Graduate Program Application Deadlines

Below you'll find the application deadlines for the Graduate Programs at WCU. Please review your program's requirements closely and note that some programs admit new students only once per year. It is best to submit your application early and all required materials must be received prior to the deadline in order for your application to be considered for admission.

If you have any questions, please contact us at grad@wcu.edu or 828.227.7398.

Program Deadlines

Program Admission Term Application Deadline
Accountancy | M.Acc Fall - Priority
Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15th
July 15th
November 15th
April 15th
Biology | M.S. Fall - Priority
Fall
Spring
Summer
March 31st
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Business Administration | M.B.A. Fall - Priority
Fall
Spring
March 15th
July 15th
November 15th
Chemistry | M.S, Fall - Priority
Fall
Spring
March 15th
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Communication Sciences & Disorders | M.S. Fall February 15th
Construction Management | M.C.M. Fall
Spring
Summer
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Counseling - Clinical Mental Health | M.S Fall February 1st
Counseling - School | M.A.Ed. Fall February 1st
Education - Comprehensive Education | M.A.Ed. Fall
Spring
Summer
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Education - Comprehensive Education | M.A.T. Fall
Spring
Summer
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Educational Leadership | ED.D. Summer February 15
English | M.A. Fall
Spring
Summer
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Fine Arts | M.F.A. Fall February 1st
Health Sciences | M.H.S. Fall
Spring
Summer
April 19th
October 15th
April 19th
Higher Education Student Affairs | M.Ed. Fall - Priority March 1st
History | M.A. Fall - Priority
Spring - Priority
April 15th
October 15th
Human Resources | M.S. Fall
Spring
Summer
April 1st
November 1st
April 1st
Innovation Leadership & Entrepreneurship | M.E. Fall - Priority
Spring - Priority
Summer - Priority
July 15th
November 15th
March 15th
Nursing | D.N.P. Fall - Priority April 1
Nursing | D.N.P. Nurse Anesthesia Summer September 15
Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner | M.S.N Fall February 15th
Nursing - Nurse Educator & Nurse Leadership | M.S.N Fall
Spring
April 1st
October 1st
Physical Therapy | DPT Fall - Early Decision
Fall
August 15
October 1
Project Management | M.P.M Fall
Spring
July 15th
November 15th
Psychology - Clinical | M.A. Fall
Spring
July 15th
November 15th
Public Affairs | M.P.A. Fall
Spring
Summer
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
School Administration | M.S.A. Fall June 15th
Social Work | M.S.W. Fall - Priority
Fall
Summer - Advanced Standing
February 1st
April 15th
February 1st
Sport Management | M.S. Fall - Priority
Spring - Priority
Summer - Priority
July 15th
November 1st
April 15th
Technology | M.S.T. Fall One Week Prior to the Start of Term
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