M.A. Program FAQs

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Does LACIS require the GRE?

We don’t require GREs, but if you have them it doesn’t hurt to submit them. If you have good grades from your undergraduate program, they are usually sufficient — especially if your Statement is strong, and you have good letters of recommendation.

Am I eligible for an application fee waiver?

The Graduate School offers a limited number of application fee grants to make sure that the application fee is not a barrier for students from our key recruiting initiatives. Fee grants are currently available to U.S. citizens, permanent resident applicants, and students with DACA status who can document that they:

  1. participated in selected pipeline programs designed to prepare students for graduate studies, or
  2. grew up in a low-income family.

Please click HERE for additional information including a list of pipeline programs.