Departmental Requirements

Deadline: December 1
We admit for Fall term only.
The application opens September 1 for the following year's fall term.

All Graduate Applicants (Domestic & International)


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)

Note: These required items must be received by the December 1st deadline.

Please refer to the Graduate College Online Application page for the most up-to-date information.