Deadlines for Admission

General Application Deadlines

Part-time students, or those who are using personal or employer funds to finance their graduate educaton should consult their program-specific pages for general deadlines. 


For Consideration for Scholarships and Assistantships

The following priority deadlines may be earlier than the regular application deadlines. This means 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. Please note the priority deadlines are program-specific:

Graduate Program Deadline if applying for assistantship or scholarship
Theology Ph.D.** January 4
Philosophy Ph.D.**
January 7
Counseling** January 7
Education January 18
M.A. in Education plus Teacher Certification January 18
Biology February 1
Classical Studies February 1
Communication February 1
History February 1
Political Science February 1
Public Administration (campus-based) February 1
Theatre February 1
Theology MA, Ministry and Theology MA and MTS
February 1
Applied Statistics March 1
Chemistry March 1
Computer Science March 1
English March 1
Environmental Science March 1
Human Resource Development (campus-based) March 1
Liberal Studies March 1
Mathematics March 1
Psychology** March 1
Software Engineering March 1

**Program offers admission for FALL ONLY


  • Theology Ph.D. application deadline is January 4, 2019
  • Philosophy Ph.D application deadline is January 7, 2019