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. You must apply by the priority 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.

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 2022 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 for Fall 2022 admission

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 for Fall 2022 admission
Animal Biology
Master's
Ph.D.
January 15* May 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Anthropology
Master's
Ph.D.
Not Available December 15* March 15 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Applied Mathematics
Master's
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Art
Master's Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Art History
Master's Not Available December 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Atmospheric Science
Master's
Ph.D.
January 15* April 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Avian Sciences
Master's Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Biological Systems Engineering
Master's    
Ph.D.
D.Engr.
January 15* April 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Biomedical Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Biophysics
Ph.D. Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Biostatistics
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* March 15 May 15 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Chemical Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Chemistry
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* May 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Child Development
Master's  December 15* Not Available March 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* February 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Clinical Research
Master's Not Available March 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Communication
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* April 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Community Development
Master's Not Available January 15* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Comparative Literature
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* March 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Computer Science
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE required
Creative Writing
Master's Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Cultural Studies 
Ph.D. Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Design
Master's Not Available January 15* May 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Dramatic Art
Master's Not Available December 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Earth and Planetary Sciences 
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* January 15 May 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Ecology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Ecology (Joint Program with San Diego State University)
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Economics
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE required
Education (Credential/M.A.)
Master's January 15 March 1 April 15 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Education (Ph.D.)
Ph.D. Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Educational Leadership (CANDEL)
Ed.D. Not Available February 1 Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Energy Systems
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* April 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
English
Ph.D. Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Entomology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Environmental Policy and Management
Master's Not Available January 15* April 15 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Epidemiology
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* February 15 Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Food Science
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Forensic Science
Master's Not Available February 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
French and Francophone Studies
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Geography
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
German
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* April 1 May 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Health Informatics
Master's January 15* March 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
History
 Ph.D. Not Available January 5* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Horticulture and Agronomy
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 5* March 15 May 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Human Development
Ph.D. December 15* Not Available March 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Hydrologic Sciences
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* May 1 Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Immunology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Integrative Genetics and Genomics
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* December 15 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Integrative Pathobiology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* March 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
International Agricultural Development
Master's December 15* April 15 May 15 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Linguistics
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Materials Science and Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Maternal and Child Nutrition
Master's February 15 April 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Mathematics
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* January 15 April 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Microbiology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Music
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* February 15 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Native American Studies
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Neuroscience 
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner) 
D.N.P. Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Nursing (Master's Entry Program in Nursing)
Master's Not Available January 15 Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership (Ph.D.)
Ph.D. Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Nutritional Biology
Master's 
Ph.D.
December 15* January 15 Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Performance Studies
Ph.D. December 1* January 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Master's Not Available December 1* May 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Philosophy
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* May 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Physician Assistant Studies
Master's Not Available December 1 Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Physics
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Plant Biology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Plant Pathology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 5* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Political Science

Master's/J.D. 
Ph.D.          

Not Available December 15* February 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Population Biology
Ph.D. Not Available December 1* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Master's Not Available January 15 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Psychology
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available December 1* June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Public Health (MPH)
Master's Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE required (MCAT also accepted)
Public Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
Ph.D. Not Available January 15* June 1 GRE required
Sociology
Ph.D. Not Available December 15* Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Soils and Biogeochemistry
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* May 1 Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Spanish
Master's 
Ph.D.
Not Available January 15* February 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Statistics
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* February 15 Not Available GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Study of Religion 
Ph.D. Not Available January 15* May 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Transportation Technology and Policy
Master's 
Ph.D.
January 15* April 1 June 1 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission
Viticulture and Enology
Master's Not Available January 15* May 15 GRE not required or accepted for Fall 2022 admission