Complete Application Information
Graduate Program Application Deadlines
Master's Program February 15 for fall admission
Doctoral Program January 1 for fall admission
Both programs admit once per year for fall admission.
Students interested in the master's program and interested in part time study may make a request to begin in spring if they wish. Contact the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Additional Graduate School Admissions Resources
Factors Considered in Admission
- Academic performance in previous
undergraduate (final 60 credits) and graduate study
- Relevance of prior study
- Reasons for pursuing the degree
- Letters of reference (minimum
of three from former professors and supervisors),
- Results of the Graduate Record
Examination and/or the Miller Analogies Test (required for doctoral program only)
- Personal interview (as requested)
The faculty is
particularly interested in the recruitment of women, people of color, and people with
Students beginning the Ph.D. program are admitted to “advanced graduate study.”
admission to “doctoral study” occurs after the equivalent of one or two semesters of full time study in the program based on performance during advanced graduate
study, completion of any master’s level deficiencies, a written plan for doctoral study,
writing sample, and recommendations from three faculty members.
“doctoral candidacy” occurs after satisfactory completion of all required coursework and
all four parts of the Ph.D. preliminary examination. Upon admission to doctoral
candidacy, the student is eligible to submit a formal proposal for the dissertation.