Application Forms


The Graduate Catalog describes prerequisites that must be met for application to the PhD program. Interested persons should note the minimum requirements for master's degree, grade point average, and GRE verbal and analytical writing scores before submitting application materials.

The application deadline for the Fall 2023 semester is Wednesday, February 1, 2023. All application materials and official GRE scores are required for qualified applicants to be considered for entrance. 

Supplemental Application Materials 

For the online application you will need to complete the following items linked below.

Don't worry -- the online application will provide these forms for you as well and you'll upload them to your application portal. For further information or assistance, please contact us at

ThM Application Materials

Students who hold a master's degree but need no more than one year of additional leveling courses may apply for PhD preresidency by selecting this option on the application form. PhD preresidents can request scholarships and campus housing with no minimum hour requirement. The master's-level paper and GRE scores are not required for application to the preresidency program.

Applicants for preresidency with a GPA of less than 3.26 must demonstrate potential for research doctoral studies through a combined score of "0" or higher on the three components of the PhD Likert table (GPA,GRE Verbal, and GRE Writing score).

To be considered for the residency stage of the PhD program, preresidents must submit all remaining application items by the February 1 or September 1 PhD application deadline of their final semester of leveling. Applicants must meet the minimum Likert score requirements (GPA and GRE) as listed in the Graduate Catalog. Acceptance into the preresidency program does not guarantee acceptance into the PhD program.


Each applicant also must complete a Criminal Background Check by following the link below, and results must be available before the Doctoral Admissions Committee can consider the applicant. The background check fee is payable online to CastleBranch. 

See the Doctoral Fellowship Program page for information on applying for a four-year fellowship.

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