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Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree or the equivalent before beginning graduate study. Applicants who already possess a Ph.D. degree will not be considered for a second Ph.D. degree. Transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, and the applicant's statement of purpose are all required components of the application and are all carefully and equally weighed during the evaluation process. GRE scores (subject and general) are strongly recommended and in some academic options are required. Applicants whose native language is not English and those who have had no formal instruction in English will be required to take a test to evaluate English proficiency.  Please refer to "Required Tests" for a list of the GRE reporting requirements and the English proficiency exams currently accepted.  The admissions committee may also consider research papers, publications and other original work. 

  • Application Checklist 
  • Application Deadlines
  • Application Instructions
  • Required Tests  Applicants who are required to submit test scores should include self-reported scores on the application form, if available, and request official score reports from ETS.  The official scores will be used to verify the self-reported scores.  For applicants who have taken more than one test, the most recent scores will be displayed. Note:  We recognize scores from tests taken within the last five years. However, ETS will only officially report scores from tests taken within the last two years.  For tests taken more than two years ago, applicants should also send official copies of score reports as we do not accept self-reported scores as the sole submission for older test dates.  There are no minimum score requirements. 
  • Supplemental Documents 
  • Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation