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Graduate Application Deadlines Fall/Spring 2020

Your application must be submitted by the relevant deadline and all your supporting documents should be submitted within a week of that deadline to be considered a part of that deadline group.

Please review the deadlines below for your program of interest.


The Kogod Full-time MBA program only begins in the Fall semester.
Round Application Due Decisions Released Response from Applicant
1 Nov 15, 2019 Dec 20, 2019 Feb 15, 2020
2* Jan 15, 2020 Mar 6, 2020 Apr 15, 2020
3** Mar 15, 2020 Apr 24, 2020 May 31, 2020
4 May 15, 2020 Jun 12, 2020 Jul 15, 2020
5 July 1, 2020 rolling rolling

* Priority Scholarship Consideration deadline
** International Applicant Deadline - extended to May 1, 2020

Application deadlines are organized into four rounds. All application materials should be received by the deadline to be considered in that round.

Admission to the MS in accounting, MS in finance, MS in real estate and MS taxation program is offered in the spring and fall terms. For all other MS programs, admission is offered for the fall term only. Admissions decisions are released on a rolling basis for all Master of Science programs. Your application needs to be completed by the deadline. Applications may be submitted until July 1.

Please note: Combined bachelors/masters students have different deadlines, which are noted in the next section.


MS Program Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 MS Deadlines
January 15, 2020 Deadline 1 & Priority Scholarship
March 15, 2020 Deadline 2 & International Student Deadline*
April 15, 2020 Deadline 3 & Priority Course Registration
July 1, 2020 All applications need to be received by July 1

*International Student Deadline - extended to May 1, 2020


Spring 2020 MS Deadlines (MSA, MSF, MSRE, and MST only)
October 15, 2019 Deadline 1, Priority Scholarship Consideration & International Students
December 8, 2019 Deadline 2

Decisions on all MS program applicants are made on a rolling basis. Applicants can check the status of their supplemental documents in the "personalized information" page. Once an applicant receives email confirmation that their application is complete, they can expect an update or admissions decision within fifteen business days from the time that all required supplemental items have been received.


Bachelor's/Master's Program Application Deadlines

Most AU undergraduate students, including non-business undergraduate students, are eligible to apply to the combined bachelors/masters program and earn a graduate degree from Kogod in a fifth year of study at AU.

Please review the Application Guide for more information. Applicants to the combined bachelors/masters program should submit their application during the semester prior to the semester they intend to take graduate courses. The application deadlines to be eligible to take graduate level courses in a given semester are noted above.

Application Due Semester
December 8, 2019 Deadline to be Eligible to Take 600-Level Courses during the Spring Semester
June 15, 2020 Deadline to be Eligible to Take 600-Level Courses during the Fall Semester

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