Application Requirements

  • Online application that includes contact, biographical, academic, and employment information
  • A one- to two-page essay on an intellectual interest you’ve developed
  • A critical response to a written piece that we assign. Examples of previous subjects include Failed Prophecies, Glorious Hopes by Richard Rorty; The American Scholar by Ralph Waldo Emerson; Politics and the English Language by George Orwell; and A History of Violence by Steven Pinker.
  • Official transcripts of all college work toward degree, and all other academic coursework completed since college
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation that shed light on your academic ability, promise, and motivation. Ideally, one or two of these three should be from teachers or others able to comment directly on your intellectual capacity, academic potential, and writing ability.
  • Application Fee: $125

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL exam. The test must have been taken within the past 18 months.

GREs are not required.


The application instructions will be posted here when the application site opens in September 2019.