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Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines below are for degree-seeking (Ph.D. or Master's) applicants. Please note that all deadlines are subject to change at any time.

Summer-Fall 2020

Applicants should schedule any necessary standardized tests no later than November, in order to allow time for official scores to reach the Graduate School before the program application deadline.

November 30, 2020

Deadline for fee waiver requests. 

December 1, 2020

Application deadline for: 

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS)
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • History of Art**
  • Nursing
  • Psychology*

December 15, 2020

Application deadline for: 

  • American Studies**
  • Anthropology*
  • Applied Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Classics*
  • Comparative Literature*
  • Economics
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • English Language and Literatures
  • Film and Media Studies*
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures*
  • History*
  • History of Science and Medicine*
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science*
  • Public Health
  • Religious Studies*
  • Renaissance Studies*
  • Statistics
  • Statistics and Data Science

January 2, 2021

Application deadline for:

  • African American Studies*
  • African Studies
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeological Studies
  • Architecture
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (M.S.)
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • East Asian Languages and Literatures*
  • East Asian Studies
  • Environment*
  • European and Russian Studies
  • French*
  • Global Affairs
  • International Development and Economics
  • Investigative Medicine
  • Italian Studies*
  • Medieval Studies
  • Music*
  • Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
  • Philosophy*
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures**
  • Sociology*
  • Spanish and Portuguese*

*Note regarding combined programs: The deadline to submit an application to a combined program is always the earlier deadline of the two individual programs (e.g. History has a deadline of December 15 and African American Studies has a deadline of January 2. The deadline for a combined program with History and African American Studies is the earlier of the two deadlines: December 15).

**These programs (American Studies, History of Art, Slavic Languages and Literatures) are not accepting applications for admission during the 2020-2021 application cycle. 

Letters of recommendation do not need to be received before you will be able to submit your application. However, since programs begin reviewing applications shortly after the respective application deadline, please be sure that your letters of recommendation are submitted promptly.

December 2020-March 2021

Applications are reviewed by departments and programs after the respective application deadline passes. 

February-March 2021

Applicants are notified as admissions decisions become available.

April 15, 2021

The reply deadline for most offers of admission for fall 2021.