Access the Graduate Online Application System
Applicants should begin work on the application package as soon as possible.
No application can receive formal consideration until all documentation is received. All documents received in support of an application become the property of the University and will not be released or copied except to other officers of the University as required by University procedures.
Eligible applicants must apply for admission by following the process outlined below.
- Application for admission
- Applicant completes online application
- Academic transcripts
- Applicant uploads unofficial transcripts into the online application system
- Applicant also arranges to have official transcripts (including proof of graduation for the baccalaureate degree and transcripts of all post-baccalaureate work, if any) sent directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office.
- Letters of reference
- Three completed letters of reference are submitted by the referee online.
- The applicant must have studied with at least one referee
- The CV is uploaded into the online application.
- The CV includes academic background, work experience, awards, scholarships, and publications.
- Letter of intent
- The letter of intent is uploaded into the online application.
- A one-page letter of intent indicating in general terms the reasons, goals, or objectives for seeking a graduate degree in the chosen discipline
- Financial support documentation
- Financial assistance from external agencies or other sources, if any.
- English language proficiency (ELP)
- Evidence of ELP must be presented by all applicants whose first language is not English (see the English Language Proficiency for Graduate Students section of the UofL Graduate Studies Calendar)
Note: The supervisor is advised to request from the applicant unofficial transcripts and other documentation to ensure they meet the minimum admission requirements
- Program Proposal and Endorsement (PPE) form
- Completed via the Graduate Online Application Review System.
- Letter of support
- Letter of support including funding and resource information will be uploaded into the PPE form.
- Supervisor's CV
- Supervisor's CV submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (if it has changed since it was last submitted to the School of Graduate Studies).
- Appointment of Graduate Research Assistantship (RA) (Trust Funds) form
- Appointment of Graduate Research Assistantship (RA) (Trust Funds) (RTA) form must be submitted via the Graduate Online Application Review System regardless as to whether or not the supervisor(s) will be able to provide funding in the form of an RA.
- Request to Take an Undergraduate Course at the Graduate Level form
- Request to Take an Undergraduate Course at the Graduate Level form submitted to the School of Graduate Studies Office (if applicable)
Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application is complete, including documentation submitted by the prospective supervisor.
As a condition of admission, the applicant, after being admitted to the program, must complete a thesis proposal and submit it to the School of Graduate Studies.
Full-time M.A. students must submit their initial thesis proposals within five months of the start of their program and their final thesis proposals by the end of the third semester of their program; Part-time M.A. students must submit their initial thesis proposals within 10 months of the start of their program and their full thesis proposals by the end of the sixth semester of their program.
Thesis proposal details are outlined in the Master of Arts Program: Policies and Guidelines.
We invite you to contact us at:
School of Graduate Studies AH115
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