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Deadlines & Notifications

Most of our graduate programs operate on a rolling admission basis – allowing you to apply anytime. Once your application and other necessary documents are received, we will forward them to the appropriate department for review. Some programs have specific application deadlines, which we list below.

NOTE: Applications and corresponding documents must be submitted by the respective departmental deadlines. Please allow 2-3 business days for documents to be received by the University. (Required documents for completion vary.)

Institute of Biotechnology

May 1Recommended for Fall Programs
November 1Recommended for Spring Programs

St. John’s College of Arts & Sciences

May 1Recommended for Fall Programs
November 1Recommended for Spring Programs
with the following exceptions:
December 31Ph.D. Clinical Psychology - Fall only
December 31Psy.D. School Psychology - Fall only
January 15M.A. History - Fall with Fellowship
Ph.D. World History - Fall with Fellowship
February 1Au.D. Audiology - Fall only
Ph.D. English - Fall only
February 1M.A. Speech-Language Pathology - Fall
M.A. English - Fall (Preferred Deadline)
March 1Global Development & Social Justice
March 1Museum Administration **
March 1Government & Politics - Assistantship*
April 1M.A. History - Fall
Ph.D. World History - Fall only
Ph.D. Biology - Fall
May 1M.S. School Psychology - Fall only
October 1Ph.D. Biology - Spring

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

March 1Fall *
November 1Spring *

College of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

May 1Recommended for Fall Programs
November 1Recommended for Spring Programs

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business (M.B.A. and M.S.)

Admission Application Deadline:Admission Decision Mailed By:
For Fall Applicants
November 1December 15
March 1April 1
June 1July 1
Rolling Admission*Rolling
For Spring Applicants
September 1October 1
November 1December 1
Rolling Admission*Rolling

*Rolling admission means that we continue to accept and review qualified candidates as space permits or until the semester begins.

The School of Education (Non-Counseling Programs)

January 5Spring Semester
May 15Summer Semester
August 17Fall Semester

The School of Education (Counseling Programs)

November 1Spring Semester
March 1Fall Semester

* Applications will be considered after deadline, if space is available.

** Applications to the M.A. in Museum Administration received by March 1, 2017 will receive priority, particularly if students wish to be considered for a competitive graduate assistantship (tuition and stipend). Qualified applicants will continue to be considered thereafter, space permitting. Please contact the graduate director for more information.

Office of Graduate Admission