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 2016 Start Terms & Spring 2017

DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2016 FALL 2016
PhD in Leadership Studies N/A N/A

Final Deadline:
December 1, 2015

MA in Higher Education Leadership N/A N/A

Final Deadline:
December 15, 2015

MA in Leadership Studies Final Deadline:
October 15, 2016

Priority Deadlines:
November 20, 2015;
January 15, 2016

Final Deadline:
March 1, 2016
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Priority Deadlines:
November 20, 2015;
January 15, 2016

Final Deadline:
April 1, 2016
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MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management N/A N/A

Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2016

Final Deadline:
March 30, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING & MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY SPRING 2017 FALL 2016
MA in Marital and Family Therapy October 15, 2016

Early Admission:
January 8, 2016

Final Deadline:
February 12, 2016

MA in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling N/A

Early Admission:
January 8, 2016

Final Deadline:
February 12, 2016

MA in Counseling, School Counseling N/A

Early Admission:
January 8, 2016

Final Deadline:
February 12, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2016 FALL 2016
Master's Credential Cohort Program: Education Specialist Credential (Special Education) N/A N/A

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2016

Final Deadline:
July 1, 2016

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Multiple Subject Credential (Elementary Education) Priority Deadline:
December 2, 2016

Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2016

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2016

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2016

Final Deadline:
July 1, 2016

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Single Subject Credential (Secondary Education) Priority Deadline:
December 2, 2016

Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2016

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2016

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2016

Final Deadline:
July 1, 2016

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

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2016

Final Deadline:
June 1, 2016

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (Credential Only) N/A N/A July 1, 2016
Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (Credential Only) December 2, 2016 May 1, 2016 July 1, 2016
Preliminary Single Subject Credential (Credential Only) December 2, 2016 May 1, 2016 July 1, 2016
Graduate Certificate in TESOL N/A N/A June 1, 2016
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