Preprint Communication Version 1 Preserved in Portico This version is not peer-reviewed

The GRE in Public Health Admissions: Barriers, Waivers, and Moving Forward

Version 1 : Received: 24 September 2020 / Approved: 25 September 2020 / Online: 25 September 2020 (04:50:08 CEST)

A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists.

Journal reference: Front. Public Health 2020, 8, 609599
DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.609599


In the wake of COVID-19, there is an urgent need for a diverse public health work force to address problems presented or exacerbated by the global pandemic. Educational programs that create our work force both train and shape the makeup of access through graduate applications. The Graduate Record Exam has a number of standing issues, with additional barriers created by the pandemic. We trace the GRE waiver movement over several years, focusing on the gradual adoption in CEPH accredited programs and the rapid expansion of temporary waivers as a response to testing access. Going forward, we need to consider gaps in waivers during the pandemic and how this data can be used to shape our future use of the GRE.


GRE; graduate applications; Graduate Record Exam; waiver; grad applications

Comments (0)

We encourage comments and feedback from a broad range of readers. See criteria for comments and our diversity statement.

Leave a public comment
Send a private comment to the author(s)
Views 0
Downloads 0
Comments 0
Metrics 0

Notify me about updates to this article or when a peer-reviewed version is published.

We use cookies on our website to ensure you get the best experience.
Read more about our cookies here.