All applications are submitted through the Graduate School. The Graduate School websiteprovides complete information on the application requirements and a link to apply online. The application deadline for all students is December 1 of the preceding academic year.
Admission is highly competitive, as the Department can only accept a fraction of its applicants. An admission committee selects a long list of deserving candidates, whose applications are then reviewed and ranked by the entire faculty. The selection is based on academic records, intellectual promise, and fit with the expertise of EAS faculty. We enroll domestic and international students from both B.A. and M.A. programs.
The Graduate School notifies admitted students in late February or early March.
Students are admitted directly to the Ph.D. program. Students leaving the University without completing the program may still be awarded the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree if they satisfactorily completed all pre-General Examination coursework, including language requirements, and at least two graduate seminar research papers involving substantial use of original sources.