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 up to two students per year.
|Priority Application Deadline||October 31|
|Final Application Deadline||May 1st|
|Average undergraduate GPA||3.6|
|Usual Program Duration||4 years|
Prior Student Placements: Emory University, Florida State University, Georgia State University, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, Oklahoma State University, University of Arkansas, University of Massachusetts, University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech
Applications for international students must be received by October 15.
Students accepted into the program are granted assistantships with stipends of at least $24,000 and a 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.