Deadlines

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the Office of Graduate Admissions by the deadline. Please note that our deadlines are not postmark dates; all items must be received by the office by midnight on the date of the deadline. Program 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 early deadlines are strongly encouraged to apply to the early/priority deadline if they plan to relocate to attend USD.

2014/15 Application Deadlines

DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES FALL 2015
PhD Leadership Studies December 1, 2014
MA Higher Education Leadership December 15, 2014
MA Leadership Studies*

Priority deadlines: October 15, 2014, November 20, 2014 and January 15, 2015

Final Deadline: April 1, 2015; More deadline Information

MA Nonprofit Leadership and Management March 1, 2015
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Priority deadline of April 1, 2015; late applications accepted on a space available basis

* Applicants applying to the MA in leadership studies jointly with the preliminary administrative services credential may apply on a rolling basis according to the deadlines set for the administrative services credential.

DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL, FAMILY AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS SPRING 2015 FALL 2015
MA Marital and Family Therapy October 15, 2014

Early Admission:
January 9, 2015

Final Deadline:
February 13, 2015

MA Counseling, specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling N/A

Early Admission:
January 9, 2015

Final Deadline:
February 13, 2015

MA Counseling, specialization in School Counseling N/A

Early Admission:
January 9, 2015

Final Deadline:
February 13, 2015

DEPARTMENT OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SPRING 2015 SUMMER 2015 FALL 2015
Master's Credential Cohort Program: Education Specialist Credential N/A N/A

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2015

Final Deadline:
July 1, 2015

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Multiple Subject Credential N/A

Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2015

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2015

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2015

Final Deadline:
July 1, 2015

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Single Subject Credential N/A

Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2015

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2015

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2015

Final Deadline:
July 1, 2015

MEd TESOL, Literacy and Culture N/A N/A

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2015

Final Deadline:
June 1, 2015

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (Credential Only) December 1, 2014 May 1, 2015 July 1, 2015
Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (Credential Only) December 1, 2014 May 1, 2015 July 1, 2015
Preliminary Single Subject Credential (Credential Only) December 1, 2014 May 1, 2015 July 1, 2015
Graduate Certificate in TESOL N/A N/A June 1, 2015
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