How to Apply

We look forward to receiving your application. Please note that all application materials are due by December 1st. We admit students for the fall semester only.

All applicants (domestic and international) must submit the following:

Complete Graduate College Online Application  [Departmental Code: 10KS0344PhD]

Application Fee

Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

Academic Statement which answers the following questions (1,000 words max): 

  • How has your academic background, including any training, research, or other educational experiences, prepared you for graduate study?
  • What are your intellectual interests, and what scholarly questions are you interested in exploring in graduate study?
  • Are there any specific faculty members whose research interests align with your own with whom you would like to work?
  • How will our program help you achieve your academic and professional goals?

Copies of Academic Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. 

Three Recommendations Letters 

International applicants have additional requirements:
  • Proof of English proficiency (More information can be found at the Graduate College’s website:
  • English Translations of all non-English Transcripts
  • Certificate of Degree (including English Translations)
  • Declaration and Certification of Finances
  • International Student Verification Form (processed within Apply Yourself)