Application Deadlines

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 (November 15 for spring term admission/financial aid; April 15 for summer term admission/financial aid).

Program Deadline:
Applied Statistics Rolling admission
Bioinformatics Jan. 15
Biological Sciences

Although no official deadline exists for the master's or the doctoral programs, completed applications should be received by Dec. 15 for full consideration. Applications for admission received after this date will be considered as space permits.

Biomedical Engineering

Rolling admission

Chemistry

Rolling admission

Civil Engineering

Rolling admission

Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Science

Students typically begin their studies in the fall of each academic year. Admission is on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Feb. 1

Clinical Psychology

Nov. 15

Communication

Rolling admission

Computational Sciences

Jan. 15

Computing

Rolling admission

Counseling

Feb. 1

Counseling Psychology

Dec. 1

Dentistry

Dental Biomaterials: Feb. 1 to be considered for the fall entry class. Spring semester entry is possibly every other year (even years). The program director notifies admitted students regarding the starting date for their program.

Endodontics: July 15 for the advanced specialty program in endodontics starting in June of the following year.

Periodontics: August 1 for the periodontics program starting in June of the following year.

Orthodontics: Sept. 1 for orthodontics program starting in June of the following year.

Prosthodontics: Sept. 1 for orthodontics and prosthodontics programs starting in June of the following year.

Educational Policy and Leadership

M.A. applicants: January 15 for priority consideration for fall admission; July 15 deadline for all other fall applications; November 15 for spring applications

M.Ed. with specialization in Student Affairs in Higher Education: January 15 for consideration in Interview Day for graduate assistantships; February 15 for consideration for all other types of merit-based financial aid; July 15 for all other applicants. This program starts in the fall term.

M.Ed. with specialization in Educational Administration: March 31 is the priority deadline for summer admission (normal program start); applications received after this date are considered as space permits. Applications should be received no later than July 15 for consideration for admission for the fall term, if space allows.

Certificate applicants: March 31 is the priority deadline for summer admission; applications received after this date are considered as space permits. Applications should be received no later than July 15 for consideration for admission for the fall term, if space allows.

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

English

Feb. 15

Ethically Centered Data Science Rolling admission
Foreign Languages and Literatures

Rolling admission

Health Care Data Analytics Rolling Admission
Healthcare Technologies Management

Rolling admission

History

Jan. 15

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.

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Rolling admission
Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers

Rolling admission

Mechanical Engineering

Rolling admission

Neuroscience

Although no official deadline exists for the program, completed applications should be received by December 15th for full consideration. Applications for admission received after this date will be considered as space permits.

Nursing

Nov. 15 - For spring admission: M.S.N., post-master’s certificates, and Ph.D. program

Dec. 15- 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 for the following fall term. 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.

Speech-Language Pathology

Dec. 15 for the following fall term. 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.

Theology

Dec. 15 for fall admission and financial aid consideration for the M.A. in Theology program. Applicants not competing for financial aid may apply up to May 15. Master of arts students may only begin their program in fall.

No official deadline exists for the master of arts in Christian doctrine (M.A.C.D.). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and admitted students may begin their program in summer, fall or spring.

Transfusion Medicine

Rolling admission