GRE & GRE Subjects

GRE & GRE Subjects

GRE Subjects Administration on CSUDH Campus

In accordance with the order of the Governor of California and the university’s COVID-19 response, all in-person events on campus, including the administration of the Graduate Records Examinations (GRE) Subjects examination, are canceled until further notice. No new in-person events should be planned until further notice.

CSUDH Admissions

The GRE is currently accepted by the following CSUDH graduate programs:

  • MS, Computer Science
  • MS Health Science, Orthotic & Prosthetic Program
  • MS, Occupational Therapy
  • MA, Psychology

CSUDH Test Code: 4098- Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, (Carson)

GRE General Test        


The GRE General Test measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all. The GRE General Test consist of these three test sections: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.

Analytical Writing

The Analytical Writing section measures your ability to:

  • articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
  • support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
  • examine claims and accompanying evidence
  • sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
  • control the elements of standard written English

Verbal Reasoning

The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to:

  • analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author's intent
  • select important points; distinguish major from minor or irrelevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text
  • understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts

Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to:

  • understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information
  • solve problems using mathematical models
  • apply basic skills and elementary concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
  • The Quantitative Reasoning section includes an on-screen calculator.


How to Register for the GRE® General Test

GRE Subjects


The GRE® Subject Tests are achievement tests that measure your knowledge of a particular field of study. Each Subject Test is intended for students who have an undergraduate major or extensive background in one of these six disciplines:

Note: The GRE Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Test was discontinued in December 2016. Scores will continue to be reportable per GRE score reporting policy


How to Register for a GRE® Subject Test

GRE Contact Information

EmailSubmit Questions and Comments to the GRE Program

Fax: 1-610-290-8975

Phone: 1-609-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373 (toll free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada) Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. ET (except for U.S. holidays)

GRE Subjects at CSUDH
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The Library East Walkway is located in the center of campus between the Leo F. Cain Library and Natural Sciences and Mathematics Building (NSM).


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