Applying to the Graduate Program

The PhD application deadline for fall-semester enrollment is December 15th. Applications should be submitted by this date to receive full consideration for support from the Department. However, early submission is encouraged, as the Department’s application review process begins in early December. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Before you submit your official online application, we are happy to answer any questions regarding the application process or your qualifications as they fit within our selection criteria. Contact Kelly Jackson at or email:, for help with this or other application issues.