How long until I get a decision letter?
When you receive the official decision letter is dependent upon a number of factors. If you are applying to a program that reviews applications continually, you may receive a decision in 4-6 weeks. However, you should factor in semester breaks and summer vacation, which may limit the number of faculty available to review applications.
If you apply to a program that has an early deadline and then reviews all applications at one time, even if you apply early you may not receive a decision letter from the Admissions Office for several months. The highest volume of decision letters being sent out is in February-April.
Consult your graduate program or check the individual program web site to learn about deadlines and when applications are reviewed.