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 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)*At capacity and will close on June 5, 2018.
Education Entrepreneurship, M.S.Ed.

February 1 (priority deadline)

New extension - March 30 (final deadline)

Education Policy, M.S.Ed.*At capacity and will close on May 21, 2018.
Education, Culture, and Society, M.S.Ed.
Executive Program in School & Mental Health Counseling, Licensure, M.S.Ed.Rolling until June 1
Higher Education, M.S.Ed.

*The full-time format is at capacity and will close on May 21, 2018. The part-time format is still open and accepting applications.

Independent School Teaching Residency, M.S.Ed.Rolling
Intercultural Communication, M.S.Ed.Rolling
Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development, M.S.Ed.*At capacity and will close on June 18, 2018.
International Educational Development Program, M.S.Ed.Rolling
Language and Literacy M.S.Ed.Rolling
Learning Sciences and Technologies, M.S.Ed.*At capacity and will close on June 5, 2018.
Med Ed (Medical Education), M.S.Ed.

February 15 (priority deadline)

June 15 (final deadline)

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.*At capacity and will close on May 21, 2018.
School Leadership - Public & Charter School Track, M.S.Ed. and Principal CertificationRolling
Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology (SMART), M.S.Ed.Rolling
Teacher Education Program, M.S.Ed., Early Elementary, Middle Level and Secondary Certification
Rolling until June 1
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.S.Ed.


Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, M.S.Ed.*At capacity and will close on June 5, 2018.
Urban Teaching Residency Program, M.S.Ed.Rolling until September 1

General Admission & Submatriculation

Entry Term

Application Deadline

December 1
May 1
August 15