It will be helpful if you have the following information ready before starting the online application. All applicants should review the program's technical standards and requirements; students will be required to acknowledge they fully understand these requirements before submitting an application.
Educational Plan: Applicants must identify areas of interest, specific goals and objectives they wish to pursue in their careers and in the PhD program. A potential research advisor may or may not be identified in the plan, but it is important that research related to the applicant's field of interest is already present at KU.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Students must submit scores for Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections. Applicants must arrange for official, complete GRE results to be submitted to KU directly by ETS using school code 6895. Note: The GRE must be taken within the past 5 years of the first semester of enrollment.
Curriculum Vitae: Provide an up-to-date CV and include information on
the applicant's educational, professional, and research background. The following information will be critical to evaluate the application:
Awards and honors
Intellectual pursuits (continuing education, seminars attended, lectures, etc.)
Leadership roles (officer in organization, administrator at job, service to professional/service organizations)
References: Applicants will enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals into the online application. The system will then prompt each person to submit the reference online.
A reference should be a faculty member, advisor, employer or other person familiar with the applicant's work and character. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc. Make sure each reference is willing to submit this electronically, and inform him or her that they will be receiving an email from “KU Medical Center <firstname.lastname@example.org>” requesting them to submit a reference for you online.
English Language Proficiency: All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems. The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the first semester of enrollment. Results must be provided directly to KU by the testing service using ETS school code 6895. Photocopies of scores will not be accepted.
Transcripts: Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university that you have attended sent directly to KU Medical Center at the following address:
Student Services / Office of Admissions
Mail Stop 4029
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
Note: Partial or incomplete applications may not be reviewed.
Using the link above, please submit your completed application and pay the application fee. The application fee is paid when you click SUMBIT from the online application. Applicants can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or by electronic check. U.S. banks only. Application fees are non-refundable. Electronic checks will be held for approximately six business days while the check clears.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.