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How to Apply

  1. Review the Application Requirements
  2. Submit an Application & Fee
    • Please submit your application through RFUCAS.
    • The application will become available in January 2018 for enrollment for fall 2018.
    • Enrolls only one time per year in August.
    • Submit a $75, non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit Official Transcripts
    • Please submit transcripts from all universities and colleges attended to RFUCAS.
    • Only official transcripts will be accepted.
    • If you have studied outside the U.S., you will need to have your transcripts evaluated for U.S. equivalency using a services like www.wes.org or www.ece.org.
  4. Submit Letters of Recommendation
    • Two letters of recommendation are required from those who are familiar with your abilities and can speak to your potential to succeed in a doctoral program. We encourage letter writers to share their contact information. Letters must include a signature and be on official letterhead.
    • Letters must be submitted to RFUCAS.
    • Students who have completed a master's degree at RFU must present a letter of support from the Department Chair of their master's program.
  5. Submit GRE Test Scores
    • Send the scores to Institution Code: 1117.
    • Official TOEFL scores report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of any applicant who does not hold US citizenship or permanent residency.
    • The admissions committee will consider waiving this requirement if:
      • You have been full-time students in a United States college or university for at least two consecutive years.
      • You are from a country in which English is the primary language.
  6. Submit a Personal Statement
    • You are required to submit a statement indicating why you wish to enroll in the program.
  7. Submit a Writing Sample
    • You are required to submit a self-selected example that you consider to be your best written work demonstrating your ability to think and write critically.
  8. Technical Standards

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