Prospective Students

Public Policy PhD student with her professor

Application Deadlines

Experience the McCormack Difference

At the McCormack School, you’ll find talented faculty, motivated students, and dedicated staff. Offering innovative and interdisciplinary programs and home to world-renowned institutes and entrepreneurial centers, we are a leader in research, policymaking, and advancing social justice. A school with a teaching soul, we are deeply invested in educating and mentoring the next generation of thought leaders, public servants, change agents, and academics.

The typical McCormack graduate student is committed to making the world a better place and we believe that professional success and a dedication to social justice can co-exist. Our graduate programs provide the foundations and real-world skills needed to advance your existing career or make a transition to a new one. Our graduates are leaders in fields as diverse as government, the nonprofit sector, education, business, health, and law.

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McCormack Graduate School Programs

Find detailed admissions requirements, application instructions, and financial aid information here:

PhD Programs
Global Governance and Human Security
Public Policy

Master’s Degree Programs
Conflict Resolution
Gerontology Research/Policy
Global Comparative Public Administration NEW
International Relations
Management of Aging Services
Public Administration

Graduate Certificate Programs
Conflict Resolution
Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy

Applications Deadlines

NB: Dates are subject to change; please consult the appropriate program office for possible deadline extensions.

Deadlines Fall Priority Deadline Fall Final        Spring Deadline   
Conflict Resolution, MA Feb. 15 June 1 Nov. 1
Conflict Resolution, Graduate Certificate NA June 1 Nov. 1
Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy, Graduate Certificate Apr. 15 June 1 Fall only

Gerontology, Graduate Certificate

NA June 1 Nov. 1
Gerontology, MS Research/Policy NA June 1 Fall only
Gerontology, PhD Feb. 1 June 1 Fall only
Global Comparative Public Administration, MPA NA June 1 Fall only
Global Governance and Human Security, PhD NA Jan. 15 Fall only
International Relations, MA Mar. 15 June 1 Fall only
Management of Aging Services, MS NA June 1 Dec. 1
Public Administration, MPA
(including all tracks)
May 15 June 1 Fall only
Public Policy, PhD NA Feb 10 Fall only

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