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Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Department Requirements

graduate school of arts and sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences requires all degree candidates to submit the following:

Also, each academic department has additional requirements shown below.

All materials are due by the deadline.

Biology

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • MST
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2

Chemistry

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • MST
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • GRE Subject Test in Chemistry recommended
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D.- January 2

Classics

Programs Offered
  • Latin: MA, MAT
  • Greek: MA
  • Latin and Greek: MA
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test recommended
  • at least 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample recommended
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • MA - February 1

Economics

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2

English

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • MA
  • MAT
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation; Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2
  • MA - February 1

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Programs Offered
  • Geology: MS, MS/MBA, MST
  • Geophysics: MS, MS/MBA, MST
  • Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • MA - February 1

History

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • MA
  • MAT
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2
  • MA - February 1

Mathematics

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • GRE Subject Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Detailed Description of Advanced Mathematics Coursework Taken
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 28

Philosophy

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • MA
  • Philosophy and Theology: MA (Apply through Theology)
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2
  • MA - February 1
  • PHI/THEO MA- March 1

Physics

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • MST
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • GRE Subject Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2

Political Science

Programs Offered
  • Political Theory: Ph.D. MA
  • American Politics: Ph.D., MA
  • Comparative Politics: Ph.D., MA
  • International Relations: Ph.D., MA
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2
  • MA - February 1

Psychology

Programs Offered
  • Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience: Ph.D., MA
  • Behavioral Neuroscience: Ph.D., MA
  • Developmental: Ph.D., MA
  • Social Personality: Ph.D., MA
  • Quantitative Psychology: Ph.D., MA
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended (either Psychology or Biology exam)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - December 15
  • MA - February 1

Romance Languages and Literatures

Programs Offered
  • Italian: MA
  • French: MA, MA/MBA
  • Hispanic Studies: MA, MA/MBA
Additional Requirements
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing sample (preferably an analysis of a literary text) in target language
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • MA - February 1

Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures

Programs Offered
  • Linguistics: MA, MA/MBA, MA/JD
  • Russian: MA, MA/MBA, MA/JD, MAT
  • Slavic Studies: MA, MA/MBA, MA/JD
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test strongly recommended
  • At least 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample highly recommended
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • MA - February 1

Sociology

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • MA
  • Ph.D./MBA
  • MA/MBA
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample of no more than 20 pages
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2
  • MA - February 1

Theology

Programs Offered
  • Historical Theology/History of Christianity: Ph.D.
  • Systematic Theology: Ph.D.
  • Comparative Theology: Ph.D.
  • Biblical Studies: Ph.D.
  • Theological Ethics: Ph.D.
  • Philosophy and Theology: MA
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample of no more than 25 pages
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2
  • PHI/THEO MA- March 1