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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
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 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 (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, 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)
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 (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 (Advanced Certification) (MSEd) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Education, Adolescence (Initial Certification) (MAT) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Education, Childhood and Early Childhood (Initial Certification) (MSEd) Rolling (February 1 Priority) N/A
Education, Literacy (Advanced Certification) (MSEd) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Education, Special (Advanced Certification) (MSEd) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (October 15 Priority)
Education, TESOL (MA) Rolling Rolling
Education, TESOL (Advanced Certification) (MSEd) Rolling Rolling
Educational Leadership (CAS) (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Educational Studies (MS) Rolling (February 1 Priority) Rolling (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 1 (Funding) / April 1 October 1
Music, Opera (MM) January 15 N/A
Music, Vocal Performance (MM) January 15 N/A
Non-Profit Administration (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Nursing (PhD) Rolling 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) January 15 October 15
Philosophy - Social, Political, Ethical and Legal (MA) January 15 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 1 N/A
Psychology, Clinical Science (PhD) December 1 N/A
Psychology, Cognitive and Brain Sciences (PhD) December 31 N/A
Public Administration (MPA) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Public Administration (Dual-Degree with MS in Nursing, Community Health) (MPA) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Public Administration (Dual-Degree with MS in Student Affairs Administration) (MPA) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Public Administration (Dual-Degree with MSW) (MPA) Rolling (February 1 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Public Health (MPH) Rolling (March 1 Recommended) N/A
Social Work (MSW) Rolling (February 1 Recommended) N/A
Social Work (Dual-Degree with MA in Spanish) (MSW) Rolling (February 1 Recommended) N/A
Social Work (Dual-Degree with MPA) (MSW) Rolling (February 1 Recommended) N/A
Social Work in Health Care (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Sociology (PhD) January 15 N/A
Spanish (MA) Rolling Rolling
Spanish (Dual-Degree with MSW) (MA) Rolling Rolling
Statistics (MA) January 30 (Funding) / April 15 N/A
Student Affairs Administration (MS) Rolling (January 15 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
Student Affairs Administration (Dual-Degree with MPA) (MS) Rolling (January 15 Funding) Rolling (October 15 Funding)
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 N/A
Translation Studies (Certificate) Rolling Rolling
Watershed Studies and Management (Certificate) Rolling Rolling

Last Updated: 1/29/18