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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.
  • 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
  • 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. - February 1

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 28

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. - March 1

Philosophy

Programs Offered
  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • Philosophy and Theology: 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
  • PHI/THEO M.A. - 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 and Cognitive Neuroscience: Ph.D., M.A.
  • Behavioral Neuroscience: Ph.D., M.A.
  • Developmental: Ph.D., M.A.
  • Social Personality: Ph.D., M.A.
  • 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 (preferably an analysis of a literary text) in target language
  • 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
  • PHI/THEO M.A. - February 1