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A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students. Content on this page is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official course descriptions/degree requirements/admission standards/program learning outcomes/etc. are published on the Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog site Graduate Catalog site. Updated October 2023

Admission Requirements

Admission to the PhD and Masters (MS & MEngr) Programs is based on:

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admission requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. Applicants are required to have earned at least a baccalaureate degree or master’s degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree or master’s degree by the International Admissions office.
  3.  An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
  4. Official transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts may be submitted during review process)
  5. A statement of purpose (no more than 2 pages) outlining educational and professional background, description of research interest, motivation, aptitudes, professional interests and career goals.
  6. A current CV or resume.
  7. TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international students).
  8. Three letters of recommendation.