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Graduate Admission

» Graduate Application Deadlines

Please find the deadline for your program below. Programs that accept applications after the deadline on a space-available basis will be noted.

If you are looking to apply to an Accelerated Graduate Program (4+1 program for Chapman undergraduates), please view our Accelerated Graduate Program page. Most programs require students to apply during their junior year.


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+ - Argyros School of Business & Economics

Spring 2020

Flexible MBA
Early action: October 1, 2019
Regular admission: December 1, 2019
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

M.S. in Accounting
Round 1: September 1, 2019
Round 2: December 1, 2019
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Joint MBA/M.S. in Food Science
November 1, 2019
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Fall 2020

Executive MBA
Early action: April 1, 2020
Regular admission: June 1, 2020
*Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Flexible MBA
Early action: March 1, 2020
Regular admission: June 1, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Full-Time MBA 
Round 1: October 1, 2019
Round 2: February 1, 2020
Round 3: June 1, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Prague MBA
June 30, 2020 for applicants requiring a Schengen visa (those located outside of the Schengen area)
August 31, 2020 for applicants already located in the Schengen area.
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

M.S. in Accounting
Round 1: October 1, 2019
Round 2: February 1, 2020
Round 3: May 1, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

M.S. in Behavioral and Computational Economics
May 31, 2020

Joint MBA/M.S. in Food Science
May 1, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Joint MBA/MFA in Film and TV Producing
December 1, 2019
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Joint MBA/JD
April 15, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

+ - Attallah College of Educational Studies

Spring 2020

M.A. in Teaching/Teaching Credentials
November 8, 2019 extended to December 1, 2019*

Summer 2020

M.A. in Teaching/Teaching Credentials
March 6, 2020*

M.A. in School Counseling
January 10, 2020*

Fall 2020

Ph.D. in Education
Priority Deadline: January 17, 2020* 

M.A. in Leadership Development
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2020*

Ed.S. in School Psychology
February 1, 2020*

M.A./Credential in Special Education
Priority Deadline: April 1, 2020*

*All materials are to be submitted by the application deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

+ - College of Performing Arts

Spring 2020

M.M. in Keyboard and Collaborative Arts
Rolling Admission

Fall 2020

M.M. in Keyboard and Collaborative Arts
Rolling Admission

+ - Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Spring 2020

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

MMS Physician Assistant
September 1, 2019
Applications accepted through CASPA only.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders
September 30, 2019 extended to October 25, 2019
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Summer 2020

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Early Admission: August 15, 2019
Regular Admission application deadline: October 15, 2019
Applications accepted through PTCAS only.

Fall 2020

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Early Admission: August 15, 2019
Regular Admission application deadline: December 16, 2019
Applications accepted through PTCAS only.

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
January 15, 2020
Applications accepted through CSDCAS only.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders
March 31, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

+ - Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

Fall 2020

All Graduate Applications: December 1, 2019

+ - Schmid College of Science & Technology

Spring 2020

M.S. in Food Science
November 1, 2019
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Joint M.S. in Food Science/MBA
November 1, 2019
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Fall 2020

M.S. in Food Science
May 1, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Joint M.S. in Food Science/MBA
May 1, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

M.S. in Computational and Data Sciences
Priority Admission: January 15, 2020
Regular Admission: May 1, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Ph.D. in Computational and Data Sciences
Priority Admission: January 15, 2020
Regular Admission: March 15, 2020

+ - School of Communication

Fall 2020

M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication
Priority Deadline: January 15, 2020
Regular Deadline: April 15, 2020

Ph.D. in Communication
Priority Deadline: January 15, 2020
Regular Deadline: April 15, 2020

+ - School of Pharmacy

Spring 2020

M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Early Admission: October 31, 2019
Regular Admission: November 30, 2019
Applications accepted through PharmGrad only. Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Fall 2020

Doctor of Pharmacy
Early Admission: September 3, 2019
Regular Admission: February 1, 2020
Applications accepted through PharmCAS only.

M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Early Admission: June 30, 2020
Regular Admission: July 31, 2020
Applications accepted through PharmGrad only. Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
January 15, 2020
Applications accepted through PharmGrad only. Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

+ - Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Spring 2020

M.A. in English or MFA in Creative Writing
Regular Admission: November 1, 2019

M.A. in International Studies
Regular Admission: November 1, 2019

M.A. in War and Society
Regular Admission: November 1, 2019

Fall 2020

M.A. in English or MFA in Creative Writing
Priority Scholarship Admission: February 1, 2020
Regular Admission: Rolling

M.A. in International Studies
Priority Scholarship Admission: February 1, 2020
Regular Admission: Rolling

M.A. in War and Society
Priority Scholarship Admission: February 1, 2020
Regular Admission: Rolling

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