Graduate 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

The application will open up this September, and the priority deadline will be January 13, 2021. Applications may remain open after this date, but recruitment will end once our cohorts have reached capacity.

Master of Counselling (Canada)

The application for our Fall 2021 cohort in Kelowna, BC, will open up this September, and the priority application deadline is January 13, 2021. Applications will remain open until April, but recruitment will end once our cohorts have reached capacity, so it is best to apply early. Site-based, in-person interviews at the site location are held in the spring.

Department of Leadership & Administration  

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership – 

The application for the Spring 2021 cohort will open on June 1. The priority deadline will be in August. At that time, the department will begin their review of candidates and begin making offers of admission. The final deadline will be in November, but recruitment will end once our cohort has reached capacity, so it is best to apply early.  

We are not currently accepting applications for our site-based Master's programs. We encourage anyone interested in Educational Leadership to consider our online program.

Doctor of Educational Leadership

The application for the Fall 2021 cohort will open in August. The priority deadline will be in November. At that time, the department will begin their review of candidates and begin making offers of admission. The final deadline will be in March 2021, but recruitment will end once our cohort has reached capacity, so it is best to apply early.  

 
Principal Certification

The final deadline for our Fall 2020 cohort is May 1. The application for our Fall 2021 cohort will open up this September.

Department of Teacher Education 

Master in Initial Teaching (Elementary and Secondary)

  • Priority deadline: March 17, 2021

The application will open in September and may remain open after the date above until the cohort reaches capacity. To ensure full consideration, submit all required materials by the March deadline.

Due to the cohort nature of this program, there is one start date per year: Summer Term.

M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL)

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and this program admits for three start terms per year – fall, spring, and summer. The next start time available is Spring 2021:

  • Domestic Applicants Deadline - Spring 2021: December 1, 2020 
  • International Applicants Deadline - Spring 2021: November 11, 2020

Department of Special Education  

M. Ed. in Special Education

The department is accepting applications (for the General Special Education track only) through the final deadline, May 1, unless the program has reached cohort capacity before the final deadline. We strongly encourage applicants to submit your application as soon as possible in order to ensure consideration.

Important Note: our faculty are in the process of updating the Functional Analysis track to align with the new BCBA standards. Considering this, we are only able to accept applications for the General Special Education track only at this time.

School Psychology

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology

  • January 13, 2021

The application is open to apply for the Fall 2021 cohort. Candidates will be reviewed after the above priority deadline, and the application may remain open after this deadline until the cohort reaches capacity. To ensure full consideration, submit all required materials by the January deadline. Note, as part of the review process, candidates may be invited to interview with the department.

Due to the cohort nature of this program, there is one start date per year: Fall Term.