QERM: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Program


Application Procedure

Prior to starting the application process, we recommend that you first review information located on the UW Graduate School Admissions site, including the FAQs and International Student pages.

Applications will be reviewed mid-January by the QERM Admissions Committee. Early February, top applicants will be extended an invitation to interview with the program. The program will arrange for you to meet with the program director, several faculty members, and current students. Arrangements will be made for applicants to stay with a current QERM student. Depending on available funding, the program may pay for transportation. Offers of admission are typically made in early March.

Application Steps (MS and PhD):

Steps required by the Graduate School:

  • Create your online Applicant Profile
  • Select Your Graduate Program (QERM M.S. or Ph.D.)
  • Review Requirements and Deadlines
  • Report Prior Schools
  • Report English Proficiency Scores (Only required for non-native English speakers)
  • Review Checklist of Application Materials
  • Pay Fee and Submit Application

Steps required by the QERM Program:

  • Upload Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Upload Statement of Purpose
  • Upload Personal History Statement
  • Upload Summary of Quantitative Coursework, including date taken and grade. Also include in-progress or planned quantitative courses.
  • Self Report GRE Scores
  • Request that official GRE scores be sent directly to the UW (institution code 4854) from Educational Testing Service (ETS), to be received no later than January 10th.
  • Designate Recommendations (minimum of 3 recommendations)
  • Upload unofficial copy of ALL college transcripts.
    (Note: If you are offered admission you will be asked to submit your official transcript to the Graduate School for degree verification).

International Applicants

International applicants will be required to mail additional information to Graduate Admissions. Please refer to their International Student page to find answers to commonly asked questions.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), mandate all schools, including the University of Washington verify certification of adequate financial support from each international applicant without resorting to unauthorized employment. Additional information documentation of financial ability can be found on the Graduate Admissions application.



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