PhD

Application Process

Application Timeline

  • December 1, 2016: Must submit MyGrad application by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on day of deadline
  • Mid- to late December 2016: Select applicants will be notified that they have been chosen to participate for an interview. Applicants not selected for an interview will receive a final decision letter.
  • Early- to mid-January 2017: Interviews will be conducted via phone, Skype or private chat room with members of the Ph.D. admission committee
  • Mid-February 2017: All decisions (admit, wait list, deny) will be conveyed via email. Applicants admitted to the program will also receive a paper decision letter.
  • April 15, 2017: Reply deadline for initial round of offers.

Deadline Policy

All application materials, including recommendations, should be submitted by the December 1 deadline. Review and/or consideration of incomplete applications or late materials is at the discretion of the Ph.D. admissions committee.

MyGrad Application

Visit the MyGrad online application and create a login ID and password.

Save your login ID and password, as you will need them to:

  • Save a partially completed application
  • Pay the application fee ($85 payable by debit or credit card)
  • Monitor the submission of recommendations and test scores (if applicable)
  • Check the status of your application

Once you have paid the fee, you will be unable to make further changes to your application with the exception of letters of recommendation.

Application Fee and Fee Waiver

The application fee is $85 USD, payable online by debit or credit card. Qualified applicants can request a fee waiver from the Graduate School on the ‘Pay fee and submit application’ section of the MyGrad application. The iSchool is not able to waive the application fee.

Reapplication Procedures

Some individuals apply to the Ph.D. program more than once.  These applicants will need to submit a complete application through MyGrad just like any other first-time applicant. However official test scores submitted during the previous admissions cycle will be kept on record and will not need to be reported again. Applying to the program multiple times does not increase or decrease your chances of being admitted. Each application cycle is a fresh start.