These are the application deadlines for applicants who wish to begin their graduate studies in fall 2021. For all dates listed, the deadline is 11:59:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. If there is a discrepancy between the deadline information on this page and other materials you may have received, you should adhere to the deadlines on this page.
|Art, Art History and Visual Studies||12/15/2020|
|Cell and Molecular Biology||12/01/2020|
|Civil and Environmental Engineering||12/31/2020|
|Computational Biology and Bioinformatics||12/01/2020|
|Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures||Not accepting applications for 2021 enrollment|
|Cultural Anthropology||Not accepting applications for 2021 enrollment|
|Developmental and Stem Cell Biology||12/01/2020|
|Earth and Ocean Sciences||01/08/20214|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||12/01/20201|
|Genetics and Genomics||12/01/2020|
|German Studies - Carolina-Duke Program
(must apply through UNC Graduate School)
|Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health||12/08/2020|
|Marine Science and Conservation||12/08/20204|
|Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science||12/15/2020|
|Molecular Cancer Biology||12/07/2020|
|Molecular Genetics and Microbiology||12/01/2020|
|Pharmacology and Cancer Biology||12/07/2020|
|Population Health Sciences||12/11/2020|
|Psychology and Neuroscience (Clinical track)||12/01/2020|
|Psychology and Neuroscience (All non-clinical tracks)||12/01/2020|
|Public Policy Studies||12/01/2020|
1 Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/01/2020 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/01/2020 but before the closing date of 02/28/2021 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.
2 Physics Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/10/2020 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/10/2020 but before the closing date of 01/01/2021 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.
3 Romance Studies Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/31/2020 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/31/2020 but before the closing date of 03/08/2021 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.
4 Nicholas School of the Environment & Duke Marine Lab applicants: In an effort to provide extra time and funding to our current Ph.D. students, the Nicholas School and Duke Marine Lab have made the difficult decision to pause school-funded Ph.D. admissions for the 2021-22 academic year due to the pandemic. Some faculty support students with external grants and therefore may be able to admit graduate students. Please consult individual faculty for specific admissions information
|Analytical Political Economy||02/15/2021|
|Bioethics and Science Policy||03/19/20211|
|Civil and Environmental Engineering||12/31/2020|
|Critical Asian Humanities||02/15/2021|
|Digital Art History/Computational Media||03/15/2021|
|East Asian Studies||01/31/20219|
|Economics and Computation||02/15/2021|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||01/01/20213|
|Experimental and Documentary Arts||02/10/2021|
|Graduate Liberal Studies||06/01/20215|
|Interdisciplinary Data Science||02/15/2021|
|Master of Arts in Teaching||02/08/202110|
|Materials Science and Engineering||03/15/20216|
|Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science||03/15/2021|
|Population Health Sciences||01/15/20217|
|Quantitative Financial Economics||Not accepting applications for 2021 enrollment|
|Slavic and Eurasian Studies||01/31/2021|
1 Bioethics and Science Policy applicants: All applications received by 03/20/2021 are guaranteed review; however, applications submitted by 01/15/2021 will receive a final decision by February 2021. After 03/19/2021, aplications will be accepted on a space-available basis through 05/31/2021.
2 Dance MFA applicants: Late applications will be considered under special circumstances. Applicants are advised to contact Prof. Michael Klien (firstname.lastname@example.org) before starting an application.
3 Electrical and Computer Engineering master's applicants: Applications submitted by 01/01/2021 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after the 01/01/2021 deadline but before the closing date of 02/28/2021 will be reviewed based upon availability of space.
4 Global Health applicants: The priority deadline is 01/15/2021, though all applications received by 03/01/2021 are guaranteed review. Applications received after 03/01/2021 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
5 Graduate Liberal Studies applicants: All applications submitted by 06/01/2021 are guaranteed review; however, applicants submitting materials by 02/15/2021 will receive an admissions decision by 03/15/2021 and will have priority consideration for financial aid.
6 Materials Science and Engineering applicants: All applications received by 03/15/2021 are guaranteed review; however applications submitted by 01/31/2021 will receive priority consideration.
7 Population Health Sciences applicants: The priority deadline is 01/15/2021, though all applications received by 02/28/2021 are guaranteed review. Applications received after 02/28/2021 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
8 Medical Physics applicants: The priority deadline is 01/08/2021, though all applications received by 01/31/2021 are guaranteed review. Applications received after 01/31/2021 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
9 East Asian Studies applicants: All applications received by 01/31/2021 are guaranteed review and will be considered for departmental funding. Applications received after the priority deadline will be accepted for review on a space-available basis until 04/30/2021.
10 Master of Arts in Teaching applicants: The priority deadline is 01/15/2021, though all applications received by 02/08/2021 are guaranteed review. Applications received after 02/08/2021 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.