Graduate Program Application Timeline

Prospective students can use this timeline to help them prepare their application, submit on time, and better understand the review process.


Applications are generally due about nine months prior to the desired matriculation semester. For example, prospective graduate students wishing to enroll in fall of 2022 must submit their application by the fall deadline, December 15, 2021. Applications are reviewed over the course of the next 1-4 months. All students will be notified by April (fall applicants) or November (spring applicants - MS only).

Fall 2021 (Sept-Dec)

Prepare your application. Gather all required materials and start the online application. Make sure to submit by December 15, 2021. 

Once submitted, check the status of your application. Make sure all necessary items have been submitted (letters of recommendation, English proficiency exam scores, etc). The graduate admissions committee will not be able to review your application until all materials have been submitted, including the application fee.

Dec 15 2021

All fall 2022 applications must be submitted by this date.

Dec 16, 2021 - early April, 2022

Applications are reviewed by our faculty admissions committee. Prospective PhD students should expect to be informed of their application status by late January or early February. MS students should expect to hear back by late March. 

March/April 2022

PhD Visit day. Admitted PhD students will be invited to campus to meet with faculty and current students and learn more about the program. Details will be sent to admitted students about a month prior to the event.

April 15, 2022

Admitted PhD students must confirm their acceptance by this date.


Admitted MS student virtual visit day. MS students should confirm their acceptance by late April or early May. Deadline information will be sent to students in the spring.