Salem State offers more than 50 graduate programs. Application deadlines vary based upon the graduate program to which you are applying.

For the majority of our programs, applications are accepted on a rolling basis for spring, summer and fall enrollment and are reviewed once complete.

Some programs do not use rolling admissions for all semesters. Please refer to the application deadlines below:

  • Direct Entry/MSN: February 14 for summer 2014 enrollment
  • English (MA, MAT, MA/MAT): February 1 for summer enrollment, May 10 for fall enrollment, October 1 for spring enrollment
    • Please note the fall 2014 deadline for the MA English program only has been extended to May 15, 2014
  • Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning: Accepts applications on rolling basis for fall enrollment only
  • Higher Education Student Affairs: Rolling admissions for summer enrollment only (executive track) and rolling admissions for fall enrollment only (general track)
  • History (MA, MAT): February 1 for summer enrollment, June 1 for fall enrollment, October 1 for spring enrollment
  • MSW Advanced Standing Program: December 1 for summer enrollment
  • MSW Program: February 17 for fall 2014 enrollment
  • Nursing (MSN and certificate): Accepts applications on rolling basis for spring and fall enrollment only
  • Occupational Therapy Direct Entry Program: April 1 for fall 2014 enrollment
  • Occupational Therapy Post-Professional Program: February 1 for summer enrollment

Helpful hints

  • Once you select a graduate program and a semester for which you are applying, work backward from the application deadline to ensure that you complete the application process in a timely fashion. For rolling admissions programs, we recommend you complete your application at least a month before the semester begins to ensure enough time to process your application.  
  • If you begin the application process but do not finish, then we will keep your materials on file for one year only.