Graduate School FAQ

General Program

What types of academic programs does Princeton offer?

Please visit our Fields of Study page to learn about the Graduate degree and certificate granting programs that are currently offered. 

How can I find out what the requirements are for the program that I am interested in?

Each department/program has individualized requirements. To learn more about what is needed to apply, please visit the Fields of Study page, click on the program that you are interested in, and click on the 'Applying' tab to learn more about what is required. 

Does Princeton offer an MD Program? 

No, unfortunately Princeton does not have any MD programs.

How much do Princeton Graduate Programs cost?

Princeton guarantees funding for its regularly enrolled, degree-seeking Ph.D. candidates for all years of regular program enrollment, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance.  The defined Ph.D. program length is generally five years, with a few exceptions of four year programs.

The funding for master’s candidates varies by department.  In general, the Graduate School does not provide central funding for master’s candidates; however, master’s students are eligible for assistantships in research and instruction.

For more information, please visit our Costs and Funding page.

Is there housing available for Graduate students?

Yes! Check out our Residential Life page for more information.

How can I find community among my peers at Princeton?

Princeton Graduate students can enjoy a number of organizations, programs, and opportunities designed to help students find a community/communities that best support them during their time with us. We offer a number of Student Organizations, including our Graduate Student Government. Students also have the opportunity to become a leaders in the community as a Community Associate, Diversity Fellow, or a University Administrative Fellow.

Check out our Event Calendar for a peak at some of the exciting programs we offer year-round to keep Graduate students engaged and connected in a variety of social, academic, and professional ways.

Princeton also has a number of campus centers that develop their own annual programming to create and foster an inclusive community. To learn more about some of those centers, and other Graduate student resources, visit our Student Resources page.  

Where can I find guidance on the application process?

Please visit our Prospective Students page for tips and resources for applying to Graduate school.

Who can I contact if I have more questions about applying to Princeton Graduate School?

The Deans in the Access, Diversity and Inclusion Team are always happy to speak with students about Princeton. Please don't hesitate to email anyone of our team members directly, or you can email our general mailbox at [email protected].  We look forward to hearing from you!