Application Deadlines

Since graduate admissions are both limited and competitive, it is to your advantage to apply early and to ensure that all required materials are received before the deadlines listed below.

Late applications will only be reviewed when openings remain after all applications received and completed by the deadline have been considered.

The following deadlines apply to degree programs offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering. Certificate and post-baccalaureate program deadlines and policies differ by program.

Application Deadlines by Program

Program
Spring Semester Enrollment
Fall Semester Enrollment
Art History M.A. -- January 15
Art History and Museum Studies M.A. -- January 15
Bioengineering M.S. September 15 December 15
Biology M.S., Ph.D. October 15 (Open Choice M.S. only)
December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track M.S. only)
December 1 (M.S. Thesis and Ph.D.)
February 15 (Open Choice M.S.)
June 1 (Pathways Part-time Track M.S. only)
Biomedical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. September 15
(M.S. only)
December 15
Biotechnology Ph.D. September 15 December 15
Chemical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. September 15 December 15
Chemistry M.S., Ph.D. October 15 January 15
Chemistry/Biotechnology M.S., Ph.D. October 15 January 15
Chemistry: Chemical Physics Ph.D. October 15 January 15
Child Study and Human Development M.A. -- January 15
Child Study and Human Development Ph.D. -- December 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S., Ph.D. September 15 December 15
Classics M.A. October 15 February 15
Classics with Teaching Licensure M.A. October 15 February 15
Cognitive Science Ph.D. -- Deadlines vary by department from December 1 to January 15
Computer Engineering M.S. September 15 December 15
Computer Science M.S., Ph.D. September 15 December 15
Cybersecurity and Public Policy M.S. -- December 15
Data Analytics M.S. -- January 15
Data Science M.S. September 15 December 15
Digital Tools for Premodern Studies M.A. -- February 15
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership M.A. October 15
December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
February 15
June 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
Economics M.S. -- February 15
Economics and Public Policy Ph.D. -- January 15
Education M.A.T. -- January 2
Education: Physics Education Ph.D. -- January 15
Education: STEM Education M.S./Ph.D. -- December 15 (Ph.D.)
January 15 (M.S.)
Educational Studies M.A. -- January 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. September 15 December 15
Electrical Engineering M.S. September 15 December 15
Engineering Management M.S.E.M. -- January 15 (Round 1)
March 15 (Round 2)
May 1 (Round 3)
June 10 (Round 4)
Rolling admissions after June 10
English M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D. -- January 15
Environmental Economics and Urban Planning M.S. -- January 15
Environmental Policy and Planning M.S. December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only) January 15
June 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
French M.A. October 15 February 15
German M.A. October 15 March 1
History and Museum Studies M.A. -- January 15
History M.A., Ph.D. -- January 15
Human Developmental Economics Ph.D. -- December 1
Human Factors Engineering M.S. September 15 December 15
Human Robotic Interaction MS., Ph.D September 15 December 15
Innovation and Management M.S.I.M. -- January 15 (Round 1)
March 15 (Round 2)
Rolling Basis after March 15
Interdisciplinary Doctorate Ph.D. -- January 15
Master of Fine Arts M.F.A. -- January 15*
*Applications after this date will be reviewed on a space available basis. 
Materials Science and Engineering M.S., Ph.D. September 15 December 15
Mathematics M.S., Ph.D. -- December 15 (Ph.D.)
January 15 (M.S.)
Mechanical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. September 15 December 15
Museum Education M.A. -- January 15
June 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
Music M.A. -- January 15
Occupational Therapy M.S., O.T.D. October 15 (Domestic post-professional O.T.D. & post-professional M.S. only)
December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track Post-Professional M.S. only)
January 15 (post-professional M.S. and post-professional O.T.D.)
October 15 (Entry-level O.T.D. with summer start) 
June 1 (Pathways Part-time Track Post-Professional M.S. only)
Offshore Wind Energy Engineering M.S. September 15 December 15
Philosophy M.A. -- January 15
Physics M.S., Ph.D. -- January 15
Psychology Ph.D. -- December 15
Public Policy M.P.P. December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only) January 15
June 1
 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
School Psychology M.A./Ed.S. -- January 15
Software Systems Development M.S. -- December 15
Sustainability M.S. -- January 15
Theatre and Performance Studies M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D. -- December 15
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning M.A. December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only) January 15
June 1
 (Pathways Part-time Track only)

Certificate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs

The following deadlines apply to domestic applicants. International applicants must apply by September 15 for spring admission (excluding the online School-Based Practice program), and June 1 for fall admission. Students are admitted to certificate programs on a rolling basis with the exception of the Museum Studies program.

Certificate
Fall Enrollment
Spring Enrollment
Biomedical Engineering August 1 December 31
Biotechnology August 1 December 31
Civil and Environmental Engineering August 1 December 31
Community Environmental Studies August 1 December 31
Computer Engineering August 1 December 31

Computer Science (Certificate)

August 1 December 31
Computer Science (Post-Baccalaureate) August 1 December 31
Data Science August 1 December 31
Early Childhood Technology August 1 --
Engineering Education January 13 (Round 1)
March 13 (Round 2)
May 12 (Round 3)
June 15 (Round 4)
Rolling admissions after June 15
--
Environmental Management August 1 December 31
Human-Computer Interaction August 1 December 31
Human Factors in Medical Devices and Systems August 1 December 31
Management of Community Organizations August 1 December 31
Manufacturing Engineering August 1 December 31
Mathematics (Post-Baccalaureate) August 1 --
Microwave and Wireless Engineering August 1 December 31
Museum Studies August 1 --
Occupational Therapy
Advanced Professional
  Certification in School-Based
  Practice

Advanced Professional Study
Hand and Upper Extremity
  Rehabilitation
August 1 (Except School-Based Practice) December 31 (All certificate programs)
Program Evaluation August 1 December 31
Studio Art (Post-Baccalaureate) August 1 --
Urban Justice and Sustainability August 1 --

 

 

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