Admission to Graduate Studies
An applicant seeking to pursue graduate study in the College may be admitted as either a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student. Policies and procedures of Graduate Studies govern the process of Graduate admission. These may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.
Please consult the Departments & Programs section of the online catalog for information regarding program-specific admissions criteria and requirements. Special admissions requirements pertain to Interdisciplinary Studies degrees, which may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.
Admission requires a bachelor’s degree and acceptance by Graduate Studies. Submit your graduate application online at https://graduate.ku.edu/apply. If you are applying to a specific M.A., Ph.D., or certificate program, submit your application, fees, letters of recommendation, Graduate Record Examination scores, official transcripts, and any other requested materials to that program.
WGSS Graduate Certificate Program Admission:
Students already in a KU graduate program must be in good standing with their graduate degree program in order to participate in the certificate program, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must provide a letter of support from their graduate degree program, with a letter stating their interest in the WGSS Graduate Certificate Program, and a current KU Advising Report to the Department. All of these documents may be uploaded to the online application.
Students not already in a KU graduate program will be asked to provide the WGSS Department with the following information within their online application:
- a letter stating their interest in the WGSS Graduate Certificate Program;
- an official copy of the student's latest college transcript;
- and 2 letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the student's academic work or potential for graduate study.
Questions? Contact the Graduate Academic Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.