For most graduate-level degree or certificate programs, domestic (U.S.) students should begin the admission process at least six (6) weeks before registration for the semester they plan to enroll. Most students, however, will begin the application process nine (9) or ten (10) months before the beginning of their first semester of graduate school.

The same is true for international students, although international students should begin the process at least six (6) months in advance of when they intend to begin their graduate studies. 

Many of our most competitive academic programs have specific deadilnes (see below). Where appropriate, in order to give equal and fair consideration to every applicant, departments may wait until a specific deadline date before reviewing the applications.

This is very important: be sure to check your program's web site to determine whether there is an application deadline and if supplemental application materials are required by your intended program.

The following programs currently have application deadlines as indicated: *

February 1

Communication & Dramatic Arts
March 15 for Fall Semester
October 15 for Spring Semester

September 1 for Spring Semester
February 1 for Summer or Fall Semester

Educational Leadership
March 1, or until full

January 3 for Joint M.A./Ph.D.
July 1 for Traditional MA for Fall Semester*
November 1 for Traditional MA for Spring Semester*
*Application deadline for MA funding is March 3 for Fall and November 3 for Spring

February 15 for full consideration

December 15

Physical Therapy
November 1

Physician Assistant
October 1

January 15 for Applied Experimental Psychology
December 1 for Clinical Psychology
January 1 for Industrial/Organizational Psychology
December 1 for School Psychology

Science of Advanced Materials (SAM)
February 1 for Summer II Semester

Speech Pathology
February 1

Requirements may change, so all applicants, regardless of their field of specialization, should contact their specific departments to find out what, if any, application deadlines may exist.

* Academic departments have the right to change application deadlines, so please contact the department to verify specific deadlines for your program.  Early submission of application materials are encouraged.