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.

    • A completed online application and application fee must be submitted electronically by the application deadlines featured below. 
    • Once an application deadline passes, the next available term will be displayed on the online graduate admission application.
    • All application materials must be uploaded in the submitted application or POSTMARKED by the posted application deadline to guarantee review for the term sought.
    • The graduate school will continue to process application materials received after the application deadline, but cannot guarantee that candidacy can be reviewed for the original term sought.
    • Programs are located on the SCSU campus unless otherwise noted.
    • Graduate Certificate course work is open to international students once enrolled in a degree program on campus.

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.

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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

Education Administration, K-12
Fall cohort rotates each year between starting on-campus & at TCGC

January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A
Higher Education Administration
On-campus
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 July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
Biology: Ecology and Natural Resources July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
English - English Studies July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
English - Rhetoric and Writing July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
English - TESL
On-campus
August 1 December 1 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 August 1 December 1 May 1
English - TESL
Online
August 1 December 1 May 1 August 1 December 1 May 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  May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
English-TESL: M.A.-1+1 with Universidad de Concepcion, Peru N/A N/A N/A May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
English-TESL: M.A.-1+1 with Woosong University-Daejeon, Korea N/A N/A N/A May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
History July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
History, M.A., M..S. & Public History July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
Special Studies - Individualized master's degree July 15 November 15 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 August 1 December 1 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A August 1 December 1 N/A
Master of Business Administration - TCGC August 1 December 1 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Master of Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management - TCGC August 1 December 1 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A August 1 December 1 N/A
Master of Engineering Management - St. Paul Executive Track N/A December 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 May 15 September 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Master of Engineering Management - 3+2 with XUT, China-TCGC N/A N/A N/A May 15 September 15 N/A N/A N/A 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 September 1 December 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Applied Economics - 5 Year Track for SCSU Undergraduates July 15 November 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
Applied Economics July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
Applied Economics - 3+2 with Nankai University-Binhai College, China N/A N/A N/A May 15 September 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Biology: Cell and Molecular July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
Biology: Ecology and Natural Resources July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
Child and Family Studies - Early Childhood Special Education July 15 November 15 N/A  May 15 September 15 N/A  July 15 November 15 N/A 
Child and Family Studies - Family Studies July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
College Counseling & Student Development  March 1 (P) November 15 N/A  March 1 (P) September 15 N/A  March 1 (P) November 15 N/A 
Communication Sciences & Disorders (for applicants using the SCSU app) January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A
Communication Sciences & Disorders (for applicants using the CSDCAS universal app) January 1 (P)  N/A N/A January 1 (P) N/A N/A January 1 (P)  N/A N/A
Computer Science July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
Counseling - Clinical Mental Health January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A January 15 (P) N/A N/A
Counseling - School February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A
Counseling - Rehabilitation February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A February 1 (P) N/A N/A
Criminal Justice
On-campus
July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
Criminal Justice
Online program
July 15 November 15 May 1 July 15 November 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
Cultural Resource Management/Archaeology May 1 (P)  N/A N/A May 1 (P) 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 
On-campus
July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
Curriculum and Instruction
North Branch, MN
July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Educational Administration and Leadership July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
English - Teacher Education July 15 November 15 N/A  May 15 September 15 N/A  July 15 November 15 N/A 
Geography - Geographic Information Science July 15 November 15 N/A  May 15 September 15 N/A  July 15 November 15 N/A 
Geography - Tourism Planning & Development July 15 November 15 N/A  May 15 September 15 N/A  July 15 November 15 N/A 
Gerontology July 15 November 15 N/A  May 15 September 15 N/A  July 15 November 15 N/A 
Higher Education Administration July 15 N/A N/A  May 15 N/A N/A  July 15 N/A N/A 
History - M.A., M.S. and Public History July 15 November 15 N/A  May 15 September 15 N/A  July 15 November 15 N/A 
Industrial/Organizational Psychology February 15 (P) N/A N/A February 15 (P) N/A N/A February 15 (P) N/A N/A
Information Assurance July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
Information Assurance - 5 Year Track for SCSU Undergraduates July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
Information Assurance - Information Management July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
Information Assurance- Networking July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
Information Assurance - 3+2 with SUES, China N/A N/A N/A May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
Information Assurance - 3+2 with XUT, China N/A N/A N/A May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
Information Assurance-Information Management - 3+2 with SUES, China N/A N/A N/A May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
Information Assurance-Information Management - 3+2 with XUT, China N/A N/A N/A May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
Information Assurance-Networking - 3+2 with SUES, China N/A N/A N/A May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
Information Assurance-Networking - 3+2 with XUT, China N/A N/A N/A May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A November 15 May 1

Info Media - Instructional Design & Training
On-campus

August 1 December 1 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 August 1 December 1 May 1

Info Media - Instructional Design & Training -Online

August 1 December 1 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
Info Media-Library Media
On-campus
August 1 December 1 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 August 1 December 1 May 1
Info Media-Library Media - Online August 1 December 1 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 N/A N/A N/A
Info Media-Technology Integration - On-campus August 1 December 1 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 August 1 December 1 May 1
Info Media - Technology Integration - Online August 1 December 1 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 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 - Strategic Media Comm. July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
Material Science and Instrumentation July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
Medical Technology Quality - TCGC September 1 December 1 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A September 1 December 1 N/A
Public Safety Executive Leadership - On-campus July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
Public Safety Executive Leadership 
Distance Delivery
July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Regulatory Affairs and Services - TCGC September 1 December 1 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A September 1 December 1 N/A
Social Responsibility July 15 November 15 N/A May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A
Special Education July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
Special Studies - Individualized master's degree July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sports Management July 15 November 15 N/A  May 15 September 15 N/A  July 15 November 15 N/A 
Technology Education 
On-campus
July 15 November 15 N/A  May 15 September 15 N/A July 15 November 15 N/A 
Technology Education 
Online
July 15 November 15 N/A  May 15 September 15 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-Master Graduate Certificate or Specialist in EDAD  (Coursework can be used toward licensure) 

Marriage and Family Therapy March 1 (P) N/A N/A 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 Director
On-campus
July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
Special Education Director - TCGC July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
K-12 Principal
On-campus
July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
K-12 Principal - TCGC July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Superintendent of Schools
On-campus
July 15 November 15 May 1 May 15 September 15 February 15 July 15 November 15 May 1
Superintendent of Schools - TCGC July 15 November 15 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
On-campus or Online
February 1(P) November 15 (P) N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Community Education Director - On-campus July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Design for E-Learning
On-campus
August 1 December 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Design for E-Learning
On- campus or Online
August 1 December 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Early Childhood - Special Education July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Geographic Information Science July 15 November 15 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gerontology July 15 October 1 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Higher Education Administration July 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 N/A

Instructional Technology- On-campus or Online August 1 December 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

N/A

Library Media Specialist
On-campus or Online

August 1 December 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Reading Teacher K-12 - On-campus & North Branch, MN July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Academic & Behavioral Strategist July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Autism July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Developmental Disabilities July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Emotional/Behavioral Disorders July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Special Education - Learning Disabilities July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Technology Integration
On-campus, Online & North Branch, MN
August 1 December 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Traffic Safety Education
On-campus or Online

July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A 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) 

Driver Education Teacher Preparation
On-campus or Online

July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
English as a Second Language
On-campus or Online
August 1 December 1 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
K-12 School Counseling July 15 November 15 May 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A