Test Requirements - US Citizen

US Citizen-Permanent Resident Test Requirements


 Master's & Fast Track programs

Verbal                         147

Quantitative                150

 Doctoral programs

Verbal                         70th% rank

Quantitative                70th% rank

SOPHAS GRE CODE--4232               UAB GRE CODE--1856

  • A GRE waiver may be considered for MPH or MSPH applicants with any of the following terminal degrees from an accredited U.S. institution (MD, PhD, JD, PharmD, DO, DVM, DDS, DPT, EdD, or DMD). The GRE may be waived for students applying to an MPH degree program, at the discretion of the Department, if the applicant has five years of full-time health care or public health professional/practice experience.  Potential students that would like to be considered for a GRE waiver should submit a justification along with their resume to the department program coordinators.  The program coordinator will submit those documents to their program director for GRE waiver determination.
  • Foreign-trained medical graduates can request a GRE waiver if the applicant is enrolled in or has been admitted to a US residency program and has passed steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE.

              GRE scores expire after 5 years.

There are several dual program options through the SOPH.  We will accept the following tests in lieu of the GRE for the following dual degree programs:

Master of Public Health/Master of Business Administration

Verbal                         35th% rank

Quantitative                40th% rank

Master of Public Health/Medical Doctor

Master of Public Health/Juris Doctor
37th percentile

Master of Public Health/PharmD
37th percentile

Master of Public Health/Doctor of Optometry