Application Materials

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All applicants to Social Science Division graduate programs must apply using our online application system. Application requirements include:

  • Unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Candidate statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Writing sample
  • Official GRE scores (Only required for some programs, view list by program here)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores, if required per the University English Proficiency Policy
  • Application fee (view waiver options here)

Applicants should consult the website for the program to which they intend to apply for any specific requirements or guidance regarding materials. Applicants must submit the online application and pay the application fee (or requesta waiver) by the deadline. Official test scores and reference letters can be received after the deadline; however, materials received more than a few days after the deadline may place you at a disadvantage.  Incomplete applications are reviewed after all complete applications have been reviewed and may be severely disadvantaged in the decision process. Late material is reviewed only at the discretion of the faculty admissions committees.