Admissions

DLS admission requirements for academic background and application materials.

The following list provides an overview of the materials needed to apply for the DLS program.

  • A 3.5 GPA in successfully-concluded postgraduate degree work from the Rice MLS program; or a liberal arts/liberal studies graduate degree program at an Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) member institution; or other post-graduate degrees that are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • A completed admission application (add link)
  • Application fee ($85)
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Proposal for DLS study
  • Writing samples
  • Admission interview with the academic director