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Admissions Timelines

Graduate and Professional Programs Admissions Deadlines

Ph.D. Programs
Ph.D. programs admit for the Fall semester only. The application deadline for Fall entrance is December 1.

Ed.D. Programs
Ed.D. programs admit for the Summer semester only. The priority application deadline for Summer entrance is December 31.

The admissions timeline for the online Ed.D in Leadership and Learning in Organizations is different from our on-campus programs. For more information, please visit the Admissions Overview page for online programs.

Master's Programs
For Spring entrance, the priority application deadline is November 1.
For Summer entrance, the priority application deadline is December 31, except for the Independent School Leadership program which has a priority application deadline of January 15.
For Fall entrance, the priority application deadline is December 31.

*Note: Not all programs admit for every semester. Consult the application for available entry terms for your program.

Peabody College processes applications after the above specified priority deadlines for professional students (master's and Ed.D.), but admission and financial assistance will depend on availability of space and funds in the department to which the application is made.

Should you have questions regarding the status of your application, please feel free to contact Peabody Graduate Admissions at