Fall 2022 Deadlines for MS in USA

Last Updated on November 22, 2021

  

The application deadlines around just around the corner. Here are the fall 2022 deadlines for MS in USA along with basic guidelines on applications and timeline.

You need to follow the timeline so that you do not lose track of multiple things that need to be completed. Applying late or very close to deadlines can be detrimental to success. You do not want to do that. Also, in case you have a low GRE score or haven’t appeared for GRE, look at the list of Universities offering MS in USA without GRE for fall 2022.

It’s not a first come first serve stuff. However, applying early is extremely important; especially, if you are targeting the top-tier universities for MS in USA.

Fall 2022 Deadlines for MS in USA for the Most Selective Universities

UniversityDeadlineTypical GRE QuantTypical GRE VerbalApplication Fee ($)Acceptance Rate (%)   
Harvard UniversityDec 1 / Dec 15162 - 167160 - 1681056 - 10
Stanford UniversityDec 1 / Dec 8 / Dec 15165 - 168159 - 16312511 - 16
MITDec 1 / Dec 15 / Dec 31163 - 166158 - 163757 - 8
CaltechDec 15 / Jan 15165 - 169162 - 1681006 - 7
Yale UniversityDec 1 / Dec 15 / Jan 2159 - 166155 - 16010512 - 14
UC BerkeleyDec 6 / Dec 8 / Dec 14164 - 167156 - 16212014 - 19
Carnegie Mellon UniversityDec 15 / Jan 15 / Jan 31160 - 164155 - 1597515 - 18
Cornell UniversityJan 1 / Feb 14 / Mar 1160 - 166152 - 15810510 - 15
Columbia UniversityDec 12 / Jan 15 / Feb 2160 - 168157 - 1648515 - 17
Georgia TechDec 16 / Feb 2 / Mar 1160 - 164155 - 1607515 - 20
UT AustinDec 1 / Dec 15 / Dec 16 / Jan 10155 - 166155 - 1606513 - 20
Wisconsin-MadisonDec 15 / Mar 1 / May 15155 - 162150 - 1567520 - 30
University of PennsylvaniaNov 15 / Jan 2 / Feb 1 / Mar 1157 - 168152 - 1608010 - 13
Princeton UniversityDec 1 / Dec 15 / Dec 31160 - 166157 - 1639511 - 12
Duke UniversityDec 31 / Jan 1 / Jan 15 / Mar 15158 - 164158 - 1639519 - 22
Brown UniversityFeb 1 / Jun 1150 - 155145 - 1557519 - 20
Dartmouth CollegeDec 1 / Jan 1 / Jan 15153 - 160148 - 15725 / 4527 - 30
University of ChicagoDec 1 / Jan 10 / Jan 15156 - 162154 - 1585012 - 17
Northwestern UniversityJan 15 / May 31154 - 161155 - 1589514 - 20
Purdue UniversityDec 15 / May 1158 - 164150 - 1616025 - 40
University of MichiganJan 15 / Feb 1159 - 167155 - 1609016 - 30
Rice UniversityDec 15 / Jan 1 / Feb 1 / Mar 15158 - 165155 - 1618525 - 40
Johns Hopkins UniversityDec 1 / Jan 4 / Jan 15 / Mar 15160 - 165155 - 1697520 - 35
University of Southern CaliforniaDec 15 / Jan 15155 - 164151 - 1629018 - 25
UC Los AngelesDec 1 / Dec 15156 - 164155 - 168140 / 20014 - 33
New York UniversityDec 15 / Jan 15158 - 164150 - 16511015 - 25
UC San DiegoDec 16 / Dec 17159 - 164150 - 15510520 - 30
University of Illinois Urbana ChampaignDec 15 / Jan 15159 - 166152 - 1587030 - 60
University of MarylandDec 15 / Mar 6157 - 160153 - 1607535 - 50
University of MinnesotaFeb 1 / Mar 1157 - 163154 - 1609520 - 25
Colorado School of MinesDec 15 / Jan 5 / Mar 11601557540

MS in USA – Fall 2022 Deadlines for Other Top Universities

UniversityFall 2021 DeadlineGRE Quants (Range / Average)GRE Verbal (Range / Average) 
Arizona State UniversityDec 31 / Jan 15 ' Jan 31162150Official Page
UC DavisDec 15 / Jan 15 / Apr 1161152Official Page
University of FloridaDec 15 / Dec 31 / Jan 15 / Jan 31151 - 165148 - 155Official Page
Colorado School of MinesDec 15 / Jan 5 / Mar 1160155Official Page
Texas A&MJan 15158 - 164157Official Page
North Carolina State University (Raleigh)Mar 1157153Official Page
UC Santa BarbaraDec 15158 – 163150 - 156Official Page
Ohio State UniversityDec 15 / Jan 31158154Official Page
Virginia TechApr 1155 - 161154 - 159Official Page
University of Colorado BoulderDec 1 / Dec 15158154Official Page
Penn StateDec 15 / Jan 15153 - 158149 - 152Official Page
Boston UniversityJan 15157 - 160151 - 155Official Page
UC IrvineDec 15 / Jan 15155155Official Page
Northeastern UniversityJan 15 (Funding) / May 15 (Final)158145 - 149Official Page
Vanderbilt UniversityJan 15158-162157 - 161Official Page
University of VirginiaDec 15 (Scholarship) / Apr 1 (Final Deadline)160156Official Page
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jan 1 / Feb 1163159Official Page
University of DelawareJan 15 / Feb 1 (Scholarship) / Mar 1 / Apr 1 (Final)150 - 155146 - 150Official Page
University of PittsburghJan 1 / Feb 1 / Apr 1155151Official Page
Case Western Reserve UniversityApr 1 / Apr 15158 - 164155 - 160Official Page
University of Notre DameDec 15, 2019 (anticipated)163155
Dartmouth CollegeJan 1, 2020164158Official Page
Rutgers State University of New JerseyJan 3 / Mar 1160150Official Page
University of Tennessee KnoxvilleFeb 1156- 161154 - 158Official Page
UT DallasJan 15 (Priority) / May 1 (Final Deadline)156154Official Page
Michigan StateDec 30 (Financial Aid Deadline)164153Official Page
Iowa State UniversityJan 15 / Feb 1155 - 160154Official Page
Colorado State UniversityJan 1 / Mar 1155 - 160150
Oregon State UniversityApr 1148 - 156149 - 152
University of RochesterJan 1 / Feb 15160155Official Page
University of North Carolina – CharlotteMar 1157 – 161152 - 158Official Page
University of North Carolina – Chapel HillJan 15154 - 159149 - 155Official Page
University of UtahApr 1151156Official Page

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Application Timeline for MS in USA – Fall 2022 Intake

MS in USA application process can be overwhelming and cumbersome. Here is a timeline for reference –

July – August 2021

  • Spend quality time researching the schools and programs. Make a broad list of target univeristies (8 – 15)
  • By now, you should have booked the dates for the standardized tests – GRE/GMAT and IELTS/TOEFL.
  • By all means, you must clear all the exams by the end of September or early October. It will make the whole process smooth. Another advantage of doing so is that if you fail to score the desired score, you can attempt a re-take in November.
  • If you are eyeing integrated MS-PhD in the US (or top US universities for MS), MS (with thesis) in Canada, or MRes in Europe, you must reach out to the Professors before submitting an application.
  • It’s also wise to touchbase with your referees (recommenders) once in August.

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Want to discuss the right universities, application strategy, or just want to clear your doubts? 

September – October 2021

  • Shortlist universities (ideally, 5 – 8)
  • Apply for WES, in case of your shortlisted schools require a WES evaluation
  • Check for scholarships and financial aid options
  • Few universities (e.g. Stanford or UT Austin) have early application deadlines in October – so keep those things in mind. Applying in October can increase your admission and scholarship chances.
  • Start working on your CV and SoP (the generic one). Writing an effective SoP or Personal Statement takes time. It demands multiple rounds of brainstorming, reiteration, proofreading, and editing. On average (as per my experience in the last 3 – 4 years), the final draft for the Generic SoP takes 3 – 5 weeks.
  • Get in touch with your potential referees (recommenders). Let them know that you will need either soft copies of LoR or they might need to email the universities directly in November, December, or January. It’s not at all a good practice to ask your College Professors or Manager (or Supervisor / Team Leader) for LoR just one or two weeks before the deadline.

November – December 2021

  • Once you are done with the tests (GRE/GMAT & TOEFL/IELTS) and have the scores, it’s time to prepare the final list of colleges/universities. Once you have the final list, prepare the application kit for individual universities.
  • As mentioned previously, always try to submit the applications at least 3 – 4 weeks before the deadlines. Anything can happen at the last moment – may be the application portal is down, your referee could be out of the station, or you might come across an unavoidable circumstance. So, be an early bird.
  • Apply to the most selective (or ambitious) universities by mid-December. You can apply ot a few safe schools in January (or early February).

Useful Resources, Articles, Case Studies, and Reviews on MS Applications

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Tanmoy Ray
I am a Career Adviser & Admission Consultant. Additionally, I also manage Operations at Stoodnt. I did my Masters from the UK (Aston University) and have worked at the University of Oxford (UK), Utrecht University (Netherlands), University of New South Wales (Australia) and MeetUniversity (India).
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