Application dates for graduate students

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You are encouraged to turn in your application as early as possible to ensure that you receive priority consideration for admission. Programs admit only for the quarters indicated below. These priority application dates supersede any UW Graduate School admission deadlines.

Priority application dates for graduate programs

Accounting (MSAcc)

Priority Application Date: May 1

Final Deadline: July 1

*Dates apply to both 9-month and 18-month options*

March 1
(January 1 for international students)

Business Administration (MBA)

Priority Application Date: June 1

Final Deadline: July 15

November 1

Business Analytics (MS)

Early Application Date: Nov. 15

International Students: Jan. 15

Final Deadline: March 15

Community Planning (MA) Priority Application Date: February 15
Final Application Deadline: April 15

Computer Science and Systems (MS)

February 17

January 6

Computer Science and Systems (Ph.D.)

Autumn 2021: February 17, 2021

January 6  
Cybersecurity & Leadership (MCL)

Summer 2021 only
Priority Deadline: March 10, 2021

International Deadline: March 10, 2021
Final Deadline: April 15, 2021

Education for Practicing Educators (M.Ed.)  

July 15

October 15

January 15

April 15

Education: K-8 Certification with Special Education or ELL (M.Ed.)

3rd Friday in February

Education: Secondary Science or Math (M.Ed.)

3rd Friday in February

Educational Administrator

Dec. 1

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Cohorts begin Summer only, biannually. See summer dates

December 31, 2021 for 2022 cohort

Geospatial Technologies (MS) Priority Application Date: March 15
Final Application Deadline: June 17

Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)

March 15


Nursing (MN)

July 15

November 15

February 15

Social Work (MSW)

March 1

Social Work (Advanced Standing MSW)

June 30

June 30 (final deadline)

Software Development Engineering (Graduate Certificate) August 31      

Unless noted otherwise, applications will be considered on a space-available basis after the deadline.