In order to be considered for admission, students must have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- In most cases, GPA of 3.0 or above.
- A clear admission essay, consisting of:
- Statement of Academic Purpose (SAP), which describes the academic and/or professional objectives explaining why the student is considering the Interdisciplinary Studies Program and what the student hopes to accomplish by enrolling in the program,
- a List of Courses (LOC) that make up that program
- Two letters of recommendation. The program may require letters of recommendation from previous graduate programs in which applicants have been enrolled.
- A personal interview with the director or associate director of the IDS Program may be required.
International students applying to the program must have evidence of TOEFL results: a minimum score of 590 on the TOEFL is required for admission to the Interdisciplinary Studies program.
Other national tests such as GRE, LSAT, and GMAT are not required for application. However, results may be submitted to strengthen an application.