How to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2024 is 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2023.


All application materials should be submitted electronically via the online admissions system by 11:59 pm CST on December 31.



We offer five years of financial aid to all PhD students in the form of teaching assistantships, instructor positions, and fellowships. In rare instances, MA applications are considered for individuals with professional goals in other fields, but there is no accompanying financial aid.

To apply, follow the instructions in the online admissions system and submit:

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • Writing sample
  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (official transcripts are requested once you are admitted) 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • International applicants (and domestic applicants whose native language is not English) are required to provide proof of English language proficiency as a condition of admission. Consult the English Language Proficiency Policy and follow the instructions in the application portal carefully. 
  • Application fee
  • Note: GRE scores are not required and will not be considered