Fall 2023 Deadlines for MS in USA

Last Updated on September 20, 2022

  

The application portals for the 2023 admission cycle are going to open soon (August or September) for MS in USA. 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; especially if you are looking for a fully-funded MS in USA. Let’s check out the Fall 2023 deadlines for MS in USA along with GRE requirements, and application tips.

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Fall 2023 Deadlines for MS in USA for Top 65 Universities

UniversityDeadlineRequired GRE Quant ScoreRequired GRE Verbal Score
Harvard UniversityDec 1 / Dec 15162 - 167160 - 168
Stanford UniversityDec 7 / Dec 15165 - 168159 - 163
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Dec 1 / Dec 15163 - 166158 - 163
CaltechDec 1 / Dec 15165 - 169162 - 168
Yale UniversityDec 1 / Dec 15 / Jan 2159 - 166155 - 160
UC BerkeleyDec 6 / Dec 15164 - 167156 - 162
Carnegie Mellon UniversityNov 29 / Dec 12160 - 164155 - 159
Cornell UniversityJan 1 / Feb 1160 - 166152 - 158
Columbia UniversityJan 5 (Priority) / Jan 15 / Feb 15160 - 168*157 - 164*
Georgia TechDec 31 / Feb 1160 - 164155 - 160
UT AustinOct 27 (Scholarship) / Dec 15155 - 166155 - 160
Wisconsin-MadisonJan 1 (Priority) / Feb 1155 - 162150 - 156
University of PennsylvaniaNov 1 / Feb 1157 - 168152 - 160
Princeton UniversityDec 1 / Dec 15 / Dec 31160 - 166157 - 163
Duke UniversityJan 8 (Priority) / March 15158 - 164158 - 163
Brown UniversityFeb 1 / Apr 1 / Apr 15150 - 155145 - 155
Dartmouth CollegeDec 1 / Jan 1153 - 160148 - 157
University of ChicagoOct 5 (Early-Round) / Dec 1 / Jan 20156 - 162154 - 158
Northwestern UniversityJan 15 / May 31 (Tentative)154 - 161155 - 158
Purdue UniversityDec 1 / Dec 7 / Jan 15158 - 164150 - 161
University of MichiganDec 15 / Jan 15 / Feb 1159 - 167155 - 160
Rice UniversityDec 15 / Jan 1158 - 165155 - 161
Johns Hopkins UniversityDec 1 / Jan 15 / Jan 1 / Jan 15160 - 165155 - 169
University of Southern CaliforniaDec 15 / Jan 15155 - 164151 - 162
UCLADec 1 / Dec 15156 - 164155 - 168
New York University (NYU)Dec 15 / Jan 15 (Tentative)158 - 164150 - 165
UC San Diego (UCSD)Dec 7 / Dec 15 (Tentative)159 - 164150 - 155
University of Illinois Urbana ChampaignDec 15 / Jan 15159 - 166152 - 158
University of MarylandDec 15 / Jan 15 / March 1157 - 160153 - 160
University of MinnesotaDec 1 / Dec 15157 - 163154 - 160
Colorado School of MinesJan 1 . March 1160155
Arizona State University (ASU)Dec 31 / Jan 15162150
UC DavisDec 15 / Jan 15161152
University of GeorgetownJan 15 / Mar 1 / Apr 1154 - 163151 - 159
University of FloridaDec 15 / Dec 31 / Jan 15 / Jan 31155 - 162148 - 155
Texas A&M UniversityJan 15158 - 164157
North Carolina State University (Raleigh)Mar 1157153
UC Santa BarbaraDec 15158 - 163150 - 156
Ohio State UniversityDec 15 / Dec 31 / Jan 15158 - 163154 - 164
Virginia TechDec 15 / Feb 1 / Mar 1155 - 161154 - 159
University of Colorado BoulderDec 1 / Dec 15158 - 162154 - 160
UC RiversideJan 5 (Scholarship) / Jun 1150 - 156150 - 152
Penn State UniversityDec 15 / Jan 15153 - 158151 - 155
Boston UniversityJan 15155 - 160150 - 155
UC IrvineDec 15 / Jan 15161152
Northeastern UniversityRolling (usually Jan - Mar)158150
Vanderbilt UniversityJan 15154149
University of VirginiaDec 15 / Jan 15 (Priority) / May 1 (Final)160156
University of RochesterDec 15 (Priority) / Feb 15160158
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteJan 15 / Jan 22165153
University of PittsburghFeb 15 / Mar 1 / Apr 1153152
Case Western Reserve UniversityMar 1 / Apr 1 / May 1145 - 155145 - 155
University of Notre DameJan 15159 - 165152 - 158
University of North Carolina – Chapel HillDec 13 / Dec 31158 - 164159 - 163
Rutgers State University of New JerseyDec 16 (Priority)160150
UT DallasJan 15 (Priority)155 - 160150 - 155
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Feb 15 / Mar 15152 - 157148 - 152
University of North Carolina – CharlotteMar 1 / Mar 14157 – 161152 - 158
Michigan State UniversityDec 15 / Jan 15154 - 164151 - 162
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)Feb 15 / Rolling154 - 162150 - 160
Iowa State UniversityFeb 15 (Priority) / March 15155145
Colorado State UniversityJan 15 / Feb 1150 - 155144 - 150
Oregon State UniversityDec 15 / Mar 31148 - 154145 - 150
University of UtahApr 1158150
San Diego State University (SDSU)Feb 1 / Mar 1150150
CSU (East Bay / Long Beach)Feb 1 / Mar 1150150

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MS Application Timeline and Tips

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

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July – August 2021

  • Spend quality time researching the schools and programs. Make a broad list of target universities (10 – 20)
  • By now, you should have booked the dates for the standardized tests – GRE/GMAT and IELTS/TOEFL
  • Try to appear for GRE/GMAT by August. That would ensure you have ample time to retake the exam if required.
  • 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 retake in November.
  • If you are eyeing an integrated MS at a top 10/20 US university, you should reach out to the Professors before submitting an application.
  • It’s also wise to touch base with your referees (recommenders) in August.

September – October 2021

  • Finalize the university list where you wil be applying (ideally, 5 – 8)
  • Apply for WES, in case of your shortlisted schools require a WES evaluation
  • Check for scholarships and financial aid options
  • Start working on your 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.

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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 2 – 4 weeks before the deadlines. Anything can happen at the last moment – maybe 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-November (or early December). You can apply to a few safe schools in January (or early February).

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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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