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Graduate Application Deadlines


Application deadlines vary depending on:

  • request for departmental aid
  • department to which you are applying
  • your citizenship (U.S. versus international)

It is wise to apply as soon as you are able for the best opportunity for admission. While most funding is committed in the spring for the next academic year, occasionally in some programs assistantships become available beginning in the spring or summer term as new projects start or students graduate.

You may submit an application for admission until the deadline below, but please note that some programs fill their entering class early in the admissions cycle and may stop accepting applications before the published deadline.

Requesting Departmental Aid**

** Availability of aid varies with department and time of year. Generall the best chance for aid is with Fall applications.


Deadline for PhD Applicants and Masters of Science (with thesis):


Department Terms Available All Applicants
Biomedical Engineering Fall December 15
Chemical Engineering Fall January 15
Civil and Environmental Engineering Fall January 15
Spring December 1
Computer Engineering Fall January 15
Computer Science Fall December 15
Electrical and Computer Engineering Fall January 15
Spring October 1
Engineering Physics Fall January 15
Spring September 1
Materical Science Engineering Fall January 15
Spring September 1
Summer January 15
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Fall January 15
Spring August 1
Systems and Information Engineering Fall January 15
Spring September 1


Master of Engineering applicants and Ph.D. and M.S. NOT requesting aid:


Department Terms Available U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents Non-U.S. Citizens
Biomedical Engineering Fall April 1 April 1
Chemical Engineering Fall April 1 April 1
Spring - CGEP only December 1 December 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering Fall August 1 April 1
Spring December 1 August 1
Computer Engineering Fall August 1 April 1
Summer - M.E. only May 1 Feburary 1
Computer Science Fall April 1 April 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering Fall August 1 April 1
Spring December 1 August 1
Engineering Physics Fall January 15 January 15
Spring September 1 September 1
Materical Science Engineering Fall April 1 April 1
Spring September 15 September 15
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Fall August 1 April 1
Spring September 15 September 15
Systems and Information Engineering Fall August 1 April 1
Spring December 1 August 1
Summer - AMP only May 1 February 1


NOTE: Not all programs admit students in every term. After the program is selected in the Application Information section, the terms in which the program admits students will be displayed. To find out which terms are available, click the Application Information link and select a program.

Applications for the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Programs (CGEP) are accepted year round. The U.S. Department of Education has recently been revising its regulations related to online education. As a result, until further notice, admission to CGEP is restricted to Virginia residents.

The Accelerated Master Program in Systems Engineering(AMP) uses a rolling admissions procedure. Applications are reviewed and admissions decisions are made as the applications are received. The program year begins in late May. Class size is limited. Prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications early in the admissions cycle. If you anticipate applying late in the admissions cycle, please email accmp@virginia.edu to determine if there is space available and for special instructions to expedite the application process. This email address is only for questions about the Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering.