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Application Deadlines

Certificate & MS programs:
Annual application deadlines for fall start
Priority: July 15
Final: August 1

Application deadlines for spring start
Priority: October 15
Final: December 1

Application deadlines for summer start
Priority: March 15
Final: May 1

MA & PhD programs:
January 5, extended to January 26
for Fall 2021 admissions

Any materials received after the deadlines
may not be in your file in time for departmental
review.

In order to apply to our programs, you must submit an application through the online application portal. All statements, letters of recommendation, and supplemental materials must be included in the Graduate School application.

Please refer to the degree-specific application instructions for a full list of required materials and further instruction: 

General application instructions and a prospective student toolkit are available from the Graduate School.

If you are not able to complete your application online, or if you have further questions, please contact our graduate programs coordinator, Laura Luepke, at 612-624-4761 or writgpc@umn.edu.