Question : Can I get admission to PhD without GRE and TOEFL Score?

Admission process to PhD is much different from Maters Degree. Most students have knowledge ( or partial knowledge) about Masters degree in  US University admission process, and tend to follow the same process for PhD admission.

PhD is all about research, if you are not willing to take GRE or TOEFL, then why do you want to think about PhD?

It takes lot of effort to complete PhD in US Universities. If you plan to take the easy route, then you are going to face the consequences few years down the road.

There are few universities that accept students for M.S. degree just with TOEFL Score, but for PhD admission GRE Test Score is mandatory.

If you are thinking to study Doctorate degree, then it should be good university, which has research in your are of interest and professor who will be supportive to take you as student.

So, admission to PhD without GRE is not possible in most of the technical fields. So, don’t waste your time searching for Universities for PhD without PhD, instead spend time to prepare for GRE.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/ali.lehlooh Ali Refaei

    Hello

    I have completed M.SC in Molecular microbiology , i am working as as a application specialist for QIAGEN products in Saudi Arabia sinc e 4 years , i got 3 application training courses in sequencing , nucleic acid extraction . I want to know that i will get Ph.d admission in molecular biology/biological science? even though that i did not apply for Toefl or GRE ,so can you give your valuble suggestion on that?I looking forward your positive reply.

    Many thanks in advance

  • bhargava

    sir,
    please send the details of phd in Education in abroud .
    (actually i am government teacher with 12 years exp , i completed MEd ).

  • waleed

    I want to study for a doctorate in chemistry. Please gave me the a list of U.S. universities that accept me without TOEFL or GRE

  • Sharad

    I have 2 research paper published at international journal with good impact factor and one 1research papers in ISHMT-ASME conference(proceeding) and strong academic background in MTech and B.Tech and 8 moth research experience . My IELTS score 7.
    Can I get good Universities in USA without GRE?

  • Chandrakant Guled

    I am M.Sc. in Mathematics. I have 3 years of teaching experience. I want to do Ph.D. from abroad. So I want the lists of colleges and their sites. And I want to know the procedure How to apply?

  • Sarla

    sir
    I am Sarla. I had recently completed M.Tech in Electronics and Comm.
    I want to do Ph.D in abroad USA, UK. please sent me the list of universitys.

  • dasari.ramakrishna

    sir
    I am Ramakrishna. I had recently completed M.Sc organic chemistry.
    I want to do Ph.D in abroad. please sent me the list of universitys.

  • suneeth

    sir i am doing msc in organic chemistry .i need to know is it mandatary to write subject gre for masters program in usa

  • Neeraj sharma

    I have completd my B.Sc (agriculture) with plant pathology major. I hav GRE score of 1140 (390 verbal + 750 quant) and TOEFL scheduled. Can i get assistanceship with this score.

  • Anjula

    sir, After a lot of struggle I have done M.Sc, B.Ed and M.Ed. In each degree I got above 70%marks. Now I want to ersue PHD in Education from US orf from India. But my economic condition is very bad. Suggest me following :
    a) Is there any process that no fee could be paid.
    b) any scolorship
    c) If i pay, total how much fee
    d) list of INIDA universities.
    e) list of USA universities.
    F) disdcount for women.
    g) Any NGO who can help me for pursue my PHD

  • amala dolly

    sir ,i am doing mtech final year in control system stream in EEE.i want to phd in US .i would like to know any opportunites are available for the course after completion ..what is the process to go for phd in US

  • Rajnish Malhotra

    Hi there,

    I did my BSc in Chemistry Hons in 2004 and MSc in genetics in 2006. I worked as an temporary teacher of Genetics at some undergraduate college for a year. Henceforth I have been working in the banking sector. I want to apply foe next year PhD in genetics. My scores are:

    ICSE = 92%

    ISC = 85%

    BSc = 56% ( Calcutta University)

    MSc = 75% ( Gold Medalist)

    GRE = 1400

    TOEFL = scheduled

    Will my lack of research experience affect PhD decision?

  • samiul

    i have completed my graduation in organic chemistry with 60 % marks(DHAKA UNIVERSITY , BANGLADESH).I am interested in PhD . please inform me about gre and toefl requirement

  • Vijay

    Sir, I am persuing M.Sc.(Statistics)-I from Pune University . I am interested to do reasearch in statistics from USA. I am completely unknown about Ph.D from USA,so please suggest me best universities in USA for reasearch in Statistics & detailed procedure to get admission including GRE.

  • Asad123

    TOEFL iBT 99 GRE 1020 is getting into phd in biomedical science possible..!!

    • priya

      hey!!! did u join ur phd????

  • venkat reddy

    can i get PhD with out GRE&TOTEL with industrial experence with industrial experence?

  • Rasik

    Sir, i am study in m.pharm 3 and after completing m.pharm(medicinal chem) i want to take admision in ph.d so please give me information abt it.

  • VENKAT

    Good morning sir,

    I AM COMPLETED MY MASTERS DEGREE IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRYWITH 58.0%.

    I HAVE THREE YEARS INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE IN LAB FIELD

    PLEASE GIVE ME ADVISE FOR UNIVERSITY IN USA IN WHICH I WILL APPLY FOR PHD WITH THIS PERSENTAGE.

  • karan

    hi

    i have done Bsc, Msc, Bed, Med and have experiance of 3 years as lecturer.i want to prsue PHD in education tell me whther i got admisson to gud unoiverstries and how much i hv score to get schloarship.

    please reply ,i have gud acedemics record.

  • SAIKAT DE

    hello sir,

    I am student of MCA 2nd year. After completing my MCA I want to study in PhD.But I don't know how to entrance into PhD. Sir, I want to know how to entrance into PhD and which Universities are most prefourable for PhD in INDIA?

  • http://www.happyschoolsblog.com tarig

    i am looking for phd admission in economic without gre, i already got msc in economic for usa, is that easy? pls provide me with helpful ways to get that.

  • http://happyschoolsblog.com Tarig

    i am looking for phd admission in economic without gre i am already got msc in economic for usa, is that easy? pls provide me with helpful ways to get that.

  • shivanand

    Iam shivanand completed m.sc organic chemistry looking for phd without GRE IS there any universities usa

  • http://[email protected] manpreet singh

    sir,i am postgraduate in mathematics from guru nanak dev university amritsar panjab ,india,,,,,i want to getting the whole informationm and process to take admission in the ph d to the us universities………so pls help me

  • HARDIK PATEL

    MY GRE SCORE-1260 AND MY TOEFEL SCORE-102..I COMPLETED MY M.PHARM AT GUJARAT UNIVERCITY….THIS SCORE IS ENOUGH FOR PHD?????????

  • Quoc

    Good Morning

    I am working full time. Is the Dect accreditation be accepted?

    Can students find loan, financial when study in Dect university?

    Thanks

  • c.harshini

    hi mam,

    im doing my final year in electronics and communication…i scored 1140 in GRE ..want to work for two years in wireless communication and then do Phd, is it possible for me to get admission for Phd

  • amandeep singh

    hi, i just completed my master in chemistry from university of leicester UK. Now i wana to take admission in phd in universities of US. can you suggest me that either i need GRE and TOFEL for this purposes or not.

  • rishi

    hello sir i want to know that if you are a post graduate person then can it reduce duration of ph.d. in US

  • ANIL SHARMA

    DEAR SIR/MADAM,
    I AM COMPLETED MY DEGREE IN ELECTRICAL WITH 65.39%.
    I HAVE ONE YEAR INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE IN ELECTRICAL FIELD.
    I GOT 1150 SCORE IN GRE AND 105 IN TOEFL.

    1..[ PLEASE GIVE ME ADVISE FOR UNIVERSITY IN USA IN WHICH I WILL APPLY FOR PHD.]
    2.. CAN I GET DIRECT ADMISSION IN PHD AFTER MY DEGREE.

    PLEASE REPLY ME I AM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY…. PLEASE ITS MY KINDLY REQUIST……

  • sushil

    Hello
    I have completed my b.tech with 65% in Information technology. Is there any university in USA or CANADA in which i can get admission for M.Tech without GRE.

  • Vinay Babu

    Hi, I am looking for schools abroad for pursuing PhD program related to Petroleum Exploration without GRE/ TOEFL score. Please help me out.

  • suresh

    Hi,

    My GRE is 990 and TOEFL is 86. I had applied for Fall 2009 and all of the universities got rejected. I am planning for Phd in chemistry. I am planning to apply for next Fall. Kindly guide me how to proceed. I am having 2 years of industrial experience from a reputed company and good acads. Upto Bsc 90+ % and in Msc 70%.

    Awaiting for your reply.

    Suresh

    • http://www.happyschoolsblog.com/admission-to-phd-without-gre-or-toefl/?replytocom=17476#respond Seema Mukherjee

      If you like cold weather then you can apply to clarkson university. admission is mostly based on experience. chemistry department is good and chances of getting funding is high. rest you can search online about the program.

  • sandeep

    Great website indeed. A lot of info. Well, I need some help

    seeking Phd admission

    GRE score: 1130 (Q:800 ; V:340 ; AWA:3)

    Toefl 100

    B.Tech complete 7.5 CGPA

    Branch electrical

    2 practical trainings (60 days total)

    1 decent final year project.

    This is what my profile looks like… Is there any chance of me getting admission with full scolarship? (Class rank 39 out of 120)

    Names of a few universities will be helpful.

  • Banwari

    Hello,,,

    I have completed M.Sc in Biotechnology and now preparing for TOEFL & GRE. I have booked my TOEFL slot on 10 Oct. Regarding to higher studies in US i have some inquiries:-

    1- Can I find funding PhD in US university?

    2- How much scholarship they will provide?

    3- How much score I need in TOEFL & GRE( General & Subject)?

    Pls suggest me..

    • http://www.happyschoolsblog.com/admission-to-phd-without-gre-or-toefl/?replytocom=17476#respond Seema Mukherjee

      It depends on which program you are applying to. It is very hard to get the admission into PhD program for international students. If your score is above 1100 there are some schools where you can apply like Texas tech, university of texas- dallas.

  • ravi kumar

    DEAR SIR,

    I have completed M.SC in Biotechnology,and working as a lecturer in deemed university for 5 years.I have attended 2 international conference,presented the poster in international conference.And also i took GRE & TOEFL.but i got only 900 & 60 respectively. I want to know that i will get Ph.d admission in molecular biology/biological science? can you give your valuble suggestion on that?I looking forward your positive reply. Thank you..

    • HSB

      @Ravi – Admission to PhD with 900 and 60 will be tough. But, with your Papers, it might compensate for lower GRE. But, TOEFL you may have to retake.

    • http://www.happyschoolsblog.com/admission-to-phd-without-gre-or-toefl/?replytocom=17476#respond Seema Mukherjee

      Hello

      I don't know what kind of universities you are looking for. But yes there are some universities that don't require GRE score like New Mexico state university, university of wyoming(very small state), University of washington(only few courses like plant pathology). Also i would suggest you to retake the GRE exam.

      • Aneel

        Check Stevens Institute of technology . NO GRE REQUIRED