Specialty Graduate Program Applications

Explore application requirements, the admissions process and additional resources.

Step 1: Begin Your Online Application

Your program may require a specialty application instead of the general GradCAS application. Use the following application guides to prepare your application materials as well as answer any questions you may have.

Step 2: Provide Required Documentation

Each academic program has its own unique application requirements and program deadlines. You will find detailed document requirements in the portal of your specialty application. You should also consult the graduate catalog to check the specific admissions requirements for your program. This will help ensure that your application with all corresponding materials is complete and submitted on time. 

Step 3: Submit and Pay Your Application Fee

The $35 Graduate School application fee for specialty applications is not included in their respective online applications. You will need to pay this fee separately.  Applicants need to submit all required application materials and pay the fee before your application will be processed. The application fee cannot be waived or deferred and is non-refundable.

Pay USD Graduate Specialty Program Application Fee