Program Requirements for Admission

Program Requirements for Admission

Note: In addition to the general prerequisites for admission to the Graduate School, the following is required by this degree program:

Requirements More Information
GPA Applicants must  have earned at least a 3.00 grade-point average in their junior and senior years.
Supporting Materials
  • Two letters of reference attesting to the applicant’s suitability for the program.
  • A writing sample that demonstrates interpretive and analytical skills in the Humanities’ areas of philosophy, literature, history, the visual arts, music, or theatre.
  • A statement explaining reasons for interest in this program. The statement should be one to two pages in length and should address specific academic as well as professional reasons for selecting this program.  Since this is an interdisciplinary program, the letter should describe the  applicant’s intellectual interests in more than one discipline and should be as specific as possible about areas of academic interest.
  • An admissions committee often interviews applicants in person or by telephone.
  • Students applying for assistantships must submit scores from the GRE or similar examination by February 15, for the following Fall semester

Application Deadline

This program has rolling admission, that is, no specific deadline. Note that it may take 4-6 weeks to receive transcripts and process an application. If a student wishes to be considered for an assistantship, the application deadline is February 15 for the following Fall semester.