While many of our graduate programs admit for any semester (term), some programs only admit for specific semesters. To ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, please select the appropriate term when applying for admission. Below is a list of all programs offered and the semesters available for application. If the program has a specific deadline for application, it is listed. For programs without a listed deadline, the deadlines directly below apply.

International Applicants

  • Fall admission (August): Priority deadline, March 31; secondary deadline, April 30; late submission, any date after the secondary deadline
  • Spring admission (January): Priority deadline, Aug. 31; secondary deadline, Sept. 30; late submission, any date after the secondary deadline
  • Summer admission (May/June): Due to the lack of entry-level coursework offered during the summer semesters, the Graduate School may automatically defer summer applicants to the next fall semester, unless the program specifically admits ONLY for summer semester.

U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Applicants

  • Fall admission: Aug. 1
  • Spring admission: Dec. 1
  • Summer admission: May 1

Program Deadlines and Admission Terms for all applicants

The following dates are the deadlines for submission of complete application materials for programs with their own specific deadlines. In cases where the departmental deadline is earlier than the Graduate School deadline, you must meet the departmental deadline. If the departmental deadline is later than the Graduate School deadline, you must meet the Graduate School deadline.

Program Name Term(s) of Admission (fall, spring, summer) Deadline, if different from general deadlines above
Accounting All terms  
Aerospace Engineering (MS/PhD) All terms  
Aging Studies All terms

July 15 — fall
Dec. 1  spring

April 15 — summer

Anthropology Fall and spring only Feb. 1 — fall
Oct. 1 — spring
Audiology Summer only

Feb. 1 — CSDCAS and
Graduate School applications
must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST.

See website

Biological Sciences Fall and spring only March 1 — fall
October 1 — spring
Business Administration Fall and spring only July 1 — fall
Dec. 1 — spring
Executive MBA Every other fall only (odd years) May 1 of year of admission (students outside the U.S.)
June 1 of year of admission (students in the U.S.)
Chemistry (MS/PhD) Fall and spring only April 1 — fall
Sept. 1 — spring
Communication All terms  
Communication Sciences and Disorders (MA) Fall only

Feb. 1 CSDCAS and
Graduate School applications
must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST.

See website

Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD) All terms  
Computer Networking All terms  
Computer Science All terms  
Counseling All terms May 1 — summer/fall
Nov. 1 — spring
Creative Writing Fall only Priority Deadline — Feb. 1
Criminal Justice All terms  
Earth, Environmental & Physical Sciences All terms  
Economics All terms  
Educational Leadership (MEd) All terms  
Educational Leadership (EdD) Summer only June 1
Educational Psychology All terms  
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (PhD) All terms  
Electrical Engineering All terms  
Engineering Management All terms  
English All terms  
Exercise Science All terms  
Global Supply Chain Management Fall and spring only May 1 — fall
Oct. 1 — spring
History Fall and spring preferred March 15 — fall
Oct. 1 — spring
Industrial Engineering (MS/PhD) All terms  
Innovation Design All terms June 1 — fall
Sept. 1 — spring
Feb. 1 — summer
Learning & Instructional Design All terms  
Liberal Studies Fall and spring only April 1 — fall
Oct. 1 — spring
Mathematics (MS/PhD) All terms  
Mechanical Engineering (MS/PhD) All terms  
Music/Music Education All terms  
Nursing (MSN) Fall only May 1
Nursing Practice - Post Bachelor's Fall only May 1
Nursing Practice - Post Master's 2021 Spring Extension
Spring only


Dec. 1, 2020
Oct. 15

Physical Therapy Summer only See website
Physician Assistant Summer only See website
Physics All terms  
Psychology - Clinical Fall only Dec. 1
Psychology - Community Fall only Jan. 15
Psychology - Human Factors Fall only Jan. 15
Public Administration All Terms  
School Psychology All terms March 15 — summer and fall
Oct. 15 — spring
Social Work Fall only 2nd Friday in January 
Sociology Fall only March 1
Spanish All terms  
Special Education All terms  
Sport Management All terms  
Studio Arts (Painting, Photo Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics) Fall and spring only 1st Wednesday in February — fall
1st Wednesday in October — spring
Teaching All terms