Deadlines

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the Office of Graduate Admissions by the program deadline. Please note that our deadlines are not postmark dates; all items should be received by the office by midnight on the date of the deadline. Administrators and faculty begin reviewing completed applications for admission as soon as the deadline has passed. Incomplete applications are not considered.

Deadline Terminology

  • Priority Deadline indicates that priority for admission goes to applicants who have submitted an application by this deadline.
  • Final Deadline indicates the final date that applications will be accepted for the specified term.
  • Early Admission indicates that these applicants will receive priority consideration for merit scholarship awards.

Applicants to programs with multiple deadline dates are strongly encouraged to apply to the early/priority deadline if they plan to relocate to attend USD.

Application Deadlines for 2017 Start Terms

DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP STUDIESSPRING 2017SUMMER 2017FALL 2017
PhD in Leadership Studies

N/A

N/A

Final Deadline:
December 1, 2016

MA in Higher Education Leadership

N/A

N/A

Final Deadline:
December 15, 2016

MA in Leadership Studies

Final Deadline:

October 15, 2016

Priority Deadlines:
December 1, 2016

Final Deadline:
April 1, 2017
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Priority Deadlines:
December 1, 2016

Final Deadline:
April1, 2017
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MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management

N/A

N/A

Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2017

Final Deadline:
March 31, 2017

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING & MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPYSPRING 2017FALL 2017
MA in Marital and Family Therapy

October 15, 2016

Early Admission:
January 13, 2017

Final Deadline:
February 10, 2017

MA in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

N/A

Early Admission:
January 13, 2017

Final Deadline:
February 10, 2017

MA in Counseling, School Counseling

N/A

Early Admission:
January 13, 2017

Final Deadline:
February 10, 2017

DEPARTMENT OF LEARNING AND TEACHINGSPRING 2017SUMMER 2017FALL 2017
Master's Credential Cohort Program: Education Specialist Credential (Special Education)

N/A

N/A

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2017

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2017

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Multiple Subject Credential (Elementary Education)

Priority Deadline:

December 2, 2016

Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2017

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2017

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2017

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2017

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Single Subject Credential (Secondary Education)

Priority Deadline:

December 2, 2016

Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2017

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2017

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2017

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2017

MEd in TESOL, Literacy and Culture

N/A

N/A

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2017

Final Deadline:
June 1, 2017

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (Credential Only)

N/A

N/A

June 30, 2017

Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (Credential Only)

December 2, 2016

May 1, 2017

June 30, 2017

Preliminary Single Subject Credential (Credential Only)

December 2, 2016

May 1, 2017

June 30, 2017

Graduate Certificate in TESOL

N/A

N/A

June 1, 2017

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