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Graduate Admissions

Application Deadlines

Priority Deadline (PhD applicants)
We strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications by this deadline for priority review.

Final Deadline (All applicants)
Applicants who apply by the final deadline will still have their files formally reviewed by the admissions committee for full consideration. We do not accept late applications. 

Program Deadline for Autumn 2022 Response

Priority Deadline:
December 1, 2021

Final Deadline:
January 13, 2022

Priority applicants:
Top applicants will receive a response by early January

All other applicants:
By mid February

MS Campus Programs

Final Deadline:
January 13, 2022

All applicants:
By mid February

How Do I Apply?

You can begin your application for the graduate degree programs online through the UW Graduate School website. The online application lets you know what materials you need to submit, and allows you to save your information before submitting.

Application Materials

Required of all applicants:

  • Upload Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • Upload Statement of Purpose
  • Upload Resume or CV 
  • Designate Recommendations (3)
  • Pay Fee and Submit Application 
    • Application Fee Waiver Process:
      Step 1: See if you qualify for a UW Grad School application fee waiver and follow the instructions provided if so.
      Step 2: If ineligible for the above waiver, the department offers a limited number of waivers. Waivers may be granted to applicants who identify as members of underrepresented or marginalized groups. Waivers may also be granted on a need basis. If requesting a waiver for these reasons, please email to explain why you are seeking a waiver (please include your citizenship). Requests should be made at least 3 business days before the application deadline. 

Optional for all applicants:
Self-report GRE General and/or Subject Scores and request ETS send official scores using code 4854 

For students applying to the PhD Program:
PhD applicants who identify as members of underrepresented or marginalized groups may be interested in the Pre Application Review (PAR) Program.

For applicants whose native language is not English:
We strongly recommend that you review the policy and score requirements here.  Self-report English Language Proficiency Scores and request ETS send official scores using code 4854. 

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, are due by posted deadlines.  You may need to remind your letter writers of the deadline.  No hard-copy application materials should be mailed to the department!

Graduate Non-matriculated Students

Graduate Non-matriculated (GNM) status provides access to graduate courses for those who are not currently seeking a graduate degree, but who may later want to apply these credits (up to 12) toward one of our graduate degree programs. A bachelor’s degree and 3.0 GPA in your last 90 quarter (60 semester) hours are required to apply for GNM status. More information on this status is available through the Graduate School page on GNM applications. GNM status is only available for fall admissions to some MS programs, not the PhD program.

For more information

Please visit our FAQs. If you have further questions, please email