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Graduate degrees from the University of South Alabama are highly valued in Alabama and on a national level. We offer options for convenient, accessible and affordable learning for today’s busy professionals.

All courses are taught by top-quality professors who are fully committed to helping you achieve your goals to move ahead in a current or new career. Come to South Alabama and invest in a graduate program that will prepare you to excel.

Graduate Application Deadlines

The Application for Admission to the Graduate School and all supporting documents should be received by the following deadlines:

Semester of Entry Deadline
Fall (August) July 15
Spring (January) December 1
Summer (June) May 1

Graduate readmission deadlines are maintained by the Registrar's Office and can be found here.

Note: While the majority of programs admit students each term, some programs set earlier deadlines. Please refer to the appropriate sections of the University of South Alabama Bulletin for details. Currently, early deadlines are in effect for the programs in:

Allied Health: To apply, please click on the links provided below.
Occupational Therapy – January 15
Physical Therapy – December 15
Physician Assistant Studies – November 1
Speech-Language Pathology – February 1
Audiology – February 1
Communication Sciences and Disorders – Open Admissions
**Apply directly to each program. You will not complete this application.


Basic Medical Sciences:
March 31 – Fall semester admittance only.
Request personal statement and recommendation forms from department.
**Apply through Office of Admissions.


College of Medicine (M.D. program):
August 1 – Early Decision primary applications for AMCAS.
September 1 – Early Decision secondary applications.
November 15 – Primary applications for AMCAS.
December 31 – Secondary applications.
**Apply through American Medical College Application Service.

Click Here to Apply


Environmental Toxicology:
March 1 (for Fall semester priority).
**Apply through Office of Admissions.

Mitchell College of Business:
Master of Business Administration – July 15 Fall semester admittance only.
Master of Accounting- July 15-Fall, December 1-Spring
Doctor of Business Administration – December 15 for May admission.
**Apply through Office of Admissions.


Marine Sciences:
February 1 (for Fall semester priority).
**Apply through Office of Admissions.


To apply, please click on the links provided below.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Fall Admission - Applications are accepted August 2 through March 1
Spring Admission - Applications are accepted March 2 - August 1

Master of Science in Nursing
Post Master’s Certification


January 15 – Fall semester admittance only
Also complete departmental application.
**Apply through Office of Admissions.


The following College of Education programs have early priority deadlines:
Master’s programs in Community Counseling, School Counseling, Instructional Leadership and Instructional Design: and Ph.D. program in Instructional Design.
Contact the College of Education for specific deadlines.
**Apply through Office of Admissions.

For information on deadlines for International applicants, please click on the appropriate link.