Applying for a Graduate Program

Students admitted to the School of Graduate Studies who have submitted all required Graduate Degree Program Documentation by October 1 for spring enrollment, and March 1 for summer and fall enrollment, will be informed of their admission status no later than November 1 and April 1 respectively.

Student submitting documentation after the October 1 and March 1 deadline will have their application processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: All students must be admitted to their program within the first semester of starting classes. This is done by submitting all your program documents and being approved by the program for admission. See below for links to the program documents.

Program Admission Requirements:

*Click HERE for step by step instructions (pdf).

Financial Aid Regulations for Graduate Students

Students please be advised that the courses you choose to enroll in MUST be a required course or an elective course in your degree program. Financial Aid regulations dictate that any graduate student who is seeking financial aid must be enrolled in AT LEAST five (5) credit hours during the fall, spring, or summer semester and the courses MUST be in the degree program.

* Certificate Programs do not qualify for financial aid.

Applying for Graduation

Follow the steps found on the Graduation page.


Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Fall 2022

Application Available

March 12, 2021

November 1, 2021

February 1, 2022

March 15, 2022

Application Deadline

August 27, 2021

January 24, 2022

April 8, 2022



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