Graduate Application Timeline

Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis, however we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term. If you are an international applicant, please view our international application deadlines here.


 

Doctoral Applicants

Program  Deadline
Doctor of Education

Fall 2020:

Priority deadline: April 3, 2020
Final deadline: August 7, 2020
Start date: September 14, 2020

Winter 2021:

Priority deadline: November 2, 2020
Final deadline: December 7, 2020
Start date: January 11, 2021

Doctorate in Law & Policy

Summer 2020 (Boston):

Priority Deadline: May 1, 2020
Final Deadline: May 15, 2020
Start date: July 6, 2020

Fall 2020 (Seattle):

Priority Deadline: July 20, 2020
Final Deadline: August 1, 2020
Start date: September 14, 2020

Winter 2021 (Seattle):

Priority Deadline: November 22, 2020
Final Deadline: December 2, 2020 
Start date: January 11, 2021

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Reference graduate domestic deadlines in chart below 

 

Graduate Domestic Deadlines

Term Start of Classes Recommended Deadline for
Admissions Requirements 
Winter 2020 January 6, 2020 December 20, 2019
Second Half Winter 2020 February 18, 2020 February 7, 2020
Spring 2020 April 6, 2020 March 23, 2020
Second Half Spring 2020 May 18, 2020 May 8, 2020
Summer 2020 July 6, 2020 June 26, 2020
Fall 2020 September 14, 2020 September 4, 2020
Second Half Fall 2020 October 26, 2020 October 16, 2020
Winter 2021 January 11, 2021 January 1, 2021
Second Half Winter 2021 February 22, 2021 February 12, 2021
Spring 2021 April 12, 2021 April 2, 2021
Second Half Spring 2021 May 24, 2021 May 14, 2021
Summer 2021 July 12, 2021 July 2, 2021

International students requiring F1 student visas should consult the following website for their specific deadlines: https://cps.northeastern.edu/admissions/international/application-timeline.