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
Fall 2019
GSAS Round 2
Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Art History and Museum Studies M.A. January 15 May 15 --
Art History M.A. January 15 May 15 --
Bioengineering M.S. March 15 -- September 15
Biology M.S., Ph.D. December 1 (M.S. Thesis and Ph.D. only)
February 15 (Open Choice M.S. only)
May 15 (M.S. only) October 15 (Open Choice M.S. only)
Biomedical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. December 15 (Ph.D. only)
March 15 (M.S. only)
-- September 15
(M.S. only)
Biotechnology Ph.D. January 15 -- September 15
Chemical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. March 15 -- September 15
Chemistry M.S., Ph.D. January 15 May 15 (M.S. only) October 15
Chemistry/Biotechnology M.S., Ph.D. January 15 May 15 (M.S. only) October 15
Chemistry: Chemical Physics Ph.D. January 15 -- October 15
Child Study and Human Development M.A. January 15 May 15 --
Child Study and Human Development Ph.D. December 1 -- --
Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S., Ph.D. March 15 -- September 15
Classics M.A. February 15 May 15 October 15
Classics with Teaching Licensure M.A. February 15 May 15 October 15
Cognitive Science Ph.D. Deadlines vary by department from December 1 to January 15 -- --
Computer Engineering M.S. March 15 -- September 15
Computer Science M.S., Ph.D. March 15 -- September 15
Data Analytics M.S. January 15 May 15 --
Data Science M.S. March 15 -- September 15
Digital Tools for Premodern Studies M.A. February 15 May 15 --
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership M.A. February 15 May 15 October 15
Economics M.S. February 15 May 15 --
Economics and Public Policy Ph.D. January 15 -- --
Education M.A.T. January 2 May 15 --
Education: Physics Education Ph.D. January 15 -- --
Education: STEM Education M.S./Ph.D. December 15 (Ph.D.)
January 15 (M.S.)
May 15 (M.S. only) --
Educational Studies M.A. January 2 May 15 October 15
Electrical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. March 15 -- September 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 May 15 --
Environmental Policy and Planning M.S. January 15 May 15 --
French M.A. February 15 May 15 October 15
German M.A. March 1 May 15 October 15
History and Museum Studies M.A. January 15 May 15 --
History M.A., Ph.D. January 15 May 15 (M.A. only) --
Human Factors Engineering M.S. March 15 -- September 15
Human Robotic Interaction MS., Ph.D March 15 -- 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 -- --
Master of Fine Arts M.F.A. January 15 May 15 --
Materials Science and Engineering M.S., Ph.D. March 15 -- September 15
Mathematics M.S., Ph.D. December 15 (Ph.D.)
January 15 (M.S.)
May 15 (M.S. only) --
Mechanical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. January 15 (Ph.D.)
March 15  (M.S. only)
-- September 15
Museum Education M.A. January 15 May 15 --
Music M.A. January 15 May 15 --
Occupational Therapy M.S., O.T.D. January 15 (post-professional M.S. and post-professional O.T.D.)
October 15 (Entry-level O.T.D. with summer start) 
-- October 15 (Domestic post-professional O.T.D. & post-professional M.S. only)
Offshore Wind Energy Engineering M.S. March 15 -- --
Philosophy M.A. January 15 May 15 --
Physics M.S., Ph.D. January 15 May 15 (M.S. only) --
Psychology Ph.D. December 15 -- --
Public Policy M.P.P. January 15 May 15 --
School Psychology M.A./Ed.S. January 15 -- --
Sustainability M.S. January 15 May 15 --
Theatre and Performance Studies M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D. January 15 -- --
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning M.A. January 15 May 15 --

 

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 April 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 February 15 --

 

 

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