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Why a PhD with the SISLT iSchool?

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Application Deadlines

Entrance TermPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
FallDecember 1February 15
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of the degree
  • Graduate GPA of 3.5
  • In addition to meeting admission requirements, all students applying to the PhD program must complete faculty interviews and documentation of their research, development interests and capabilities. If you do not meet these standards, you should provide evidence of exceptionality in one or more other categories.

Minimum GRE Scores

Test TypeVerbalQuantitativeAnalytical

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Information Science & Learning Technologies Program

  • Statement of Purpose (can also be uploaded into Graduate School online application)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 3 letters of reference
  • GRE scores
  • Optional: Any supporting materials (e.g. published papers or technical reports)

Detailed application instructions are available at:

Scholarships & Financial Aid

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