SPEA has two admissions cycles. Students applying for admission into SPEA beginning in the spring semester must apply by December 1; students applying for admission into SPEA beginning in the fall semester must apply by May 1.
The application for the next admission cycle is available online for Fall 2015 admission and is due May 1. Applications are reviewed after grades are final for the semester during which you submit your application.
When does SPEA consider these requirements complete--in other words, how soon can I apply? You may apply during the semester in which you are completing coursework that will complete these requirements, to be admitted for the semester following. That is, if you will reach 26 credit hours and take your introductory course during the spring semester, you may apply for fall admissions by May 1. SPEA reviews applications after grades are final, so that your coursework, credit hours, and GPA from the semester during which you apply are considered.