You're sure to have questions as you explore graduate programs within the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences. Below are answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions. For more information, please feel free to contact us.
The 2020-2021 rate per credit hour is $1,768.
There is a non-refundable $75 fee for each application you submit to MCGS.
The application fee is not usually waived; however, the Graduate School will consider waiver requests meeting specific criteria. Full details regarding the application fee waiver process, requirements and procedure may be found within the Application Fee tab. An application fee or approved application fee waiver is required to complete your application.
Yes. Separate applications and requirements must be submitted for each. Official test scores and transcripts may be shared among files. Please contact the MCGS Admissions Office with questions regarding multiple applications.
A new application form and revised materials must be submitted. Please contact the admissions office to inquire about official test score and/or specific document receipt and reuse.
Degree-granting programs generally offer admission starting in fall terms, only. Non-degree course options are available in fall, spring and summer terms.
You do not necessarily need a master's degree to enter into a Ph.D program; however, the faculty will look for the proper coursework, experience, and maturity when admitting applicants into a Ph.D program.
To be considered, your completed application must be submitted to the Graduate School by the appropriate deadline.
Request that the transcripts be sent directly to our Admissions Office. Official transcripts sent when applying will be kept on file.
Transcripts are required from each post-secondary institution attended, including transcripts containing non-degree coursework and, if applicable, transcripts from a study-abroad program.
You must send both, the official transcript in the foreign language and a certified English translation of the transcript. Unofficial copies are acceptable for review purposes during the application process, but you must submit an official copy following matriculation.
Yes. If your supplemental materials arrive at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences before you have submitted your application form, we will keep them on file and match to your application once submitted. Please allow at least one standard business day for hard copy items to be processed and reflected as received once your application form is submitted.
No, GSAS maintains a self-managed application process. Applicants may monitor receipt of application requirements through their application status page.
Ideally, letters of recommendation should come from academic sources. If, however, there is no one who can write an academic recommendation on your behalf, you may seek one from an employer. The faculty review committee is primarily interested in your intellectual abilities and potential for success in graduate study.
Please alert the Admissions Office of your name change. This would also apply if your name is different on previous collegiate transcripts. You will need to submit documentation proving the name change.
Please allow for standard processing time of up to one week from the date scores are sent from ETS until receipt is reflected within submitted application form status pages. To avoid delays, ensure our school code (3083) is correctly designated and that names match as entered on score reports and application forms.
TOEFL scores are only valid for two years.
Each department sets its own timeline for admissions review. Official notification from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office will be sent via e-mail before the reply-by deadlines of April 15 and May 31 for Ph.D. and Master's files, respectively.