The College has a rolling admissions policy which means that earlier applicants are processed first and later applicants are admitted last. There is no formal deadline. However, early applicants (e.g., by February 1st) allow the Program Director to contact faculty to inquire about possible research assistantships in the next school year and to schedule teaching assistantships. The longer one waits to complete an application, the fewer resources that may be available. Do not expect to be admitted if you apply as late as May 15. Because of the paperwork connected with applying for visas, international students must conform to the Graduate School’s deadlines of March 15 for the Fall Semester and August 22 for the Spring Semester. We implore you to frequently check the Graduate School‘s website, to be sure.