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.

Recognizing the serious challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to our applicants and those considering graduate education opportunities, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will accept applications to many of our master’s programs up to August 1, 2020 for fall enrollment for domestic students. These programs are indicated below with an asterisk (*). Our Admissions team is working closely with our programs to evaluate completed applications in a timely manner. 

Application Deadlines by Program

Program
Fall Semester Enrollment
Spring Semester Enrollment
Art History M.A. January 15* January 15
Art History and Museum Studies M.A. January 15* --
Bioengineering M.S. May 15 September 15
Biology M.S., Ph.D. December 1 (Ph.D.)
February 15 (all master's programs)*
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track M.S. only)
October 15 (Open Choice M.S. only)
December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track M.S. only)
Biomedical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. December 15 (Ph.D.)
May 15 (M.S.)
September 15
(M.S. only)
Biotechnology Ph.D. January 15 September 15
Chemical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. January 15 (Ph.D.)
May 15 (M.S.)
September 15
Chemistry M.S., Ph.D. January 15 (Ph.D.)
January 15 (M.S.)*
October 15
Chemistry/Biotechnology M.S., Ph.D. January 15 (Ph.D.)
January 15 (M.S.)*
October  15
Chemistry: Chemical Physics Ph.D. January 15 October 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. January 15 (Ph.D.)
May 15 (M.S.)
September 15
Classics M.A. February 15* October 15
Classics with Teaching Licensure M.A. February 15* October 15
Cognitive Science Ph.D. Deadlines vary by department from December 1 to January 15 --
Computer Engineering M.S. May 15 September 15
Computer Science M.S., Ph.D. January 15 (Ph.D.)
May 15 (M.S.)
September 15
Computer Science M.S. (Online) View program deadlines View program deadlines
Cybersecurity and Public Policy M.S. May 15 --
Data Analytics M.S. January 15* --
Data Science M.S. May 15 September 15
Digital Tools for Premodern Studies M.A. February 15* --
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership M.A. February 15 (all programs)*
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
October 15
December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
Economics M.S. February 15* --
Economics and Public Policy Ph.D. January 15 --
Education M.A.T. (residential programs) 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. January 15 (Ph.D.) September 15
Electrical Engineering M.S. May 15 September 15
Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (Online and On-Campus) January 15 (Round 1)
March 15 (Round 2)
May 1 (Round 3)
June 10 (Round 4)
Rolling admissions after June 10
--
English Ph.D. January 15 --
Environmental Economics and Urban Planning M.S. January 15* --
Environmental Policy and Planning M.S. January 15 (all programs)*
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
History and Museum Studies M.A. January 15* --
History M.A., Ph.D. January 15 (M.A.)*
January 15 (Ph.D.)
--
Human Developmental Economics Ph.D. December 1 --
Human Factors Engineering M.S. May 15 September 15
Human Robotic Interaction M.S., Ph.D January 15 (Ph.D.)
May 15 (M.S.)
September 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 September 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. January 15 (Ph.D.)
May 15 (M.S.)
September 15
Mathematics M.S., Ph.D. December 15 (Ph.D.)
January 15 (M.S.)*
--
Mechanical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. January 15 (Ph.D.)
May 15 (M.S.)
September 15
Museum Education M.A. January 15 (all programs)*
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
Music M.A. January 15* --
Occupational Therapy M.S., O.T.D. January 15 (post-professional M.S. including Pathways Part-time Track*, post-professional O.T.D.)
October 15 (Entry-level O.T.D. with summer start) 
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track Post-Professional M.S. only)
October 15 (Domestic post-professional O.T.D. & post-professional M.S. only)
December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track Post-Professional M.S. only)
Offshore Wind Energy Engineering M.S. May 15 September 15
Philosophy M.A. January 15 --
Physics M.S., Ph.D. January 15 (Ph.D.)
January 15 (M.S.)*
--
Psychology Ph.D. December 15 --
Public Policy M.P.P. January 15 (all programs)*
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
School Psychology M.A./Ed.S. January 15 --
Software Systems Development M.S. May 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. January 15 (all programs)*
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
December 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)


* Recognizing the serious challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to our applicants and those considering graduate education opportunities, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will accept applications to many of our master’s programs up to August 1, 2020 for fall enrollment for domestic students. Our Admissions team is working closely with our programs to evaluate completed applications in a timely manner. 

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 Analytics 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
GIS 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
Spatial Data Analytics August 1 December 31
Studio Art (Post-Baccalaureate) August 1 --

 

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