Application Deadlines

Apply by the Priority Deadline to Qualify for Fellowships

Prospective Student Fellowship Deadlines

Graduate Studies administers approximately $6.6 million dollars in internal fellowships annually. The only way to be considered for these fellowships is to apply by your program's priority deadline. 

Priority vs. General Deadlines

  • Priority Deadline will receive priority review for admission. If the program has a priority deadline listed, you must apply by this deadline to be considered for internal fellowships
  • General Deadline will be reviewed by the graduate program but not on a priority basis.
  • Space Available Deadline will only be reviewed if the graduate program determines that they have additional space available after reviewing priority and general deadline applications.

Please Note: * denotes the admissions deadline used as the prospective student fellowship deadline. 

All letters of recommendation must be received no later than three business days following these deadlines. Applications close after 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on the day of the deadline.

GRE Test Requirements

For Fall 2023 admissions, the GRE is not required or accepted for the majority of our programs. International students may be required to complete additional testing. View the international students page for more details. 

Please Note: * denotes the admissions deadline used as the prospective student fellowship deadline. 

PROGRAM DEGREE(S) PRIORITY DEADLINE GENERAL DEADLINE SPACE AVAILABLE DEADLINE TEST REQUIREMENT
Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
Master's
Ph.D.
January 5* June 1 Not Available

GRE not required or accepted

Agricultural and Resource Economics
Master's
Ph.D.
January 15* April 15 Not Available GRE required 
Animal Behavior
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* June  1 GRE not required or accepted
Animal Biology
Master's
Ph.D.
January 15* May 1 June 1 GRE required
Anthropology
Master's
Ph.D.
Not Available December 15* March 15 GRE required
Applied Mathematics
Master's
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* June 1 GRE required
Art
Master's Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Art History
Master's Not Available December 15* June 1 GRE required
Atmospheric Science
Master's
Ph.D.
January 15* April 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Avian Sciences
Master's Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE required
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Biological Systems Engineering
Master's    
Ph.D.
D.Engr.
January 15* April 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Biomedical Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Biophysics
Ph.D. Not Available January 15* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Biostatistics
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* March 15 May 15 GRE required
Chemical Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* May 1 GRE not required or accepted
Child Development
Master's  Not Available December 15* March 1 GRE not required or accepted
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* February 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Clinical Research
Master's Not Available March 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Communication
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 5* April 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Community Development
Master's Not Available January 15* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Comparative Literature
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* March 1 GRE not required or accepted
Computer Science
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Creative Writing
Master's Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Cultural Studies 
Ph.D. Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE required
Design
Master's Not Available January 15* May 1 GRE not required or accepted
Earth and Planetary Sciences 
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* May 1 GRE not required or accepted
Ecology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Ecology (Joint Program with San Diego State University)
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Economics
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE required
Education (Credential/M.A.)
Master's Not Available January 15 March 15 GRE not required or accepted
Education (Ph.D.)
Ph.D. Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Educational Leadership (CANDEL)
Ed.D. Not Available February 1 Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE required for Master's applicants ONLY
Energy Systems
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* April 1 June 1 GRE required
English
Ph.D. Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Entomology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Environmental Policy and Management
Master's Not Available January 5* April 15 GRE not required or accepted
Epidemiology
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* February 15 Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Food Science
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Forensic Science
Master's Not Available February 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
French and Francophone Studies
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Geography
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE required
German
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* April 1 May 1 GRE not required or accepted
Health Informatics
Master's January 15* March 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
History
 Ph.D. Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Horticulture and Agronomy
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 5* March 15 May 1 GRE not required or accepted
Human Development
Ph.D. Not Available December 15* March 1 GRE not required or accepted
Hydrologic Sciences
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* May 1 Not Available GRE required
Immunology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Integrative Genetics and Genomics
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Integrative Pathobiology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* March 1 GRE not required or accepted
International Agricultural Development
Master's December 15* April 15 May 15 GRE not required or accepted
Linguistics
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Materials Science and Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Maternal and Child Nutrition
Master's February 15 April 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Mathematics
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* June 1 GRE required
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* January 15 April 1 GRE required
Microbiology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Music
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* February 15 GRE not required or accepted
Native American Studies
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Neuroscience 
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner) 
D.N.P. Not Available January 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Nursing (Master's Entry Program in Nursing)
Master's Not Available January 15 Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership (Ph.D.)
Ph.D. Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Nutritional Biology
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* January 15 Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Performance Studies
Ph.D. December 1* January 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Master's Not Available December 1* May 1 GRE required
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Philosophy
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* May 1 GRE not required or accepted
Physician Assistant Studies
Master's Not Available December 1 Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Physics
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE required
Plant Biology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Plant Pathology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Political Science

Master's/J.D. 
Ph.D.          

Not Available December 15* February 1 GRE required
Population Biology
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Master's Not Available January 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Psychology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Public Health (MPH)
Master's December 1* January 15 June 1 GRE or MCAT not required or accepted
Public Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
Ph.D. December 1* January 15 June 1 GRE required
Sociology
Ph.D. Not Available Suspended for 2023 Not Available GRE required
Soils and Biogeochemistry
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* May 1 Not Available GRE not required or accepted
Spanish
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* February 1 GRE not required or accepted
Statistics
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* February 15 Not Available GRE required
Study of Religion 
Ph.D. Not Available January 15* May 1 GRE not required or accepted
Transportation Technology and Policy
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* April 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted
Viticulture and Enology
Master's Not Available January 15* May 15 GRE required