Information about Applying to Our Graduate Program

Application Deadline: December 15th (N.B.: This deadline supersedes any deadline you might find elsewhere, such as on the College of Arts and Sciences pages.)

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

A complete application will include:

  • Online application data sheet
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A research statement
  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL scores (for all international students)
  • Application Fee paid
  • ***GRE scores (school code 2365)  **Please note that GRE scores are not required for the 2023 admission cycle** 

Research Statements: These statements are a highly important part of your application - where you have the opportunity to tell us about your past experiences, articulate your interests and demonstrate your writing skills.  Tips on how to write a compelling research statement can be found here.

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
280 Maginnes Hall
Bethlehem, PA 18015

General questions about the program can be directed to:

Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Valerie J. Taylor (
Department Coordinator: Teri Loew (

We also encourage you to directly contact members of the faculty who you would be interested in working with - visit their webpages here.