Application Deadlines

All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible in order to allow the maximum amount of time for the review process.


Summer 2017

The following program on the Bowman Gray Campus begins in the summer semester:

Jan. 15 MS – Biomedical Science / Pre-medical Postbaccalaureate Specialization (BMSC/PB) ONLY

Fall 2017

The following programs on the Bowman Gray Campus begin in the fall semester:

Dec. 6 Deadline for consideration of admission with a fully funded Graduate Fellowship:
Track 4 – Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (PhD)
Track 5 – Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology (PhD)
Track 6 – Neuroscience (PhD)
Jan. 1 Biomedical Engineering (PhD and MS)
(joint program with Virginia Tech)
Jan. 15 PhD Deadline with no guarantee of funding
March 1 Neuroscience Minor (5 year BA/S-MS program for WFU students only)
June 1 MS – Biomedical Informatics
MS – Biomedical Sciences (MCB, IPP, NEUR)
MS – Clinical and Population Translational Sciences
MS – Health Disparities in Neuroscience-related Disorders

Applicants to the biomedical sciences PhD programs are strongly encouraged to complete their applications by mid December for full consideration for invitations to the PhD recruitment weekend in February.

Early submission is also strongly encouraged for applicants to master programs to be given full consideration for financial aid.

Late applications will be considered while openings remain after receiving approval from the program director.

All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible in order to allow the maximum amount of time for the review process.


Spring 2017

The following programs on the Reynolda campus offer spring admission with an application deadline of November 1st.

  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling (on-line programs only)
  • Interpreting and Translation Studies Certificate Programs
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics
  • Sustainability (MA and Certificate Programs)

Summer 2017

The following programs on the Reynolda Campus offer programs beginning in the summer semester:

January 15 Education
March 1 Counseling (online programs only)
April 15 Liberal Studies (part time admission)

Fall 2017

The deadline to submit a complete application for the following programs is January 15th.  Most programs will continue to consider applications until all slots have been filled.

January 15th:    

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling (On Campus)
  • Education
  • English
  • Health and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religion

The following programs have rolling admissions or extended application deadlines while openings remain.  Please access the individual program websites for additional information.

  • Bioethics
  • Communication
  • Counseling (Online Programs Only)
  • Documentary Film
  • Interpreting and Translation Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Sustainability