Doctoral Programs

Ph.D. Program Admissions

Admission to doctoral study is restricted to applicants whose backgrounds show promise of scholarship in the field of study. The admissions decision is based on a comprehensive profile of the applicant. Before admission to the program, an applicant must submit

  • evidence of an earned Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • official transcripts of all previous college work
  • two letters of recommendation, at least one from a professional colleague or academic advisor (DOC) (PDF)
  • an interview with the Program Admissions Committee
  • a supervised writing sample
  • other criteria as specified by the concentration
  • GRE or GMAT score (taken within last five years), TOEFL score for international students

Regardless of English proficiency documentation, all international applicants from non-English speaking countries will be evaluated for English proficiency upon arrival at UIW. If English proficiency is deemed lower than UIW's 109, the student may not be allowed to take courses other than English as a Second Language until the deficiency is removed.

For more information follow this link to the UIW Office of Admissions

Application Deadlines:

For Spring admission

Files must be completed by March 1 (review process will not begin until after deadline)

Interviews and writing samples to be scheduled mid-March

Decisions will be made in time for the regular advising period in April

For Spring admission (space permitting)

Files must be completed by October 1 (review process will not begin until after deadline)

Interviews and writing samples to be scheduled early November

Decisions will be made in time for the regular advising period November


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