Graduate Program Deadlines

Students may apply for admission to the MS and PhD programs beginning with either the Fall or the Spring semester. As a general policy, however, most students will be admitted for the Fall semester so that they can follow the typical courses of study.

Fall Semester The application deadline to begin in the Fall semester is February 1. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling admissions basis as space allows. Note the deadline for funding consideration is January 1 (see below).

Spring Semester The application deadline to begin in the Spring semester is November 1. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling admissions basis as space allows.

Funding Consideration The deadline for consideration of the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship (AOF) and other departmental funding is January 1. Students do not apply for these opportunities; the information in one’s application will determine eligibility.