Application Deadlines

The deadlines to submit an application to our degree programs are listed below. All full-time degree programs officially begin at the end of August each year. 

  • Master's degree applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once the first deadline has passed. Decisions are typically released 4-6 weeks after your application has been confirmed as complete.
  • Master's degree applicants who are interested in receiving priority scholarship consideration should apply by the Round 1 deadline.
  • PhD applicants will receive a decision by the end of March.
  • All applicants will receive an email notification once a decision is available, directing you to login to your application status page.

Heller Degree Programs

PhD in Social Policy

December 15

Master of Public Policy

January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final - International Students
June 1: Final - U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

MBA in Nonprofit Management

November 1: Early Decision*
January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final - International Students
July 1: Final - U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

*Apply by the early decision MBA deadline to receive your admissions decision by December 1. Early decision is non-binding, and simply provides applicants with the opportunity to receive their admissions decision earlier.

MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final - International Students
June 1: Final - U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

MA in Sustainable International Development

January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final - International Students
June 1: Final - U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

MS in Global Health Policy and Management

January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final - International Students
June 1: Final - U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

Dual Degrees (within Heller)

Applicants applying to one of the following dual degrees should refer to the deadlines listed below.

Dual MBA/Master of Public Policy

Dual MBA/MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

Dual MBA/MA in Sustainable International Development

Dual MBA/MS in Global Health Policy and Management

Dual MA in Sustainable International Development/MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

Dual MA in Sustainable International Development/MS in Global Health Policy and Management

Dual MS in Global Health Policy and Management/MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final - International Students
June 1: Final - U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

Please note the Early Decision round is not available for dual MBA applicants. 

Dual and Joint Degrees (with other Brandeis Departments and Universities)

Joint MA in Sustainable International Development and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
January 15

Joint MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final

Dual MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence/MA in International Law and Human Rights from University for Peace, Costa Rica
January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final - International Students
June 1: Final - U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

Dual MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence/MA in International Public Policy from KDI School of Government, South Korea
January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final - International Students
June 1: Final - U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

Dual MA in Sustainable International Development/JD from Northeastern University School of Law*
January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final - International Students
June 1: Final - U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

*Applicants must submit two separate applications. Please refer to Northeastern University School of Law's website for further application details and deadlines.

Dual MA in Sustainable International Development/LLM from Northeastern University School of Law*
January 15: Round 1
March 1: Round 2
May 1: Final - International Students
June 1: Final - U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

*Applicants must submit two separate applications. Please refer to Northeastern University School of Law's website for further application details and deadlines.

Other Dual and Joint Degrees

Interested in one of the following programs? Please note a Heller application is not required. Navigate to the appropriate link below for further information on the application process and deadlines: