Do you need the GRE?

A guide to UC Berkeley’sOn-Campus/Online MPHGRE Requirement

What is your highest level of education?


  • Bachelor’s Degree

YES, you’ll need to take the GRE (program code 4833).


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

If you’ve passed steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), you can waive the GRE. If not, YES, you’ll need to take the GRE.


  • Master’s Degree

Did you already take the GMAT (and complete business school) or take the GRE?

If so, you do NOT need to (re)take the GRE.


  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.)

If you have your J.D. you can submit your LSAT scores and you do NOT need to take the GRE.

Talk to your advisor about the statistics requirement.


  • Doctorate (Ph.D., M.D., etc.)

If you have a doctoral-level degree you do NOT need to take the GRE.

Keep in Mind

  • UC Berkeley’s On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health (OOMPH) requires valid GRE scores with some exceptions.
  • All scores must be from the past 5 years or less.
  • Check with your advisor about your scores to ensure they’re competitive.
  • The OOMPH GRE code is different from the on-campus public health programs. You may be prompted to select a default code but make sure to enter 4833.

Don’t Forget

Be sure to note UC Berkeley’s On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health program code (4833) for the GRE and the TOEFL or IELTS.

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