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Graduate Application Deadlines

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

Rolling admissions

For the majority of our programs, applications are accepted on a rolling basis for spring, summer and fall enrollment. Rolling admissions means that you can apply anytime, and once your application is completed, it is reviewed. We typically close our online application about a month before a 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 application open and materials on file for one year only.

Programs with a deadline or that accept applications for  selected semesters

Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning Accepts applications on rolling basis for fall enrollment only. Next enrollment fall 2018.
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 Saturday, Advanced Standing, and Fall Start Visit the MSW admissions page for updated deadlines
Nursing (MSN and certificate) November 1 for spring enrollment and July 1 for fall enrollment
Occupational Therapy Direct Entry Program February 1, 2018 for fall 2018 enrollment
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