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Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizen & Permanent Residents
Fall - June 30
Spring - November 15
Summer - May 1

International Students
Fall - April 15
Spring - October 1
Summer - April 15

Non-Degree Students
Fall - June 30
Spring - November 15
Summer - May 1

How to Apply

Prospective students interested in applying for admission to the graduate school must submit the online application. Online applications can be submitted with payment of the non-refundable application processing fee. However, the online application fee must be submitted to complete your application for admission. This fee is for one application only. Subsequent applications will require an additional fee. 

Before You Begin the Admission Application

Before you start the application process, please take a moment to read through the following information to help you prepare. If you would like to know more about the costs of graduate school before applying, read about costs and funding and how residency classification can affect tuition.

Admission Requirements

All degree seeking applicants must be admitted to The Graduate School and the department. Please review the requirements for admission as well as the descriptions of the admission types for graduate study. Many programs also require departmental documents and may have additional requirements that are specific to the program. Please contact the department directly for any additional program requirements.


Visit our application deadlines page for more information about deadlines. Since application deadlines vary by program, you will also need to check with your program of interest for its specific deadline.

Supporting Documents

In order to apply to The Graduate School, you will need to obtain copies of your transcripts to scan for uploading into the online admission application. In addition to transcripts, test scores, references/recommendations, and other supplemental documents may be required by your program of interest. Please check with your program about any additional requirements to be submitted with your online application. Once received, all application materials become the property of the university and will not be returned.

Application Fee

When you submit your application, all applicants will be asked to provide credit card information to pay the nonrefundable application fee. This fee must be paid online, and your application will not be received until it’s paid. If you have a U.S. bank account, you may choose to pay the fee by electronic check.

The application fee must be paid before the application will be evaluated. All applicants are required to submit the non-refundable application processing fee of $50 for US citizens and permanent residents and $70 for all other applicants; Each time they apply for graduate admissions.

All applications for graduate admission must be paid when completing the online application process.