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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
 
Deadline
Art, Art History and Visual Studies   12/15/2019
Biochemistry   12/01/2019
Biology   12/01/2019
Biomedical Engineering   12/15/2019
Biostatistics   12/02/2019 
Business Administration   12/31/2019
Cell and Molecular Biology   12/01/2019
Chemistry   12/01/2019
Civil and Environmental Engineering   12/31/2019
Classical Studies   01/06/2020
Cognitive Neuroscience   12/01/2019
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics   12/01/2019
Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures   Not accepting applications for 2020 enrollment
Computer Science   12/15/2019
Cultural Anthropology   12/07/2019
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology   12/01/2019
Earth and Ocean Sciences   01/08/2020
Ecology   12/01/2019
Economics   01/05/2020
Electrical and Computer Engineering   12/01/2019*
English   12/10/2019
Environment   12/15/2019
Environmental Policy   12/15/2019
Evolutionary Anthropology   12/01/2019
Genetics and Genomics   12/01/2019
German Studies - Carolina-Duke Program
(must apply through UNC Graduate School)
  12/18/2019
History   12/15/2019
Immunology   12/01/2019
Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health   12/08/2019
Literature   12/08/2019
Marine Science and Conservation   12/08/2019
Mathematics   12/19/2019
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science   12/31/2019
Medical Physics   12/08/2019
Molecular Cancer Biology   12/09/2019
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology   12/01/2019
Music   01/12/2020
Neurobiology   12/01/2019
Nursing   12/01/2019
Pathology   12/15/2019
Pharmacology and Cancer Biology   12/06/2019
Philosophy   12/31/2019
Physics   12/10/2019**
Political Science   12/20/2019
Psychology and Neuroscience (Clinical track)   12/01/2019
Psychology and Neuroscience (All non-clinical tracks)   12/01/2019
Public Policy Studies   12/01/2019
Religious Studies   12/20/2019
Romance Studies   12/15/2019***
Sociology   12/18/2019
Statistical Science   12/01/2019

* Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/01/2019 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/01/2019 but before the closing date of 02/28/2020 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.

**Physics Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/10/2019 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/10/2019 but before the closing date of 01/01/2020 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.

***Romance Studies Ph.D. applicants: Applications submitted by 12/15/2019 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after 12/15/2019 but before the closing date of 03/08/2020 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.


 

Master's Programs
 
Deadline
Analytical Political Economy   02/01/2020
Bioethics and Science Policy   03/20/2020**
Biomedical Engineering   02/01/2020
Civil and Environmental Engineering   12/31/2019
Computer Science   01/31/2020
Critical Asian Humanities   01/31/2020
Dance (MFA)   02/10/2020***
Digital Art History/Computational Media   03/15/2020
East Asian Studies   01/31/2020
Economics   01/15/2020
Economics and Computation   02/15/2020
Electrical and Computer Engineering   01/01/2020*
Experimental and Documentary Arts   02/15/2020
Global Health   01/15/2020****
Graduate Liberal Studies   01/31/2020
History   12/15/2019
Humanities   03/15/2020
Interdisciplinary Data Science   02/15/2020
Master of Arts in Teaching   01/15/2020
Materials Science and Engineering   03/15/2020*****
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science   01/31/2020
Medical Physics   01/08/2020
Political Science   02/15/2020
Population Health Sciences   01/17/2020
Quantitative Financial Economics  

Not accepting applications for 2020 enrollment

Religious Studies   01/31/2020
Slavic and Eurasian Studies   01/31/2020
Statistical Science   01/01/2020

 

*Electrical and Computer Engineering master's applicants: Applications submitted by 01/01/2020 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after the 01/01/2020 deadline but before the closing date of 02/29/2020 will be reviewed based upon availability of space.

**Bioethics and Science Policy applicants: All applications received by 03/20/2020 are guaranteed review; however, applications submitted by 01/31/2020 will receive priority consideration. After 03/20/2020, aplications will be accepted on a space-available basis through 05/31/2020.

***Dance MFA applicants: Late applications will be considered under special circumstances. Applicants are advised to contact Prof. Michael Klien (mk366@duke.edu) before starting an application.

****Global Health applicants: The priority deadline is 01/15/2020, though all applications received by 03/01/2020 are guaranteed review. Applications received after 03/01/2020 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

*****Materials Science and Engineering applicants: All applications received by 03/15/2020 are guaranteed review; however applications submitted by 01/31/2020 will receive priority consideration.