How to Apply

Application steps

  1. Before you apply:
  2. Complete the application form online.
  • We will automatically email your recommenders a unique link to your recommendation webform.

3. Check your application checklist periodically.

  • It will tell you the status of your required items.

Tips for a strong application

We receive between 1,200 and 1,500 applications each year so it's important for an application to stand out and to make an impression on faculty reviewers. Here are a few things to keep in mind while preparing your application.

Faculty reviewers are looking for applicants who:

  • Have a passion for the discipline
  • Show an interest in earning an advanced degree (Ph.D. or master's)
  • Bring diverse talents and skills to the research team

Strong applications include:

  • Evidence of high academic achievement and preparation to carry out research
  • Evidence of teamwork and independent problem-solving skills
  • Faculty recommendations from those who can speak about academic performance
  • Materials that are well-written and free of error