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For highly qualified individuals whose career, family, or other life commitments make on-campus coursework impractical, the AE Distance Learning Program (DLP) offers a great opportunity to earn a master's degree. Find out more about this unique opportunity.

Application Fee Waivers Available Beginning October 1, 2023

To promote more diversity within the applicant pool, the AE School will waive a limited number of application fees for applicants who are members of underrepresented groups. To be considered for the next cohort of application waivers, please send a copy of your resume or transcript to Mrs. Tasha Koon between October 1- November 17, 2023. In the message, please let us know the aspect of your identity that is underrepresented (such as your racial/ethnic group). The request for a waiver will not affect admissions decisions.

No GRE Requirement: Spring, Summer & Fall 2024
The AE School will not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as part of the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024 admissions process for our MS and Ph.D. programs.

Application Deadlines

To ensure full consideration for research assistantships, please submit your application package by the deadlines listed below. The deadline for the School to receive supplemental materials, (i.e. recommendation letters, and language proficiency requirement or test scores) is four weeks after the deadline of each term. Note that referees will not receive a request to submit their letters until the application has been submitted by the student.

  • Fall 2024: with full consideration for Financial Aid: December 1, 2023
  • Fall 2024: (final deadline): March 1, 2024
  • Summer 2024: with full consideration for Financial Aid: December 1, 2023
  • Summer 2024: (final deadline): February 1, 2024
  • Spring 2025: September 1, 2024

Deferral Deadline 
Please check with the Academic Office for the last day to defer through the AE Graduate Info Mailbox. You can defer your application for up to one academic year. Please send your request to the AE Graduate Info mailbox if you need to defer.

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