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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 GradAdmissions@wcu.edu or 828.227.7398.

Program Deadlines

Program Admission Term Application Deadline
Accountancy | M.Acc Fall 
Spring 
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
Athletic Training | M.S.A.T. Summer February 1*
Biology | M.S. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
Business Administration | M.B.A Fall
Spring
July 1
November 1
Chemistry | M.S. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
Communication Sciences & Disorders | M.S. Fall February 1
Construction Management | M.C.M. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
Counseling - Clinical Mental Health | M.S Fall
Summer
February 1

Counseling - School | M.A.Ed. Fall
Summer
February 1

Counseling - Professional School Counseling | Licensure Fall
Spring
April 1
November 1
Education - Comprehensive Education | M.A.Ed. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1

Education - Comprehensive Education | M.A.Ed.   Elementary/Middle Grades

Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
December 1
May 1
Education - Comprehensive Education | M.A.T. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
Educational Leadership | ED.D. Summer February 1
Experiential Outdoor Education | M.S. Fall June 1
Engineering Technology | M.S. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
English | M.A. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
Fine Arts | M.F.A. Fall February 1
Health Sciences | M.H.S. Fall
Spring

April 1
November 1

Higher Education Student Affairs | M.Ed. Fall  March 1
History | M.A. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
Human Resources | M.S. Fall
Spring
Summer
April 1
November 1
April 1
Innovation Leadership & Entrepreneurship | M.E. Fall
Spring 
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
Nursing | D.N.P. Fall April 1
Nursing | D.N.P. Nurse Anesthesia Summer October 1
Nursing | D.N.P  Family Nurse Practitioner Summer January 1
Nursing - Nurse Educator & Nurse Leadership | M.S.N Fall
Spring
April 1
October 1
Nursing - Nurse Educator | Post Master's Certificate Fall
Spring
April 1
October 1
Physical Therapy | DPT Fall October 1
Project Management | M.P.M |Post-baccalaureate Certificate Fall
Spring
July 1
November 1
Psychology - Clinical | M.A. Fall March 1
Psychology - School | S.S.P. Fall February 1
Psychology - Psy.D. Fall January 15
Public Affairs | M.P.A. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
School Administration | M.S.A. |Post Master's Certif. Fall May 1
Social Work | M.S.W. Fall
Summer - Advanced Standing
April  1
February 1
Sport Management | M.S. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
     
Late applications considered on a case-by-case basis    
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