Graduate Dates and Deadlines


Memorial University has three semesters per academic year commencing with Fall:

  • Fall Semester: September 1 - December 31
  • Winter Semester: January 1 - April 30
  • Spring Semester: May 1 - August 31

Application Deadline:

  • February 1 (PhD) for Fall admission (every even year)
  • February 1 (graduate diploma and MEd) for Spring and Fall admission
  • September 15 (graduate diploma and MEd) for Winter admission

Duration of programs

  • Maximum of seven years Masters
  • Maximum of seven years PhD

Note: Students who do not complete their programs in the number of semesters of their payment plans will be required to pay a continuance fee for each additional semester required. See School of Graduate Studies Minimum Expense form.

Application Deadlines for Programs:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Studies
  • Information Technology*
  • Post-Secondary Studies

February 1st - Begin the program either spring (May) or fall (September) semester

    • (Note: Decisions made end of March/beginning of April)

September 15th - Begin the program winter (January) semester

    • (Note: Decisions made end of October/beginning of November)

*Semester start and other important dates at Cape Breton University may differ from Memorial's. It is the responsibility of students taking CBU courses to note the differing dates for course add, drop, commencement, end, etc.

Application Deadlines for Programs:

  • Counselling Psychology 

February 1st for all applicants

    • Part-time students - start May in the year they apply
    • Full-time students - start September in the year they apply

Note: no winter admission for Counselling Psychology program

Application Processing Fee:

Canadian Applicants - $60 / non-Canadian Applicants - $120

Late Applications

Due to the volume of applications received and the processing procedures involved for each competition we are unable to accept applications received after the advertised programme deadlines.


Faculty of Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000