What are the universities for civil engineering for masters without GRE?

Asked by Utsav Prajapati over 2 years ago

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Nipun Mahajan

Nipun Mahajan

Corporate Finance Analyst at INVESTEC CAPITAL SERVICES (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED

Hello Utsav, how are you doing?

I can see your concern about why you need a waiver on GRE. Most master programs need GRE to test your aptitude. And it may have been true in the past but now things have changed. Nowadays you can find even the top universities that do not require GRE for a master's degree. Just like universities now accepting Duolingo English tests as an alternative.


I can say with guarantee that admission requirements for a master's degree have some flexibility. And for courses like Civil Engineering, it seems nice. Because the STEM courses generally require a good GPA and academics. So if you can get off without a GRE, what could be better than that? For your university queries, I have really good options:

1. Michigan Technological University
2. Iowa State University
3. Vanderbilt University
4. George Mason University
5. University of Technology

I guess you may already have known these names or at least some of them. The top two options are very good to do a civil engineering master's from the USA. The reason why these universities are all from the USA is because of the civil engineering scope in the country. Many universities and the country's economy are better for jobs and careers in civil engineering.


Also, Vanderbilt University is a really good option as well. The university is not globally famous but it is one of the best national universities in the country. And the university offers both master's and PhD in civil engineering that links together for a career designation. You can choose this university in case you are not much interested in the top two. The last two are also good but I would only recommend them in case you do not get into the previous ones.


But hey, if you have a set of qualifications matched it can change things. I mean it is possible that your GPA, grades, test scores and work experience can make your profile fit for some other university. Let me know if you need any help with that.

 


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Rohan Dharamchand

Rohan Dharamchand

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Yes, there are universities not requiring the GRE for civil engineering master's programs. This is really good news for students who do well in their studies and have hands-on experience.

Here are a few universities I often suggest:

Carnegie Mellon University: They have a great civil engineering program that focuses on real-world skills.
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: This place is known for its awesome research facilities and connections with industries.
Georgia Institute of Technology: It's a top-notch school for engineering education.
What's good about these places is that they care more about your hands-on skills and how well you've done in school than just your test scores.

So, if you're good at applying what you've learned and want a university that appreciates that, these could be great options for you!

Get to know more information about Colleges Offering GRE Waiver

 


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Khushi Shukla

Khushi Shukla

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There are various universities that do not require the GRE score. Right now, I'm doing my master's in civil engineering, and let me tell you, not having to do the GRE was a big relief. It let me focus more on getting hands-on experience. I checked out these universities:

University of Texas at Austin
Purdue University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
California State University
Boston University
George Mason University
Iowa State University
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
Wichita State University
Florida International University
James Madison University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New Mexico State University
These schools are great because they have awesome civil engineering departments, and they teach you in a way that's not just about test scores.

 


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Nandini Chauhan

Nandini Chauhan

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When advising students looking for Master’s programs in Civil Engineering that do not require the GRE, it’s important to consider a variety of factors including curriculum, faculty expertise, and industry links. Many universities are moving away from the GRE as a compulsory admission criterion, focusing instead on practical experience and undergraduate performance. 

For instance, the University of California, Berkeley and Purdue University occasionally offer waivers for the GRE based on the applicant's professional or academic excellence. This trend is also seen at the University of South Florida and Northeastern University, where the GRE might not be required if you meet certain GPA thresholds or have relevant work experience. 

It is advisable to check each university’s admission guidelines as they can change. Moreover, consider the location and the specific research facilities available. Universities like Colorado State University and Clemson University offer strong programs in Civil Engineering and provide robust support systems for international students, making them attractive options as well. As an expert, I recommend reaching out directly to admissions offices of these universities to get the most accurate and current information regarding their entry requirements and to discuss your specific situation. 

 

 


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