Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Please note: the application process involves two levels of review. First, the Taos Institute review committee determines if an applicant will be admitted to the Taos Ph.D. program. Second, each application is selected for possible admission into one of our collaborating Universities. The Taos review committee carefully aligns each student with the University that best fits the research proposal and where there is a University promoter who can support, guide, and supervise the dissertation project. It is important to remember that before being formally admitted to the Taos Ph.D. program, students must be accepted by the selected University. Once accepted, the student is instructed on further steps required by each university to register (procedures are slightly different at each participating university). A review of all academic credentials is required for those with non-Dutch or Belgian degrees prior to pursuing the Ph.D. This degree review is the first required step in the registration process at the university.
The first semester for all students begins with the Fall semester which starts September 1st. For entry into the program, the online application form and application fee (below) is due by February 15th. All additional supporting documents must be received by March 15th. These supporting documents include a statement indicating the reason for applying to the Taos Ph.D. program, a dissertation research proposal, vita/resume and three references.
Applicants will be notified between June 15th and July 15th regarding acceptance into the program for the Fall semester. (Fall semester is Sept 1st through Feb 28th).
There is no Spring semester entry point at this time.
Your application is complete when the following has been done and emailed to [email protected]:
1. Online application submitted and $70 fee paid by Feb. 15th. 2. You have sent your resume or CV. 3. You have sent your statement that describes how you see the Taos Ph.D. program fitting with your research interests. How you came to apply to our program, how you see our program as a fit for your interests......tell the story with specific detail about the fit between your proposed research and our program. 4. The Dissertation Application form has been sent. (Please find the questions for this form at: www.taosinstitute.net/phd-dissertation-proposal-form) 5. We have received your 3 letters of recommendation.
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