Application Process

Please contact graduate admissions at

You must complete a separate application for each program and pay the fee for each application. You must provide the required materials for each program. Each application requires separate letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation and materials submitted to one program will not be shared with other programs. 

There is no restriction on the number of programs to which a student may apply. 

Application deadlines vary by program. Some programs admit students every term, while others admit students only once per year. To find out when your application is due, contact the admission contact for your program of interest. 

The application fee is paid at the end of your application after you have submitted it. The application portal accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or electronic checks.

Application fee waivers are granted for US active duty military members and veterans, as well as participants in any of the following programs: 

  • McNair Scholars
  • State of Ohio STARS Scholars
  • GEM Scholars

These waivers will be applied automatically upon submission of those application for those who qualify. 

All materials should be uploaded to the online application. During the application, you will be told which materials are required for the program to which you are applying. Do not send any additional materials; they will not be attached to your application. 

No - letters of recommendation need to come directly from the listed recommender on your application via a link created and sent through your online application.

It can take up to three weeks from when you request for your test scores to be submitted from the testing agency for UC to receive your scores. 

Additionally, our system uses your name to match your scores with your application. If the name you inputted for your application differs from the name on your test scores, this may cause an issue in matching the test scores to your application. 

Please reach out to if you believe this may have happened. 

Graduate Admissions

University of Cincinnati

PO Box 210091

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091 

No, you cannot edit your application once you submit it.