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
May Deadline for Fall 2018
Spring 2019 Application Deadline
Fall 2019 Application Deadline
Art History and Museum Studies M.A. -- -- January 15
Art History M.A. -- -- January 15
Bioengineering M.S. May 15 September 15 December 15
Biology M.S., Ph.D. May 15 (Open Choice M.S. only) October 15 (Open Choice M.S. only) December 15 (M.S. Thesis and Ph.D. only)
February 15 (Open Choice M.S. only)
Biomedical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. May 15 (M.S. only) September 15 (M.S. only) December 15 (M.S. only)
January 15 (Ph.D. only)
Biotechnology Engineering Ph.D. -- September 15 January 15
Chemical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. May 15 (M.S. only) September 15 January 15 (Ph.D. only)
December 15 (M.S. only)
Chemistry M.S., Ph.D. May 15 (M.S. only) 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. May 15 -- January 15
Child Study and Human Development Ph.D. -- -- December 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S., Ph.D. May 15 September 15 December 15
Classics M.A. May 15 October 15 February 15
Classics with Teaching Licensure M.A. May 15 October 15 February 15
Cognitive Science Ph.D. -- -- Deadlines vary by department from December 1 to January 15
Computer Science M.S., Ph.D. May 15 (M.S. only) September 15 December 15 (M.S. only)
January 15 (Ph.D. only)
Digital Tools for Premodern Studies M.A. May 15 -- February 15
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership M.A. May 15 October 15 February 15
Economics M.S. -- -- February 15
Economics and Public Policy Ph.D. -- -- January 15
Education M.A.T. May 15 -- January 2
Education: Physics Education Ph.D. -- -- January 15
Educational Studies M.A. May 15 October 15 January 2
Electrical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. May 15 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. May 15 -- January 15
French M.A. -- October 15 February 15
German M.A. -- October 15 March 1
History and Museum Studies M.A. May 15 -- January 15
History M.A., Ph.D. May 15 (M.A. only) -- January 15
Human Factors M.S. May 15 September 15 December 15
Human-Robot Interaction M.S., Ph.D May 15 (M.S. only) October 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
Materials Science and Engineering M.S., Ph.D. May 15 (M.S. only) October 15 December 15 (M.S. only)
January 15 (Ph.D. only)
Mathematics M.S., Ph.D. May 15 (M.S. only) October 15 (M.S. only) January 15
Mechanical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. May 15 (M.S. only) September 15 December 15 (M.S.)
January 15 (Ph.D.)
Museum Education M.A. May 15 -- January 15
Music M.A. May 15 -- January 15
Occupational Therapy M.S., O.T.D. -- October 15 (Domestic post-professional O.T.D. & post-professional M.S. only)

January 15 (post-professional M.S. and post-professional O.T.D.)
October 15 (entry-level O.T.D.)

Philosophy M.A. -- -- January 15
Physics M.S., Ph.D. -- -- January 15
Psychology Ph.D. -- -- December 15
Public Policy M.P.P. May 15 -- January 15
School Psychology M.A./Ed.S. -- -- January 15
STEM Education M.S., Ph.D. May 15 (M.S. only) -- January 15
Theatre and Performance Studies M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D. -- -- January 15
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning M.A. May 15 -- January 15

 

Certificate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs

The following deadlines apply to domestic applicants. International applicants must apply by September 15 for spring admission, 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
Bioengineering August 1 December 31
Biotechnology/Biotechnology Engineering August 1 December 31
Civil and Environmental Engineering August 1 December 31
Community Environmental Studies August 1 December 31
Computer Science (Certificate) August 1 December 31
Computer Science (Post-Baccalaureate) 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
Management of Community Organizations August 1 December 31
Manufacturing Engineering August 1 December 31
Mathematics (Post-Baccalaureate) May 15 --
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 May 15 --

 

 

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