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Don’t miss your chance to join a top-ranked program in education or human development at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. We accept students on a rolling basis each semester, though many of our programs have admissions deadlines in spring, summer, and fall. See below for more details about application deadlines for the master’s programs, certificates of advanced graduate study (CAGS), EdD, and PhD programs at BU Wheelock.

BU Wheelock Graduate Program Application Deadlines


Timeline for Graduate Program Admissions Decisions

BU Wheelock releases admissions decisions about eight weeks after receiving a completed application. During summer (around mid-May to early September) and winter breaks (around mid-December to mid-January), it may take longer for your application to be reviewed. Consider applying during the academic year to receive a quicker response.

For priority consideration for admission and scholarship funding, we strongly encourage you to submit your application by the recommended deadline.

Cutoff Dates for Graduate Program Applications

Although many graduate programs at BU Wheelock accept applications on a rolling basis, we stop accepting Boston Campus program applications about six weeks before classes begin. Our PhD, MS in Child Life & Family Centered Care, and EdM in Counseling programs do not accept applications on a rolling basis.