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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.

In order to receive full consideration for fellowship, please submit your application by your program's priority deadline.

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
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2020
Regular Deadline: May 31, 2020

Joint MBA/M.S. in Food Science
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2020
Regular Deadline: 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 extended to December 2, 2019*

*Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

+ - 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
Priority Deadlne: February 1, 2020
Regular Deadline: May 1, 2020
Applications submitted after the regular deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

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

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

Ph.D. in Computational and Data Sciences
Priority Deadline: January 15, 2020
Regular Deadline: 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 Deadline: February 1, 2020
Regular Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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