Application Deadlines

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

The Fall 2018 due date for applications for the following doctoral programs is December 3, 2017.

  • Applications are only guaranteed faculty review if they are complete with all supplemental materials received by the deadline.

  • Applicants will be notified of final admission decisions by mid-March.

Executive Ed.D. programs


  Application Deadline

Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management

March 1

Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

February 1

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.)

April 1 (closed for 2017)

Education Policy (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Education, Culture, and Society (M.S.Ed.)
Rolling until June 29, 2017
Executive Program in School & Mental Health Counseling (Licensure, M.S.Ed.)June 1 (closed for 2017)
Higher Education (M.S.Ed.)

Rolling - part-time applications only.

Closed for full-time applicants.

Intercultural Communication (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
International Educational Development Program (M.S.Ed.)Closed for 2017
Language and Literacy (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Learning Sciences and Technologies (M.S.Ed.)Rolling
Med Ed (M.S.Ed., Certificate)

Next admission term: Summer 2018

Professional Counseling and Mental Health Services (Licensure, M.Phil.Ed.)February 1 (closed for 2017)
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.)
Closed for 2017
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, M.S.Ed.)


Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (M.S.Ed.)Rolling

General Admission & Submatriculation

Entry Term

Application Deadline

December 1
May 1
August 15