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.

    See our 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 United States with good immigration status)

    Spring Semester (Beginning in Late January)

    • November 15 (Africa)
    • December 1 (All others)
    • Mid-January (International students in the United States 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) and 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: Applications accepted year-round, but are encouraged before March 1 to be strongly considered for funding opportunities. 
    Spring term: Consideration given for this term is on a case-by-case basis by department. 

    Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

    Fall admission only
    Deadline: December 2

    Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling (MA)
    Main Campus and Pittsburgh East

    Full admission consideration for summer 2020 and fall 2020: March 6, 2020
    Late admission consideration, pending seat availability: June 19, 2020

    Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD)

    Applications will be reviewed until all available seats in the cohort are filled.

    Curriculum and Instruction (DEd)

    Deadline for Graduate Assistant position: Application completed by January 1; Admitted by March 15

    Individuals who are not interested in a graduate assistantship may apply after March 15, but it is recommended that all applicants apply as early as possible.

    English, Composition and Applied Linguistics (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 7-12 Teaching Certificate, Post-Baccalaureate

    Applications accepted year-round, but are encouraged before April 1st to be considered for school placement.

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

    Deadline for Fall Cohort: February 1

    Literacy

    Deadline: Applications accepted year-round, but are encouraged before May 1st to start in the fall semester.

    Post-master’s Certification in School Psychology

    Deadline: February 1

    Principal Certification

    Summer admission deadline: March 15

    School Counseling (MEd)
    Main Campus and Pittsburgh East

    Full admission consideration for summer 2020 and fall 2020: March 6, 2020
    Late admission consideration, pending seat availability: June 19, 2020

    Safety Sciences (PhD) - Online (Distance Education)

    Next available cohort: summer 2019     
    Deadline: April 1, 2019

    School Psychology (PhD)

    Applications accepted year-round, but are encouraged before January 15 to be strongly considered for funding opportunities. 

    Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

    Deadline: February 15

    Student Affairs in Higher Education (MA)

    For Full Consideration: February 1

    June 15 pending seat availability