on your online application and as record on your GRE scores. If this is the case, please notify the program by e-mail at: kendall.mincey@duke.edu.

Be sure to take the GRE in time for official scores to reach the Master of Biostatistics Program by the application deadline.

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

We realize that the GRE scores of international students, particularly those whose first language is not English, may be affected by language and cultural differences. This is taken into consideration when such students’ applications are evaluated. The scores are nevertheless required and must come directly from Educational Testing Service.

For further information on the GRE and registration forms, you may also visit the GRE website or contact:

Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6000 USA
Telephone: 800.537.3160 (U.S.) / 609.771.7670 (Non-U.S.)