Applying

Ready to apply?

Don’t worry, we’ll make this easy.

Before you start, make sure you check out our admission criteria on the Before You Apply page to make sure you meet all the requirements.

Deadline

Applications are due January 15.

Checklist

  • Application
  • GRE scores
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Faculty commitment to advise form

Official UIC application

Submit your UIC application online via the UIC website—just follow the instructions listed there. There is a non-refundable application fee of $70 for all applicants.

You don’t have to enter and submit all application information in one sitting. You can return to the system as many times as you need to. You can also return to the system checklist as often as you like to see what materials have been uploaded and verified as received.

GRE

GRE scores are required for all applicants. Scores should be sent directly from Education Testing Service to UIC. If you have taken the GRE within the past five years, you must request that scores be sent from ETS to UIC. Our ETS Institutional Code is 1851.

The minimum required scores are 152 on the verbal and 151 on the quantitative sections.

Personal Statement

Submit a statement that addresses your goals for graduate study, career development, teaching and research experience.

Letters of recommendation

Submit three letters of recommendation in support of your application from individuals who can assess your aptitude and potential to complete doctoral work.

Curriculum Vitae

Submit a current CV, including scholarly activities and publications to date.

Faculty commitment to advise

Submit the faculty commitment to advise form with your application.

Securing a faculty advisor is required before your application may be reviewed. You may contact faculty members directly to inquire if they would serve as your advisor. This advisor must be a member of the graduate college and will act as your academic mentor throughout the program.

International students

If English is not your native language, you might need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the exam of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the PTE-Academic. Check out the International Requirements to see if this applies to you.

Scores must be submitted to UIC directly using the institutional code 1851.

Joelle Livermore Lantz

Questions?

If you have questions about the application process, contact Joelle Livermore Lantz.

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