Choose Your Admission Round

Applications are accepted for our campus program for both the fall or spring semester, while we only accept distance applications for the fall semester.

  • Applications are reviewed in rounds, and applicants should submit their application materials as early as possible but before the deadlines below.
  • Remember, your application isn't considered "complete" until every component has been received, and your application must be complete by a round's deadline in order to be considered for that round.
  • You'll check your status by logging into your application account.

A Note on Our Use of Admission Rounds

Which round is best? That's up to you. We use rounds to help us manage the flow of applications and to provide admission decisions within a timely manner. We consider every application, no matter which round it's in, so you should choose the round with dates that fit your timeline. When making your selection, keep these in mind:

  • If you are applying to other programs and you're concerned about responding to multiple offers, consider the date by which a reply is required.
  • If you are applying to the distance program and want to include your education plans in your performance review, consider the decision notification date.

A Note on Our Deadlines

Deadlines include the application deadline, the decision date, and the date by which admitted students must reply to an offer of admission.

  • Remember, in order to be considered in an application round, your application must be complete by the stated deadline.
  • Send your scores to Duke at least one month prior to the deadline you seek, and ask your recommendation providers to submit their information by the stated deadline.
  • The program can only guarantee a spot for admitted applicants until the date by which the applicant reply is required.

Fall Entry (August)

Campus and Distance Options

For Application Round

open to

completed applications received by

receive decision notification by

with reply required by

1

All Applicants

January 15

March 15

April 15

2

All Applicants

March 15

May 1

June 1

3

US Citizens and Permanent Residents Only 

June 1

June 15

July 1

Spring Entry (January)

Campus Option Only

For Application Round

open to

completed applications received by

receive decision notification by

with reply required by

1

All Applicants

September 1

October 1

November 1

2

US Citizens and Permanent Residents Only

November 1

December 1

December 15

 Please note:

  • In some cases, we may postpone a decision to the next round.