Application Deadlines

Non-executive Ed.D. and all Ph.D. programs

The Fall 2016 due date for applications for the following programs was December 8, 2015.

  • Applications are only guaranteed faculty review if they were received and complete by the deadline.

  • Complete applications will receive a decision by mid-March.

Executive Ed.D. programs


  Application Deadline

Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management

March 1 (closed for 2016)

Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

February 1 (closed for 2016)

PennCLO (Chief Learning Officer)

October 1:   Spring admission

March 2:      Summer admission

July 1:         Fall admission

Master's Programs

Rolling admission means that completed applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, not after a set deadline. Rolling admission means that applications are accepted until the class reaches capacity. A rolling admission policy encourages early submission of applications.

Due to the nature of rolling admission, capacity can be difficult to predict. In the past, it has usually happened in mid- to late- Spring. Whenever full subscription of programs occurs, notice will be posted.




  Application Deadline

Counseling and Mental Health Services (PA State Counseling Certification, M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Education Entrepreneurship (M.S.Ed.)

February 1 (priority deadline)

April 1 (regular deadline)*

*April 22nd (extended deadline for current Penn employees)

Education Policy (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Education, Culture, and Society (M.S.Ed.)
Executive Program in School & Mental Health Counseling (Licensure, M.S.Ed.)Rolling until July 3
Higher Education (M.S.Ed.)

February 15 (priority deadline)

Rolling after February 15

Intercultural Communication (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
International Educational Development Program (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Language and Literacy (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Learning Sciences and Technologies (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Med Ed (M.S.Ed., Certificate)

June 1 (closed for 2016)

Next admission term: Summer 2018

Professional Counseling and Mental Health Services (Licensure, M.Phil.Ed.)February 1 (closed for 2016)
Quantitative Methods (M.Phil.Ed.)Rolling
Reading/Writing/Literacy (Reading Specialist Certification, M.S.Ed.)Rolling
School Leadership - Independent School Track (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
School Leadership - Public & Charter School Track (Principal Certification, M.S.Ed.)Rolling
SMART: Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Teacher Education Program (Early Elementary, Middle Level and Secondary Certification, M.S.Ed.)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (M.S.Ed.)Rolling

General Admission & Submatriculation

Entry Term

Application Deadline

December 1
May 1
August 15