Application Process

Applying to any of our programs or courses is an efficient process completed entirely online. There are separate application requirements depending on if you're applying to a degree or certificate program, as a non-degree seeking student, or are looking to re-enter a program you started for which you haven't completed a course in more than one year. Our non-credit courses and professional certificates have separate application and registration processes that vary by course and program as well.

No matter which path you're on, you'll find an extensive network of personal and technical support throughout the application process. We admit year-round, allowing you to begin your program of study not long after you're accepted.

How to Apply

All degree-seeking applications must include:

  • A completed electronic application for a master's degreegraduate certificate, or courses only
  • Application fee payment
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Proof of English proficiency (for non-native speakers of English)
  • Letters of recommendation (may be submitted electronically)

Additional requirements specific to the degree program and degree objective will vary.


Our most popular online graduate degree program is our Interdisciplinary MSE/MS. Below is the deadline information you will need for that program.

Fall Term: July 1
Spring Term: November 1
Summer Term: May 1

Please note deadlines will vary based upon the degree program you select. For deadline details on our discipline specific degrees, please refer to corresponding program application page.

Terms You Should Know

Familiarize yourself with words, terms, and abbreviations related to the admission process.