Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary among departments. Please be aware of the deadlines specified by the department to which you are applying.

  • If there is a dash (-) in the term column, it means the department does not admit for that term. 
  • The deadline for each term is midnight Eastern Standards Time (EST) on the date specified below. You will be unable to choose the term on the application after that deadline.

When completing the online application, if the term you want to apply does not show, it means that term is either unavailable or the deadline has passed. If you are past the deadline, please reach out directly to the program department before reaching out to Graduate Studies to determine if they will allow you to still apply. 

Online Application

 
To see the deadlines for each department, click any header to expand the school/college for the program you intend to apply to.

Arts and Sciences

Department

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Anthropology (MA/PhD)

MA - August 1, 2022

PhD - January 10, 2022

IGS - March 1, 2022

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Art Education (MA)

MA - August 1, 2022

IGS - March 1, 2022

- -
Art History (MA/PhD) + Art History & Museum Studies (MA)

MA & PhD - January 3, 2022

IGS - March 1, 2022

- -
Astronomy (PhD) [NOT ACCEPTING 2022 APPLICATIONS] - -
Biology (MS/PhD)

MS Thesis- August 1, 2022. MS priority: December 15, 2021. 

[MS Entrepreneurial Program- International: April 1, 2022, Domestic: August 1, 2022]

PhD - December 15, 2021.

- -
Chemistry (MS/PhD)

MS - April 22, 2022.

PhD - April 15, 2022

- -
Classical Studies (MA) June 15, 2022 November 1, 2021 -
Classics (certificate) June 15, 2022 - -
Cognitive Linguistics (MA)

MA - May 1, 2022

IGS - March 1, 2022

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Communication Science - Speech Language Pathology (MA) * Apply via CSDCAS app January 15, 2022 - -
Communication Science (PhD) April 1, 2022    
Contemporary Dance (MFA/MA April 15, 2022 - -
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (MS/PhD) March 15, 2022 - -
English (MA/PhD)

MA & PhD - January1 5, 2022

IGS - March 1, 2022

- -
History (MA/PhD)

MA & PhD - January 31, 2022

IGS - March 1, 2022

- -
Mathematics (MS/PhD)

BS/MS- March 1, 2022.

MS & PhD- June 30, 2022. MS priority: March 1, 2022. PhD priority: January 15, 2022.

BS/MS- December 1, 2021 -
Mathematics, Applied (MS/PhD)

BS/MS- March 1, 2022.

MS & PhD- June 30, 2022. MS priority: March 1, 2022. PhD priority: January 15, 2022.

BS/MS- December 1, 2021 -
Military Ethics (MA)

MA - August 1, 2022

IGS - March 1, 2022

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Music Education (MA/PhD) January 15, 2022 - -
Music, Historical Performance Practice (MA/DMA) January 5, 2022 - -
Musicology (PhD) December 15, 2021 - -
Physics (MS/PhD)

MS- June 1, 2022 

PhD- January 5, 2022

- -
Political Science (MA/PhD)

MA & PhD - May 30, 2022

IGS - March 1, 2022

October 11, 2021 -
Psychology - Clinical Psychology (PhD) December 1, 2021 - -
Psychology - Developmental (MA)

MA - January 15, 2022

IGS - March 1, 2022

- -
Psychology - Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences (DCAS) (PhD) December 1, 2021 - -
Religious Studies (MA)

MA  and IGS - March 1, 2022

November 1, 2021 -
Sociology (PhD) PhD and IGS - March 1, 2022 - -
Statistics (MS)

BS/MS- March 1, 2022. 

MS- June 30, 2022. MS priority: March 1, 2022. 

BS/MS- December 1, 2021 -
Theater (MA) (MFA by invitation only) MA- August 1, 2022 MA- January 3, 2022 -
World Literature (MA) [NOT ACCEPTING 2022 APPLICATIONS] - -

Engineering

Department

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Aerospace Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2022  January 3, 2022 -
Applied Data Science (Certificate)     -
Biomedical Engineering (MS)(PhD)

PhD- August 1, 2022. PhD priority: January 10, 2022. 

MS- July 24, 2022 (domestic) (international MS applicants should apply early)

- -
Biomedical Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 29, 2021 December 10, 2021 April 8, 2022
Chemical Engineering (MS)(PhD)

MS - August 1, 2022

PhD - February 15, 2022

International:  May 31, 2022

PhD priority: January 1, 2022

MS & PhD- January 3, 2022

International: October 31, 2021

PhD Priority: October 31, 2021

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Civil Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2022 BS/MS, MS, & PhD - November 1, 2021 MS- May 1, 2022
Computer Engineering (MS)(PhD)

MS- April 15, 2022

PhD- January 15, 2022

MS- November 15, 2021.

PhD- October 1, 2021

-
Computer Science (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2022. MS & PhD priority: January 5, 2022.  October 1, 2021 -
Computer Science - ONLINE (MS) July 29, 2022 December 10, 2021 April 8, 2022
Electrical Engineering (MS)(PhD)

MS- April 15, 2022

PhD- January 15, 2022

MS- November 15, 2021.

PhD- October 1, 2021

-
Macromolecular Science & Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2022 January 3, 2022 -
Materials Science & Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2022

January 3, 2022

-
Mechanical Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2022

MS + PhD - January 3, 2022

BS/MS - December 1, 2021.
Mechanical Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 29, 2022 December 10, 2021 April 8, 2022
Systems and Control Engineering (MS)(PhD)

MS- April 15, 2022

PhD- January 15, 2022

MS- November 15, 2021.

PhD- October 1, 2021

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Systems and Control Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 29, 2022 December 10, 2021 April 8, 2022
Engineering, Master of (ME) July 29, 2022 December 10, 2021 April 8, 2022
Engineering, Master of - ONLINE (ME) July 29, 2022 December 10, 2021 April 8, 2022
Engineering & Management, Master of (MEM) - - Early decision - December 1, 2021. International - January 31, 2022. Domestic - March 21, 2022. Absolute deadline - May 2, 2022

School of Medicine

Department

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Applied Anatomy (MS)

Round 1 - January 15, 2022

Round 2 - March 15, 2022

Round 3 - May 1, 2022

Final Round 4 - July 15, 2022

November 1, 2021 -
Biochemistry (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS-  June 1, 2022 MS- November 1, 2021 PhD- Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022
Bioethics (PhD) [NOT ACCEPTING 2021 APPLICATIONS] [NOT ACCEPTING 2021 APPLICATIONS] [NOT ACCEPTING 2021 APPLICATIONS]
Bioethics and Medical Humanities (MA)

Priority #1 (decision is rendered before the new year) -  December 1, 2021

IGS - March 1, 2022

Priority # 2 (Deadline for assistantship consideration) - May 15, 2022

Final - August 1, 2022

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Biomedical and Health Informatics (MS)(PhD)

Early MS Decision - February 1, 2022.

Fast MS Notification - March 1, 2022.

Final MS deadline - June 30, 2022.

PhD -  December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021 (part time MS students only) -
Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) (PhD umbrella program) - - Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022
Biostatistics (MS)

Early Decision - February 1, 2022.

Fast Notification - March 1, 2022.

Final Deadline - June 30, 2022.

BS/MS - April 1, 2022. 

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Cell Biology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022
Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) (MS) - - June 1, 2022
Clinical Research (certificate) - - June 1, 2022
Clinical Research Fellows (Apply as Non-Degree) - - June 26, 2022
Clinical Translation Science (PhD) - - May 16, 2022 (January 10, 2022 for those attending full time and are eligible for support/stipend)
Environmental Health Sciences (MS) [NOT ACCEPTING 2022 APPLICATIONS]    
Epidemiology & Biostatistics (PhD) December 15, 2021 - -
Experimental Biotechnology (Certificate) June 1, 2022    
Genetics (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022
Genetic Counseling Training Program (MS) December 15, 2021 - -
Health Informatics (Certificate) June 30, 2022 December 21, 2021 May 1, 2022
Maternal and Child Nutrition (Certificate) August 1, 2022 January 3, 2022 May 2, 2022
Medical Physiology (MS) August 1, 2022 December 17, 2021 May 2, 2022
Medical Physiology - ONLINE (MS) August 1, 2022 December 17, 2021 May 2, 2022
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) (PhD/MD program for biomedical fields) ** Apply via the AMCAS app - -

AMCAS app- November 1, 2010.

CWRU secondary app- December 11, 2021

Molecular Biology and Microbiology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022
Molecular Medicine (PhD) - - Early Review- December 1, 2021. Regular Decision- January 5, 2022
Molecular Virology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022
Neuroscience (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022
Nutrition (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP)

MS- Round 1 - February 1, 2022. Round 2 - May 1, 2022. Final Deadline - August 1, 2022

IGS and BS/MS - April 1, 2022

MS- January 3, 2023

MS- May 2, 2022 

PhD- Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022

Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals (Certificate) August 1, 2022 January 3, 2022 May 2, 2022
Pathology (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS- August 1, 2022 MS- January 3, 2022

MS- May 2, 2022. 

PhD- Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022

Pharmacology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022
Physiology and Biophysics (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022
(PREP) Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (Apply as Non-Degree) March 15, 2022 - -
(PRIME) Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for bioMedical Education Program (Certificate)

Priority #1 - March 15, 2022

International Students- May 1, 2022

Scholarship Priority - June 15, 2022

Priority #2 - July 1, 2022

Final - July 15, 2022

Priority #1 - October 1, 2021

Scholarship Priority - November 1, 2021

Final - December 1, 2021

Priority #1 - February 1, 2022

Scholarship Priority - March 15, 2022

Final - May 1, 2022

Public Health, Master of (MPH) *** Apply via the SOPHAS app

SOPHAS MPH app - July 1, 2022

Dual Degree - August 1, 2022

IGS - April 1, 2022

SOPHAS MPH app - December 15, 2021

Dual Degree - January 3, 2022

IGS - April 1, 2022

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Public Health Nutrition (MS) MS- Round 1 - February 1, 2022. Round 2 - May 1, 2022. Final Deadline - August 1, 2022 January 3, 2022 May 2, 2022
Regenerative Medicine (MS) July 15, 2022 - -
Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS- Round 1 - February 1, 2022. Round 2 - May 1, 2022. Final Deadline - August 1, 2022 - PhD- Early Decision - December 1, 2021. Final Deadline - January 15, 2022

Weatherhead School of Management

Department

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Accountancy (PhD in Management) January 30, 2022 - -
Design and Innovation (PhD in Management) January 30, 2022 - -
Designing Sustainable Systems (PhD in Management) *Only students in the WSOM DM program are eligible to apply July 29, 2022 - -
Organizational Behavior (PhD) January 30, 2022 - -

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Department

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Nursing (PhD) May 31, 2022 September 20, 2021  -

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Department

Fall 2022

Spring 2022 

Summer 2022

Social Welfare (PhD) December 1, 2021 - -

Graduate Studies Non-Degree

Department

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Non-Degree

August 15, 2022

January 4, 2022 June 1, 2022

* Applications for the Communication Science MA program are only accepted via the CSDCAS application. Do not apply via the School of Graduate Studies application. 

** Applications for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) are only accepted via American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS). Do not apply via the School of Graduate Studies application.

*** Applications for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program are only accepted via the SOPHAS application. Dual MPH degree students (such as MA/MPH) should only apply via the School of Graduate Studies application, not SOPHAS.