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Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department Requirements

the graduate school of the morrissey college of arts and sciences

The Graduate School of the Morrissey College 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.
  • M.S.T.
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.
  • M.S.T.
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: M.A., M.A.T.
  • Greek: M.A.
  • Latin and Greek: M.A.
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test recommended
  • at least 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample recommended
  • Detailed description of advanced Greek/Latin courses and authors/works read
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • M.A. - 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.
  • M.A.
  • M.A.T.
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
  • M.A. - February 1

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Programs Offered
  • Geology: M.S., M.S./M.B.A., M.S.T.
  • Geophysics: M.S., M.S./M.B.A., M.S.T.
  • Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • M.A. - January 10

History

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • M.A.T.
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2
  • M.A. - 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 20

Middle Eastern Studies

Programs Offered
  • M.A.
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • M.A. - February 1

Philosophy

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • M.A. Philosophy and Theology (joint program)
Additional Requirements
  • GRE General Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
Deadline
  • Ph.D. - January 2
  • M.A. - February 1
  • M.A. Philosophy and Theology (joint program) - February 1

Physics

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

Psychology

Programs Offered
  • Cognitive Neuroscience: Ph.D., M.A.
  • Behavioral Neuroscience: Ph.D., M.A.
  • Developmental and Child Psychology: Ph.D., M.A.
  • Social Psychology: Ph.D., M.A.
  • Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology: Ph.D., M.A.
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
  • M.A. - February 1

Romance Languages and Literatures

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

Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures

Programs Offered
  • Linguistics: M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A./J.D.
  • Russian: M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A./J.D., M.A.T.
  • Slavic Studies: M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A./J.D.
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
  • M.A. - February 1

Sociology

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • Ph.D./M.B.A.
  • M.A./M.B.A.
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
  • M.A. - 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: M.A.
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
  • M.A. Philosophy and Theology (joint program) - February 1