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How To Apply

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Get Ready to Take the First Step Toward Earning Your PhD

PhD and MSW-PhD Completed Application Packets Due:

November 28 for all applicants

All application documents must be received by this date.
Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Application Materials

  • On-line Ohio State Application:
    • Graduate Level Application or
    • Graduate Intra-University Transfer Application
  • PhD & MSW-PhD Admissions and Funding Application Form [PDF]
  • Resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Background and Professional Goals Statement
  • Field Evaluation or Letter Summarizing Performance for ASAP eligible MSW-PhD Applicants
  • Academic (preferred) or professional writing sample
  • TOEFL or other English scores for international applicants (See the ETS website for updates related to Covid19)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended

PhD Application instructions [PDF]

MSW-PhD Application Instructions [PDF]


MSW-PhD Eligibility to Apply

MSW-PhD applicants who have a master’s degree in a related field need only submit a completed application for consideration.

MSW-PhD applicants whose highest degree is a bachelor’s need to meet the following eligibility requirements for admission consideration:

  • Completed application
  • 3.5 or higher combined undergraduate GPA
  • B- or Better in a research course and in a statistics course

ASAP Eligibility – See MSW: Advanced Standing Program



Application Fee Waiver – BTAA Fee Waiver

PhD & MSW-PhD Admissions and Funding Application Form [PDF]

PhD Application Instructions [PDF]

MSW-PhD Application Instructions [PDF]

Ohio State On-line Application – All applicants

Ohio State Reference Form “paper” version [PDF]

MSW Program