How To Apply

Applications are currently closed until September 2024.


How To Apply: 

This program is intended for students who have already completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who have significant experience studying race, ethnicity, and indigeneity. 

Applications and materials must be submitted and uploaded online through the Slate application platform (see below). 

You will need:  

1. A completed Application Form.

Note: The application includes a questionnaire to see if you might qualify for an application fee waiver or reduction, so please fill that out as you begin. The application fee is $70.00 for domestic applicants and $90.00 for international applicants. The Division of Graduate Studies offers graduate application fee waivers and discounts for applicants who meet specific criteria.

2. A Statement of Purpose explaining your educational background in IRES or related fields, your research interests and goals, and how you see the PhD  program in IRES ideal for you.  

3. A CV (Curriculum Vitae) or a Resume.

4. The names and contact information of three recommenders. These are people who can best speak to your academic strengths and weaknesses, and how you will contribute to the field of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies.  

5. One writing sample (8 - 10 pages of content), that reflects your highest quality of work in IRES or related field.  

6. College transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate work. Our program accepts unofficial transcripts. Please see the Division of Graduate Studies' policy on when to submit official transcripts.

The GRE is not required or considered for admissions to the IRES PhD program.