Ph.D. Admissions Overview
The online application opens for Autumn 2024 opened on Sept. 15, 2023, and has a Dec. 5, 2023, deadline. Use the link below for details regarding the admissions timeline and deadline policy.
All applicants to the Ph.D. program must meet the following basic requirements:
- Bachelor's degree* or higher in any discipline (must be equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution)
- Non-native English speakers must fulfill the UW English language proficiency requirements.
- Note: The UW Graduate School has a minimum GPA requirement. As detailed on their website, individual programs may consider qualified applicants with a GPA below a 3.0.
*Applicants must earn their bachelor's degree by the end of the summer prior to the beginning of the Autumn Quarter. Applicants do not need to have earned their bachelor's degree prior to applying to the program.
Application Materials Checklist
- Online application through the Application for Graduate Study
- Select the application link for Autumn 2024 and beyond
- Filter by degree and select "Information School PhD in Information Science"
- Personal statement
- Diversity statement
- Research statement
- Recommendations (three)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Faculty and research interests
- Official GRE scores (optional)
- Non-native English speakers: English language proficiency requirement
- Optional: Extenuating circumstances or additional information
- Optional: Submit work sample
Application Fee and Fee Waiver
The application fee is $85 USD, payable online by debit or credit card. Learn more about the Application Fee Waiver Policy on this page.
All application materials are submitted online or are reported electronically. Please do not mail paper application materials to the Information School.
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