Admissions Information

Admissions Information
Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis; our admission policy is based on intellectual potential and promise, academic records, and programmatic fit. Undergraduate GPA counts heavily and must be a minimum of 3.0, and current scores from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required. A writing sample is also required.

Applications are accepted for Fall Quarter only — deadline December 5, 2016 for academic year 2017-18.


How to Apply

For details on how to apply, please see the university’s Graduate Division web site,
http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/admissions/how-to-apply

Apply online at: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp/.

 

 


All Applicants:

Application Requirements to be Submitted ONLINE:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Achievements/Contributions
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (4th letter optional)
  • Writing sample

Frequently Asked Questions:
For answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning the application and admissions process, please refer to these topics: