How to Apply



The online application is accessed via the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  We recommend that you complete your application well in advance of the deadline to avoid uploading problems.

Applications require scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE General Test), letters of recommendation, and official transcripts.  Applicants whose native language is not English, and who have not received a bachelor's degree from an English-language institution, must meet minimum score requirements on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Our Institution Code is 3451.  GRE tests should be taken no later than October.


Before beginning your application, please visit the DMS Admissions page to learn more about the application process. International students should also read the Information for International Applicants.


Applicants who are invited for on-campus interviews are notified late December.  Interviews generally occur in late January as part of a series of activities beginning on a Thursday evening and ending the following Sunday.  Travel and hotel expenses for this visit are covered by the SHBT Program.  Invited applicants should make every effort to attend the interview weekend, but those who are unable to do so should inquire about other arrangements.  Students living abroad may be interviewed via teleconference.


Please be aware the admission is competitive and that the class size is limited.  Applicants who have not received an invitation to interview by January 1 should expect to receive a letter from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, regretfully informing them that they have not been accepted.  These letters are generally sent in March.