Frequently Asked Questions

The application fee is set by the Graduate School and cannot be waived. If you do not pay the fee at the time that you apply, your file will be held inactive.

Our program is full-time and in-person only. The nature of a doctoral program, with its focus on research and academic placement, requires the student to work closely with faculty. Part-time or distance learning programs do not provide these close connections.

Yes, we require either GMAT or GRE scores for all applicants. Scores must be less than five years old.

You may check on the status of your application at the Graduate School through the online application system. The PhD office will notify you by email regarding your application status soon after we receive and process your application. If you have not heard from us within one month after submitting your application, please contact us.

There is no separate application form for financial aid. Each student admitted to our program typically receives full funding. This consists of a minimum $23,000 per year stipend (combination of fellowship, research assistantship, and teaching assistantship), full tuition waiver, low-cost student health insurance, and a $1,200–$1,500 research and teaching supplement. Students making good progress may also receive an additional $5,000 summer research fellowship.

As a full-time program, it typically requires 4-6 years to complete.

We make admission decisions on a rolling basis starting in late January. We make the majority of admission decisions in February and March. Admissions should be finished by the April 15 national deadline.

The Graduate School issues official written notification of all admission or rejection decisions. Prior to this, however, you may hear of the decision from the faculty coordinator in the area to which you applied. Status of your application can be learned from the appropriate area coordinator. Please do not call the Graduate School or the PhD office, as no decisions will be provided over the phone.