Apply to Graduate Programs

Whether you’re interested in our master’s degrees, certificates, or doctoral programs, we’re here to guide you through every step of the process.

Master’s Degree Programs and Certificates of Advanced Study

Graduate study at the iSchool will elevate your skills and provide exceptional opportunities to advance your career. Each of our campus programs has unique requirements, so we’ve put together application checklists that will walk you through the process. Please see below for information about applying to our online programs.

On-campus M.S. program applications are accepted for the fall and spring only. All M.S. applicants who submit an application will be considered for merit-based scholarships and awards.

For information about our online master’s programs, please visit our online programs website.

M.S. Application Deadlines
Semester Priority Date 1* Priority Date 2* Deadline
Fall January 1 February 1 June 1
Spring October 1 November 15 December 15
Summer** March 1 April 1 May 1

*M.S. applications are accepted beyond the priority 1 & 2 dates on a space-available basis until the deadline.
**The M.S. in LIS does not accept new students in the summer; International students who are not currently in the U.S. should plan to start in the fall or the spring terms.

Semester Priority Date* Deadline
Fall February 1 June 1
Spring October 15 December 15
Summer April 1 May 1

*C.A.S. applications are accepted beyond the priority date on a space-available basis until the deadline.

Use this checklist to help you gather everything you’ll need to apply for one of our certificate programs.

Doctoral Programs

Our doctoral programs offer academics and working professionals the opportunity to pursue deep study in their fields of interest. Please review application deadlines and guidelines carefully for your program of interest before applying.

Applications for the Ph.D. program are only accepted for the Fall Term which begins in August. The deadline for submission is December 15th. If you have any questions or concerns about the receipt of your application, please contact Bridget Crary.

Please review the Ph.D. Application Checklist for all application requirements.

The deadline to apply is November 30. We will only admit one cohort a year for the summer term. We will not be accepting applications for fall or spring terms.

Please review the DPS Application Checklist for all application requirements.

Online Programs

Our online graduate programs start four times a year, so the application process is slightly different than our on-campus programs. Learn more about the application requirements and deadlines for our online programs.