Application Guidelines

You have gathered materials and reviewed what you need in Before You Apply. You have identified your program requirements and deadlines. Let’s apply!

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Our secure, online application uses high-grade encryption to protect your information and requires an updated browser with cookies and JavaScript enabled.

Application Requirements

While programs may require additional materials, here are the basic application requirements:

  • Online application
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee
  • One official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Letters of recommendation, as required by the program
  • A personal statement
  • Current test results, as required by the program
  • Supporting materials, as required by the program

During the online application, you will:

  • Create a Community ID and Password
  • Fill in biographical data and residency information
  • Self report any test scores (if required)
  • Provide information on each institution you obtained a degree from
  • Enter the email address for each of your recommenders
  • Type your personal statement (if required)
  • Submit the application
  • Pay the application fee

While applying, you can always save what you have entered and come back later to finish your application.

Submitting Your Application

Once completed, read over your application carefully. Then hit Submit Application to submit your online application. If you have left any information out that is required or is incorrectly entered, you will get a message at the top of page telling you what is missing.

Changing Your Application

Once submitted, online applications may not be altered.  If you need to make a change or correction to your application, send it in writing to the appropriate graduate admissions office.

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Pay the Application Fee

After you submit your application, you will be requested to pay the nonrefundable application fee. We recommend you pay online by credit card or e-Check using our secure, encrypted website.

Making a Payment Later

You can pay the application fee at a later date by logging back into your application portal. Your application will not be reviewed until we have processed your fee payment.


If you are a McNair, Project 1000, GEM, or other scholar, you may be eligible for an application fee waiver. Select your scholar program name from the list under the field labeled Scholarship Program or Consortium in the Financial Information section of the application to confirm your scholar status.


Applicants who are currently serving in the U.S. Military or are Military Veterans who plan to apply for educational benefits under the GI Bill, receive a waiver of the application fee.

Fee Waivers

We normally do not waive fees, but we may defer a fee under extraordinary circumstances. You can request a fee deferral by mailing us a statement of need and supporting evidence of need, such as tax returns or a letter from a financial aid officer from your school.

Request a Fee Waiver

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Applying to More Than One Program

After you have submitted an application, you may apply to another program by logging into your application portal using your Community ID and clicking My Applications in the upper right. You will then see a Create New Application button.

You will need to pay a separate fee and may need to provide supporting credentials for the new program you are applying to. If you have sealed recommendations or other paper credentials that you cannot submit electronically, you may send them in one envelope, but clearly mark each set of credentials with the program name.

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