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Application Process

Admission into Dominican’s PhD in Applied Social Justice requires the following:

  • Complete online application
  • Master’s degree in any subject from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all degrees awarded. Please request that the registrar(s) send the transcript directly to Dominican, either in paper or electronically. Applicant-submitted transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal. Electronic copies can be sent to:
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose on how the program will be of value to the applicant and what the applicant brings to the program. The applicant should address research interests and career progression of goals, and how the program will support those goals and interests.
  • Resume
    • Applicants should demonstrate at least five years' experience in social justice work. This includes, but is not limited to professional, volunteer work, community organizing, student group participation, etc.
  • Scholarly writing sample. A published article, a paper written for a class, a thesis, a research report, a grant proposal, a book chapter, or other written document that shows the applicant’s ability to succeed at PhD-level research. Applicant must be the sole author of the writing sample.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for college coursework. Students with a GPA below 3.0 can still apply, but must take the GRE and submit their scores to Dominican to be considered for admission.
Application Dates and Deadline

The PhD program accepts new cohorts to begin the program in alternating fall semesters. The next PhD in Applied Social Justice cohort will begin in Fall 2025.

Final Deadline: February 28, 2025

International Students

International students requiring an I-20/DS 2019 may not apply, since this program is only offered online.