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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General test is no longer required by DBBS Programs, however it is optional for some. Please refer to the individual program web page ( to see if GRE scores may be optionally submitted.  If so, scores must be from tests taken in the last five years.

ETS Institution Code - 6929

English Language Proficiency Exams:

Proficiency in English is required of all applicants. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency and are required to provide an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Duolingo. Only scores from tests taken within the last two years will be accepted.  If you have not taken the test, please enter the date you plan to take the test.  Your application can be reviewed with your self-reported scores. Scores must be from tests taken within the last two years. Request TOEFL score reports to be sent to Institution code 6929. IELTS or Duolingo scores will need to be mailed to DBBS PhD Admissions, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, MSC 8226-04-13, St. Louis, MO 63110.

The English proficiency testing requirement may be waived for applicants who meet any of the below criteria: 

•    You have completed an undergraduate or master’s degree in the U.S. and completed the entire program while in the U.S.

•    Is a citizen of Australia, Cameroon, Commonwealth Caribbean nations, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Uganda, the United Kingdom, or Zimbabwe.

•    Has completed a minimum of three years of documented study in a university-level academic program in the United States or one of the countries listed above.

•    Has completed a minimum of three years of documented study in an English-medium academic program in Canada, Hong Kong, or South Africa.

Please note that the English proficiency testing requirement is only waived for immigration if criteria in bullets above are met.


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Last modified at 9/1/2021 3:01 PM by Andrew Richards