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Students applying for entry in the Fall Quarter and also applying for financial aid in the full-time PhD program should submit their completed application by the end of January of the calendar year in which they plan to enter the program. Other applicants should submit no later than a month prior to the quarter they intend to enter the program.
Stipend support in the form of Teaching Assistantships (T/A) is awarded on a competitive basis. The standards for receiving stipend support are considerably higher than those for acceptance into the graduate program. Please note that such stipend support is available only to students in the PhD program.
Stipend support as a Research Assistant may be negotiated with the research adviser.
These stipends are dependent on the availability of funds and other factors. Graduate students are rarely granted research assistantships before their second year of study.
Domestic students who are applying for any type of financial aid must submit the general (Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical) GRE scores. All international students must submit their GRE scores.
For acceptance into the program and to be competitive for a stipend, an applicant needs a total score of 1100 for the GRE Verbal and GRE Quantitative combined.
If you are not a native English speaker (living in a country where English is the official language), then you need to submit a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper-based TOEFL) or 100 (internet-based TOEFL) to be acceptable for the program and to be considered for a Teaching Assistantship.
In principle, students can enter during any Quarter. However, applicants applying for financial aid may be limited by the calendar. In particular, international applicants receiving Teaching Assistantship support are required to be on campus by the beginning of August and start classes in the Fall Quarter.
The applicant should indicate any external scholarships if they have them, but this is not a requirement for admission. Indeed, few applicants have any external scholarships. On the other hand, an external scholarship can enhance the strength of the application.
For admission, it is. For potential financial aid awardees, we require additional evaluations, such as a TSE (Test of Spoken English) or a telephone interview.
It is important for the admissions process to know whether applicants have external scholarship or family/personal financial support. If you have neither, then you need not submit the DS-2019 until after you have been accepted.