How to Apply
To apply to the UC Irvine Doctoral program, a completed application and $120.00 fee ($140.00 for international applicants) is required. The application fee must be submitted online (checks will not be accepted). All graduate applications are submitted electronically and must be supported by appropriate academic transcripts from each college/university attended, three letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and two writing samples. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted online with the graduate application. Official transcripts must be provided only after a candidate has been accepted by the program and formally admitted to the university. All letters of recommendation must be submitted online, along with the two writing samples.
Should your address change after you submit your application, it is important that you notify our office with your new address and phone number.
The deadline for the submission of your application fee and completion of your application, including submission of all unofficial transcripts, letters of recommendation, writing samples, and test scores is January 1st.
Please remember that incomplete application files will not be considered.
Submission of GRE & TOEFL Scores
For those international applicants that are required to take the TOEFL test to measure English language proficiency, a minimum score of 80 is considered passing. To be eligible to receive a teaching assistantship, a minimum score on the speaking portion of 26 is required. For more information, please visit the Graduate Division website.
The UCIrvine institution code to be used for submission of TOEFL scores is 4859; a departmental code is not necessary for the submission of these test scores.
*For the current Fall 2021 admissions cycle, the GRE requirment has been suspended.
Find out more:
:: Apply Electronically
:: Graduate Division website
:: Graduate Housing
:: International Center
:: Financial Aid
:: Drama Department Brochure
:: English Proficiency Information for International Applicants