- Applications to the program in Chemistry must be submitted by Jan. 2.
- Applications to the programs in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art must be submitted by Jan. 10.
- Applications to the program in Mathematics and Physics must be submitted by Jan. 15.
In exceptional cases, applications for admission with financial support to Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics may be considered after the January deadlines.
- 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
Please make checks payable to Bryn Mawr College.
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 (email@example.com).
Additional Required Materials
In addition to any materials specifically requested by departments, all applicants must submit:
Official transcripts of all work done in other academic institutions.
For the 2020-2021 Admissions cycle, due to the impacts of COVID-19 on testing access, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional. 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.
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.
For the 2020-2021 Admissions cycle, due to the impacts of COVID-19 on testing access, the Physics Subject Test requirement is waived. Applicants to the Physics program may submit Subject Test scores, if they took the test previously.