Southeast Missouri State University

Please refer to the Admission Requirements Checklist and the Graduate Bulletin for specific admission requirements for your program and Graduate School and University regulations.

Application Deadlines

The application for admission, non-refundable application fee, official transcripts and other required documents should be submitted no later than the dates listed below.

Domestic Students

Fall Semester - August 1
Spring Semester - November 21
Summer Semester - May 15

International Students

Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - October 1
Summer Semester - April 1 (IEP Only)*
*Students taking undergraduate or graduate courses may only apply for spring or fall. Any summer IEP student who submits a passing TOEFL/IELTS score will not be permitted to begin degree studies until the fall term.

We do not guarantee an acceptance letter or I-20 will be issued after these dates. However, late applications from students already studying in the US may be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to program space.

Programs with Early Application Deadlines

Programs that have application deadlines that are earlier than the general School of Graduate Studies and International Education and Services deadlines are listed in the table below.

Program Semester Application Deadline
Biology (MNS) Fall April 1
Biology (MNS) Spring October 1
Biology (MNS) Summer April 1
Career Counseling (M.A.) Summer/Fall Admission Only March 1
Chemistry (MSN) Fall Admission Only April 1
Communication Disorders (M.A.) Fall Admission Only February 1
Criminal Justice (M.S.) - Online Cooperative Fall July 15
Criminal Justice (M.S.) - Online Cooperative Spring December 15
Criminal Justice (M.S.) - Online Cooperative Summer May 15
Facilities Management Certificate Fall June 1
Facilities Management Certificate Spring November 1
Family Nurse Practitioner Post Master Certificate Fall Admission Only April 1
Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) Summer/Fall Admission Only March 1
Nursing (MSN) Fall Admission Only April 1
School Counseling (M.A.) Summer/Fall Admission Only March 1
Technology Management (MS) Fall August 1 (domestic), May 1 (international)
Technology Management (MS) Spring November 1
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