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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. Note that some programs set earlier deadlines for applicants who wish to be considered for funding.

A rolling deadline indicates that the academic department will review applications as they are submitted, rather than after a set deadline. The department will continue to make admissions decisions until the program is full. While there is no absolute deadline, the Graduate School encourages you to submit your application materials as soon as possible, as earlier submission facilitates earlier decisions.

Program Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Accounting (MS) March 1 Rolling
Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (CERT) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Adult/Gerontological Nursing (MS) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Adult/Gerontological Nursing (DNP) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Anthropology (PHD) January 15 (Funding) / April 15 October 15
Anthropology (MA) January 15 (Funding) / April 15 October 15
Applied Liberal Studies (MA) Rolling (April 1 Recommended) N/A
Art History (PHD) Rolling (February 15 Funding) October 15
Art History (MA) Rolling (February 15 Funding) October 15
Asian and Asian American Studies (MA) Rolling (January 15 Recommended) N/A
Asian and Asian American Studies (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Behavioral Neuroscience (PHD) 1-Dec N/A
Biological Sciences (PHD) January 15 (Recommended) / March 15 October 15 (Recommended) / December 15
Biological Sciences (MA) January 15 (Recommended) / March 15 October 15 (Recommended) / December 15
Biological Sciences (MS) January 15 (Recommended) / March 15 October 15 (Recommended) / December 15
Biology Adolescence Education (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Biology Adolescence Education (MAT) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Biomedical Anthropology (MS) January 15 (Recommended) / April 15 October 15
Biomedical Engineering (MS) Rolling (January 15 Funding) Rolling (October 1 Recommended)
Biomedical Engineering (PHD) Rolling (January 15 Funding) Rolling (October 1 Recommended)
Business Administration (MBA) Rolling (March 1 Recommended) Part-Time Only: Rolling (November 15 Recommended)
Chemistry (PHD) February 1 Rolling
Chemistry (MA) February 1 Rolling
Chemistry (MS) February 1 Rolling
Chemistry Adolescence Education (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Chemistry Adolescence Education (MAT) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Childhood and Early Childhood Education (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) N/A
Clinical Psychology (PHD) 1-Dec N/A
Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in English as a Second Language (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Cognitive Psychology (PHD) 31-Dec N/A
Community Health Nursing (DNP) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Community Health Nursing (MS) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Community Health Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (CERT) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Community Research and Action (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 (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Computer Science (MS) Rolling (March 23 Recommended) Rolling (October 1 Funding)
Computer Science (PHD) Rolling (March 23 Recommended) Rolling (October 1 Funding)
Disaster Management (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Earth Science Adolescence Education (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Earth Science Adolescence Education (MAT) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Economics (PHD) February 1 N/A
Economics (MA) May 15 (Rolling for Accelerated Economics BS/MA) N/A
Educational Leadership (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Educational Studies (MS) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Educational Theory and Practice (EDD) February 1 N/A
Electrical & Computer Engineering (MS) Rolling Rolling
Electrical & Computer Engineering (PHD) Rolling Rolling
English (PHD) February 15 November 15
English (MA) February 15 November 15
English Adolescence Education (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
English Adolescence Education (MAT) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Evolutionary Studies (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Family Nurse Practitioner (CERT) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Family Nursing (MS) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Family Nursing (DNP) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (CERT) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (DNP) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (MS) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Fast-Track Professional MBA Program (NYC) (MBA) Rolling (March 1 Recommended) Rolling
Forensic Health (CERT) Rolling Rolling
French (MA) Rolling Rolling
French Adolescence Education (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
French Adolescence Education (MAT) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Geography (MA) January 15 (Funding) / May 15 October 15 (Funding) / January 15
Geological Sciences (PHD) 30-Jan September 15
Geological Sciences (MS) 30-Jan September 15
German Cultural Studies (CERT) Rolling Rolling
History (PHD) January 15 (Funding) / April 1 November 1
History (MA) January 15 (Funding) / April 1 November 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering (MS) Rolling (April 1 Priority) Rolling (November 15 Priority)
Industrial and Systems Engineering (PHD) Rolling (April 1 Priority) Rolling (November 15 Priority)
Industrial Engineering (MEng) Rolling (February 1 Funding / April 1 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Funding / November 15 Recommended)
Italian (MA) Rolling Rolling
Literacy Education (Birth - Grade 6) (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Literacy Education (Grades 5-12) (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Local Government Management (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Management (PHD) February 1 N/A
Materials Science and Engineering (MS) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Materials Science and Engineering (PHD) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Mathematical Sciences (PHD) January 30 (Funding) / April 15 30-Nov
Mathematical Sciences (MA) January 30 (Funding) / April 15 30-Nov
Mathematics Adolescence Education (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Mathematics Adolescence Education (MAT) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Mechanical Engineering (MS) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Mechanical Engineering (MEng) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Mechanical Engineering (PHD) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Music (MM) February 1 (Funding) / April 1 1-Oct
Music Opera (MM) January 15 N/A
Non-Profit Administration (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Nursing (PHD) Rolling Rolling
Nursing Education (CERT) Rolling (February 15 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Recommended)
Pharmaceutical Science (PharmD) March 1
Philosophy (PHD) January 15 October 15
Philosophy (MA) January 15 October 15
Physics (MS) February 15 October 15
Physics (PHD) February 15 October 15
Physics Adolescence Education (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Physics Adolescence Education (MAT) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Political Science (PHD) January 15 N/A
Political Science (MA) January 15 N/A
Professional Science Management (CERT) Rolling Rolling
PSM: Biomedical Anthropology (CERT) Rolling Rolling
PSM: Cartography and GIS (CERT) Rolling Rolling
PSM: Materials Science and Engineering (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Public Administration (MPA) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Public Health (MPH) Rolling (March 1 Recommended) N/A
Social Studies Adolescence Education (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Social Studies Adolescence Education (MAT) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Social Work (MSW) Rolling (February 1 Recommended) N/A
Social Work in Health Care (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Sociology (PHD) January 15 N/A
Spanish (MA) Rolling Rolling
Spanish Adolescence Education (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Spanish Adolescence Education (MAT) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Special Education, Early Childhood/Childhood (MSED) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Statistics (MA) January 30 (Funding) / April 15 N/A
Student Affairs Administration (MS) Rolling (January 15 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Sustainable Communities (MA) Rolling (January 15 Recommended) Part-Time Start Only: Rolling (November 15 Recommended)
Sustainable Communities (MS) Rolling (January 15 Recommended) Part-Time Start Only: Rolling (November 15 Recommended)
Systems Engineering (MEng) 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)
Systems Science (PHD) Rolling (February 1 Funding / April 1 Recommended) Rolling (October 15 Funding / November 15 Recommended)
Systems Science: Health Systems (MS) Rolling Rolling
TESOL (MA) Rolling Rolling
TESOL (MSED) Rolling Rolling
Theatre (MA) Rolling (February 15 Funding) Rolling
Translation Studies (PHD) January 15 N/A
Translation Studies (CERT) Rolling Rolling
Watershed Studies and Management (CERT) Rolling Rolling

Last Updated: 4/17/18