Thank you for your interest in the Graduate School at Princeton University! This section of the site is designed to provide the information you need to determine how Princeton aligns with your academic and personal vision. Have an admission question? Email Graduate Admission. Fields of Study Our defined Ph.D. program length is generally five years, with a few exceptions for four-year programs. A good place to start exploring is the Fields of Study. For program-specific questions, to determine which degree program is the best fit, or to inquire about meeting with your prospective department or program, please contact the Graduate Program Administrator shown there. Explore Fields of Study Tuition, Costs & Financial Support For Ph.D. students, Princeton provides full financial support for all years of regular program enrollment, contingent on satisfactory academic performance. Students across all divisions are also encouraged to pursue opportunities to secure grants, fellowships, and other sources of external funding. Learn more about Princeton’s comprehensive Financial Support Model. Resources Visit Princeton Plan A Visit Campus Maps Local Resources Apply to Princeton Deadlines and Fees Prepare Your Application Apply The Student Experience Residential Life Student Organizations Events and Programs Access, Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment and Outreach Student Resources Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Safety Safety is important to Princeton University. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), all prospective and current employees and students are invited to read the University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This Report outlines the University’s safety and security policies, crime prevention efforts, fire safety information, and statistics on certain crimes. A paper copy is available upon request at the Department of Public Safety, 200 Elm Drive, at the Communications Center window. FAQs Does the Graduate School admit students for spring and/or summer? No, new students are admitted once a year beginning in the fall. May I pursue my degree part-time? No. May I take graduate classes at Princeton without being admitted into a program? No. I have a different major than the field in which I am applying for a graduate degree. Is that a problem? That depends on the degree program. Some require specific courses in your undergraduate studies. Check the degree program website. Links can be found in the fields of study page. May I transfer credits from another college or university to Princeton’s graduate program? Princeton does not operate on a credit system. Therefore, no provision exists for transferring credit received for work at other institutions. Ph.D. students who have completed work elsewhere should be able to present themselves for the general examination in a correspondingly shorter time and should discuss this with the director of graduate studies in their program. Is it necessary to contact a faculty member before I apply? No, it is not necessary to have a faculty member sponsor your application. You may contact faculty with questions, but it is not required.