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Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for each academic program can be found on the Explore OU's Graduate Programs page. Many programs have deadlines earlier than those listed below. In that case, the earlier deadline takes precedence.

If your academic program either does not have a deadline or has one that is later than those listed below, then the date listed below is your deadline. 

Fall Semester (starting in August): April 1

  • Due to COVID-19 and the difficulty many applicants are experiencing in obtaining credentials or scheduling GRE, TOEFL or IELTS tests, we are extending the International Student application deadline past April 1. 

Spring Semester (starting in January): September 1

Summer Semester (starting in May): February 1

The above application deadlines apply only to international students who reside outside the United States. If you are currently studying in the U.S., then your academic program's U.S. deadline applies.

Be Proactive - Plan Ahead

Applicants living outside the U.S. should apply as early as possible. Think strategically, and remember that in some parts of the world, you may experience delays with the following steps: