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  January 15, 2015 for summer 2015 enrollment
English (MA, MAT, MA/MAT) February 1 for summer enrollment, May 10 for fall enrollment, October 1 for spring enrollment
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 November 16, 2015 for summer 2016 enrollment
MSW Program

January 19, 2016 for priority deadline for fall 2016 enrollment, February 16, 2016 for fall 2016 enrollment

Nursing (MSN and certificate) November 1 for spring enrollment and July 1 for fall enrollment
Occupational Therapy Direct Entry Program April 1, 2015 for fall 2015 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.