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Graduate School

Priority Deadlines

Some programs (doctoral programs, for example) have an earlier deadline than those listed below. We strongly encourage you to consult program information in the Graduate Catalog or by contacting the academic department to which you are applying.


Domestic students should apply by:

  • May 15 for programs beginning in Fall
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October 15 for programs beginning in Winter

  • March 15 for programs beginning in Summer

Non-degree seeking domestic students should apply by:

  • August 1 for programs beginning in Fall
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December 1 for programs beginning in Winter
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April 1 for programs beginning in Summer

International students* should apply by:

  • February 15 for priority deadline

  • September 1 or earlier for programs beginning in Winter

  • March 1 for programs beginning in Summer

Non-degree seeking international students* should apply by:

  • May 1 for programs beginning in Fall
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October 8 for programs beginning in Winter
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March 1 for programs beginning in Summer


* Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or who have transcripts from outside the United States are subject to the deadlines for international students. International applicants who need an I-20 should apply as early as possible. Applicants for non-degree status cannot be on an F-1 visa.

Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship Priority Deadlines**

  • June 15th

** For consideration for EMU Graduate School scholarships and fellowships, you must be admitted to EMU and have submitted your Financial Assistance Application for Graduate Students form.

Faculty Resources

Graduate School, 200 Boone Hall Phone: 734.487.0042, graduate_school@emich.edu