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Application Process

All materials should be submitted on-line through the The Graduate School's Online Application System. A completed application consists of:


Deadlines and Important Information

Students wishing to pursue the PhD degree: If you wish to pursue the PhD degree, you should apply directly to the PhD program. The Master’s program is not an intermediate step in that path. PhD applicants are only admitted in the Fall semester. Complete applications received by December 15 will receive highest priority for admission and financial aid. Applications received later than February 15 will rarely have an opportunity to be considered.

Students wishing to obtain a Master’s degree (not as a route to the PhD):

  1. Applicants to the Master’s degree are only admitted in the Summer session, which begins in late May. The summer session courses are offered online, so that students would not be required to attend classes on campus until Fall.
  2. Applicants may also start in the Fall. This is often the best choice for international students.

Priority is given to applications received by January 15. The final deadline is March 25. No offers of financial support are provided to Master's students.

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