Should I apply to a master’s or PhD program?

Applicants may apply to only one graduate program per application cycle. Generally speaking, admission to our PhD programs is more competitive due to higher application volume and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. While not required, PhD applicants with related master’s degrees, research/publications, and/or experience are often more successful in gaining admission. Unfortunately, we cannot assess your competitiveness prior to submitting your application, so we encourage you to make an informed decision using all available resources.