COR Student Requirements

Applicants should major in one of the following areas...

Applicants should identify as one or more of the following ethnic backgrounds...

Applicants should also...

The Selection Process:

Acceptance into the COR program is competitive. Out of an average of about 20 to 30 applicants each year, 4 are selected for the following Fall semester's incoming cohort. Once an application is received, it is reviewed for eligibility. Applications must be complete, with 2 letters of recommendation, a DARS report or unofficial transcript, and all questions answered. Late applications will not be reviewed.

Applicants in the first stage of screening will be evaluated based upon grades, previous research and/or academic experiences, and goodness of fit between their goals and the aims of the COR program. Applicants selected from this pool will then be called in for an interview. Please note that meeting the eligibility requirements for the COR program does not guarantee that an applicant will be interviewed. Once interviews have been conducted—usually sometime in February, interviewed applicants will be notified of their acceptance within 2 weeks.

What to Expect if Selected:

Selected students will embark on a challenging two year preparation program, designed to help them succeed in gaining acceptance to a PhD program within the social sciences. It is important to think seriously about the commitment required of COR students before applying or accepting an invitation to join the COR program. This commitment includes...

COR Benefits: