Timelines and Terms
The timely submission of your application is your responsibility. Graduate students generally begin course work in either the fall semester (late August or early September) or the spring semester (early to mid-January). Some programs admit students in only one semester per year. Other programs consider applicants for fall, spring and summer.
Admission deadlines for MSMU graduate programs vary by program and specialization. You can find the priority submission dates and available admission terms for your program below. As a general rule, the earlier your materials are received, the better your chances for full consideration. However, no admission materials will be accepted more than one year prior to your anticipated term of entry.
Priority Submission Date
- Complete application files* submitted by the priority submission date may receive an earlier decision.
- As applications can take 4-6 weeks to process, you are encouraged to submit a complete application as early as possible.
General Submission Date
- Complete application files* submitted by the general submission date will be reviewed for a decision.
- If an application is submitted after the general submission date, it will be considered on a space-available basis.
*An application is considered complete when all supporting documents, including official transcripts, are postmarked on or before the deadline.
Graduate School Priority Submission Dates
|Priority Submission Date||MAR 1||NOV 1||MAR 1|
|General Submission Date||JUN 1||DEC 1||APR 1|
Applications will continue to be considered after the general submission date on a space-available basis.
It is recommended that international students begin the application process 4-6 months prior to the start of the semester to allow sufficient time for processing international credentials and applying for a student visa.
|Program||Fall Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|MFA in Creative Writing||Open||Open||Open|
|MFA in Film & Television||Open||Open||Open|
|Business Administration (MBA)||Open||Open||Open|
|MS in Counseling Psychology||MFT FALL ONLY||Open||N/A|
|MS in Education||Open||Open||Open|
|MS in Nursing||Open||Open||Open|
|MS in Health Policy & Management||Open||N/A||Foundations
|MA in Humanities||Open||Open||Open|
|MA in Religious Studies||Open||Open||Open|
|Doctor of Physical Therapy||DPT FALL ONLY||N/A||N/A|
Please note that some programs only accept students in the fall term.
It's easy to start your admission application process. Just complete the Mount Saint Mary’s University application online.
Have questions about the application process? Get in touch with a graduate admissions counselor.
Mount Saint Mary’s University
Office of Graduate Admissions