Admission Deadlines

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Our graduate and doctoral programs each have different application deadlines throughout the year. Please find your program below to get more specific date information. Programs are sorted by academic department for easy reference. If you have any questions, please contact our graduate admissions office. 

Department of Counselor Education  

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. in Marriage & Family Counseling, and M.A. in School Counseling

Early-action deadline is January 15; final deadline is March 15. Due to the competitive nature of these programs, the early admission deadline is strongly encouraged in order to maximize consideration of your application. Early admission applicants will have their final admission decision before the final application deadline. Cohorts may fill before the final deadline, so act quickly!

Master of Counselling (Canada)

Applications for our Fall 2018 cohort in Calgary, Alberta, are now closed. The application for our Fall 2019 cohort in Kelowna, BC, will open in early September and admission reviews will begin on January 15, 2019.

Department of Leadership & Administration  

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (online), M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (B.C.), M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (AB), and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (Washington)

Applications for our site-based programs are accepted on a rolling basis until we have reached the minimum cohort size.  For the M.Ed in Educational Leadership online degree, the deadline is April 15, 2019.

Doctor of Educational Leadership

Applications for Summer 2019 will open July 2018. The final application deadline is January 31, 2019. Our faculty will commence with initial review of complete applicants after the deadline date. If selected, you may be invited to interview with the department in February, 2019.  If offered admission, April 15, 2019 is the deadline to confirm your acceptance and intention to join our program. 

Principal Certification

Check out the Principal Certification homepage for an update on cohort availability and deadlines.

Department of Teacher Education 

Master of Initial Teaching (Elementary) and Master of Initial Teaching (Secondary)

Applications for our Summer 2019 cohort will open in early September. March 15, 2019, is the priority deadline. The final application deadline is May 1, 2019, unless program capacity has been reached prior to this date. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Classroom placements are arranged as candidates confirm their acceptance, so the sooner you are accepted and confirm, the higher the likelihood of your preferred placement. 

M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA-TESL)

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. This program admits for three start terms per year – fall, spring, and summer. Domestic applicants need to have all application materials submitted at least one month prior to the start of a term in order to begin. International applicants must have application materials submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the start of term.

Department of Special Education  

M. Ed. in Special Education

The priority application deadline is January 15. The regular application deadline is March 15. The final deadline is May 1, unless the program has reached cohort capacity. We strongly encourage candidates to complete their applications by the priority deadline in order to ensure consideration for our fall cohort start date.

School Psychology

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology

The priority application deadline for post-baccalaureate candidates is January 15. The priority deadline for post-Master’s students is October 15. Upon the deadline, our faculty with commence with initial review of complete applicants. If selected, you may be invited to interview with the department for admission. If offered admission, April 15 is the deadline to confirm your acceptance and intention to join our program.