Application Deadlines

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

The deadline for all Ph.D. and non-executive Ed.D. applications closed on December 5, 2018. Applications for Fall 2020 will open on September 1, 2019.

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)Closed
Education Entrepreneurship, M.S.Ed.

March 1, 2019 (priority deadline)

April 1, 2019 (final deadline) 

Education Policy, M.S.Ed.Closed for full-time applications only
Education, Culture, and Society, M.S.Ed.
Executive Program in School & Mental Health Counseling, Licensure, M.S.Ed.Closed
Higher Education, M.S.Ed.

February 15 (priority deadline) then rolling until filled.

Independent School Teaching Residency, M.S.Ed.Rolling
Intercultural Communication, M.S.Ed.Closed
Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development, M.S.Ed.Closed
International Educational Development Program, M.S.Ed.Rolling
Learning Sciences and Technologies, M.S.Ed.June 7, 2019
Med Ed (Medical Education), M.S.Ed.

January 2020

Professional Counseling and Mental Health Services Licensure, M.Phil.Ed.Closed
Quantitative Methods, M.Phil.Ed.Rolling
Reading/Writing/Literacy, M.S.Ed. and Reading Specialist CertificationRolling
School Leadership - Independent School Track, M.S.Ed.Closed (Independent School Track - Only)

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.June 7, 2019
Urban Teaching Apprenticeship, M.S.Ed., Early Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary Certification

 Rolling until June 1, 2019


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