Apply

Deadlines

In exceptional cases, applications for admission with financial support to Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics may be considered after the January deadlines.

To Apply

  • Submit an online application.
  • Send a $50 non-refundable application fee and additional required materials to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Benham Gateway Building
    Bryn Mawr College
    101 North Merion Avenue
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
    U.S.A.

Please make checks payable to Bryn Mawr College.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is normally required. This fee is waived for McNair scholars and Fulbright nominees if they so identify themselves, and may be waived for other students by the Dean in cases of hardship. Requests for a fee waiver should be made by email sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions (gradadmissions@brynmawr.edu).

Additional Required Materials

In addition to any materials specifically requested by departments, all applicants must submit:

Transcripts

Official transcripts of all work done in other academic institutions.

GRE Results

For the 2021-2022 Admissions cycle, due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on testing access, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional for the following Departments:

  • Chemistry, Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, History of Art, and Mathematics
  • Physics: general test and subject exam optional but scores will be considered if submitted
  • GRE is required for Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology 

Applicants to the graduate programs may submit GRE scores, if they took the test previously. We only accept official scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Our institutional code is 2049. Scores within five years are valid.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Results

Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if your native language is not English. Scores within two years are valid.

The following minimum TOEFL scores are required:

  • 600 (paper-based)
  • 100 (iBT)

The minimum IELTS score is 7.

For information on how and where to take the TOEFL see www.toefl.org. For IELTS: www.ielts.org.

Exceptions to the TOEFL/IELTS requirement may be made for applicants who (a) have lived in the U.S. for three years or more, or (b) have graduated from a college or university at which the language of instruction is English. Proof of residency is required for (a); a transcript is required for (b).

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from people who can speak specifically to your ability to successfully complete a graduate degree in the field in which you are applying. Normally the recommenders are professors with whom the applicant has worked closely in undergraduate or graduate courses.

Statement of Interest

A statement of interest describing why you seek to pursue your chosen field at the graduate level and why you want to do so at Bryn Mawr.

Resume or CV

Applicants have the option of submitting a resume or CV, which can provide departments with a more complete picture of your previous experiences.

For Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology; Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies; and History of Art

Applicants to these programs must submit a recent research paper or critical essay.