What you need to apply


  • Prior to matriculation, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree.

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  • All applicants must take the GRE exam within five years of application.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language: required of any applicant who does not hold US citizenship or permanent residency.
  • This test must have been taken within the last two years.
  • This requirement is waived for the following:
    • Applicants who have been full-time students in a United States college.
    • University for at least two consecutive years.
  • Requirement may be waived (upon review) for candidates from countries in which English is the primary language.


  • Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • At least one needs to be from a primary research mentor.
  • The remaining two can be from professionals and/or academicians who know you well (i.e. research collaborators advisors, professors, or supervisors)


  • Must be submitted from all colleges or universities you have attended.


  • Applicants should have experience in the field of research.
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