Application Deadlines

Be sure to check the deadlines established by your program detailed below. A substantial number of SCSU's graduate programs will start new students both fall and spring semester and during the summer sessions. Apply early to avoid disappointment!  Sufficient time is needed to carefully complete the many steps of the application process.  International applicants also need time to receive an I-20, to schedule embassy visa appointments and to secure travel and living arrangements.

Key to Understanding Application Deadlines

Rolling admission.
All programs have rolling admissions unless denoted with (P).  In rolling admission, completed applications are reviewed as soon as they are submitted and all application materials received.   Applications are continuously accepted until a final deadline, after which guaranteed service for the term sought, is not possible. The later you apply, the more spaces will have been filled.  The rolling admission process allows the graduate school to service completed application files in the order they were received, before being sent to the graduate program for review. The program's faculty will review completed applications almost every week of the year.  A recommendation is returned to the graduate school and outcomes are shared with applicants throughout the year.  If admitted, applicants start the next available term.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

(P) = Priority deadline. 
Programs with a priority deadline will hold all completed applicant files until the application deadline date, then academic review will begin. The program will review all completed applications at one time (in a pool) and may request an interview as part of the process to award limited spaces. If space remains in the program, a second round of review and possible interviews will be held for completed files received after the priority deadline.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

N/A = Not available for application.

Programs are located on the SCSU campus unless otherwise noted.
Certificate and licensure course work is open to international students once enrolled in a degree program on campus.

All application materials must be POSTMARKED by the established dates to guarantee review for the term sought.

 

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U.S. Citizens and Residents

International
Applying from Outside the U.S.

International
Applying from Inside the U.S.

DegreeFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester

Doctoral Degree

Ed.D. in Education Administration, K-12 January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A
Ed.D. in Education Administration, K-12 - Held at TCGC every other year January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A
Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A
Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration - Held at TCGC every other year January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A

Master of Arts

Biology: Cell and Molecular June 1 October 1 N/A April 1  August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Biology: Ecology and Natural Resources June 1 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
English - English Studies June 30 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
English - Rhetoric and Writing June 30 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
English-TESL June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
English - TESL - Online program June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 N/A N/A N/A
English-TESL: M.A.-1+1 with The Catholic University of Eichstaat-Ingolstadt, Germany  N/A  N/A N/A  April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
English-TESL: M.A.-1+1 with Universidad de Concepcion, Peru N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
English-TESL: M.A.-1+1 with Woosong University-Daejeon, Korea N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
History June 1 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
History-Public History June 1 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Special Studies - Individualized master's degree June 1 October 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
DegreeFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration - St.Cloud June 1 October 1 May 1 April 1 N/A N/A June 1 October 1 May 1
Master of Business Administration - TCGC June 1 October 1 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Master of Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management - TCGC June 1 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Master of Engineering Management - St. Paul Executive Track June 1 October 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Master of Engineering Management - 3+2 with SUES, China-TCGC N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Master of Engineering Management - 3+2 with XUT, China-TCGC N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
DegreeFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester

Master of Science

Applied Behavior Analysis  February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A
Applied Behavior Analysis - Online program February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Applied Clinical Research - TCGC June 30 October 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Applied Economics - 5 Year Track for SCSU Undergraduates June 1 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Applied Economics June 1 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Applied Economics - 3+2 with Nankai University-Binhai College, China N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Biology: Cell and Molecular June 1 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Biology: Ecology and Natural Resources June 1 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Child and Family Studies - Early Childhood Special Education June 30 October 1 N/A  April 1 August 1 N/A  June 1 October 1 N/A 
Child and Family Studies - Family Studies June 30 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
College Counseling & Student Development  March 1 (P) October 1 N/A  March 1 (P) August 1 N/A  March 1 (P) October 1 N/A 
Communication Sciences & Disorders February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A
Communication Sciences & Disorders (for applicants using the CSDCAS universal app) January 15 (P)  N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P)  N/A N/A
Computer Science June 1 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Counseling - Community January 15 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A
Counseling - School Extended to
May 15 (P)
N/A N/A May 1 (P) N/A N/A May 15 (P) N/A N/A
Counseling - Rehabilitation Extended to June 15 (P) N/A N/A May 1 (P) N/A N/A June 15 (P) N/A N/A
Criminal Justice  June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Criminal Justice - Online program June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 N/A N/A N/A
Cultural Resource Management/Archaeology May 1 (P)  N/A N/A April 1 N/A N/A May 1 (P)  N/A N/A
Cultural Resource Management/Archaeology - Distance Delivery May 1 (P) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Curriculum and Instruction  June 30 October 1 June 15 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Curriculum and Instruction - North Branch, MN June 30 October 1 June 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Educational Administration and Leadership June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Educational Media June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
English - Teacher Education June 30 October 1 N/A  April 1 August 1 N/A  June 1 October 1 N/A 
Exercise Science June 1 October 1 N/A  April 1 August 1 N/A  June 1 October 1 N/A 
Geography - Geographic Information Science June 30 October 1 N/A  April 1 August 1 N/A  June 1 October 1 N/A 
Geography - Tourism Planning & Development June 30 October 1 N/A  April 1 August 1 N/A  June 1 October 1 N/A 
Gerontology June 30 October 1 N/A  April 1 August 1 N/A  June 1 October 1 N/A 
Higher Education Administration June 30 N/A N/A  April 1 N/A N/A  June 1 N/A N/A 
History - Teacher Education June 1 October 1 N/A  April 1 August 1 N/A  June 1 October 1 N/A 
Industrial/Organizational Psychology March 1 (P) N/A N/A March 1 (P) N/A N/A March 1 (P) N/A N/A
Information Assurance June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Assurance - 5 Year Track for SCSU Undergraduates June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Assurance - Information Management June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Assurance- Networking June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Assurance - 3+2 with SUES, China N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Assurance - 3+2 with XUT, China N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Assurance-Information Management - 3+2 with SUES, China N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Assurance-Information Management - 3+2 with XUT, China N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Assurance-Networking - 3+2 with SUES, China N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Assurance-Networking - 3+2 with XUT, China N/A N/A N/A April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Media - Instructional Design & Training June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Media- Instructional Design & Training - Online program June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January N/A N/A N/A
Information Media - Library Media June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Media - Library Media - Online program June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 N/A N/A N/A
Information Media - Technology Integration June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Information Media - Technology Integration - Online program June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 N/A N/A N/A
Marriage and Family Therapy February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A
Mass Communications June 30 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Medical Technology Quality - TCGC June 30 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Public Safety Executive Leadership  June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Public Safety Executive Leadership - Distance Delivery June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 N/A  N/A N/A
Regulatory Affairs and Services - TCGC June 30 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Social Responsibility June 30 October 1 N/A April 1 August 1 N/A June 1 October 1 N/A
Special Education June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Special Studies - Individualized master's degree June 30 October 1 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sports Management June 30 October 1 N/A  April 1 August 1 N/A  June 1 October 1 N/A 
Technology Education  June 30 October 1 N/A  April 1 August 1 N/A  June 1 October 1 N/A 
Technology Education - Online program June 30 October 1 N/A  April 1 August 1 N/A  N/A  N/A N/A
DegreeFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester

Master of Social Work 

Master of Social Work - Foundation program January 15 (P) N/A  N/A  January 15 (P) N/A  N/A  January 15 (P) N/A  N/A 
Master of Social Work - Advanced Standing program January 15 (P) N/A  N/A  January 15 (P) N/A  N/A  January 15 (P) N/A  N/A 

Post-graduate: Sixth-Year Certificate in EDAD
(Coursework can be used toward licensure) 

Special Education Director  June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Special Education Director - TCGC June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
K-12 Principal June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
K-12 Principal - TCGC June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Superintendent of Schools June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Superintendent of Schools - TCGC June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Post-graduate: Specialist Degree in EDAD
(Coursework can be used toward licensure) 

Special Education Director  June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Special Education Director - TCGC June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
K-12 Principal June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
K-12 Principal - TCGC June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Superintendent of Schools June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 August 1 January 1 June 1 October 1 May 1
Superintendent of Schools - TCGC June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
DegreeFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester

Graduate Certificate 

Addictions  February 1 October 1 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Addictions - Online program February 1 October 1 N/A  February 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Community Education Director June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Community Education Director - TCGC June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Design for E-Learning June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Design for E-Learning - Online program June 30 October 1 May 1 June 1 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A
Early Childhood - Special Education June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Geographic Information Science June 30 October 1 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gerontology June 30 October 1 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Instructional Technology June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

N/A

Instructional Technology - Online program June 30 October 1 May 1 June 1 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A
Instructional Technology - North Branch, MN June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Library Media Specialist June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Marriage and Family Therapy March 1 (P) N/A N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Reading Teacher K-12 June 30 October 1 June 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Reading Teacher K-12 - North Branch, MN June 30 October 1 June 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
School Counseling March 1 (P) N/A N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Academic & Behavioral Strategist June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Autism June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders - North Branch, MN June 30 N/A May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Developmental Disabilities June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Emotional/Behavioral Disorders June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Learning Disabilities June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Traffic Safety Education June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Traffic Safety Education - Online program June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 October 1 January 1 N/A N/A N/A
DegreeFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester

Licensure Only Tracks 
(Coursework can be used toward licensure) 

Community Education Director June 30 October 1 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Community Education Director - TCGC June 30 October 1 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Driver Education Teacher Preparation June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Driver Education Teacher Preparation - Online program June 30 October 1 May 1 April 1 October 1 January 1 N/A N/A N/A
Early Childhood - Special Education June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
English as a Second Language June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
K-12 School Counseling June 1 October 1 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Library Media Specialist June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Parent Education June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Principal K-12  June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Principal K-12 - TCGC June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education Director June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education Director - TCGC June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Superintendent of Schools June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Superintendent of Schools - TCGC June 30 October 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A