Graduate Application Timeline

Graduate Application Timeline

October 15th - December 1st

Submit your application to the graduate program through the University of Arizona Graduate College. 
The application process for 2021 will open on October 15, 2021. 

December 1st-January

Once the Admissions Committee has evaluated applications, the Department will extend an invitation to a small set of prospective applicants to visit the University of Arizona. Applicants visit the department on a Thursday and Friday. For students with schedule incompatibilities, individual visits or a possible SKYPE interview can be arranged.


While at the University of Arizona, you will meet faculty, students and staff, view our state-of-the-art facilities, gain first-hand insight into our state-of-the-art research programs, and explore beautiful southern Arizona.


If you are accepted into the graduate program, a formal letter of admission, including details of financial support, will be sent to you. You have until April 15 of the current year to accept this offer of admission.

Early August

New graduate students arrive at The University of Arizona for orientation and the start of graduate studies.