A6: Yes. It is required that you take the GRE, and we can only consider your application with these scores. Stanford is a highly selective university and we expect that all graduate students will be able to demonstrate academic excellence prior to admission. Therefore, as a practical matter, our students typically score in the upper 10%-20% on standardized tests. However, we do not have a specific GRE/GPA requirement for admission, and during the admissions process, the committee casts a wide net, considering your overall academic preparedness; your career and life experience; and how your interests relate to the current themes of the program.