Application Procedures

The following application materials are required:

  1. Online application form 

  2. Nonrefundable application fee 

  3. Current résumé/curriculum vitae

  4. Personal statement/essay

  5. Academic writing sample

  6. One official transcript from each college or university attended, regardless of whether a degree was sought or earned. If admitted, applicants will be required to submit final, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended indicating degree conferral where applicable. Applicants who have undertaken coursework at institutions outside of the U.S. or Canada must submit a course-by-course evaluation conducted by an international credentialing agency such as World Education Services ( or a similar credential evaluation agency approved by the Office of Admissions. In addition, if a transcript is issued in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by an English translation.

  7. Three letters of recommendation (clinical, academic, and/or professional)

  8. Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required of all applicants for whose native language is not English and who have not completed the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction. If required, the following minimum scores must be achieved:

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score: 95/120 total, with minimum section scores of reading 24/30; listening, 22/30; writing, 24/30; and speaking, 25/30.

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score: Band 7.0/9.0 total, with no section score below Band 6.5/9.0.

    It typically takes a month from the date of test administration for the official transcript of scores to reach the School. If required, prompt arrangements for taking an English examination should be made in order to meet the published application deadline.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are received by the Office of Admissions in a timely manner. Incomplete or late applications will not be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for consideration.

Links to the online application, deadlines and complete application instructions can be obtained by visiting or by contacting the Office of Admissions at

Students are admitted to degree programs without regard to their ability to pay. See the chapter Educational Expenses and Financial Aid.