Admissions Admissions Procedures Students are only accepted for Fall semester (no Spring admission). The Program is fully funded with tuition fellowship, competitive stipend and health insurance. Admission to the program is on a competitive basis with 10-15 new students matriculating each year. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a mandatory requirement. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a mandatory requirement of applicants whose primary language is not English, the Test of Spoken English (TSE) is highly recommended. Decisions are made by an Admissions Committee after review of applications and personal or phone interview. The $60 application fee will be automatically waived for Ph.D. applications submitted by December 1. Applications submitted December 1 – January 1 will be charged the application fee. Application fee waivers will be considered upon request by contacting Melissa Vera firstname.lastname@example.org.