Academic Terms and Application Review for Graduate Degrees

Academic Terms for 2020-21 Academic Year

Academic TermDates
Fall September 8 - December 18, 2020
Spring January 19 - April 30, 2021
Summer A May 17- August 27, 2021 (15 weeks)
Summer B May 17 - July 13, 2021 (8 weeks)

The Graduate School has three 15-week terms. Summer also includes an eight-week term.

Application Review

Academic TermApplication Review Periods
Fall
Master's Degree Programs
Priority Review: February 1- April 1
(receive priority review for admission)

General Review: April 2 - June 1
(June 1 is the deadline)

Late Review: Applications that are completed after the deadline of June 1, may be deferred to the next available term. 
Advanced Certificates: Rolling admission (applications reviewed and accepted for the next available term)
Doctoral Program: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Change
Application deadline extended to April 15, 2021 for fall 2021 enrollment.
Spring M.A., M.B.A., and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction*
Priority Review: August 1 - October 1 (receive priority review for admission)
General Review: October 2- November 1
(November 1 is the deadline)
Late Review: Applications that are completed after the deadline of November 1, may be deferred to the next available term.
Advanced Certificates: Rolling admission (applications reviewed and accepted for the next available term)
Summer A & B
Advanced Certificates: Deadline - May 1, 2021


* The M.A.T. programs and the M.Ed. in Special Education are not available for spring term admission. Applications for fall term should be submitted by May 1. Late applications may be reviewed through June 1.

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