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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary according to program. Use the links below to access specific requirements for the program of your interest.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Program-specific requirements:

Application Procedures

To be considered for Ph.D. study, applicants must submit the following:

Individual interviews with the Associate Director, the Coordinator of Ph.D. Studies and/or a potential faculty mentor in the student's intended area of study are required. In-person interviews and campus visitations are highly recommended and in some cases may be required. In extenuating cases upon approval by the Associate Director and Coordinator of Ph.D. Studies when a campus interview is not possible, a phone interview may be permitted in lieu of the on-campus interview.

  • An Ohio University application form.
  • All past academic transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation (including at least one from the student's master's degree program, if applicable).
  • Official Score Report from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • A two- or three-page narrative detailing previous experience and long- and short-term career objectives.
  • International applicants must additionally submit an English proficiency score (TOEFL or IELTS) and a CD sample of spoken English.