Admission to a doctoral program in IDT requires acceptance by both The University
of Memphis Graduate School and the ICL Department; admission to the Graduate School
and admission to a specific ICL graduate program are separate procedures.
||Who to Contact with Questions:
Step 1. Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). You may obtain information about test times and preparation from The University
of Memphis Testing Center, 678-2428. (Contact the ICL Department for graduate admission
test score standards.)
The University of Memphis Testing Center:
|Step 2. Complete and submit an online application form, which includes: an official report
of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score (verbal, quantitative, and writing)
and official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study (see Step 3).
Applicants whose native language is other than English must also submit a copy of
their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
See Office of Admission website for the application form and deadlines.
|Step 3. Have official transcripts for all previous graduate course work sent to the Graduate Admissions Office.
|Step 4. Follow ICL Dept. Application procedures. Obtain and submit a paper application to Stormey Warren in Ball Hall 215.
Your application should include 2 letters of recommendation, a copy of your GRE scores,
a 1,000 word essay, and an official transcript.
|Upon notification of acceptance, proceed with Step 5.
Step 5. Review advising information and the graduate student handbook. Meet with your advisor to plan your course work and discuss the doctoral process;
your letter of acceptance will include the name of your advisor. Begin course enrollment.
View the Graduate Student Handbook to learn more about the following:
- Program Advisory Committee
- Program of Studies
- Completion of Scholarly Research Project
- Comprehensive Examination
Prospective students should check with the department program coordinator of the program
to which they are applying for specific deadlines and requirements. Applicants should
allow a reasonable amount of time for necessary documents to be processed by the degree
program and the Graduate School (approximately four to six weeks). International applicants
should allow at least four months for the application process. Applicants are urged
to apply early to ensure consideration. Contact the ICL department about any requirements
If you have previously attended The University of Memphis Graduate School and have
not been enrolled for a semester, excluding summer, you must apply for readmission.
Readmission may subject the student to all of the rules, prerequisites, and degree
requirements listed in the current Graduate Catalog. Submission of an application
for readmission does not ensure acceptance. Readmission may be denied or conditions
may be imposed on the student. (Contact the Graduate Office of Admissions and follow
the specified procedures: Wilder Tower, 678-2111 or http://www.memphis.edu/admissions/graduate.php).