Doctoral Admission Information
Students desiring acceptance into a doctoral program must meet the general requirements for admission to Graduate Studies: have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale, or a 3.00 on the last 60 undergraduate hours, or a 3.40 for a master’s degree and work beyond the master’s level; and must meet all departmental requirements, such as GRE, letters of recommendation, interviews, portfolio, etc.
Students need to submit all official transcripts, official GRE scores, a statement of goals form, and reference forms (from at least four persons, two of whom should hold doctoral degrees). Students will be responsible for seeing that completed reference forms are submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. The statement of goals from and references forms are available online.
Individual departments may establish additional requirements for admission to a specific degree program. Applicants will be required to fulfill any additional requirements established by the major department.
Applications of students who have met the requirements listed above will be forwarded to the major department. The department will review each application and make a recommendation regarding admission status to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research who will send written notice of the admission decision to the applicant.
A student is either granted or denied full admission. There is no provisional or probationary admission status.
A doctoral student who has not enrolled for 5 calendar years must apply for readmission under current admission standards for doctoral programs.
Some departments have specific dates for the departmental review of applications. Please contact your department for specific deadline dates.
Doctoral Degree Coordinator