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Fall Semester Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for applicants who wish to begin their graduate studies in fall 2019. 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.


Ph.D. Programs
Art, Art History and Visual Studies   12/15/2018
Biochemistry   12/15/2018
Biology   12/15/2018
Biomedical Engineering   12/31/2018
Biostatistics   12/08/2018
Business Administration   12/31/2018
Cell and Molecular Biology   12/01/2018
Chemistry   12/01/2018
Civil and Environmental Engineering   12/15/2018
Classical Studies   01/08/2019
Cognitive Neuroscience   12/01/2018
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics   12/01/2018
Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures   12/15/2018
Computer Science   12/15/2018
Cultural Anthropology   12/07/2018
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology   12/01/2018
Earth and Ocean Sciences   01/08/2019
Ecology   12/01/2018
Economics   01/04/2019
Electrical and Computer Engineering   12/01/2018*
English   12/10/2018
Environment   12/15/2018
Environmental Policy   12/15/2018
Evolutionary Anthropology   12/01/2018
Genetics and Genomics   12/01/2018
German Studies - Carolina-Duke Program
(must apply through UNC Graduate School)
History   12/15/2018
Immunology   12/01/2018
Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health   12/08/2018
Literature   12/08/2018
Marine Science and Conservation   12/08/2018
Mathematics   12/19/2018
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science   12/31/2018
Medical Physics   12/08/2018
Molecular Cancer Biology   12/17/2018
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology   12/01/2018
Music   01/12/2019
Neurobiology   12/01/2018
Nursing   12/14/2018
Pathology   12/28/2018
Pharmacology and Cancer Biology   12/07/2018
Philosophy   12/31/2018
Physics   12/10/2018**
Political Science   12/20/2018
Psychology and Neuroscience (Clinical track)   12/01/2018
Psychology and Neuroscience (All non-clinical tracks)   12/01/2018
Public Policy Studies   12/01/2018
Religious Studies   12/20/2018
Romance Studies   03/08/2019
Sociology   12/18/2018
Statistical Science   12/01/2018

* Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/01/2018 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/01/2018 but before the closing date of 02/28/19 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.

**Physics Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/10/2018 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/10/2018 but before the closing date of 01/01/19 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.



Master's Programs
Analytical Political Economy   02/01/2019
Bioethics and Science Policy   03/31/2019**
Biomedical Engineering   02/01/2019
Civil and Environmental Engineering   12/31/2018
Computer Science   01/31/2019
Critical Asian Humanities   01/31/2019
Dance (MFA)   02/15/2019***
Digital Art History/Computational Media   03/15/2019
East Asian Studies   01/31/2019
Economics   01/15/2019
Economics and Computation   02/15/2019
Electrical and Computer Engineering   01/01/2019*
Experimental and Documentary Arts   02/15/2019
Global Health   04/01/2019
Graduate Liberal Studies   01/31/2019
History   12/15/2018
Humanities   03/15/2019
Interdisciplinary Data Science   02/15/2019
Master of Arts in Teaching   01/15/2019
Materials Science and Engineering   03/15/2019
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science   01/31/2019
Medical Physics   01/08/2019
Political Science   02/15/2019
Population Health Sciences   02/28/2019****
Quantitative Financial Economics   01/15/2019
Religious Studies   01/31/2019
Slavic and Eurasian Studies   01/31/2019
Statistical Science   01/01/2019


*Electrical and Computer Engineering master's applicants: Applications submitted by 01/01/2019 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after the 01/01/2019 deadline but before the closing date of 2/28/19 will be reviewed based upon availability of space.

**Bioethics and Science Policy applicants: All applications received by 03/31/2019 are guaranteed review; however, applications submitted by 01/31/2019 will receive priority consideration. Applications received between 03/31/2019 and 05/31/2019 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

***Dance MFA applicants: This program has an early decision deadline of 12/01/2018.

****Population Health Sciences applicants: The second deadline period is from 03/01/2019 to 03/31/2019. Applications submitted between these two dates are not guaranteed consideration but will be reviewed based on space availability.