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For the fall semester, applications submitted on or before December 15 are guaranteed full consideration and decisions will be sent out no later than February 1. Applications completed after December 15 may be considered, as circumstances warrant.
For spring semester (MA only), the application deadline is October 15, and decisions will be sent out no later than November 15.
As of February 1, 2019, we are no longer considering applications for Fall 2019. Due to a large incoming class for Fall 2019, we are unable to accept any applications for new students entering in Spring 2020, so the next application deadline is December 15, 2019, to start in Fall 2020 (MA or PhD).
Applications will not be read by the admissions committee until all materials are received, though applicants may self-report GRE scores so that their applications can be considered unofficially. Offers of admission cannot be made until the arrival of the official score report.
Please contact us if you experience any technical difficulties that delay submitting your application.
While the graduate program has no set requirements for GRE scores and GPA, as a general rule those admitted to the program are among the highest achievers in both categories. In order to offer some guidance, the median scores of those admitted are provided below. It is emphasized that these are median scores, not minimum scores-in other words, half of those admitted stood below these numbers and half stood above. The GRE and GPA, while critical, are not determinative; an applicant’s letters of recommendation also weigh heavily, as do the personal statement, writing sample, and other relevant history. While the entire GRE score is considered, the verbal portion of the GRE is given, by far, the greatest weight.