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The first step toward earning your Ph.D. through Prescott College is to complete your application to the doctoral program. This includes crafting your essays and requesting your letters of recommendation.  You'll find everything you need to get started on this page, along with admissions deadlines. Take some time to look over the information.

The College welcomes new students into the program each fall. Because admission is competitive and enrollment limited, it is essential that students complete their applications by the February 15 deadline. Applications received after the class is full will be put on a waitlist, and the Admissions Committee will evaluate them if openings in the class occur. Applicants will receive an admissions decision four to six weeks after February 15.

If you have questions, call 877-350-2100 or e-mail  We look forward to welcoming you to the PhD program!

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Life/work experience related to the area of study
  • Evidence of self-direction
  • Previous relevant academic experience
  • Excellent writing skills

Priority Admissions and Important Dates

Prescott College practices rolling admissions which means that you may apply at any time prior to the published last day to apply. However, there are recommended Priority Dates for all applicants. Applicants meeting these deadlines have the best chance of gaining admission and may be considered for merit scholarships. Click here for more information. 

Application Process

If you have questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to call us at 877-350-2100 or e-mail We're here to help make the application process as easy as possible!

STEP 1: Review Application Requirements.

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STEP 2: Apply Online. 

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STEP 3: Submit application materials

Submit all application requirements during the application or email separately to You can also mail official transcripts and materials to Prescott College, Office of Admissions 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, Arizona, 86301. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment. Applicants may submit official transcripts if they are received by Prescott College Admissions in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.


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Computer Literacy
Students are expected to enter the College with a level of technology competency sufficient to function effectively in the program. Proficiency is defined as a comfort and knowledge of using email, navigating the Internet, and basic word processing skills. Students must be able to use message boards or computer conferencing tools to communicate with others, download and upload files, and attach files to email. Students are required to have full-time access to a computer that has a reliable Internet connection.

Deferred Matriculation
Students wishing to defer matriculation may do so by sending a written request to the Director of Admission. Matriculation will be postponed for up to a full academic year, subject to successful completion of any academic work undertaken during that time.