Some, but not all, of our graduate programs have specific application deadlines. Those departments that do not have specific deadlines listed use rolling admissions, which means you may apply any time before August 1 for fall term admissions (June 1 for international applicants) and December 15 for spring term admissions (October 15 for international applicants). These are the dates by which your applications must be complete, meaning that all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.
Consideration for financial aid will begin on the date of the application deadline. If the department does not have a deadline, then application files must be complete by February 15 for fall admission/financial aid (October 15 for spring term admission/financial aid; April 15 for summer term admission/financial aid).
Click below on the program to go to the department Web page:
|Biological Sciences||No official deadline exists for the master’s or the doctoral programs; however, completed applications will be reviewed starting on Jan. 1. Applications for admission received after this date will be considered as space permits.|
|Biomedical Engineering||Rolling admission|
|Civil Engineering||Rolling admission|
|Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Science||Master's applications are due Jan. 1 and doctoral applications are due Feb. 15 of the year students wish to begin study. Students typically begin their studies for the master's degree in the summer and for the doctoral degree in the fall of each academic year.|
|Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Feb. 1|
|Clinical Psychology||Dec. 1|
|Computational Sciences||Jan. 15|
|Counseling Psychology||Dec. 1|
|Criminal Justice Administration||Rolling admission|
July 15 for the advanced specialty program in endodontics starting in June of the following year.
Sept. 1 for orthodontics and prosthodontics programs starting in June of the following year.
Oct. 1 for first round interviews for the AEGD program starting June 1st of the following year. Applications will be accepted beyond this deadline until all available AEGD positions are filled.
|Dispute Resolution||Rolling admission|
|Educational Policy and Leadership||For master's applicants: Since start terms for College of Education cohorts vary by program, students should seek advice from department personnel regarding specific application deadlines.
Doctoral applicants: Jan. 15 applicant files must be completed by this date for admission consideration to the doctoral program. Applicants will be notified by Mar. 15.
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||Rolling admission|
|Foreign Languages and Literatures||Dec. 15|
|Functional Imaging||Rolling admission|
|Healthcare Technologies Management||Rolling admission|
|Interdisciplinary Ph.D.||Rolling admission|
|International Affairs||No official deadline exists for the political science or international affairs master's programs. However, applications submitted after the Graduate School's official financial aid deadlines will be considered only as space permits, even if the applicant is not requesting financial aid. The deadlines for financial aid consideration are Feb. 15 for the following fall term and Nov. 15 for the following spring term.|
|Leadership Studies||Rolling admission|
|Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers||Rolling Admission; however applicants should allow at least one month for application process to be completed after all materials have been submitted.|
|Mechanical Engineering||Rolling Admission|
|Neuroscience||No official deadline exists; however, completed applications will be reviewed starting on Dec. 15. Applications for admission received after this date will be considered as space permits.|
|Non-Profit Sector Administration||Rolling admission|
Nov. 15 - For spring admission: M.S.N., post-master’s certificates, and Ph.D. programs
Dec. 31- For summer admission: direct entry program for non-nurses
Feb. 15 - For fall admission: M.S.N., post-master’s certificates, Ph.D., and D.N.P. programs
Ph.D. and D.N.P. applicants who apply after the Feb. 15 deadline will be considered on a space-available basis for fall admission, provided their application is complete by June 1.
M.S.N. and post-master’s certificate applicants are not eligible for summer admission, and D.N.P. applicants must begin their program in fall.
|Philosophy||Feb. 15; Applications for admission received after this date will be considered as space permits.|
|Political Science||No official deadline exists for the political science or international affairs master's programs. However, applications submitted after the Graduate School's official financial aid deadlines will be considered only as space permits, even if the applicant is not requesting financial aid. The deadlines for financial aid consideration are Feb. 15 for the following fall term and Nov. 15 for the following spring term.|
|Public Service||Rolling admission|
|Religious Studies||Dec. 15 for fall admission and financial aid consideration. Applicants will be notified by March 31. Doctoral students may only begin their program (religious studies) in fall.|
Jan. 15; Students admitted to the speech-language pathology program are not permitted to defer their admission.
(The deadline to notify the SPLA department that you accept the offer of admission for the fall term is April 15. For the spring term, you must reply by December 15.)
|Sports Leadership||Rolling admission|
|Theology||Dec. 15 for fall admission and financial aid consideration. Applicants not competing for financial aid may apply up to May 15. Master of arts students may only begin their program in fall or summer.|
|Transfusion Medicine||Rolling admission|