Application Deadlines

Most graduate degree programs accept applications year round with the exception of the programs listed below. Some programs begin only in designated semesters. Check with the individual department for specific start dates. Students are recommended to complete the admissions process at least six weeks prior to the published date.  All dates are subject to change. Please contact the department to verify dates.

SemesterDeadline
Art (Preference Deadlines)
Fall January 31  
Spring October 15  
Biology (Preference Deadline)
Fall February 1  
Business Administration (Preference Deadlines)
Fall August 1  
Spring December 1  
Summer May 1  
Child Development
Fall March 1  
Spring October 1  
Summer March 1  
Counseling and Development
Fall April 15  
Spring September 15  
Dance (Preference Deadlines)
Fall January 25 M.A. and M.F.A.
Fall October1 (odd years) Ph.D.
Early Childhood Education
Fall March 1  
Spring October 1  
Early Child Development and Education
Fall March 1  
Spring October 1  
Educational Administration (Preference Deadlines)
Fall July 1 M.A.
Spring November 1 M.A.
Summer April 1 M.A.
Education of the Deaf
Summer April 1  
English, Speech and Foreign Languages
Fall July 1 M.A.
Spring November 1 M.A.
Summer April 1 M.A.
Executive Master of Business Administration (Preference Deadlines)
Fall August 1  
Spring December 1  
Summer May 1  
Family Studies (Preference Deadline)
Fall March 1 Ph.D.
Spring October 1 Ph.D.
Summer February 1 Ph.D.
Family Therapy
Fall February 15  
Spring September 15  
Health Care Administration, Houston
Fall May 31 March 1 – International students
Spring September 30 July 1 – International students
Summer March 1 February 1 – International students
Health Studies (Preference Deadlines)
Fall April 1 M.S.
Fall April 15 Ph.D.
Spring October 1 M.S. only
Health Systems Management, Dallas (Preference Deadlines)
Fall August 1  
Spring December 1  
Summer May 1  
Kinesiology (Preference Deadlines)
Fall July 15  
Spring November 1  
Summer April 1  
Kinesiology International Students (Preference Deadlines)
Fall March 1  
Spring July 1  
Library Science (Preference Deadlines)
Fall July 1  
Spring December 1  
Summer May 1  
Molecular Biology (Preference Deadline)
Fall February 1  
Nutrition 
Fall June 15 M.S.
Spring October 1 M.S.
Summer April 1 M.S.
Nursing
Fall May 1 M.S. and Ph.D., All campuses
Fall February 1 Online Ph.D., Denton
Spring September 15 M.S. and Ph.D., All campuses
Summer February 1 M.S. (Houston only)
Occupational Therapy (Preference Deadlines)
Fall October 15 MOT, Dallas and Houston
Fall February 1 COTA to MOT, Denton
Fall September 15 MOT, Denton
Physical Therapy
Fall October 17 D.P.T.
Fall Preferred No deadline Ph.D.
Psychology
Fall February 1 Ph.D. - School Psychology
Fall December 15 Ph.D. - Counseling Psychology
Summer/Fall February 1 S.S.P. - School Psychology
Summer/Fall February 1 M.A. - Counseling Psychology
Rhetoric
Fall February 1 Ph.D.
Summer February 1 Ph.D.
Sociology (Preference Deadlines)
Fall June 15 March 1 - International students 
Spring November 15 July 1 - International students 
Summer April 1 Feb 1 - International students 
Special Education (Preference Deadlines)
Fall July 1  
Spring November 1  
Summer April 1  
Speech-Language Pathology (Preference Deadlines)
Summer October 1 TETN
Summer and Fall February 1 On-campus
Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum (Preference Deadlines)
Fall July 1  
Spring November 1  
Summer April 1  
Women Studies
Fall (alternating even years) February 1 Ph.D.
All dates are subject to change. Please contact the department to verify dates.

For specific admission information, contact the academic departments directly. Addresses and telephone numbers are listed in the Directory.

All support documents necessary for satisfying admission requirements should be received before the application deadline to ensure a timely decision.

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