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Schools Fall Spring
Arts and Humanities
Art M.A/M.F.A
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): March 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: April 15
  • Final Deadline: May 15

November 15

English
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
History
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Music
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Spanish Literature
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Continuing and Professional Studies
Liberal Studies
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15

No Enrollment

Education

GRE required for all programs (Except for Counselor Education and Organizational Leadership)

Art Education, Art Teacher, (Pre-K - Grade 12)
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): March 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: April 15
  • Final Deadline: May 15

November 15

Bilingual Extension
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Childhood Ed.

April 15

No Enrollment

Childhood Ed. Bilingual Ext.

April 15

No Enrollment

Counselor Ed/School Counseling and Bilingual Counselor Education/School Counseling

March 15

No Enrollment

Early Childhood Ed.

April 15

No Enrollment

Early Childhood Ed. Bilingual Ext.

April 15

No Enrollment

Educational Leadership School Building Leader
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15

No Enrollment

Educational Leadership District Level
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15

No Enrollment

English Education (Grades 7 - 12)
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Human Rights Education and Transformative Justice Adv. Cert.
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Literacy Studies (Birth - Grade 6 & Grades 5 - 12)
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Math Education (Grades 7 - 12)
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Organizational Leadership
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): March 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: April 15
  • Final Deadline: May 15

No Enrollment

Science Education (Grades 7 - 12)
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Social Studies Education (Grades 7 - 12)
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): March 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: April 15
  • Final Deadline: May 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Spanish Teaching
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Special Education Programs M.S.Ed.

April 15

No Enrollment

Special Education Programs Adv. Cert.

April 15

October 15

T.E.S.O.L
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing
Health Education and Promotion M.A. (Online Program)
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): March 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: April 15
  • Final Deadline: May 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Health Education Adv. Cert.
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Health Education M.S.Ed
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Human Performance and Fitness M.S.
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Doctorate of Nursing
  • April 15

No Enrollment

Nutrition
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Recreation Education
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Social Work

February 15

No Enrollment

Speech Language Pathology
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): January 15
  • Final Deadline: February 1
  • Priority Decision Deadline: October 1
  • Regular Decision Deadline: October 15
  • Final Deadline: November 1
Natural and Social Sciences
Accounting
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Actuarial Mathematics
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Biology
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): March 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: April 15
  • Final Deadline: May 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Business
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Computer Science
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Geographic Information Science (G.I.S.C.)
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Pure Math M.A.
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Math Instruction
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15
  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15
Special Programs
Concordia College Program

April 15

October 15

Mercy College Programs

April 15

October 15

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    • Advancing certificate level through the Certificate Progression

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