Application Deadlines

  • Most, but not all of our graduate programs operate under a “rolling admissions” process. Applications for many programs are reviewed throughout the year, and admission decisions are made daily. Those with specific admission deadlines are listed below.

    Follow this link for information about starting terms for cohort programs.

    International Application Deadlines (does not include Canada)

    Fall Semester (beginning in Late August)

    • July 1 (Africa)
    • July 15 (All others) 
    • Mid-August (International students in the USA with good immigration status)

    Spring Semester (Beginning in Late January)

    • November 15 (Africa)
    • December 1 (All others)
    • Mid-January (International students in the USA with good immigration status)

    Programs with Specific Application Deadlines

    Administration and Leadership Studies, Nonprofit and Public Sectors (PhD)

    Application deadline: February 15. 
    Start term: Summer, even years (Indiana campus) & odd years (Harrisburg-Dixon Center)

    Art (MFA)

    Fall admission consideration and applications for assistantships: February 15
    Final fall admission consideration: May 1

    Art (MA)

    Summer admission only
    Deadline: May 1
    Deadline for Graduate Assistant positions: February 15

    Biology

    Fall term - Apply by March 1
    Spring term - Apply by November 15

    Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

    Fall admission only
    Deadline: December 15

    Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
    Main Campus and Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center

    Full admission consideration: extended to March 25, 2016
    Late admission consideration, pending seat availability: June 22, 2016

    Educational Psychology (MEd)

    Deadline: February 1
    Note: Accepting applications until further notice.

    English, Composition and TESOL (PhD)

    Deadline for Summer Cohort: November 1
    Deadline for Fall Cohort: February 1
    Note: Application must be completed by deadline.

    English (PhD) Literature and Criticism

    Deadlines: January 15 (initial deadline) and March 15 (for applications received after January 15) Applications received after March 15 may be considered on a rolling basis if any seats remain open in the program.

    English, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA)

    Deadline for Fall Cohort: February 1

    Master’s in Education:

    Deadline: July 1

    Post-master’s Certification in School Psychology

    Deadline: February 1

    Principal Certification

    Summer admission deadline: June 15
    Fall admission deadline: August 12
    Spring admission deadline: December 1

    School Counseling (MEd)
    Main Campus and Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center

    Full admission consideration: extended to March 25, 2015
    Late admission consideration, pending seat availability: June 24, 2015

    Safety Sciences (PhD) - Online (Distance Education)

    Next available cohort: summer 2017
    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    School Psychology (DEd)

    Deadline for Summer Cohort: February 1

    Special Education MEd

    Spring admission deadline: October 15
    Fall admission deadline: March 15 for full consideration, June 15 pending seat availability

    Special Education Certification

    Spring admission deadline: October 15
    Fall admission deadline: March 15 for full consideration, June 15 pending seat availability

    Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

    Deadline: February 15

    Student Affairs in Higher Education (MA)

    Deadline: January 15