Graduate Program Application Deadlines

Rolling Admissions Dates

Some of our graduate programs have specific application deadlines (see schedule below for details). Departments that do not have specific deadlines offer rolling admissions, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:

  • Fall term admissions: August 1 (June 1 for international applicants)
  • Spring term admissions: December 15 (October 15 for international applicants)

These are the dates the applications must be complete, meaning that all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.


Consideration for Financial Aid 

Consideration will begin on the date of the application deadline.  If the department does not have a deadline, then application files must be complete by the following dates: 

  • 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 admissions

Bioinformatics

Rolling admissions 

Biological Sciences

 

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

Biomedical Engineering

Rolling admissions

Chemistry

Rolling admissions

Civil Engineering

Rolling admissions

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

February 1

Communication

Rolling admissions

Computational Sciences

Rolling admissions with January 15 priority deadline for academic year financial aid

Computing

Rolling admissions

School Counseling

February 1  

Counseling Psychology

December 1

Dentistry-Dental Biomaterials

February 1 for the Dental Biomaterials program 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.

Data Science Certificate

 

Rolling admissions

 

Dentistry-Endodontics

 

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

 

Dentistry-Periodontics

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

Dentistry-Orthodontics

 

September 1 for the Orthodontics program starting in June of the following year.

 

Dentistry-Prosthodontics

September 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: January 15. Applicant files must be completed by this date for admission consideration to the doctoral program. Applicants will be notified by March 15.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rolling admissions

English

January 15

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Rolling admissions

Health Care Data Analytics

Rolling admissions

Healthcare Technologies Management

Rolling admissions

History

January 15

Interdisciplinary Ph.D.

 

Rolling admissions

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 February 15 for the following fall term and November 15 for the following spring term.

Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers

Rolling admissions

Mechanical Engineering

Rolling admissions

Neuroscience

December 1

Nursing

November 15 — For spring admission: M.S.N., post-master’s certificates, and Ph.D. programs.

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 February 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

February 1 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 February 15 for the following fall term and November 15 for the following spring term.

Psychology

Clinical Psychology - November 15

Behavior Analysis - December 1st for the following fall term.

The Behavior Analysis master's program has rolling admissions, but first consideration for admission and fellowships are given to those with all materials in early.

For the Behavior Analysis PhD program, all application requirements must be completed and received in the Graduate School by December 1.

Public Service

Rolling admissions

Religious Studies

December 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

December 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 Speech, Language and Pathology Department that you accept the offer of admission for the fall term is April 15.

Theology

December 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 or summer.

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 admissions