Areas of Study

You are encouraged to check the status of your application anytime during the process to find out whether we have received all the necessary documentation including your test results, recommendation letters, and transcripts.

Application Status

Log into the Self-Service Center and click on the Applications tab. You will see a summary button for your application(s). Clicking on an application summary button will show you a list of requirements. Making sure your application is complete before the deadline is your responsibility.

Applications Process

Your application is held in the Graduate Admissions Office until it is complete. Remember to follow-up with your college Registrar’s Office for official transcripts, and check with the people who are writing your letters of recommendation, so that materials are submitted in a timely manner.

Upon completion, the application will be fully reviewed by the faculty in the department/program you applied to.

Application Requirements

Admission Decision

Individual committees within your program make admissions recommendations and this process often takes time. We understand that you want your decision as soon as possible, especially if you are considering offers from other schools. If you know your application is complete and you have not received a fall decision by summer, you should contact the Graduate Admissions Office.

The department will make a detailed review and an initial recommendation to admit. However, only a written notice from the Dean of the Graduate School constitutes an offer of admission, not correspondence with the department or with an individual faculty member. Applicants who are not offered admission will also be notified by the Dean as decisions are made.

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