2023-2024 Academic Catalog


The best way to apply to UD is online. Application requirements vary by program and may include transcripts and test scores. International students should review the additional application requirements necessary to complete their application.

Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the registrars of all previously attended colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Registration will be permitted only when the final transcript (showing the university seal and highest degree attained) is on file.

Letters of reference should be completed by professional persons able to judge the applicant's academic qualifications for the proposed field of study and returned to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing.

The University of Dayton operates under an early semester, split third-term calendar. The first term begins in late August; the second term in early January; the third term, first session, in May; and the third term, second session, in June.

It is the applicant's responsibility to see that all required documents are on file at least one month prior to the beginning of the term for which admission is sought.

Admission Tests
  • GMAT: required by the School of Business Administration 
  • GRE: required by the Departments of Biology, Communication, Physical Therapy, Psychology and Public Administration. The GRE is also required for the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. Applicants to the School of Education and Health Sciences with a GPA below 2.75 are required to submit GRE or MAT test scores

All applicants for graduate assistantships should include a statement, not to exceed 1,000 words, describing academic preparation, vocational objectives and particular interests in their field of study. Application deadlines vary by program and applications should be submitted directly to the department.