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Students may apply for admission to the program beginning with either the Fall semester or the Spring semester. As a general policy, however, most students will be admitted for the Fall semester so that they can follow the typical course of study.


Fall Semester

The deadline for all applicants for the Fall semester, both master's and Ph.D., is February 1. Late applications will be considered if space allows.


*Note for the Fall 2016 admissions cycle: the Department will be accepting applications after the deadline to the M.S. program on a continual basis. 


Spring Semester
For admission in the Spring semester, applications must be submitted by October 15. Students will be admitted for Spring semester only as space allows.


Fellowship Deadlines


Ph.D. applicants interested in being eligible for nomination for a University Fellowship must apply by January 1.


The deadline for the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship (AOF) is February 1. Students do not apply for this fellowship; information submitted by applying to the program will determine if a student is eligible or not for consideration.