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

  • Final Deadline indicates the final date that applications will be accepted for the specified term.
  • Early Deadline 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 deadline if they plan to relocate to attend USD.

Application Deadlines for 2018 Start Terms

DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018 FALL 2018
PhD in Leadership Studies

Final Deadline:
October 1, 2017

Final Deadline:
December 15, 2017

Final Deadline:
December 15, 2017

PhD in Leadership Studies, Specialization in Leadership for International School Leaders

N/A

Early Deadline:
December 15, 2017

Final Deadline:
March 31, 2018

 N/A

MA in Higher Education Leadership

Final Deadline:
October 1, 2017

N/A

Final Deadline:
December 15, 2017

MA in Leadership Studies

Final Deadline:
October 1, 2017

Final Deadline:
March 31, 2018

Final Deadline:
March 31, 2018

MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Final Deadline:
October 1, 2017

N/A

Final Deadline:
March 31, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING & MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY

SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018 FALL 2018
MA in Marital and Family Therapy

October 22, 2017

N/A

Early Deadline:
January 13, 2018

Final Deadline:
February 10, 2018

MA in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

N/A

N/A

Early Deadline:
January 13, 2018

Final Deadline:
February 10, 2018

MA in Counseling, School Counseling

N/A

N/A

Early Deadline:
January 13, 2018

Final Deadline:
February 10, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018 FALL 2018
Master's Credential Cohort Program: Multiple Subject Credential (Academy for Catholic Teaching (ACT)

N/A

N/A

Early Deadline:
March 1, 2018

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2018

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Education Specialist Credential (Special Education)

N/A

N/A

Early Deadline:
March 1, 2018

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2018

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

N/A

Early Deadline:
February 1, 2018

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2018

Early Deadline:
March 1, 2018

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2018

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

N/A

Early Deadline:
February 1, 2018

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2018

Early Deadline:
March 1, 2018

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2018

MEd in TESOL, Literacy and Culture

N/A

N/A

Early Deadline:
March 1, 2018

Final Deadline:
June 1, 2018

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (Credential Only)

N/A

N/A

June 30, 2018

Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (Credential Only)

N/A

May 1, 2018

June 30, 2018

Preliminary Single Subject Credential (Credential Only)

N/A

May 1, 2018

June 30, 2018

Graduate Certificate in TESOL

N/A

N/A

June 1, 2018

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