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

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 
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 June 28, 2021
Second Half Summer 2021 August 9, 2021 July 26, 2021
Fall 2021 September 20, 2021 September 7, 2021
Second Half Fall 2021 November 1, 2021 October 18, 2021

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