Admissions Standards

The Graduate Division invites applications from prospective students with outstanding academic records who appear to have the highest potential to succeed in their intended graduate program of study and who are likely to make substantial contributions to their fields of study.  All applicants must meet Graduate Division admissions standards and documentation requirements.  Many academic departments have additional requirements, including the GRE, TOEFL score minimums, GPA minimums and other documentation specific to the graduate field of study.  Please check the information provided by the department for these additional requirements.

To be eligible, an applicant must hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education. At minimum, the applicant needs to demonstrate above average academic performance (B average, usually a 3.0 on a 1.0-4.0 scale) for undergraduate course work and for any post-baccalaureate or graduate course work. Because the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, admission is competitive.  Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission.