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Application Information

Qualified undergraduate students are encouraged to apply directly to the Ph.D. program. A master's degree is not required to apply to the Ph.D. program, and admission to the master's degree program does not guarantee future admission to the Ph.D. program.

The application deadline for fall admission is February 1. For Spring semester admission, the application deadline is November 1. Applicants should be advised that admissions for the Spring semester are limited. 

The application must be submitted electronically to the Graduate School..

Submitting Your Application

Unofficial transcripts, recommenders (at least three), the curriculum vitae, the statement of intent must be submitted electronically through ApplyYourself. Please note: All materials received by mail will be discarded. Within 24 hours, you will receive a confirmation email listing the materials that you have uploaded, and both you and the department will be able to see the application materials through the online application website.

The following items must be submitted electronically by the applicant:

1. Unofficial transcripts
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of intent
4. Materials related to the applicant's history regarding dismissal, probation, or suspension from school, or criminal conviction

These items may be submitted electronically by the applicant:

1. Unofficial copies of test scores. (Ultimately, official test scores supplied by the testing institution are required for all applicants.)

These items must be submitted electronically by the recommenders:

Letters of recommendation. (Recommenders are added by the student; recommenders will upload the letters.)

The GRE general test is required, but the subject test is not. There is no minimum score. (For a list of institution and department codes, see the following link:

The TOEFL is required for international students. If you're taking the TOEFL CBT the minimum score is 250. If it is available in your country and you are taking the TOEFL IBT, then the minimum score is a total of 80 points, with a minimum of 23 on the Speaking section. Individual departments may require higher scores, and these IBT minimums are subject to change.

Note: The Graduate School will waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement for international students who spent a minimum of two years at an academic institution whose primary language of instruction was English. If that is not obvious, a letter from the Registrar’s Office (or the office responsible for academic records) confirming English as the language of instruction is required.

Additional information regarding admission requirements can be found by visiting the Graduate School website.

The Graduate School offers financial aid to qualified students in the form of tuition scholarships and a monthly stipend. Financial aid decisions are made based on the normal application materials, and no additional application is needed for financial aid.

Updated 06/15