Graduate FAQ Categories:
Who can I send questions to?
All questions regarding the graduate program should be directed to Graduate Services.
Where should I send my application materials?
All application materials should be submitted on-line at the
The Graduate School's Online Application System.
- Do I need to submit all
materials at once?
Materials can be added to the application on different days until the application has been submitted. After the application is submitted materials can not be added.
- What is the checklist of all
materials that need to be submitted?
- Can the application fee be
Domestic applicants who have participated in certain programs are eligible for the graduate school to pay the application fee. A list of such programs is included on the application form and applicants should indicate the appropriate programs.
- How will I know if all of my
application materials have been received?
Use the Apply Yourself website to check
the status of your application. Please note it may take up 3 weeks for submitted materials to be marked as "complete".
- When are applications due?
For application deadlines, see Application Information.
- How many official copies of
the transcript are required?
One unofficial transcript from each previous institution should be submitted on-line. If you are admitted and enroll, official final transcripts will be required.
- Should I contact individual faculty members about
admission to the program?
While applicants are welcome to contact individual faculty members about their research,
it is not part of the admissions process. Admissions are decided by a departmental
committee, chaired by the admissions director.
- Can my letter writers send a hard copy letter of recommendation?
Letters of recommendations should be submitted on-line.
- When should I expect to hear
about admission and financial support?
We typically begin making offers in February and continue through
April. We contact applicants as soon as decisions are made and are not able to respond to all queries regarding admissions decisions.
- What is the minimum GPA
3.0, though most admitted students have GPAs higher than this, particularly in mathematics and statistics courses. Applicants are competing with the current applicant pool; historic averages are not published.
- If I already have a PhD, can
I apply to your program?
It depends on the previous PhD, your other qualifications and whether
you are requesting financial aid.