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Fall Semester Application Deadlines

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.

 

Ph.D. Programs
 
Deadline
Art, Art History and Visual Studies   12/15/2021
Biochemistry   12/01/2021
Biology   12/01/2021
Biomedical Engineering   12/15/2021
Biostatistics   12/01/2021
Business Administration   01/04/2022
Cell and Molecular Biology   12/01/2021
Chemistry   12/01/2021
Civil and Environmental Engineering   01/04/2022
Classical Studies   12/15/2021
Cognitive Neuroscience   12/01/2021
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics   12/01/2021
Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures   Not accepting applications for 2022 enrollment.
Computer Science   12/15/2021
Cultural Anthropology   12/06/2021
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology   12/01/2021
Earth and Ocean Sciences   01/10/2022
Ecology   12/01/2021
Economics   01/05/2022
Electrical and Computer Engineering   12/01/20211
English   12/09/2021
Environment   12/01/2021
Environmental Policy   12/15/2021
Evolutionary Anthropology   12/01/2021
Genetics and Genomics   12/01/2021
German Studies - Carolina-Duke Program
(must apply through UNC Graduate School)
  12/15/2021
History   12/15/2021
Immunology   12/01/2021
Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health   12/01/2021
Literature   12/01/2021
Marine Science and Conservation   12/08/2021
Mathematics   12/13/2021
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science   12/15/2021
Medical Physics   12/08/2021
Molecular Cancer Biology   12/01/2021
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology   12/01/2021
Music   01/12/2022
Neurobiology   12/01/2021
Nursing   12/01/2021
Pathology   12/01/2021
Pharmacology   12/01/2021
Philosophy   12/31/2021
Physics   12/13/20212
Political Science   12/20/2021
Population Health Sciences   12/01/2021
Psychology and Neuroscience (Clinical track)   12/01/2021
Psychology and Neuroscience (All non-clinical tracks)   12/01/2021
Public Policy Studies   12/01/2021
Religious Studies   12/13/2021
Romance Studies   12/31/20213
Sociology   12/20/2021
Statistical Science   01/04/2022

1 Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/01/2021 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/01/2021 but before the closing date of 02/28/2022 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.

2 Physics Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/13/2021 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/13/2021 but before the closing date of 01/03/2022 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.

3 Romance Studies Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/31/2021 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/31/2021 but before the closing date of 03/08/2022 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.


 

Master's Programs
 
Deadline
Analytical Political Economy   02/01/2022
Bioethics and Science Policy   03/18/20221
Biomedical Engineering   02/01/2022
Civil and Environmental Engineering   01/04/2022
Computer Science   01/31/2022
Critical Asian Humanities   02/15/2022
Dance (MFA)   12/15/20212
Digital Art History/Computational Media   03/15/2022
East Asian Studies   01/31/20223
Economics   02/01/2022
Economics and Computation   02/15/2022
Electrical and Computer Engineering   01/01/20224
Experimental and Documentary Arts   02/04/2022
Global Health   03/01/20225
Graduate Liberal Studies   06/01/20226
History   Not accepting applications for 2022 enrollment.
Humanities   03/15/2022
Interdisciplinary Data Science   02/15/2022
Master of Arts in Teaching   02/14/20227
Materials Science and Engineering   03/15/20228
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science   03/15/2022
Medical Physics   01/31/20229
Political Science   02/15/2022
Population Health Sciences   02/28/202210
Quantitative Financial Economics   Not accepting applications for 2022 enrollment
Religious Studies   01/31/2022
Slavic and Eurasian Studies   01/31/2022
Statistical Science   01/04/2022

 

1 Bioethics and Science Policy applicants: All applications received by January 14, 2022 will receive a final decision by February 2022. All applications received by March 18, 2022 are guaranteed review. After March 19, 2022, applications will be accpeted on a space-available basis through May 31, 2022.

2 Dance MFA applicants: Late applications will be considered under special circumstances. Applicants are advised to contact Prof. Sarah Wilbur (sarah.wilbur@duke.edu) before starting an application.

3 East Asian Studies applicants: All applications received by January 31, 2022 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 through April 30, 2022.

4 Electrical and Computer Engineering master's applicants: Applications submitted by January 01, 2022 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after the January 01, 2022 deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis through February 28, 2022.

5 Global Health applicants: The priority deadline is January 15, 2022, though all applications received by March 01, 2022 are guaranteed review. Applications received after March 01, 2022 will be reviewed on a space-available basis through May 31, 2022.

6 Graduate Liberal Studies applicants: All applications submitted by June 01, 2022 are guaranteed review; however, applicants submitting materials by February 15, 2022 will receive an admissions decision by March 15, 2022 and will have priority consideration for financial aid.

7 Master of Arts in Teaching applicants: The priority deadline is January 28, 2022, though all applications received by February 14, 2022 are guaranteed review. Applications received after February 14, 2022 will be reviewed on a space-available basis through May 01, 2022.

8 Materials Science and Engineering applicants: The priority deadline is January 31, 2022. All applications received by March 15, 2022 are guaranteed review.

9 Medical Physics applicants: The priority deadline is January 08, 2022, though all applications received by January 31, 2022 are guaranteed review. Applications received after February 01, 2022 will be reviewed on a space-available basis through May 31, 2022.

10 Population Health Sciences applicants: The priority deadline is January 15, 2022, though all applications received by February 28, 2022 are guaranteed review. Applications received after February 28, 2022 will be reviewed on a space-available basis through May 31, 2022.