For admission to graduate degree programs including certificate programs all applications
are submitted via Online System. Application fee is $60.
We will accept copies of official documents for application to graduate programs.
However, if you are accepted, you must provide official documents (sent directly from
the issuing agency), before you will be admitted into any graduate program. Until
we receive orginal offical documents that match your submitted copies, you will not
be admitted. For international students, please note that your I20 will not be issued
until we have original official documents; you must consider this in your application
timeline (it could substantially delay your visa) and decision of whether to submit
copies or offical documents in your application.
Complete instructions on what to send and where to send it are included for each application
type. If you have problems with any of the online versions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications for degree seeking students are submitted via our Online System. For non-degree seeking students please use this form.
When should I apply?
To be assured of consideration for assistantships and fellowships, completed applications
must be received by deadline specified for your program. A complete list of these
deadlines can be found on our programs page
If you are domestic and not concerned with qualifying for financial aid, the deadlines
for submission of application materials for admission as a degree-seeking student
(even if you are currently a special students) are:
August 1 for Fall semester
January 2 for Spring semester
May 1 for Summer semester
Applications for admission as a Special Graduate Student are accepted up to the start
of classes for which the student will be registered (not to be confused with the "first
day of classes").
If you are an international applicant and are not concerned with qualifying for financial
aid, the deadline for submission of application materials for admission as a degree-seeking
April 1 for Fall semester
October 1 for Spring semester
March 1 for Summer semester
I'm an international applicant. What concerns should I have about obtaining a student
There seems to be little consistency among U.S. Consulates regarding how long it will
take to get a visa appointment. We make every effort to provide the information that
will maximize the chances that an admitted student will receive a visa. None-the-less,
the more time you have after you receive your I-20, the better your chances.
To allow enough time for the admission decision and acquisition of passports and visas,
international students are advised to make sure their application, supporting documents,
and application fee are in the Graduate Office by the deadlines above. In some cases,
even this early time may be too late.