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Maybe it's a dream to lead, improve your credentials, earn that next promotion or to get noticed in today's job market. Only you know what your next big step is. Now it's time to master it. It's time to do more.

The graduate degree programs at Southeast are designed with you in mind, to foster your intellectual curiosity and expand your opportunities for a rewarding career.

Graduate programs are offered online and in the classroom at the main campus. You’ll be surrounded by leading thinkers in the field through either method and challenged to find the will to do.

Academic Programs

Build on the education you’ve already acquired with a certificate, master’s, or specialist degree from Southeast. Degrees are offered in online or in the classroom formats.

International Admissions

Experience American culture, share your global perspective, and earn a graduate degree from an accredited institution; you’ll do all that here. Southeast welcomes students from 55 countries around the world. Join us.

Application Deadlines

The application for admission, 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 

Rolling admission, but preferred deadlines are:  

  • Fall Semester - July 1  

  • Spring Semester - November 1 

  • Summer Semester (for IEP students only) - None 

Programs with Early Application Deadlines 

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

Program 

Semester 

Application Deadline 

Applied Behavior Analysis (MA) 

Summer/Fall 

February 1 - Complete files are not reviewed until February 

Applied Computer Science (MS)

Fall

March 1 (international)

Applied Computer Science (MS)

Spring

October 1 (international)

Applied Nutrition (MS) 

Summer 

January 1  - Complete files are not reviewed until January

Biology (MNS) 

Fall 

April 1 

Biology (MNS) 

Spring 

October 1 

Biology (MNS) 

Summer 

April 1 

Communication Disorders (MA) 

Summer Admission Only 

January 15 - Complete files are not reviewed until February 

Cybersecurity (MS)

Fall

March 1 (international)

Cybersecurity (MS)

Spring

October 1 (international)

Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA) 

Fall 

Februry 1 - Applications after this deadline will be considered but may not be given priority. 

Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA) 

Spring 

October 1 - Applications after this deadline will be considered but may not be given priority. 

Mental Health Counseling (MA) 

Summer/Fall Admission Only 

February 1 - Complete files are not reviewed until February 

Nursing (MSN) 

Fall Admission Only 

February 1 - Complete files are not reviewed until February. Admission will continue until seats are filled.

School Counseling (MA) 

Summer/Fall Admission Only 

February 1 - Complete files are not reviewed until February 

School Psychological Examiner Post-Graduate Certificate 

Fall 

August 1 

School Psychological Examiner Post-Graduate Certificate 

Spring 

December 1 

School Psychological Examiner Post-Graduate Certificate 

Summer 

May 1 

Technology Management (MS) 

Fall 

August 1 (domestic), July 1 (international) 

Technology Management (MS) 

Spring 

November 1 

Alumni

"As an undergraduate student, I could tell the faculty and instructors were extremely knowledgeable, passionate about learning, and were dedicated to educating future nurses and nurse practitioners. Because of the high quality of educators ... Southeast was the clear choice for advancing my education."

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Will Harris

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