College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets its own application deadlines. 

Students with International Credentials

Students with international credentials should apply one month before the posted deadline. This leaves sufficient time for international transcripts to be evaluated.

 

Program

 

Application Requirements

Fall
Deadline

Spring
Deadline

Anthropology

MA in Anthropology

February 15 November 1 

Art History

MA in Art History

March 15 November 1

Communication

  

PhD in Communication  

January 15

NA 

MA in Communication

March 1

NA

Graduate Certificate in Science Communication

March 1

NA 

Creative Writing 

MFA in Creative Writing concentrations:

Fiction
Poetry
Nonfiction

January 2

NA

Criminology, Law  
and Society

 

PhD in Criminology, Law and Society 

December 1

NA

MA in Criminology, Law and Society

February 1

NA 

Cultural Studies

PhD in Cultural Studies

January 15 

NA

Economics

 

 

 

PhD in Economics 

February 1 

NA 

MA in Economics

March 1 

NA 

 

 

 

English

 

 

 

 

 

PhD in Writing and Rhetoric

February 15

 October 15

MA in English 
concentrations:

Cultural Studies
Literature
Professional Writing & Rhetoric
Teaching of Writing & Literature
Linguistics

 

 March 15 

 

 

 

 

 

 October 15

 

 

 

 

Graduate Certificate in English Pedagogy 

 March 15

  October 15

Graduate Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing 

 March 15 

 October 15 

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language 

 April 15 

 October 15 

Graduate Certificate in Folklore Studies

April 15 

November 1 

Foreign Languages

MA in Foreign Languages

April 15

November 1

Global Affairs

MA in Global Affairs

March 15 October 15

Higher Education*

 

 

Graduate Certificate in College Teaching

April 15 

November 1 

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

April 15

November 1 

*Please see MAIS with a concentration in Higher Education for masters level study.

 

 

History

 

PhD in History  

 January 15

 NA 

MA in History

 March 15  

 November 1  

Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities

 April 15

 N/A

History of
Decorative Arts

MA in History of Decorative Arts

 March 1

 November 1 

Interdisciplinary
Studies

MAIS in Interdisciplinary Studies
concentrations:

Computational Social Science
Energy and Sustainability
Folklore Studies
Higher Education
Individualized Studies
Neuroethics
Religion, Culture & Values
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Justice & Human Rights
War & the Military in Society
Women & Gender Studies

 March 1

 October 15

Linguistics*

 

PhD in Linguistics

February 15  NA 

*Please see MA in English with a concentration in Linguistics for masters level study

   

Middle East and
Islamic Studies

 

MA in Middle East and Islamic Studies

 February 15

 

Graduate Certificate in Middle East and Islamic Studies

 February 15

 

Philosophy

MA in Philosophy 

  March 1

November 1

Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

PhD in Psychology concentrations:  

Applied Developmental Psychology
Clinical 
Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience
Human Factors/Applied Cognition
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

 

 

ADP-December 1
CLN-December 1
CBN-January 1
HF/AC-January 1
IO-January 1

 



NA

 

 

MA in Psychology concentrations:

Applied Developmental Psychology
Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience
Human Factors/Applied Cognition
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

 

 

ADP-January 1
CBN-February 1
HF/AC-February 1
IO-February 1

 



NA

Graduate Certificate in Transportation Human Factors

March 15

NA

Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience

March 15

NA

Graduate Certificate in Usability

March 15

NA

Sociology

 

 

PhD in Sociology 

January 15

NA

MA in Sociology

March 1

November 1

Women and
Gender Studies

Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies

Apr 15 

November 1

 

 

 

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