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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