Ph.D. Admissions

Applicants must meet Graduate School Requirements plus the following departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  1. Undergraduate or graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  2. A sample (10-15) pages of the individual’s written work
  3. Official scores from the aptitude portion of the GRE from all students, and TOEFL scores from non-native English speakers.

Students must also apply directly to UWM’s Graduate School, and forward the requisite application fee in order to have their materials considered. Prospective applicants should visit the Graduate Schools website.

GRE Requirement

The GRE is offered in more than 160 countries and 700 test centers around the world administer it. For information regarding the GRE and testing locations, please refer to the links below:

International Students and the GRE:
https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/2012/05/international-students-and-the-gre

GRE Testing Locations:
https://www.test-guide.com/gre-test-locations.html

Application Deadline for Fall Admissions

Completed applications must be received by December 1st to be considered for fall admissions. If students have not completed the GRE before the application deadline but have scheduled their test date, they may submit their application to the Graduate School with their scheduled GRE test date and send their scores to the department upon completion after the admissions deadline.

For more information please contact the AADS Graduate Coordinator:

Dr. Nolan Kopkin
e-mail: kopkin@uwm.edu