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.

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

Semester

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Fall 2022

Application Available

November 1, 2020

February 1, 2021

March 12, 2021

November 1, 2021

February 1, 2022

March 15, 2022

Application Deadline

January 25, 2021

April 9, 2021

August 27, 2021

January 24, 2022

April 8, 2022

TBD

Commencement

May 8, 2021 at 2 p.m.

May 8, 2021 at 2 p.m.

December 11, 2021 at 10 a.m.

May 7, 2022 at 2 p.m.

May 7, 2022 at 2 p.m.

TBD


Enrolling for classes

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


Pre-Enrollment for Graduates begin:

Fall/Summer 2021 - April 6, 2021

Spring 2022 - November 2, 2021

Fall/Summer 2022 - April 8, 2022


First day of classes

Summer 2021 - June 1, 2021

Fall 2021 - August 16, 2021

Spring 2022 - January 10, 2022


Testing

The GRE Test:

  • Information and reservations for the GRE can be found at www.ets.org/gre.
  • Payment must be made online when reserving your spot.
  • Note: This test is not given at ECU.


The Miller Analogies test (MAT):

  • To schedule the MAT, contact Joshua Vaughn at 580.559.5349 or josjvau@email.ecok.edu.
  • Additional information on taking the MAT test at East Central University can be found, HERE.
  • To study for the MAT, you can download a MAT Study Guide from the Pearson website, HERE


The LSAT Test:

  • Information and reservations for the LSAT can be found at www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat.
  • Payment must be made online when reserving your spot.
  • Note: This test is not given at ECU.


The GMAT Test:

  • Information and reservations for the GMAT can be found at www.mba.com/us.
  • Payment must be made online when reserving your spot.
  • Note: This test is not given at ECU.
     

For campus dates and deadlines:

University Dates and Deadlines