Although there is not an official application deadline, we encourage students to submit applications by December 15 for admission in the following fall semester. Applications submitted by this date will receive full consideration for TA positions and the limited number of fellowship opportunities that are available. If you miss this deadline, we would still encourage you to apply. Applications received after December 15 will be considered for admission, provided that additional TA or RA positions are available. Occasionally, students are admitted for the winter term, which begins in January. Students wishing to begin in January should submit applications in the summer before they wish to enter the program.