Admissions and Financial Aid

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents*

Master's Degree Programs

  • June 1: Final Deadline for our MS in Global Health Policy and Management, MA in Sustainable International Development, and MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence programs (and related duals)
  • July 1st: Final Deadline for our Social Impact MBA and Master of Public Policy programs (and related duals)

All applicants will be considered for a merit-based scholarship, but applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Over 95% percent of admitted applicants receive a partial tuition scholarship.  All scholarships are merit-based. Scholarships for Fall 2023 are still available!

*Permanent residents are defined as those who are in possession of a green card that authorizes them to live permanently within the United States. 

PhD in Social Policy Program

  • January 2nd: Final Deadline

International Applicants

Master's Degree Programs

  • February 1st: Priority deadline for international applicants needing visa support*
  • April 1st: Final Deadline for all international applicants to our masters programs

*International applicants interested in The World Bank must submit a completed application with all materials by the February 1 deadline.

PhD in Social Policy Program

  • January 2nd: Final Deadline

Decision Timelines

Applicants can expect to receive a decision 4-6 weeks after your application has been confirmed as complete. All applicants will receive an email notification once a decision is available, directing you to login to your application status page. 

Applicants to our PhD program can expect to receive a decision by March 1st.

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: