For Consideration for Scholarships and Assistantships

The following priority deadlines may be earlier than the regular application deadlines. All materials for your application (including assistantship materials that may be required) must be submitted prior to the date listed below in order to be considered for an assistantship.

Graduate Program Deadline if applying for assistantship or scholarship
Theology PhD* January 8
Philosophy PhD*
January 8
Counseling - Clinical Mental Health* January 8
Biology February 1
Classical Studies February 1
Communication February 1
Counseling - School Counseling* March 1
Education March 1
Environmental Science February 1
History February 16
Liberal Studies February 1
Political Science February 1
Theatre February 1
Theology MA, Ministry and Theology MA and MTS
February 1
Applied Statistics and Data Science March 1
Chemistry March 1
Computer Science March 1
English March 1
Human Resource Development March 1
Mathematics May 1
Psychology* March 1
Public Administration March 1
Software Engineering March 1

*Program offers admission for FALL ONLY.


General Application Deadlines


Domestic Applicants
Entry Term Deadline
Spring December 1
Summer May 1
Fall August 1
NOTE: Our Public Administration and Human Resource Development programs follow different timelines. Please see their respective pages for details.
International Applicants
Entry Term Deadline
Spring October 15
Fall May 1

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