The PhD Program matriculates new students once a year, in the Autumn Quarter. The application deadline is December 15, and applicants are notified of their admissions decision by email. Generally speaking, all applicants should have their decisions by early March. However, please be aware that because we have seven different dissertation areas, there will be seven different reviews (one in each dissertation area), and reviews in each area will begin at different times, which will impact the timing of the release of admissions decisions for each area. Once the deadline passes, the PhD Office will begin processing applications by dissertation area, completing all applications to a single area first, and sending those applications to that committee for review. Once the first review begins, we will move on to processing applications to another dissertation area until all of those applications have been processed and sent for review, then move to the next area and so on, until all seven dissertation areas have been processed and sent for review. We will not announce admissions decisions for all seven areas at one time, so this means that invitations for interviews (if the area will be interviewing) and admissions decisions may come out for one dissertation area before other areas have finished, or possibly even begun, their reviews. In some cases, areas that go under review first or second could have admissions decisions by late January/early February (though possibly later), whereas areas that go for review later in the process (mid-late January) may not have admissions decisions available until late February/early March, though we hope to have all initial decisions out by early March.
The application for Fall 2023 will open by early September.