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 student, please consult the international admissions deadlines.

doctoral Applicants

PROGRAMDEADLINE
Doctor of EducationFall 2021:
Priority Deadline: 8/1/21
Final Deadline: 8/15/21
Start Date: 9/20/21

Winter 2022:
Priority Deadline: 12/1/21
Final Deadline: 12/15/21
Start Date: 1/10/22

Summer 2022:
Priority Deadline: 6/1/22
Final Deadline: 6/15/22
Start Date: 7/11/22

Fall 2022:
Priority Deadline: 8/15/22
Final Deadline: 8/22/22
Start date: 9/19/2022
Doctorate in Law & PolicyFall 2021:
Priority Deadline: 8/1/21
Final Deadline: 8/15/21
Start Date: 9/20/21

Winter 2022:
Priority Deadline: 12/1/21
Final Deadline: 12/15/21
Start Date: 1/10/22

Summer 2022:
Priority Deadline: 6/1/22
Final Deadline: 6/15/22
Start Date: 7/11/22

Fall 2022:
Priority Deadline: 8/15/22
Final Deadline: 8/22/22
Start Date: 9/19/2022
Transitional Doctor of Physical TherapyReference graduate domestic deadlines in chart below 

Graduate domestic deadlines

TERMSTART OF CLASSESDEADLINE FOR ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Fall 2021September 20, 2021September 7, 2021
Second Half Fall 2021November 1, 2021October 18, 2021
Winter 2022January 10, 2022December 20, 2021
Second Half Winter 2022February 22, 2022February 8, 2022
Spring 2022April 11, 2022March 28, 2022
Second Half Spring 2022May 23, 2022May 9, 2022
Summer 2022July 11, 2022June 27, 2022
Second Half Summer 2022August 8, 2022July 25, 2022
Fall 2022September 19, 2022September 6, 2022
Second Half Fall 2022October 31, 2022October 17, 2022

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