The Graduate School

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are set to help you complete the application process in a timely manner. While some programs accept applications on a rolling basis, you are strongly encouraged to submit all required application materials, including official test scores, prior to the recommended application deadline for your program. 

Application deadlines vary by program and across fall and spring semesters. Please note that some programs set earlier deadlines for applicants who wish to be considered for funding.

Non-Degree/Non-Matriculated Study Applicants: We encourage you to submit the online application at least 1 week prior to the start of the semester in which you would like to begin class(es). The online application closes on the app/drop deadline, which is the Friday of the second week of classes in the fall and spring semesters.

Program Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Accounting (MS) March 1 N/A
Anthropology (PhD) January 15 (Funding) / April 15 October 15
Anthropology (MA) January 15 (Funding) / April 15 October 15
Anthropology, Biomedical (MS) January 15 (Recommended) / April 15 October 15
Applied Statistics (MA) January 30 (Funding) / April 15 November 30
Art History (PhD) Rolling (February 15 Funding) October 15
Art History (MA) Rolling (February 15 Funding) October 15
Asian and Asian American Studies (MA) January 15 (Recommended) N/A
Asian and Asian American Studies (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Biological Sciences (PhD) January 15 October 15
Biological Sciences (MS) January 15 October 15
Biological Sciences (MA) January 15 October 15
Business Administration (MBA) Rolling (March 1 Recommended) Part-Time Only: Rolling (November 15 Recommended)
Business Administration, Fast-Track Professional (NYC) (MBA) Rolling Rolling
Chemistry (PhD) February 1 Rolling
Chemistry (MS) February 1 Rolling
Chemistry (MA) February 1 Rolling
Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in English as a Second Language (Certificate Only) (Certificate)
Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in ESL (Certificate Only) (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Community and Public Affairs (PhD) Rolling (December 1 Funding) N/A
Comparative Literature (PhD) January 15 October 15
Comparative Literature (MA) January 15 October 15
Complex Systems Science and Engineering (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Computer Science (PhD) Rolling (February 28 Funding) Rolling (October 1 Funding)
Computer Science (MS) Rolling (February 28 Funding) Rolling (October 1 Funding)
Disaster Management (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Economics (PhD) February 1 N/A
Economics (MA) May 15 (Rolling for Accelerated Economics BS/MA) N/A
Education, Adolescence (MSEd) February 1 (Priority) October 15 (Priority)
Education, Adolescence (MAT) February 1 (Priority) October 15 (Priority)
Education, Childhood and Early Childhood (Pre-Service) (MSEd) February 1 (Priority) N/A
Education, Literacy (In-Service) (MSEd) February 1 (Priority) October 15 (Priority)
Education, Special (In-Service) (MSEd) February 1 (Priority) October 15 (Priority)
Education, TESOL (MA) May 15 (Priority) Rolling
Education, TESOL (MSEd) May 15 (Priority) Rolling
Educational Leadership (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Educational Studies (MS) February 1 (Priority) October 15 (Priority)
Educational Theory and Practice (EdD) February 1 N/A
Engineering, Biomedical (PhD) Rolling (January 15 Funding) Rolling (October 1 Recommended)
Engineering, Biomedical (MS) Rolling (January 15 Funding) Rolling (October 1 Recommended)
Engineering, Electrical and Computer (PhD) Rolling Rolling
Engineering, Electrical and Computer (MS) Rolling Rolling
Engineering, Industrial (MEng) Rolling (February 1 Funding / April 1 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Funding / November 15 Recommended)
Engineering, Industrial and Systems (PhD) Rolling (April 1 Priority) Rolling (November 15 Priority)
Engineering, Industrial and Systems (MS) Rolling (April 1 Priority) Rolling (November 15 Priority)
Engineering, Mechanical (PhD) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Engineering, Mechanical (MS) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Engineering, Mechanical (MEng) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Engineering, Systems (MEng) Rolling (February 1 Funding / April 1 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Funding / November 15 Recommended)
English (PhD) February 15 November 15
English (MA) February 15 November 15
Evolutionary Studies (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Forensic Health (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
French (MA) Rolling Rolling
Geography (MA) January 15 (Funding) / May 15 October 15 (Funding) / January 15
Geological Sciences (PhD) January 30 September 15
Geological Sciences (MS) January 30 September 15
German Cultural Studies (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Health Systems, Executive (NYC) (MS) Rolling Rolling
History (PhD) January 15 (Funding) / April 1 November 1
History (MA) January 15 (Funding) / April 1 November 1
Italian (MA) Rolling Rolling
Local Government Management (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Management (PhD) February 1 N/A
Materials Science and Engineering (PhD) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Materials Science and Engineering (MS) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Mathematical Sciences (PhD) January 30 (Funding) / April 15 November 30
Mathematical Sciences (MA) January 30 (Funding) / April 15 November 30
Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Music (MM) February 15 (Funding) / April 1 October 1
Non-Profit Administration (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Nursing (PhD) June 15 November 15
Nursing Education (Certificate) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Adult-Gerontological (MS) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Adult-Gerontological (DNP) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Adult-Gerontological (Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner) (Certificate) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Community Health (MS) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Community Health (DNP) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Community Health (Dual-Degree with MPA) (MS) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Community Health Primary Care (Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner) (Certificate) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Family Health (MS) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Family Health (DNP) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Family Health (Post Master's Nurse Practitioner) (Certificate) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Family Psychiatric Mental Health (MS) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Family Psychiatric Mental Health (DNP) February 15 October 15
Nursing, Family Psychiatric Mental Health (Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner) (Certificate) February 15 October 15
Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy) (PharmD) March 1
Philosophy - Social, Political, Ethical and Legal (PhD) February 1 October 15
Philosophy - Social, Political, Ethical and Legal (MA) February 1 October 15
Physics (PhD) February 15 October 15
Physics (MS) February 15 October 15
Political Science (PhD) January 15 N/A
Political Science (MA) January 15 N/A
Professional Science Management (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Professional Science Master's (Biomedical Anthropology) (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Professional Science Master's (Geography) (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Professional Science Master's (Materials Science and Engineering) (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience (PhD) December 15 N/A
Psychology, Clinical Science (PhD) December 1 N/A
Psychology, Cognitive and Brain Sciences (PhD) December 31 N/A
Public Administration (MPA) Rolling (January 15 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Public Administration (Dual-Degree with MS in Nursing) (MPA) February 15 October 15
Public Administration (Dual-Degree with MS in Student Affairs Administration) (MPA) Rolling (January 15 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Public Administration (Dual-Degree with MSW) (MPA) Rolling (January 15 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Social Work (MSW) February 1 N/A
Social Work (Dual-Degree with MPA) (MSW) February 1 N/A
Social Work in Health Care (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Sociology (PhD) January 15 N/A
Spanish (MA) Rolling Rolling
Student Affairs Administration (MS) Rolling (February 1 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Student Affairs Administration (Dual-Degree with MPA) (MS) April 15 November 15
Sustainable Communities (MS) Rolling (January 15 Recommended) Part-Time Start Only: Rolling (November 15 Recommended)
Sustainable Communities (MA) Rolling (January 15 Recommended) Part-Time Start Only: Rolling (November 15 Recommended)
Systems Science (PhD) Rolling (February 1 Funding / April 1 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Funding / November 15 Recommended)
Systems Science (MS) Rolling (February 1 Funding / April 1 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Funding / November 15 Recommended)
Teaching - College/University (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Teaching - Community College (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Theatre (MA) Rolling (February 15 - Funding) Rolling
Translation Studies (PhD) February 1 Rolling
Translation Studies (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Watershed Studies and Management (Certificate) Rolling Rolling

Last Updated: 8/1/16