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Programs and Deadlines

Anthropology

Supplemental Materials
A sample of work based on a term paper on a course, a report on fieldwork, or a senior thesis.

Biology

Biophysics (PMB)

Chemical Biology

Chemistry

Classics

Supplemental Materials
A writing sample

Cognitive Science

    Degrees Offered: MA, PhD
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  • Deadline: PhD admission and MA summer/fall admission: Dec. 1 ; MA spring admission: Oct. 15
Supplemental Materials
PhD: A sample of work, e.g. a 10-20 page research paper or written project that demonstrates an applicant’s analytical thinking. MA: Resume/CV

Comparative Thought and Literature

Supplemental Materials
A writing sample

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Supplemental Materials
Statement of purpose (1–2 pages)

Economics

English

Supplemental Materials
25 pages or less of an applicant’s best critical writing

History

Supplemental Materials
The applicant’s best research paper. No page limit.

History of Art

Supplemental Materials
Sample of work and statement of purpose

History of Science and Technology

Supplemental Materials
A writing sample

Mathematics

Modern Languages and Literature

Supplemental Materials
A 20-25 page writing sample that reflects the applicant’s area of interest. Can be in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish.

Near Eastern Studies

Supplemental Materials
A 12-15 page writing sample related to the field or the applicant’s area of concentration.

Philosophy

Supplemental Materials
A maximum 20-page writing sample that reflects the applicant’s area of interest.

Physics and Astronomy

Political Science

Supplemental Materials
A writing sample based on a term paper from a course, a report on fieldwork, or a senior thesis.

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Supplemental Materials
A sample of an applicant’s most professional writing. A published work is acceptable, but not required.

Sociology

Supplemental Materials
A writing sample

Writing Seminars

Supplemental Materials
Fiction: 2 to 3 short stories or a self-contained section of a novel (40 page maximum, double spaced). Poetry: 10 poems (25 page maximum)