Applications are received on a rolling basis.  The requirements for full standing admission include:

  • A completed application
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or a minimum GPA of 3.0 on 10 semester credits of graduate coursework
  • Personal and professional references
  • A detailed statement of purpose

Applications for domestic students can be obtained online at:

Applications for international students can be obtained online at:


If faculty members deem a prospective doctoral student's application promising, faculty members will invite her or him to an on-campus interview.  During the interview, the faculty members, as a group, will ask questions of the student.  After this interview, admissions decisions will be finalized.

Questions about the doctoral admissions processes should be directed to the Academic Assistant:

Carol Nelson
1919 North University Drive
Fargo, ND 58102

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