Admission Criteria

Admission will be based on consideration of the following:

  1. Official GRE score: suggested minimum of 152 verbal (480, old exam), 147 Quantitative (580, old exam) and 3.0 analytical writing, sent to the university by ETS.
  2. Grade point average (GPA) for the last 60 units: minimum 2.75
  3. TOEFL score: for those required to take this exam, score of 80 (internet-based exam).
  4. Official college transcript verifying completion of prerequisite courses and conferral of the bachelor's degree
  5. Three letters of reference
  6. Statement of research interest

Identification of a potential area of specialization for thesis research is highly encouraged.

Applicants are encouraged to communicate with the professor most closely associated with their area of focus:


or contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Sharon Benes ( regarding potential research areas.

To begin the application process, visit