Admission is a two-tiered process. You will need to apply to the Graduate School and be approved by our department before you can start doctoral studies at Ball State.

We admit students for every semester, so you may submit an application at any time. Please note that space is limited and not all applicants who meet minimum admission requirements may be accepted. In most cases, the admission committee will request an interview with you.


In all cases, all application materials, including completed application forms, official transcripts, recommendations, and test scores must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the end of the semester prior to the semester in which you wish to begin study.

Because of time required to process all materials, international students should submit all of their application materials at least one full semester prior to the start of the semester they plan to begin here.

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