Graduate School

Exceptional scholars, big thinkers, bright minds

How to Apply for Graduate Study at URI

Instructions for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

(International Applicants: please click here for instructions)

Using the online application and information management system

The Graduate School at the University of Rhode Island accepts online applications only. First, complete the online application form and submit the nonrefundable application fee of $65. Once your application is complete including uploaded unofficial transcripts, the Department will review your credentials and make a recommendation to the Graduate School.

Note: If you have a previous application and wish to re-apply to a new program,
you must create a new account and start a new application using a different e-mail address.

The Graduate School will communicate the admission decision to you via ApplyYourself, the electronic application management system of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School. It is imperative that you provide a working e-mail address and check it regularly for updates. The Graduate School will NOT mail hard copies of decision letters. If you are accepted, you will receive instructions for creating your e-campus account and declaring your intention to matriculate in your acceptance notification. Deadlines for admission and financial aid vary by department; click here for a list of application dates. Applicants should always contact the Graduate Director for their plan of study before applying to ensure that applications are still being accepted for the term in which admission is sought.

Submitting supplemental materials to the department for review

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Please check with your department regarding deadlines and required admissions test or course prerequisites. You must upload all supplemental materials to the online application. DO NOT send mail to the Graduate School or your department, as this will postpone evaluation of your application. If you are accepted and intend to matriculate into a graduate program, you will be required to provide original official transcripts before your start date. If you have received your degree from URI at the time of admission, you do not need to send official URI transcripts to our office. If you have a degree in progress at URI at the time of admission, please contact our office when course registration opens after the conferment of your degree. Please note that once the university receives documents they will not be returned to you. If you have questions about admission requirements, contact the Department. DO NOT submit more than one application for the same degree plan.

A complete application file includes:

  • Complete, submitted online Application Form
  • Non-refundable application fee submitted via online application as a credit card payment or as an electronic check
  • Personal statement (submitted via online application)
  • College transcript(s) submitted via online application
  • Letters of recommendation (2 or 3, depending on program; submitted online)
  • Test score reports sent directly by the testing institution; the ETS institution code for the University of Rhode Island is 3919
  • Individual Departments may require additional materials, including resumes, professional portfolios, and official reports of standardized tests. Please contact the Department directly for more information.

Ready to apply? Click here.

Think Big We Do

Copyright © 2017 University of Rhode Island.