Admission to the Program
All students must apply online through the university graduate admissions office. You will not need to send any information to our department. The program accepts two to four students per year.
|Priority Application Deadline||December 31|
|Final Application Deadline||May 1st|
|Average undergraduate GPA||3.6|
|Usual Program Duration||4 years|
Recent Placements: Clemson University, Florida State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Arkansas, University of Pittsburgh
Applications for international students be received by February 1.
Students accepted into the program are granted assistantships with $24,000 stipends and full tuition waiver. The tuition waiver does not cover some university fees, which amount to approximately $800 per semester.
Assistantships require students to either work 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters as a research assistant or to teach two sections of a class per semester. Students typically teach during one or two semesters while in the program. Consistent with the program’s emphasis on developing the student’s research skills, we strive to have candidates spend most of their time in the program working as a research assistant.