Students interested in earning a PhD should apply only to the PhD program, and not also to the Masters Program.  The Masters Program is for students who intend to complete their studies with an MS degree, and has different criteria for admission.  After initiating an application online, candidates will receive an email message with information about how to check the status of their application.

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  • Deadline

    The deadline for fall 2014 admission is January 15 (PhD) and February 15 (MS). All the application materials (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) must arrive before the deadline. Students should initiate their application several weeks ahead of these deadlines in order to insure that all materials are received on time.

    Application Fee

    There is NO application fee.

    Required Materials

    There is no specific minimum threshold on GRE/TOEFL scores. The admission decision is made based on the overall application package.

    Selection Process

    Selection of students for admission is a two-stage process.  In the first stage, we select a group of applicants for interviews.  Applicants residing in the US are invited to visit the department for a specified three days in early March.  Candidates will be interviewed by faculty and current graduate students, learn more about our research, and enjoy social events for an exposure to the department's culture.  The department pays for transportation and lodging as will be detailed in the invitations.   Students residing outside of the US will be interviewed by telephone by both faculty and current graduate students.  In the second stage of admissions, a selected set of the interviewed students is offered admission on a rolling basis until the incoming class is filled.