Admissions Requirements for Master’s and Certificate Programs
The Admissions Review Committee evaluates all aspects of an application, including test scores, undergraduate academic record, professional experience, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.
Once you’ve begun your application, you will receive an email with a login to our applicant portal, where you can track the status of your application and materials.
The following are required for all master’s, certificate, and online programs:
- Online application form
- Application fee (non-refundable): $75
- Your résumé
- A personal statement in which you discuss your professional goals, your academic and/or research interests, and your plans for achieving these goals. Please outline your specific educational, professional, or other experiences that will contribute to your success in the program and in your career. This statement should not exceed 800 words.
- Two letters of recommendation from employers, supervisors, professors, instructors, or others who are able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential (no friends or relatives, please). These references should be able to judge your qualifications necessary for success in graduate coursework, including intellectual and analytical ability, oral and written communication skills, independence, initiative, and drive.
Note: Three letters are required for MAT. Letters are not required for MFA.
- Academic transcripts from all intuitions attended – see Transcript Policy (LINK)
- Demonstrated English language proficiency – see English Language Requirements (LINK)
- Test scores and other program-specific requirements:
- GMAT or GRE scores ARE required for all School of Management programs – see GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy (LINK)
- GMAT or GRE scores are NOT required for other programs.
- GMAT/GRE Codes: GRE: 3279 for all programs | GMAT: Q4X-6X-30 for all programs
NOTE: Certain programs require additional application materials. See below for details.
Additional Application Requirements by Program
Information for International Applicants
Ph.D. Program Requirements
Program-related questions that are not covered here should be addressed directly to the department.
- Online application form
- Application fee (nonrefundable): $75
- Personal statement
Please indicate your reasons for undertaking graduate study, research interests, and the faculty member(s) whose research is of interest to you. Include your current research interests as well as your long-range research, teaching, or other professional objectives. Reference any relevant published articles, books, research, inventions, or other creative work in your discussion.
- Three letters of recommendation are required from academic professionals who have taught or supervised you and can attest to your academic capability.
- Academic transcripts from all intuitions attended
- Demonstrated English language proficiency
- GRE Test scores required for Ph.D. programs in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, and Economics. GRE code: 3279 for all programs. Note: This requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis
- Writing samples are required for Ph.D. Psychology, Ph.D. Geography, Ph.D. in History (Holocaust and Genocide History), and Ph.D. in Genocide Studies. Submissions should include a copy of one or more papers that the applicant has written that are good representations of their interests and the way in which they think and write about them. The applicant should be sole author of at least one of these papers.