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 after that deadline. 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. 


Arts and Sciences

Department

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Anthropology (MA/PhD)

August 1, 2020 (If PhD funding is needed- February 15, 2020)

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Art Education (MA) [NOT ACCEPTING 2020 APPS] [NOT ACCEPTING 2020 APPS] [NOT ACCEPTING 2020 APPS]
Art History (MA/PhD) + Art History & Museum Studies (MA) January 1, 2020 - -
Astronomy (PhD) [NOT ACCEPTING 2020 APPS] - -
Biology (MS/PhD) MS & PhD - December 15, 2019. [MS Entrepreneurial Program- International: April 1, 2020, Domestic: August 15, 2020] - -
Chemistry (MS/PhD)

MS- April 1, 2020. 

PhD- April 15, 2020 (priority deadline December 15, 2019)

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Classical Studies (MA) May 1, 2020 November 1, 2019 -
Classics (certificate) April 20, 2020 - -
Cognitive Linguistics (MA) May 1, 2020 - -
Communication Science - Speech Language Pathology (MA) January 15, 2020 - -
Communication Science (PhD) January 15, 2020    
Contemporary Dance (MFA/MA April 1, 2020 - -
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (MS/PhD) January 15, 2020 - -
English (MA/PhD) January 15, 2020 - -
History (MA/PhD) January 31, 2020 - -
Mathematics (MS/PhD) BS/MS + MS- March 1, 2020. PhD- December 15, 2019 BS/MS- December 1, 2019 -
Mathematics, Applied (MS/PhD) BS/MS + MS- March 1, 2020. PhD- December 15, 2019 - -
Military Ethics (MA) April 5, 2020 - -
Music Education (MA/PhD) January 15, 2020 - -
Music, Historical Performance Practice (MA/DMA) January 1, 2020 - -
Musicology (PhD) December 15, 2019 - -
Physics (MS/PhD) MS- US - August 1, 2020 (International - June 1, 2020). PhD- January 15, 2020 - -
Political Science (MA/PhD) June 1, 2020 November 1, 2019 -
Psychology- Clinical Psychology (PhD) December 1, 2019 - -
Psychology- Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences (DCAS) (PhD) December 1, 2019  - -
Religious Studies (MA) March 1, 2020 November 1, 2019 -
Sociology (PhD) March 1, 2020 - -
Statistics (MS) BS/MS + MS- March 1, 2020 BS/MS- December 1, 2019 -
Theater (MA) (MFA by invitation only) March 1, 2020 November 1, 2019 -
World Literature (MA) [NOT ACCEPTING 2020 APPS] - -

Engineering

Department

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Aerospace Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - May 31, 2020  October 1, 2019 -
Biomedical Engineering (MS)(PhD) PhD- January 10, 2020. MS- July 24, 2020 (domestic) (international MS applicants should apply early) - -
Biomedical Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 27, 2020 December 9, 2019 April 13, 2020
Chemical Engineering (MS)(PhD) PhD- February 1, 2020. Priority given to applicants before January 1, 2020. MS- April 1, 2020. Priority given to applicants before February 1, 2020.  October 1, 2019 -
Civil Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - May 31, 2020 October 1, 2019 -
Computer Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS- April 15, 2020. PhD- January 15, 2020 MS- November 1, 2019. PhD- October 1, 2019
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Computing & Information Science (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - May 31, 2020. Priority given to applicants before January 1, 2020.  October 1, 2019 -
Electrical Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS- April 15, 2020. PhD- January 15, 2020 MS- November 1, 2019. PhD- October 1, 2019 -
Macromolecular Science & Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - February 1, 2020 October 1, 2019 -
Materials Science & Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - February 1, 2020

October 1, 2019

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Mechanical Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - May 31, 2020 BS/MS - November 1, 2019. MS + PhD - October 1, 2019  -
Mechanical Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 27, 2020 December 9, 2019 April 13, 2020
Systems and Control Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS- April 15, 2020. PhD- January 15, 2020

MS- November 1, 2019. PhD- October 1, 2019

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Systems and Control Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 27, 2020 December 9, 2019 April 13, 2020
Engineering, Master of (ME) July 27, 2020 December 9, 2019 April 13, 2020
Engineering, Master of - ONLINE (ME) July 27, 2020 December 9, 2019 April 13, 2020
Engineering & Management, Master of (MEM) - - Early decision - November 15, 2019. International - January 31, 2020. Domestic - March 20, 2020. Absolute deadline - May 15, 2020

Biomedical Sciences

Department

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Anesthesiologist Assistant Program (MSA) - - Early Decision: October 1, 2019. Regular Decision: February 17, 2020
Applied Anatomy (MS) July 15, 2020 December 15, 2019 -
Biochemistry (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS-  June 1, 2020. (Priority by March 1, 2020) MS- November 1, 2019 PhD- January 15, 2020
Bioethics (PhD) No deadline No deadline No deadline
Bioethics and Medical Humanities (MA)

Priority #1 and IGS: March 1, 2020.

Priority #2: April 15, 2020.

Deadline for assistantship consideration: June 1, 2020.

Final: August 1, 2020.

December 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Biomedical and Health Informatics (Certificate) June 30, 2020 December 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Biomedical and Health Informatics (MS)(PhD) MS- June 30, 2020. PhD- December 1, 2019 - -
Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) (PhD umbrella program) - - January 15, 2020
Biostatistics (MS) June 30, 2020 - -
Cell Biology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2020
Clinical Research (MS) - - May 15, 2020
Clinical Research (Non-Degree certificate) July 31, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Clinical Research Fellows (Non-Degree course) May 15, 2020 - -
Clinical Translation Science (PhD) July 31, 2020 - April 15, 2020
Environmental Health Sciences (MS) [NOT ACCEPTING APPS]    
Epidemiology & Biostatistics (PhD) December 1, 2019 - -
Genetics (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2020
Genetic Counseling Training Program (MS) December 15, 2019 - -
Maternal and Child Nutrition (Certificate) August 1, 2020 January 1, 2020 April 15, 2020
Medical Physiology (MS) July 15, 2020 December 1, 2019 April 1, 2020
Medical Physiology - ONLINE (MS) July 15, 2020 December 1, 2019 April 1, 2020
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) (PhD/MD program for biomedical fields) - - AMCAS app- November 1, 2019. CWRU secondary app- December 15, 2019
Molecular Biology and Microbiology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2020
Molecular Medicine (PhD) Early Review- December 1, 2019. Regular Decision- January 15, 2020 - -
Molecular Virology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2020
Neuroscience (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2020
Nutrition (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS- July 20, 2020 MS- November 17, 2020 MS- April 16, 2020. PhD- January 15, 2020
Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals (Certificate) August 1, 2020 January 1, 2020 April 15, 2020
Pathology (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS- July 10, 2020 MS- November 20, 2019 MS- April 20, 2020. PhD- January 15, 2020
Pharmacology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2020
Physiology and Biophysics (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - PhD- January 15, 2020
(PREP) Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (Apply as Non-Degree) March 15, 2020 - -
(PRIME) Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for bioMedical Education Program (Certificate program; Apply as Non-Degree) July 31, 2020 December 15, 2019 May 15, 2020
Public Health, Master of (MPH) August 1, 2020 December 1, 2019 -
Public Health Nutrition (MS) July 20, 2020 November 15, 2020 -
Regenerative Medicine (MS) Early Submission- April 30, 2020. Regular Submission- August 1, 2020 - -
Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS- July 31, 2020 - PhD- January 15, 2020

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Department

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Nursing (PhD) February 1, 2020 October 1, 2019  -

Weatherhead School of Management

Department

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Accountancy (PhD in Management) [NOT ACCEPTING FALL 2020  APPS] - -
Design and Innovation (PhD in Management) January 31, 2020 - -
Designing Sustainable Systems (PhD in Management) *Only students in the WSOM DM program are eligible to apply July 29, 2020 - -
Organizational Behavior (PhD) January 5, 2020  - -

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Department

Fall 2020

Spring 2020 

Summer 2020

Social Welfare (PhD) December 1, 2019 - -

*If not listed here, contact the department directly.