Graduate Application FAQs

Our application is conveniently available online via the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences website.  When creating your account, please be sure to use a permanent, non-school related email address. You will be contacted through the email address you use to create the account, and correspondence may occur after your access to a school-related email account is disabled.

January 5, 2018 for Fall admission (MA & PhD)

October 15, 2017 for Spring admission (MA only, no aid available)



For required application materials, see our most recent graduate admissions document, which can be found online here.
For background course requirements, see the our most recent Graduate Student Handbook, which can be found online here.


To learn more about funding availability, see our most recent graduate admissions document, which can be found online here.


While interviews are not required, they are recommended, particularly for applicants to the PhD program. Doctoral applicants planning to visit the campus should contact the specialist in the proposed field of study to arrange an interview. Those applicants, as well as applicants to the MA program, should contact Professor Jonathan Ribner if planning to visit the campus. The program does not provide campus tours.


All graduate admissions and funding questions should be directed to Professor Jonathan Ribner.