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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 grad@wcu.edu or 828.227.7398.

Program Deadlines

Program Admission Term Application Deadline
Accountancy | M.Acc Fall 
Spring 
Summer

One Week Prior to the Start of the Term

Athletic Training | M.S.A.T. Summer - Early Decision
Summer
October 15
February 1*
Biology | M.S. Fall - Priority
Fall
Spring
Summer
March 31
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Business Administration | M.B.A. Fall - Priority
Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15
July 15
November 15
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Chemistry | M.S, Fall - Priority
Fall
Spring
March 15
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Communication Sciences & Disorders | M.S. Fall February 15
Construction Management | M.C.M. Fall
Spring
Summer
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Counseling - Clinical Mental Health | M.S Fall February 1
Counseling - School | M.A.Ed. Fall February 1
Counseling - Professional School Counseling | Licensure Fall
Spring
Summer
April 1
November 1
February 1
Education - Comprehensive Education | M.A.Ed. Fall
Spring
Summer
One Week Prior to the Start of Term

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

Fall
Spring
Summer
July 15
November 15
April 15
Education - Comprehensive Education | M.A.T. Fall
Spring
Summer
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Educational Leadership | ED.D. Summer February 15
Experiential Outdoor Education | M.S. Fall June 15
English | M.A. Fall
Spring
Summer
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Fine Arts | M.F.A. Fall February 1
Health Sciences | M.H.S. Fall
Spring

April 19
October 15

Higher Education Student Affairs | M.Ed. Fall  March 1
History | M.A. Fall - Priority
Spring - Priority
April 15
October 15
Human Resources | M.S. Fall
Spring
Summer
April 1
November 1
April 1
Innovation Leadership & Entrepreneurship | M.E. Fall
Spring 
Summer
One Week Prior to the Start of the Term
Nursing | D.N.P. Fall April 1
Nursing | D.N.P. Nurse Anesthesia Summer September 15
Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner | M.S.N |Post-Master's Certificate Fall February 15
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 September 1
Project Management | M.P.M |Post-baccalaureate Certificate Fall
Spring
July 15
November 15
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
One Week Prior to the Start of Term
School Administration | M.S.A. |Post Master's Certif. Fall May 15
Social Work | M.S.W. Fall
Summer - Advanced Standing
March 15
January 15
Sport Management | M.S. Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
January 1
May 1
Technology | M.S.T. Fall One Week Prior to the Start of Term
Late applications considered on a case-by-case basis    
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