Application Deadlines

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

The application for Fall 2019 will open September 1, 2018 and is due December 5, 2018, for the following programs:

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

Penn CLO (Chief Learning Officer)

October 1:   Spring admission

March 1:      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 a program meets capacity, a notice will be posted below.



  Application Deadline

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

March 1, 2019 (priority deadline)

April 1, 2019 (final deadline) 

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 May 1
Higher Education, M.S.Ed.


Independent School Teaching Residency, M.S.Ed.Rolling
Intercultural Communication, M.S.Ed.Rolling
Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development, M.S.Ed.Rolling
International Educational Development Program, M.S.Ed.Rolling
Learning Sciences and Technologies, M.S.Ed.Rolling
Med Ed (Medical Education), M.S.Ed.

January 2020

Professional Counseling and Mental Health Services Licensure, M.Phil.Ed.February 1
Quantitative Methods, M.Phil.Ed.Rolling
Reading/Writing/Literacy, M.S.Ed. and Reading Specialist CertificationRolling
School Leadership - Independent School Track, M.S.Ed.November 15 - (priority deadline)

School Leadership - Public & Charter School Track, M.S.Ed. and Principal CertificationRolling
Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology (SMART), M.S.Ed.Rolling
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.S.Ed.


Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, M.S.Ed.Rolling
Urban Teaching Apprenticeship, M.S.Ed., Early Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary Certification

 Rolling June 1


Urban Teaching Residency Program, M.S.Ed.Rolling until August 15, 2019

General Admission & Submatriculation

Entry Term

Application Deadline

December 1
May 1
August 15