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Deadline: FALL: JANUARY 15TH
To ensure your application is received on time, please submit your University application, along with all supporting materials, at least a month prior to the application deadline.


• An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• A minimum GRE score of 300 between quantitative and verbal sections and a minimum score of 3.0 on the writing section.

Submission Requirements

Make sure that you have read below for application requirements and upload all documents to ApplyYourself PRIOR to submitting your application. DO NOT send paper copies, they will not be accepted or included.


***All Materials MUST be received by the application deadline for the semester you are applying to in order to be reviewed.***
The following items must be submitted on the online application. Paper copies will not be accepted.

• Personal Statement
• Resume or Curriculum Vitae
• Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
• Application Fee (Domestic PhD applicants' fees are waived, $15 USD fee for Masters applicants). 

Please make sure you include the following on your application
• Area of Emphasis
• Professor you wish to work with

Additional Information


The GRE score must be current (taken within the last 5 years) for it to be accepted. The Department requires applicants GRE score to be a minimum combined score of 300 on the quantitative and verbal sections; and a minimum score of 3.0 on the writing section. Send your scores to School Code: 4853.


A personal statement is required when you submit your Department application. Please submit a brief personal statement (1-2 pages) describing the kind of professional and academic studies you hope to undertake and your goals for this degree.


Three (3) Letters of Recommendation are required for an application to be complete and must be submitted online. On the ApplyYourself application there is a section for applicants to enter the names and email addresses of our recommenders. They will receive an email with a username and password which will allow them to upload their letters to the application. Academic Letters of Recommendation are preferred.


Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded in the ApplyYourself System. If admitted to the University, official transcripts will be required and need to be sent to the Admissions Office.


U.S. citizens with a GPA less than a 3.00 (B) may be conditionally admitted into the graduate program in a non-marticulated status. This status allows students to demonstrate their ability to successfully complete 9 credit hours of approved graduate course work (6000 or above) this does not include graduate seminar, with a minimum of a 3.00 (B) grade point average. 

According to the University of Utah Admissions Office: "Students who do not qualify for admissions to The Graduate School may enroll in graduate-level classes on a non-matriculated basis. When such students want to be considered for matriculated graduate status, they may apply formally through the Admissions Office."

Upon the recommendation from the academic department and approval by the Graduate Admission Committee, the student may qualify for admissions. Graduate credit received during non-matriculated status do not guarantee admission into a graduate program. International students cannot be accepted into the graduate program with non-matriculated status.

"Credits earned by non-matriculated students may or may not apply to a graduate degree program. Graduate programs are designed and approved by faculty committees assigned to supervise each graduate student. Decisions on accepting course credit are made initially by the supervisory committees. Only nine semester hours of non-matriculated work can be applied toward a graduate degree.

These 9 hours must be completed within one academic semester. After satisfactorily completing these 9 credit hours, the student may then apply for admissions as a fully matriculated graduate student. If the student does not attain matriculation their file will be closed. A non-matriculated student will not be eligible to work with an advisor until the student has matriculated and been officially accepted into the graduate program. 

Last Updated: 9/19/16