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Creative Systemic Studies

Admission Process

Applying to ULM for graduate study requires that you communicate with both the Creative Systemic Studies (CSS) Program and the Graduate School directly. The application deadline is February 1st with Fall admission only. The online doctoral program is intended for students who can commit to full-time enrollment. We do not accept students wishing to do part-time enrollment. IMPORTANT NOTE: For Mac users, please open all fillable forms using free Adobe Reader.

Submit an Application Portfolio to the CSS Program

Assemble a portfolio consisting of a CSS program application, curriculum vitæ, a sample of your scholarly writing, program goal statement, and three letters of recommendation, all of which, must be submitted electronically to css@ulm.edu by February 1. These items cannot be submitted via hard copy and incomplete portfolios will not be considered. If you are re-applying to the program, you must submit a new portfolio.

To ensure a complete portfolio, please use the list below and follow the detailed instructions for each item:

Apply with the Graduate School and Request Transcripts

First, complete the Graduate School application online, or mail a hard copy. We find the online process easier.

Online. Complete the ULM graduate application online at domestic online application or international online application.  Pay the non-refundable $20 application fee ($30 for international students) by credit card when you submit your form. ULM accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover.

Mail hard copy. Print a copy of the Graduate School application, complete it, include a $20 check or money order made payable to University of Louisiana at Monroe, and mail it to:

The Graduate School
University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Avenue
Hanna Hall, Room 241
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

Next, request official university transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (one copy from each school attended) to be sent directly to the Graduate School address listed above.

Once the February deadline has passed, the Admissions Committee will begin reviewing your portfolios. In four to six weeks you will receive a notification from the Creative Systemic Studies Program indicating whether or not you have been selected to join the program. This notification will be sent electronically to the email address you included on your application.

If you have any questions about the admission process, please contact:

Admission Coordinator