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. 


Graduate Studies Non-Degree

Department

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Non-Degree

August 15, 2021

January 4, 2021 May 17, 2021

Arts and Sciences

Department

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Anthropology (MA/PhD)

MA - August 1, 2021. PhD - January 8, 2021

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Art Education (MA) August 1, 2021 - -
Art History (MA/PhD) + Art History & Museum Studies (MA) January 5, 2021 - -
Astronomy (PhD) [NOT ACCEPTING 2021 APPS] - -
Biology (MS/PhD) MS - August 1, 2021. PhD - December 15, 2020. [MS Entrepreneurial Program- International: April 1, 2021, Domestic: August 1, 2021] - -
Chemistry (MS/PhD)

MS & PhD - April 15, 2021

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Classical Studies (MA) July 15, 2021 November 1, 2020 -
Classics (certificate) July 15, 2021 - -
Cognitive Linguistics (MA) May 1, 2021 - -
Communication Science - Speech Language Pathology (MA) January 15, 2021 - -
Communication Science (PhD) April 1, 2021    
Contemporary Dance (MFA/MA April 1, 2021 - -
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (MS/PhD) January 15, 2021 - -
English (MA/PhD) January 5, 2021 - -
History (MA/PhD) January 31, 2021 - -
Mathematics (MS/PhD) BS/MS + MS- March 1, 2021. PhD- June 30, 2021. PhD priority deadline January 15, 2021. BS/MS- December 1, 2020 -
Mathematics, Applied (MS/PhD) BS/MS + MS-  March 1, 2021. PhD- June 30, 2021. PhD priority deadline January 15, 2021. - -
Military Ethics (MA) May 31, 2021 - -
Music Education (MA/PhD) January 15, 2021 - -
Music, Historical Performance Practice (MA/DMA) January 5, 2021 - -
Musicology (PhD) December 15, 2020 - -
Physics (MS/PhD) MS- June 1, 2021 PhD- January 15, 2021 - -
Political Science (MA/PhD) May 25, 2021 October 13, 2020 -
Psychology - Developmental (MA) January 15, 2021 - -
Psychology- Clinical Psychology (PhD) December 1, 2020 - -
Psychology- Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences (DCAS) (PhD) [NOT ACCEPTING 2021 APPS] - -
Religious Studies (MA) March 1, 2021 November 1, 2020 -
Sociology (PhD) March 1, 2021 - -
Statistics (MS) BS/MS + MS- March 1, 2021 BS/MS- December 1, 2020 -
Theater (MA) (MFA by invitation only) July 15, 2021 December 1, 2020 -
World Literature (MA) [NOT ACCEPTING 2021 APPS] - -

Engineering

Department

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Aerospace Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2021  January 1, 2021 -
Biomedical Engineering (MS)(PhD) PhD- August 5, 2021 MS- July 24, 2021 (domestic) (international MS applicants should apply early) - -
Biomedical Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 27, 2021 December 9, 2020 April 13, 2021
Chemical Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS- April 1, 2021. Priority given to applicants before February 1, 2021. PhD- January 1, 2021Priority given to applicants before January 1, 2021.  January 1, 2021 -
Civil Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2021 BS/MS, MS, & PhD - November 1, 2020 MS- May 1, 2021
Computer Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS- April 15, 2021. PhD- January 15, 2021 MS- November 15, 2020. PhD- October 1, 2020
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Computing & Information Science (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2021. Priority given to applicants before January 5, 2021.  October 1, 2020 -
Electrical Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS- April 1, 2021. PhD- January 15, 2021 MS- November 15, 2020. PhD- October 1, 2020 -
Macromolecular Science & Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2021 January 5, 2021 -
Materials Science & Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2021

January 5, 2021

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Mechanical Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS & PhD - August 1, 2021 BS/MS - November 1, 2020. MS + PhD - January 5, 2021 -
Mechanical Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 27, 2021 December 9, 2020 April 13, 2021
Systems and Control Engineering (MS)(PhD) MS- April 15, 2021. PhD- January 15, 2021

MS- November 15, 2020. PhD- October 1, 2020

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Systems and Control Engineering - ONLINE (MS) July 27, 2021 December 9, 2020 April 13, 2020
Engineering, Master of (ME) July 27, 2021 December 9, 2020 April 13, 2020
Engineering, Master of - ONLINE (ME) July 27, 2021 December 9, 2020 April 13, 2021
Engineering & Management, Master of (MEM) - - Early decision - December 1, 2020. International - January 31, 2021. Domestic - March 20, 2021. Absolute deadline - May 15, 2021

Biomedical Sciences

Department

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Anesthesiologist Assistant Program (MSA) - - Early Decision: October 1, 2020. Regular Decision: February 1, 2021
Applied Anatomy (MS) July 15, 2021 November 1, 2020 -
Biochemistry (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS-  June 1, 2021 MS- November 1, 2020 PhD- January 15, 2021
Bioethics (PhD) [NOT ACCEPTING 2021 APPS] [NOT ACCEPTING 2021 APPS] [NOT ACCEPTING 2021 APPS]
Bioethics and Medical Humanities (MA)

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

IGS - March 1, 2021

Deadline for assistantship consideration - May 15, 2021

Final - August 1, 2021.

January 5, 2021 May 1, 2021
Biomedical and Health Informatics (Certificate) July 5, 2021 December 20, 2020 April 15, 2021
Biomedical and Health Informatics (MS)(PhD) MS- June 30, 2021. PhD- December 1, 2020. Final PhD deadline February 1, 2021 December 15, 2020 (part time MS students only) -
Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) (PhD umbrella program) - - January 15, 2021
Biostatistics (MS) June 20, 2021 - -
Cell Biology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2021
Clinical Research (MS) August 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Clinical Research (certificate) August 1, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Clinical Research Fellows (Non-Degree course) - - June 1, 2021
Clinical Translation Science (PhD) August 1, 2021 - May 15, 2021 (January 5, 2021 for those attending full time and are eligible for support/stipend)
Environmental Health Sciences (MS) [NOT ACCEPTING APPS]    
Epidemiology & Biostatistics (PhD) December 1, 2020 - -
Genetics (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2021
Genetic Counseling Training Program (MS) December 15, 2020 - -
Maternal and Child Nutrition (Certificate) August 1, 2021 January 5, 2021 April 15, 2021
Medical Physiology (MS) August 1, 2021 December 1, 2020 April 1, 2021
Medical Physiology - ONLINE (MS) July 15, 2021 December 1, 2020 April 1, 2021
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) (PhD/MD program for biomedical fields) - - AMCAS app- November 1, 2020. CWRU secondary app- December 11, 2020
Molecular Biology and Microbiology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2021
Molecular Medicine (PhD) Early Review- December 1, 2020. Regular Decision- January 5, 2021 - -
Molecular Virology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2021
Neuroscience (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2021
Nutrition (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS- August 1, 2021 MS- January 5, 2021 MS- May 1, 2021. PhD- January 15, 2021
Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals (Certificate) August 1, 2021 January 5, 2021 April 15, 2021
Pathology (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS- July 15, 2021 MS- November 30, 2020 MS- April 15, 2021. PhD- January 15, 2021
Pharmacology (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2021
Physiology and Biophysics (PhD - apply via BSTP) - - January 15, 2021
(PREP) Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (Apply as Non-Degree) March 15, 2021 - -
(PRIME) Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for bioMedical Education Program (Certificate) July 31, 2021 December 1, 2020 May 15, 2021
Public Health, Master of (MPH) August 1, 2021 January 5, 2021 May 1, 2021
Public Health Nutrition (MS) August 1, 2021 January 5, 2021 -
Regenerative Medicine (MS) July 15, 2021 - -
Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (MS)(PhD - apply via BSTP) MS- July 31, 2021 - PhD- January 15, 2021

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Department

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Nursing (PhD) February 1, 2021 October 1, 2020  -

Weatherhead School of Management

Department

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Accountancy (PhD in Management) January 10, 2021 - -
Design and Innovation (PhD in Management) January 31, 2021 - -
Designing Sustainable Systems (PhD in Management) *Only students in the WSOM DM program are eligible to apply July 29, 2021 - -
Organizational Behavior (PhD) January 10, 2021 - -

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Department

Fall 2021

Spring 2021 

Summer 2021

Social Welfare (PhD) December 31, 2019 - -

*If not listed here, contact the department directly.