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The School of Graduate Studies and Research operates 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

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

Spring

  • 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)

Summer admission: Indiana campus, even years; Harrisburg–Dixon Center, odd years
Application deadline: February 15. 

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: Graduate Assistant positions February 15

Biology

Fall term - Apply by March 1

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: until March 18, 2015
Late admission consideration, pending seat availability: June 24, 2015

Counselor Education (MEd) Main Campus and Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center

Full admission consideration: until March 18, 2015
Late admission consideration, pending seat availability: June 24, 2015

Educational Psychology (MEd)

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

English, Composition and TESOL (PhD)

Deadline: November 1 Summer Cohort and February 1 Fall Cohort
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: February 1 Fall Cohort

Master’s in Education: Need to apply by 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, Certification

Deadline: Non IUP students March 19 Summer; July 14 Fall

Safety Sciences (MS) - Online (Distance Education)

Deadline: April 1

Safety Sciences (PhD) - Online (Distance Education)

Deadline: April 1, 2017

School Psychology (DEd)

Deadline: February 1

Special Education MEd

Spring admission deadline: October 15

Fall admission deadline: March 15 (full), June 15 (late)

Special Education Certification

Spring admission deadline: October 15

Fall admission deadline: March 15 (full), June 15 (late)

Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

Deadline: February 15

Student Affairs in Higher Education (MA)

Deadline: January 15

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