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Graduate Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

  • December 15 - PhD application submission deadline 
  • March 15 - MS application submission deadline
  • Program start term: Fall Semester 

Application Requirements

Applications are made through the College of Arts & Sciences graduate applications web page. Click here to apply

A complete application will include:

  • Official transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application review)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Responses to application questions
  • GRE general test scores (school code 2365), optional
  • English language proficiency, if applicable (see requirement below)   

Transcripts and any supplemental information, please mail to:

Office of Research and Graduate Programs
Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences
9 West Packer Avenue Maginnes Hall, suite 490
Bethlehem, PA 18015

General questions about the program can be directed to:

Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Nancy Carlisle (
Department Coordinator: Teri Loew (

We also encourage you to directly contact members of the faculty who you would be interested in working with.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

All applicants for admissions to Lehigh University programs must demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency to be able to communicate effectively in classes and on campus. Applicants may fulfill this language requirement in a variety of ways. Please refer to the full language proficiency policy and minimum score requirements here