Application Information

All applications are submitted online through the Graduate School at the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences admissions office.


Jan 2

For admission in September of that same year

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Application Requirements

Application Forms

You must submit a completed application.

Application Fee

$75 Application fee.

The application fee is waived for current BC students, McNair Scholars, IRT participants, active JVC members, Americorps volunteers, Teach for America corps members, and active duty military. Current undergraduate applicants, for whom the fee would constitute a serious hardship, may request a waiver.

Standardized Tests

The GRE General Test and Physics Subject Test are recommended but not required. Submitting GRE scores may be advantageous in many situations by providing additional information that is not delivered by other application materials.


Transcripts of all previous academic work.


Three letters of recommendation are required. 


Applicants whose first language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. This requirement is waived for those whose highest degree is from an English speaking country.

Statement of Purpose

Describe why you are pursuing this degree and how it aligns with your interests and goals.