All application materials are due by January 15.
Applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation: at least two from college instructors and, if appropriate, one from an employer. Additional letters are welcomed but not required. Applicants should include letters from instructors knowledgeable about the applicant's research and academic potential, one preferably to include the master's thesis advisor. Please use this downloadable form (if you are not using the on-line submission process activated when submitting the graduate school application).
Please submit a detailed biographical outline, including publications, and explanation of work responsibilities.
An exhibit of work which best illustrates the applicant's interests and abilities in areas related to urban design and planning must be submitted. This can be an essay, a paper, a publication, a report, or a project for which the applicant has had major responsibility. The exhibit will not be returned and should fit in letter-size files.
Prepare a statement outlining your career objectives, reasons for choosing to undertake doctoral study in urban design and planning and your expectations from the program. The admissions committee uses this statement to understand your personal goals and desires with respect to the field of planning. It is important to outline clearly your research objectives and focus. You are encouraged to prepare this document very carefully.
Please submit a set of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Graduate Record Examination results must be submitted by all applicants. Although recent scores are preferred, tests taken within the past five years are acceptable. Tests should be taken no later than December in order to meet the February deadline. For further information about GRE examinations write to: Educational Testing Service, Box 955, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 or see: http://www.gre.org/
Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore, every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. No waivers of this English proficiency requirement may be given. See Graduate School Memo #8 for the University's policy.
Apply directly on-line to Graduate Admissions. Please access the On-Line Graduate Admissions Form.Mail a copy of the Application for Admission to the Graduate School, one official copy of all transcripts, GRE scores (and TOEFL if required), along with the Departmental Application Form, a curriculum vitae, a work exhibit, a statement of purpose, and sealed letters of reference to: Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Urban Design and Planning, Loew Hall 311, The Graduate School Box 35 2192 University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-2192
Applications are considered only once a year, in February, for Autumn Quarter admission.
The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Urban Design and Planning is committed to inclusiveness and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. For programs specifically addressing graduate school diversity please see the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program web site.
For questions please contact: Jean Rogers, email@example.com, 206.543.6398.
Tuition and Fees
Graduate School Application Fee $ 75.00/on-line application. Tuition (academic year, 7-18 credits per quarter, 3 qtrs., Aut-Spring): Resident, A/W/Sp (@ $11,449 Nonresident A/W/Sp(@ $24,789.