Frequently Asked Questions


Are GRE and TOEFL scores required?

Yes. We require the official test scores. Please do not send copies.

  • General GRE Test (all applicants)
  • TOEFL—Test of English as a Foreign Language (all foreign applicants whose native language is not English)


Are there minimum requirements for admission?

GRE—We do not have a set minimum, but the higher the score the better.

TOEFL—Recommended TOEFL score of at least 79 iBT.


How do I apply for financial aid? 

All applicants are automatically considered for financial support. All supported students receive a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (which requires teaching a class) or a Graduate Research Assistantship. The award consists of full tuition and a stipend to assist with living expenses. 


How is it decided who receives financial aid? 

The Graduate Committee determines who to admit and support based on academic qualifications, GRE and TOEFL scores, letter of recommendation, and the statement of purpose. Prior research and teaching experience also strengthens an application.


When is the application deadline?

February 15th, for fall admission.


How many reference letters do I need?

Three letters of recommendation.