Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester

  • PHD (with full consideration for funding opportunities): January 1
  • MS with thesis (and full consideration for funding opportunities): January 1
  • BS-MS program (application submitted during the Junior year): January 1
  • MS Non-thesis program (online or on campus): July 1
  • Certificate Program (non-degree): July 1
  •  Late applications of self-funded students (MS Non-thesis, online, or certificate program) can be considered up to the start of the semester.  However, course selection may be limited.

Spring Semester

  • PHD (with full consideration for funding opportunities): October 8
  • MS with Thesis (and full consideration for funding opportunities): October 8
  • MS Non-thesis program (online or on campus): December 1
  • Certificate Program (non-degree): December 1
  • Late applications of self-funded students (MS Non-thesis, online, or certificate program) can be considered up to the start of the semester.  However, course selection may be limited.

Q: What is the deadline in order for an applicant to be considered for admission and financial aid?
A: January 1 for Fall admission and October 8 for Spring admission, but applicants are strongly urged to submit their applications and supporting documents earlier. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered, but the possibility of finanical aid is reduced.

Q: When are admission decisions made?
A: Decisions are made on a rolling basis after the deadlines. For instance, we begin to review application files for the fall semester in late January.

Q: Can courses taken as part of the non-degree certificate program be applied later toward a graduate degree?
A:  Yes, students may petition to have up to 12 hours of coursework taken as non-degree count toward the MS degree program.