Graduate Admissions Important Dates

The Graduate Programs at Viterbo University are designed with you, and your busy life, in mind enrolling students year-round in the fall (August), spring (January), and summer (May) semesters. Some programs offer only one or two traditional starts but will accept students in some instances in off terms, if you are interested in starting sooner simply ask your admissions representative for more information! 

We encourage you to apply early, especially for our residential and blended programs, to ensure your place in the class or if you are considering applying for Financial Aid.    

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Program Start Terms:

Business & Servant Leadership

  • MBA (Residential):  Fall, Spring, and Summer 
  • MBA in Health Care Leadership (online):  Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • M.S. in Servant Leadership (blended):  Fall, Spring, and Summer 

Counseling Programs

  • Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (residential): Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling (residential):  Fall, Spring, and Summer 
  • M.S. in School Counseling (residential):  Fall, Spring, and Summer

Education

M.A. in Education with (Teacher Licenses and Certificates emphasis areas):

*The program is online with the exception Proseminar for the M.A. in Education core credits which has one four-day residency in La Crosse.  Proseminar is the last course and will culminate with your commencement ceremony. 

  • Create your Own/Generalist (online*):  Fall, Spring, and Summer 
  • Cross-categorical Special Education - WI 801 (online*):  Fall, Spring, and Summer 
  • Reading Teacher - WI 316 (online*):  Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Reading Specialist - WI 17 (online*):  Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching - certificate (online*):  Fall, Spring, and Summer 

 M.A. in Education with (Education Leadership emphasis areas): 

  • Principal - WI 51 (blended):   Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Principal - Iowa 189 (blended):  
  • Director of Instruction - WI 10 (blended): Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Director of Special Education - WI 80 (blended): Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • School Business Administrator - WI 08 (blended):  Summer 2021

Licensure, Endorsements, and Certificates Only:  

  • Cross-categorical Special Education - WI 801 (online):  Fall, Spring, and Summer 
  • Reading Teacher - WI 316 (online):  Fall, Spring, and Summer 
  • Reading Specialist - WI 17 (online):  Fall only
  • Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching - certificate (online): Fall, Spring, and Summer 
  • Principal - WI 51 (blended):  Summer primary start, Fall secondary, no Spring but contact in emergency license situations
  • Principal - Iowa 189 (blended):  Summer primary start, Fall secondary
  • Director of Instruction - WI 10 (blended):  Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Director of Special Education - WI 80 (blended): Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • School Business Administrator - WI 08 (blended):  Summer only
  • Superintendent - WI 03 (blended): Fall, Spring, and Summer (La Crosse Only)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Licensure - Elementary Education (online): Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Licensure - Cross-categorical Special Education (online):  Fall, Spring, and Summer 
  • Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Licensure - Secondary Content Areas (blended):  Summer 

 

Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

 
Post-MSN entry programs:
Leadership Tracks (blended):  Fall, Spring, and Summer Starts):
  • DNP  for APRNs  (blended): Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • DNP  Ii Ethical Leadership (blended): Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Dual Degree DNP with MBA in Health Care Leadership - post-MSN entry (blended);  Fall, Spring, and Summer
    • Application Deadline:  Rolling Admissions
Nurse Practitioner Tracks (blended):  Summer start only
  • Family Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care 
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner -  Primary Care 
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care 
    • Priority Application Deadline:    November 1 each year (note: this is a completed application deadline)
    • Regular Application Deadline:    February 1 each year (note: this is a completed application deadline)
    • Space Available Deadline:            April 1 each year
Post-BSN entry programs: 
Nurse Practitioner Tracks (blended):  Summer start only
  • DNP -  post-BSN entry (blended):  Summer starts only 
    • Priority Application Deadline:    November 1 each year (note: this is a completed application deadline)
    • Regular Application Deadline:    February 1 each year (note: this is a completed application deadline)
    • Space Available Deadline:            April 1 each year
Leadership Tracks (blended):  Fall, Spring, and Summer Starts):
  • Dual Degree DNP with MBA - post-BSN entry 
    • Priority Application Deadline:    November 1 each year (note: this is a completed application deadline)
    • Regular Application Deadline:    February 1 each year (note: this is a completed application deadline)
    • Space Available Deadline:            April 1 each year

Nursing (DE MSN)

MSN - Initial Nursing Practice (Direct Entry)
  • Initial Nursing Practice (online with La Crosse region clinical):  Fall start
    • Priority Application Deadline:    November 1 each year (note: this is a completed application deadline)
    • Regular Application Deadline:    February 1 each year (note: this is a completed application deadline)
    • Space Available Deadline:            April 1 each year

 

Nutrition/Community Medical Dietetics

  • M.S. in Community Medical Dietetics - post-RDN (online):  Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • MS. in Community Medical Dietetics -  Dual MS with Dietetic Internship (online coursework & La Crosse clinical): Summer only
    • Priority Application Deadline:     February 1
    • Regular Application Deadline:     April 15
  • MS. in Community Medical Dietetics - Initial/Direct Entry to RDN licensure - coordinated program with internship (online with national in-person clinical):  Summer only
    • Priority Application Deadline:    November 1 each year (note: this is a completed application deadline)
    • Regular Application Deadline:    February 1 each year (note: this is a completed application deadline)
    • Space Available Deadline:            April 1 each year
      Interview Information: 

      Several graduate programs require an interview as part of the admissions process.  Candidates are reviewed for an interview by the program admissions committee once a file becomes complete.  Invitations to interview are by invitation only. 

      Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

      Once your application file is complete your materials are presented to the admissions committee for initial review for an invitation to interview. Applicants to the summer cohorts of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP),  Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, and all BSN entry paths are encouraged to complete the application file in the fall by the Priority Application Deadline. 

      Interview days for the 2022 cohort will be held on Wednesdays. Invitations to interview are extended by the program via email to selected candidates.  

      Priority Application Interview Days on Wednesdays: 

      • Wednesday, November  10  (between 10:00 a.m. and noon) 
      • Wednesday, December 15  (between 10:00 a.m. and noon) 
      • Wednesday, January 12   (between 10:00 a.m. and noon)

      Counseling Programs

      The master's and doctoral programs in Counseling and Supervision require an interview as part of the admissions process.  Interviews are individual and 90 minutes in length.  Once your application file is complete the admissions committee reviews your materials.  Interviews are by invitation only.   

      MS in Mental Health Counseling

      • Interviews will be held during the week and times of the day vary.  All interviews are 90 minutes in length and will be conducted virtually via Zoom until further notice.   Candidates are required to have a camera on for the interview. 

      MS in School Counseling

      • Interviews will be held during the week and times of the day vary.  All interviews are 90 minutes in length and will be conducted virtually via Zoom until further notice.   Candidates are required to have a camera on for the interview. 

      Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

      • Interviews are scheduled at a mutually agreed-upon time between the candidate and the admissions committee.  Interviews are 90 minutes in length and will be conducted virtually via Zoom until further notice.  Candidates are required to have a camera on for the interview.  

      Dietetics

      The MS in Community Medical Dietetics program will require an interview as part of the admissions process.  Interviews will be one hour in length, conducted virtually requiring the candidate to have a camera and microphone.