Graduate School Application Process

How to Apply

Making the decision to apply for a graduate degree program is complex. We want to make the application process as simple as possible by providing all the resources you need, when you need them.

Applications are open August 15 – January 15.

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Vanderbilt Professional School Graduate Degrees

For degrees that are offered by the Graduate SchoolPh.D., M.A., M.S., M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and M.L.A.S. – you must apply directly to the Graduate School. Applicants with bachelor’s or comparable non-U.S. degrees may use the same application.

Vanderbilt Professional School Graduate Degrees

For discipline-specific programs offered at a school or college that grant their degrees independently (i.e. M.Ed. from the Peabody College of Education and Human Development), begin by searching for the program on the main university program finder and navigating to the admissions page of the professional school where your intended degree is housed.