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PhD Admission Process

PhD candidates entering their third year of studies with at least two years remaining before completing their PhD program are preferred. Admission to the program will be based on a combination of the student's academic accomplishments and record as well as a desire to pursue a career in commercializing technology driven innovation and inventions. Participating Graduate programs include all schools in the Colleges of Science, Computing and Engineering.

The 2018 info sessions are as follows:
  • Tuesday, April 3, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Marcus Nanotechnology Building-Room 1117-1118
The 2018 deadlines are as follows:
  • April 16 – Application Deadline
  • April 9-20 - In person interviews with applicant and Faculty Advisor
  • April 20 - Begin extending offers
Application Information Needed:
  • Completed Cover Page - brief letter with all your contact information, expressing your interest in the program and filling in any details you think we should know that aren’t elsewhere in your application materials.
  • Current vitae or resume
  • Two letters of recommendation; one from your academic advisor and one from another professor.  NOTE:  They can come directly from the Professor or included in your application.  Please email letters to
  • A-2-3 page research project overview statement that includes information regarding its potential market application.
  • Response to the following essay question: Describe your career goals and how your participation in the TI:GER program will enhance your stated career goals.
  • Your transcript (an unofficial copy is accepted)
  • Your GRE score (an unofficial copy is accepted)
  • A 60-90 second video of you describing your project/research.  Please leave out technical jargon.
PhD Application

Visit the PhD Admissions FAQs

Use the TI:GER checklist to see if the program is right for you

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