Complete an application
Apply to the DSS program through a central application.
Pay the application fee
There is a nonrefundable application fee. Payment is accepted by debit/credit card and is paid through GradCAS.
All transcripts are processed through GradCAS. GradCAS only accepts electronic transcripts from Credentials Solutions, Parchmen and National Student Clearinghouse. If your school does not offer either of these services, your transcript must be sent by mail to the following address:
- GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
- PO Box 9217
- Watertown, MA 02471
Review of application package
The completed application package is then reviewed by DSS faculty and the head of the DSS department, who collectively determine whether a student should be accepted into the program, and whether they merit financial assistance. Students generally are notified of their acceptance into the program within one month of the date that DSS receives the complete application package. If merited, a financial award notification will be sent separately.
All international applicants must apply through GradCAS. All international applicants are required to submit all materials and test results. Contact the office of international services if you have questions.