Unless otherwise noted, the following deadlines apply to both the doctoral and master’s degree programs in the fields below. Programs typically admit students to enroll in the fall term of the coming year.

December 1

Biology, Psychology (PhD)

December 15

Anthropology, Art & Architectural History, Chemistry, Creative Writing, English (PhD), History (PhD), Italian, Music, Nursing, Physics, Politics, Religious Studies (PhD), Spanish

January 15

Astronomy, Classics, Drama, Economics, Environmental Sciences, French (PhD), German, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Slavic (PhD), Sociology, Statistics (PhD)

May 1

The following programs will accept applications for the master’s degree program through May 1.

East Asian Studies (priority review of applications received by January 15)

English (priority review of applications received by December 15)

European Studies


History (priority review of applications received by December 15)

Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies

Psychology (4+1)

Religious Studies