Application deadline is February 1, 2015
- Academic promise, as evidenced by above average achievement in previous undergraduate and graduate education. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on all prior graduate work, if any, is required. In addition, a 3.1 GPA in an appropriate undergraduate major and a baccalaureate degree are required.
- Personal qualities compatible with high level performance in gerontology and indicating a potential for leadership in the field. This includes a strong commitment to developing a research program. Applicants to the PhD program must submit a resumé of professional and academic experience, three letters of reference (academic and professional), a statement of objectives, and examples of written work.
- Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) -- existing test scores may be submitted if the GRE has been completed no more than five years prior to the date of application. A satisfactory score on the Verbal and Quantitative GRE (a combined score of at least 300 is required). Students should also provide scores from the Analytic exam.
- Prospective students for whom English is a second language must demonstrate proficiency in English with a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 600 for the paper-based exam or 80 out of 100 for the Internet-based test.