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PhD Admission

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The PhD degree in MS&E is intended for students primarily interested in a career of research and teaching, or high-level technical work in universities, industry, or government. The program requires a minimum of three years of full-time graduate study. Typically, however, students take four to five years after entering the program to complete all PhD requirements.


Application timeline & deadlines

DateApplication Status
Late SeptemberOnline Application Opens
December 2, 2024 (11:59pm PST)Application Deadline for Autumn 2025-26. 

The application deadline is final. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
Mid-FebruaryNotification of application decision

Decisions are released on a rolling basis, as not all research areas finish their review at the same time.