Prospective Students


As a cohort program, the Policy Studies program admits students only for Autumn Quarter of each year.

Priority application deadline is February 1 annually (or the following Monday, if February 1 lands on a weekend).

Applicants who apply by priority deadline are given first consideration for admission to the program and for competitive merit-based funding. 

Applicants may begin the application process at any time.  Applications will be reviewed once submitted and after February 1.

Priority deadline applicants can expect to receive notification regarding admissions decisions the first week of March. Admitted students are asked to return their acceptance of offers by April 15 (or request an extension). 

Policy Studies will accept and review applications on a rolling-basis if space remains open in the program after April 15. Please inquire about space available in the program with the IAS Graduate Office

See How to Apply for details on application and admissions requirements.

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