You do not need to declare a track before you start the program, the application asks you to indicate which track you are interested in, but if you change your mind and want to pursue the other track, you can do this – students declare a track at the end of their first quarter and all students have the opportunity to take a research methods course and an applied course the first quarter of the program to help them determine which track is the best fit for them.
All students will take the following core courses:
Students have 18 elective credits of their choosing. The track students are pursuing often plays a role in the type of elective credits students take.
We do offer GA positions - typically around 4-5 positions a year. These positions do not include a tuition waiver, but do pay students a rate of $21.67/hour for 20 hours/week. Some students use that money to pay for their tuition and others use it to cover their living expenses.
Positions vary in responsibilities but can include
The priority deadline to submit your application to be considered for a graduate assistantship is February 15th. If you are not interested in being considered for a graduate assistantship, we will accept applications until July 15th. Learn more here.
For more details about application requirements and how to apply to the program, you can learn more here.
No, we do not ask that students have an approved supervisor prior to submitting their application.
Completion of the following courses:
Yes, as long as the courses are completed by the time the program starts (mid-September) and you send transcripts to show evidence that you have completed any outstanding coursework, you can still apply to the program and if you were offered admission, it would be a conditional offer of admission dependent on you completing those courses.