|Januray Intake||August Intake|
|Priority Application Deadline: October 1||Priority Application Deadline: February 15|
|Confirmation Deadline: December 1||Confirmation Deadline: May 1|
|Final Application Deadline:* November 1||Final Application Deadline:* June 1|
*Overseas students who still need to apply for a new student visa MUST have ALL required materials (including program-specific requirements) submitted to ISSS on or before this deadline in order to be considered for admission. Any students who do not submit all requested materials but this deadline will need to indicate if they wish to withdraw their application or defer to the following intake.
Before beginning the admissions process, students interested in applying for one of our graduate programs are advised to review both the program-specific deadlines as well as the program-specific requirements (including any supplemental materials) that are required for their respective program. If you are unsure about what you need to submit, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may assist you.
All Graduate students not interested in Chase Law programs* can complete NKU's Online Application to begin the process of applying to NKU. Please note that you will need to create an account ID and password before you can proceed with the application.
*Students interested in pursuing the LLM in US Law should refer to the LLM application website for details on the application process.
The fee should be paid at the time of the application. If you do not have the means to pay it when you fill out the application online, you can always go back and pay it later. Be sure to have your account ID and password so you can log back in to do so, if needed.
Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be submitted to NKU as part of the application.
All applicants with foreign university-level coursework must have their transcripts professionally evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). These course-by-course evaluations must include the U.S. equivalencies for number of credit hours, grades attained, overall GPA, and degree awarded (if applicable).
Your score reports must be sent directly to Northern Kentucky University. NKU’s ETS code is 1574. The minimum scores for admission to programs are below. Keep in mind that you only need to submit ONE of the following:
Alternatively, students who have completed their 4-year bachelor's degree in the U.S. can meet this requirement.
If you do not meet Northern Kentucky University’s English proficiency requirement, both Computer Information Technology and Computer Science offer a conditional admission option. Students who are otherwise qualified for this programs can be granted conditional admission, pending completion of the American English Language Program.
For any other graduate program, conditional admission is not an option.
IF YOU ARE MAILING ANY DOCUMENTS, PLEASE USE THIS ADDRESS:
Northern Kentucky University
International Student & Scholar Services
100 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099 U.S.A.
Head on over to nku.edu/intlnext to review your next steps!