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Admission to Graduate Study

William & Mary uses an online application system. To get started: Apply Online.

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If you have questions about your application, contact the graduate program to which you are applying. Each graduate program manages its own application process. Faculty committees in each program evaluate applications and make recommendations for admission.

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Non-Discrimination Notice

Unless otherwise constrained by law, William & Mary is committed to providing an environment for its students that is free from discrimination based on any personal factor unrelated to qualifications or performance such as race or color, citizenship, national origin or ethnicity, ancestry, religion or creed, political affiliation or belief, age, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, parental status, height, weight, military service, veteran status, caretaker status, or family medical or genetic information. The full non-discrimination notice is available online.

Recommendations for Admission

All recommendations for admission, except for non-degree seeking students, must be approved by the Vice Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Arts & Sciences. No student will be admitted later than one month before the start of the semester. Because of the time required to process visa applicants, no foreign student may be admitted later than three months before the start of the semester.

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report

Information about campus safety and security may help you in your decision to apply. The most recent Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for William & Mary, including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is available on the university's website for review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics. Three years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus building or property owned or controlled by the university or on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available online or you may request a paper copy in person or to be mailed to you at no expense from the Office of Compliance & Equity, James Blair Hall, Suite 101, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, 757-221-3146.

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