Admissions and Fees


Application instructions:

  1. Admission to the Humanities PhD program is exclusively for the fall semester of each academic year.
  2. All materials must be received by January 15th for the following fall.  No late applications will be accepted.
  3. All applicants must have completed an appropriate Master's degree (M.A., M.F.A., M.Div, or other) prior to beginning the program.
  4. All applicants must also have fulfilled all requirements of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS).
  5. Required are:
    • The SIGS application.
    • A statement of intent (750-1000 words) detailing educational and future professional goals;
    • A current academic curriculum vitae;
    • A scholarly or creative writing sample (scholarly, fiction, creative nonfiction: 5000-10,000 words; for length guidelines in other genres, please contact the PhD Program Administrator);
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate- and graduate-level work;
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores;
    • If applicable, proof of English proficiency;
    • Three letters of recommendation from former instructors attesting to capability for doctoral-level work; and:
    • 60 application fee, paid to SIGS.
  6. For information on costs, financial aid, loans, other assistance, state residency, housing, and graduate life at the university, please see the SIGS website.
  7. For information on further options for financial assistance administered by the PhD Program, please see Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships.
  8. For any further questions regarding specifics of the Humanities PhD Program application, please e-mail the PhD Program Administrator .