Jackson School Ph.D. Program
 

Admission Requirements

 

  1. A Master’s Degree awarded by an accredited institution 
  2. Statement of Purpose: detailing research questions and interests in at least one of the four foundational fields of the Ph.D. program and at least one of JSIS's area-based programs; and also identifying where possible relevant JSIS faculty members and institutional resources
  3. Writing Sample: published or unpublished writing sample (generally not to exceed 10,000 words) demonstrating ability to write critically and analytically
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  6. All Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
  7. Foreign Language: In most fields of study prior language study is an asset, and stronger applicants will normally have knowledge of relevant language sufficient for research
  8. All Test Scores: GRE General Test Scores and TOEFL (for international students) sent directly by the Educational Testing Service

 

Application Deadline


January 5, 2015
 

How to Apply

 

1) Read the Jackson School Ph.D. Program application guidelines (available here) and the JSIS Ph.D. admissions FAQs (available here).

 

2) Create a profile and begin your application to the UW Graduate School online:  https://www.grad.washington.edu/applForAdmiss/


3) Complete and submit the following materials:

  • The Jackson School Supplemental Application form (available for download here)
  • A Statement of Purpose (generally 3-4 pages)
  • An academic writing sample (generally not to exceed 10,000 words)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • All unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (uploaded in PDF format)
  • 3 letter of recommendation nominations
  • A personal history statement (optional)
  • Official GRE test scores

International applicants may also need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to prove their English language proficiency. For more information on English language requirements at the University of Washington, please see here.
 

 

JSIS Ph.D. Program
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
jsisphd@uw.edu

Director, Ph.D. Program
Saadia M. Pekkanen
(206) 543-6148
smp1@uw.edu

Ph.D. Program Administrator
John Charlton
jcharltn@uw.edu

Ph.D. Program Committee
Resat Kasaba (ex officio)
Sabine Lang
Wolfram Latsch (ex officio)
Christian Lee Novetzke
Saadia Pekkanen
Scott Radnitz
James Wellman