When should you complete an application?

Application deadlines vary by graduate program. Reviewing our admissions processing timelines can help you plan for the timeframe between application submission and receiving an admission decision. Some graduate programs admit students to all entry terms (Fall, Winter, and Summer) while others limit admission to only one or two terms (Fall and/or Winter). Various programs may offer seven or fourteen week course options for the Summer term. See below for guidelines. For more details, please refer to our academic calendar.

Programs With Hard Deadlines and Limited Admit Terms

Select programs review applications with hard deadlines, requiring the online application and all supplemental items to be received by the posted deadline in order to be considered for admission. 

College of Engineering and Computer Science:

        February 1 for Fall Term only 

        October 15 for Winter 2022 Term only
        February 1 for Fall Term only 

College of Education, Health, and Human Services:

        March 15 for Fall Term only  

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters:

        March 15 for Fall Term only      

Programs With Rolling Admissions

All other graduate programs not listed above operate on a rolling admissions basis, meaning a file can be routed for admission consideration once complete. We recommend all required documents be submitted by the posted deadline in order to receive an admission decision for your preferred term. Most programs with rolling admissions will continue to accept applications and supporting materials beyond the deadline if there is space available. The final day to submit a new application is generally two weeks prior to the start of classes. 

For deadline information for non-degree programs (Graduate Certificates, Graduate Guest, Graduate Non-Candidate for Degree), please refer to the Non-Degree Application Procedures

Final Day to Submit Winter 2022 Graduate Degree Application: Friday, December 17th.  

The degree-seeking graduate application for Winter 2022 will close at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 17th. Exceptions beyond this deadline must have the approval of the program director. All supplemental items must be submitted for an exception to be considered. 

Domestic Applicants (Rolling Admissions):

The following deadlines have been established for applicants with U.S. transcripts that do not require a student visa:

Fall Term - August 1
Winter Term -  December 1
Summer Term - April 1

International Applicants (Rolling Admissions):

The following deadlines have been established for international applicants requiring a student visa and applicants with transcripts from outside the U.S. to allow adequate time for transcript evaluation and processing of student visas. There are separate deadlines set by the Office of International Affairs in order to have a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20/DS-2019) issued. For more information, visit the Office of International Affairs.

Term

Begins

Deadline for applying if a student visa is required

Deadline for applying with transcripts from outside the U.S. (no student visa required)

Fall

September

May 1

July 1

Winter

January

September 1

November 1

Summer

May

January 1

March 1

Applicants who intend to study on a student visa are required to attend full-time (generally equivalent to 3 graduate courses). Due to limited course offerings in the summer term, the following programs do not admit international applicants for the summer term: 

  • Artificial Intelligence (MS) 
  • Automotive Systems Engineering (MSE)
  • Bioengineering (MSE)
  • Computer and Information Science (MS)
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (MS) 
  • Data Science (MS)
  • Human Centered Design and Engineering (MS)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) 
  • Mechanical Engineering (MSE)
  • Software Engineering (MS)

Office of Graduate Studies

1055 -
Administration Building (AB)
Phone: 
313-583-6321
Fax: 
313-436-9156
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