Graduate Application Process

Overview

  1. Familiarize yourself with the university’s requirements for admission.
  2. Fill out the online application for the university's Office of Graduate Studies. In response, you will receive an NUID number from Graduate Studies and a welcome message instructing you on how to submit the departmental required application materials.
  3. Once you receive the welcome message, you will be able to go to MyRED and click on Application Status in Your Academic Department on the Graduate Admissions tab to provide additional materials and information required by your chosen degree program. 
    You will provide basic information including:
    • Statement of Purpose describing your goals and plans for graduate school
    • CV or Resume
    • Three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation electronically. You will provide contact information for each reference. You will then be able to send your references an email with a secure link and they'll be able to upload their letters. No hard copies are necessary).
  4. After you have provided all materials required by the department and finalized your application, MyRED will also be a valuable source of information on your application status in the academic department and the Office of Graduate Studies. 
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Deadlines

For admission with financial consideration:

Fall: January 15, Spring: September 1

For admission without financial consideration:

Fall: March 1, Spring: October 1

Important Notes

  • It is important to realize that MyRED (formerly WAM - What About Me?) reflects your application status at the university level. Though materials required by Graduate Studies may be complete, this does not mean your application is complete as far as department requirements are concerned.
  • You must submit application materials on-line through GAMES. Be sure to finalize and "Submit" (side navigation bar) your application when you are satisfied with all materials provided.
  • Individuals providing references can be contacted automatically through GAMES and they will be able to electronically upload their letters through a secure web link. There is no need to have them send a hard copy.
  • GAMES reflects your application status at the department level. After you have provided all materials required by the department and finalize your application, GAMES will also be a valuable source of information on your application's status.

Helpful Information for International Applicants

If you are not a U.S. citizen or you have been educated outside the U.S. you may be asking yourself these questions: