Application Deadlines

General Deadlines

Application deadlines vary among departments. Please be aware of the deadlines specified by the department to which you are applying. The following are given only as a general guideline, for definitive deadlines, please see the Individual Department Application Deadlines chart below:

  • March 1 for fall semester enrollment.
  • November 1 for spring semester enrollment if you are applying for both admission and financial aid consideration.
  • Otherwise, domestic applicants must apply 30 days prior to the proposed date of enrollment (90 days for international applicants).

Individual Department Application Deadlines

Arts and Sciences

Department

Fall

Spring

Summer

Anthropology (MA/PhD) If funding is needed- February 15 - -
Art Education (MA) No deadline No deadline No deadline
Art History + Art History & Museum Studies (MA/PhD) January 1 - -
Astronomy (PhD) January 15  - -
Biology (MS/PhD) December 15. (Entrepreneurial Program- International: April 1, Domestic: August 15) - -
Chemistry (MS/PhD) January 15  - -
Cognitive Linguistics (MA) May 1  - -
Communication Science (MA/PhD) (Speech Language Pathology) MA- January 15. PhD- No deadline - -
Contemporary Dance (MFA/MA)  March 1 - -
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (MS & PhD) January 15 - -
English (MA/PhD) January 15  - -
History (MA/PhD) January 31 - -
Mathematics & Applied Mathematics (MS/PhD) MS- April 1. PhD- December 15 - -
Military Ethics (MA) April 30  - -
Music, Historical Performance Practice (MA, DMA) January 1 - -
Music Education (MA/PhD) January 15 - -
Musicology (PhD) December 15  - -
Physics (MS/PhD) PhD- January 15. MS- August 15. International MS- April 1 - -
Political Science (MA/PhD) June 1  November 1 -
Psychology- Clinical Psychology (PhD) December 1 - -
Psychology- Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences (DCAS) (PhD) January 15  - -
Religious Studies (MA) March 1  November 1 -
Sociology (PhD) February 1 - -
Statistics (MS) April 1 - -
Theater (MA) (MFA talk to department) MA: if funding is needed- February 15 September 15 -
World Literature (MA) April 15  - -

Biomedical Sciences

Department

Fall

Spring

Summer

Anesthesiologist Assistant Program (MSA) - - October 1
Applied Anatomy (MS) No deadline  No deadline -
Biochemistry (MS/PhD) (PhD apply via BSTP) MS- No deadline. PhD- January 15 MS- No deadline -

Bioethics and Medical Humanities (MA)

Bioethics (PhD)

No deadline No deadline No deadline
Biomedical and Health Informatics (MS)      
Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) (PhD) - - January 15
Cell Biology (PhD apply via BSTP) January 15 - -
Clinical Research Fellows (Non degree) May 15 - -
Clinical Research Graduate Certificate (C) July 31 - May 15
Clinical Research Scholars Program (MS) - - May 15
Clinical Translation Science (PhD) July 31 - April 15
Environmental Health Sciences      
Epidemiology & Biostatistics (MS/PhD) MS- June 30. PhD- January 15 - -
Genetics (PhD) (PhD apply via BSTP) January 15 - -
Genetic Counseling Training Program (MS) December 15 - -
Medical Physiology (MS) July 15 November 1 April 1
Medical Physiology - ONLINE (MS) July 15 November 1 April 1
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) (PhD) - - AMCAS app- November 1. CWRU secondary app- December 15
Molecular Biology and Microbiology (PhD apply via BSTP) January 15 - -
Molecular Medicine (PhD) No deadline - -
Molecular Virology (PhD apply via BSTP) January 15 - -
Neuroscience (PhD) (PhD apply via BSTP) January 15 - -
Nutrition (MS/PhD) (PhD apply via BSTP) MS- July 20. PhD- January 15 MS- November 17 MS- April 16
Pathology (MS) (PhD apply via BSTP) MS- July 10. PhD- January 15  MS- December 1 MS- May 1
Pharmacology  (PhD apply via BSTP) January 15 - -
Physiology and Biophysics (PhD apply via BSTP) PhD- January 15, MS- July 16 - -
Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for bioMedical Education Program (PRIME) (Certificate program; Apply as Non-Degree) No deadline No deadline No deadline
Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (Apply as Non-Degree) March 15    
Public Health Nutrition (MS) July 20 November 17  
Regenerative Medicine (MS)      
Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (MS/PhD)  (PhD apply via BSTP) MS- July 31. PhD- January 15  - -

Engineering

Department

Fall

Spring

Summer

Aerospace Engineering (MS/PhD) February 1   October 1 -
Biomedical Engineering (MS/PhD) PhD- January 10. MS- one month prior to start date (domestic) - -
Biomedical Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 25 December 10 April 15
Chemical Engineering (MS/PhD) February 1 October 1 -
Civil Engineering (MS/PhD) February 1 October 1 -
Computer Engineering (MS/PhD) February 1 October 1
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Computer Science (MS/PhD) February 1 October 1 -
Electrical Engineering (MS/PhD) February 1 October 1 -
Macromolecular Science & Engineering (MS/PhD) February 1 October 1 -
Materials Science & Engineering (MS/PhD) February 1

October 1 

-
Mechanical Engineering (MS/PhD) February 1 October 1  -
Mechanical Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 25 December 10 April 15
Systems and Control Engineering (MS/PhD) February 1

October 1

-
Systems and Control Engineering - ONLINE (MS) August 15 January 1 May 15
Engineering, Master of (ME) July 31 December 20  May 31
Engineering, Master of - ONLINE (ME) July 25 December 10 April 15
Engineering & Management, Master of (MEM) - - No deadline (apply early, spaces are limited)

Weatherhead School of Management

Department

Fall

Spring

Summer

Accountancy ( PhD in Management) February 1 - -
Design and Innovation (PhD in Management) January 31 - -
Designing Sustainable Systems (PhD in Management) July 30 - -
Organizational Behavior (PhD) January 5 - -

Public Health

Department

Fall

Spring

Summer

Public Health, Master of (MPH) June 30 December 1 -

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Department

Fall

Spring

Summer

Nursing (PhD) February 1 October 1  -

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS)

Department

Fall

Spring

Summer

Social Welfare (PhD) December 1 - -

*If not listed here, contact the department directly.