The program accepts five to seven graduate students each year, and all successful applicants receive full tuition remission, and a stipend for four years. About twenty faculty members participate in the program each year, including the Visual and Cultural Studies Steering Committee, which guides the program.
The deadline for applications is January 15 for the following September. Offers of admission are sent to applicants by mid-March. There is a $60 application fee.
Along with the online application, students must submit:
- A personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- A writing sample
- GRE scores
International students must also supply TOEFL scores.