When should you complete an application?
Application deadlines vary by graduate program. Reviewing our How to Apply instructions and 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 select terms. 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.
The following terms are available to apply: Winter 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Winter 2025. If you would like to receive a notification when a future term application becomes available, please be sure you have completed a request for information form for your intended start term.
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:
The following CECS doctoral programs only admit for the Fall (deadline of February 1) and Winter Term (deadline of August 1).
- Computer and Information Science (PhD)
- Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (PhD)
- Industrial Systems and Engineering (PhD)
The following CECS doctoral programs only admit for the Fall Term, with a deadline of February 1.
College of Education, Health, and Human Services:
The following CEHHS programs only admit for the Fall Term, with a deadline of March 15.
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters:
The following CASL program only admits for the Fall Term, with a deadline of March 15.
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 advisory deadline in order to receive an admission decision for your preferred term and have ample time for post-admission planning before the start of the term. Programs with rolling admissions will continue to accept applications and supporting materials beyond the advisory deadline.
Those submitting an application or supplemental materials beyond the posted advisory deadline should note our admissions processing timelines to help you plan for the timeframe to receive an admission decision. Applicants with non-U.S. postsecondary academic history should allow for time to submit transcripts to an accepted third-party service for a course-by-course evaluation or to allow additional time for an internal review. For more information on this requirement, please review our How to Apply Instructions.
For deadline information for non-degree programs (Graduate Certificates, Graduate Guest, Graduate Non-Candidate for Degree), please refer to the Non-Degree Application Procedures.
The following deadlines have been established for applicants that do not require a student visa:
The final day to submit a new degree-seeking application is generally two weeks prior to the start of classes. We recommend all supplemental items be received by that date in order to allow time to receive an admission decision before classes start.
Final Day to Submit WINTER 2024 Application: DECEMBER 15
The applications will close at 11:59 PM EST. Exceptions beyond this deadline must have the approval of the program director. All supplemental items must be submitted for an exception to be considered.
The following deadlines have been established for international applicants requiring a student visa to allow adequate time for processing of student visas. Additional time may be possible for applicants who require a visa but are currently in the U.S.
|Term||Advisory Deadline||Recommended Latest Date to Submit Materials||OIA Deadline to Request I-20/DS-2019|
|Fall (September start)||May 1||June 30||July 15|
|Winter (January start)||September 1||October 31||November 15|
|Summer (May start)||January 1||February 28||March 15|
There are separate deadlines set by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) in order to have a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20/DS-2019) issued. Programs with rolling admissions will continue to make admission decisions for applicants currently outside the U.S. until the posted OIA deadline (Deadlines for Required Certificate of Eligibility Documentation). Files without a decision by this date will be administratively canceled. Consideration deferrals may be requested for eligible applications to update your application term.
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:
- Accounting (MSA)
- Dual Degree: Accounting (MSA)/Finance (MSF)
- Artificial Intelligence (MS)
- Automotive and Mobility Systems Engineering (MSE)
- Bioengineering (MSE)
- Business Administration (MBA)
- Dual Degree: Business Administration (MBA)/Finance (MSF)
- Dual Degree: Business Administration (MBA)/Health Services Administration (Ann Arbor)
- Dual Degree: Business Administration (MBA)/Industrial and Systems Engineering (MSE)
- Dual Degree: Business Administration (MBA)/Information Systems (MS)
- Dual Degree: Business Administration (MBA)/Supply Chain Management (MS)
- Business Analytics (MS)
- Computer and Information Science (MS)
- Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (MS)
- Data Science (MS)
- Environmental Science (MS)
- Finance (MSF)
- Human Centered Design and Engineering (MS)
- Information Systems (MS)
- Marketing (MS)
- Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
- Mechanical Engineering (MSE)
- Software Engineering (MS)
- Supply Chain Management (MS)