Applying for graduate study is a big decision that requires thought and preparation. Before you begin an application, please review the web site of programs in which you are interested; there is a link to degree programs in the right side bar of this page. Use the contact information provided to reach out to the program faculty for information you don't find on the web site.
Once you have determined that you have found the right program to help you meet your personal and professional goals, review the application requirements and deadlines and gather the necessary documents. This will include copies of academic transcripts, identifying people who will provide letters of recommendation for you, updating or creating a résumé, and writing a personal statement or statement of professional goals. Requirements vary by program, so be sure you have confirmed the information you need to supply to complete the application.
Finally, allow yourself plenty of time to complete the application itself. Electronic applications are strongly encouraged for all programs, and are required for on-line programs. The electronic application allows you to begin the application, save your information, and return as many times as you need before you submit it. However, once you submit the application it cannot be reopened to add or modify information or change any documents you uploaded as part of the application.