Students are required to be in residence until they pass their dissertation proposal oral exam, and it is preferred that they remain in residence until completion of the dissertation. The dissertation proposal oral exam is taken in the third or fourth year.
No. Faculty advisors are determined after admission to the program. Furthermore, we do not admit students specifically to collaborate on faculty research; collaborations between faculty and students develop during the first two years of study based on mutual areas of interest.
Previous applicants to the Graduate School and applicants who did not register must submit a new application. The new application must include all required documents: statement of purpose, resumet/CV, transcripts, test score reports, updated letters of recommendation, and the application fee.
Note that, according to GSAS policy, an individual may submit no more than three applications to GSAS programs during the course of his or her academic career.
Yes, we admit applicants only if we can meet their financial need for the first two years of the program. Generally speaking, we will provide five years of tuition to admitted students along with three years of a stipend to cover living expenses.