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Spring 2021 Start Options for Graduate Students

Shorelight universities are working to provide our graduate students with options to start their studies safely and securely, including both On Campus and Virtual study plans.

There is still a lot of uncertainty due to COVID-19, and we know many students are unsure about how to begin their US education. 

Shorelight universities are working to provide our graduate students with options to start their studies safely and securely, including both On Campus and Virtual study plans. We know that students are eager to get to campus for the full US university experience, and we are here to help. As US embassies continue to open around the world, our Enrollment Services and Global Recruitment teams are receiving daily updates and standing by to support you and your students through the visa process. 

Graduate degrees listed below are offered virtually, and all provide seamless progression to campus. Select programs, noted below, are available through Shorelight’s cutting-edge and award-nominated digital platform, Live. In all programs, students benefit from Shorelight’s Signature Student Experience and hands-on support. 

Have students who want to begin their undergraduate degree this year? Learn more about our Spring Undergraduate Options here.


GRADUATE START OPTIONS

Adelphi University

On Campus Spring Start

YES

Virtual Spring Start

YES

On Campus Application Deadlines

December 14, 2020

Virtual Application Deadlines

January 5, 2021

American University

On Campus Spring Start

NO

Virtual Spring Start

YES

On Campus Application Deadlines

N/A

Virtual Application Deadlines

December 10, 2020

Auburn University

On Campus Spring Start

YES

Virtual Spring Start

YES

On Campus Application Deadlines

December 7, 2020

Virtual Application Deadlines

January 6, 2021

Cleveland State University

On Campus Spring Start

YES

Virtual Spring Start

YES

On Campus Application Deadlines

December 1, 2020

Virtual Application Deadlines

December 4, 2020

University of Dayton

On Campus Spring Start

YES

Virtual Spring Start

YES

On Campus Application Deadlines

December 14, 2020

Virtual Application Deadlines

December 14, 2020

University of Illinois Chicago

On Campus Spring Start

YES

Virtual Spring Start

YES

On Campus Application Deadlines

September 1, 2020

Virtual Application Deadlines

September 20, 2020

University of Massachusetts Amherst

On Campus Spring Start

NO

Virtual Spring Start

YES

On Campus Application Deadlines

N/A

Virtual Application Deadlines

December 11, 2020

University of Massachusetts Boston

On Campus Spring Start

YES

Virtual Spring Start

YES

On Campus Application Deadlines

December 21, 2020

Virtual Application Deadlines

December 21, 2020

University of the Pacific

On Campus Spring Start

YES

Virtual Spring Start

YES

On Campus Application Deadlines

December 4, 2020

Virtual Application Deadlines

December 12, 2020

University of South Carolina

On Campus Spring Start

YES

Virtual Spring Start

YES

On Campus Application Deadlines

December 9, 2020

Virtual Application Deadlines

December 11, 2020


Adelphi University Virtual Graduate Degrees Available

MS Biology

MS Business Analytics

MBA Garden City

Global MBA Manhattan

MS Computer Science

MA Education Technology

MA General Psychology

MPH Public Health

MS Social Work

MS Sport Management

MS Supply Chain Management

For further details on which placement levels are being offered, please visit our Spring Study Plans page.


American University Virtual Graduate Degrees Available

MSA Accounting

MA Art History

MS Biotechnology

MS Chemistry

MS Computer Science

MS Data Science

MA Economics

MEd Education Policy and Leadership

MS Environmental Science

MSF Finance

MS Health Promotion Management

MA International Economics

MA Mathematics, Information Security

MA Political Science

MPA Public Administration

MPP Public Policy

PSM Quantitative Analysis

MSRE Real Estate

MS Statistics

MST Taxation

MA TESOL


Auburn University Virtual Graduate Degrees Available

MS Aerospace Engineering

MS Agriscience Education

MAM Applied Mathematics

MS Biosystems Engineering

MS Business/Marketing Education

MS Chemical Engineering

MCP Master of Community Planning

MS Computer Science and Software Engineering

MS Cybersecurity Engineering

MS Early Childhood Education

MEd English for Speakers of Other Languages

MS English Language Arts Education

MS Foreign Language Education: French or Spanish

MS General Science Education

MS Materials Engineering

MS Mathematics

MS Mechanical Engineering

MS Music Education: Instrumental or Vocal

MS Probability and Statistics

MPA Master of Public Administration

MS Reading Education

MS Statistics


Cleveland State University Virtual Graduate Degrees Available

MS Computer Science -

offered via CSU Live

MS Information Systems -

offered via CSU Live

MS Biomedical Engineering

MS Chemical Engineering

MS Civil Engineering

MS Electrical Engineering

MS Engineering Mechanics

MS Environmental Engineering

MS Mechanical Engineering

MS Software Engineering


University of Dayton Virtual Graduate Degrees Available

MS Computer Science -

offered via UDayton Live

MS Aerospace Engineering

MS Bioengineering

MBA Business Administration

MS Chemical Engineering

MS Chemistry

MS Civil Engineering

MS Computer Engineering

MS Electrical Engineering

MS Electro-Optics

MS Engineering Management

MS Engineering Mechanics

MA English

MFIN Finance

MSE Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

MS Materials Engineering

MS Mechanical Engineering

MPA Public Administration

MS Renewable and Clean Energy Engineering

MSE Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

For further details on which placement levels are being offered, please visit our Spring Study Plans page.


University of Illinois at Chicago Virtual Graduate Degrees Available

MS Accounting

MBA Business Administration

MS Business Analytics

MS Civil Engineering

MS Finance

MS Management Information Systems

MS Marketing

MS Materials Engineering

MS Supply Chain and Operations Management

Master of Urban Planning and Policy


University of Massachusetts Amherst Virtual Graduate Degrees Available

MS Electrical and Computer Engineering -

via UMass Amherst Live


University of Massachusetts Boston Virtual Graduate Degrees Available

MS Accounting

Master of Business Administration

MS Business Analytics

MS Computer Science

MS Finance

MS Information Technology


University of South Carolina Virtual Graduate Degrees Available

Master's Start: Business -

via UofSC Live

Global Strategy Certificate-

via UofSC Live

Master of International Business -

via UofSC Live

ME/MS Aerospace Engineering

ME/MS Biomedical Engineering

ME/MS Chemical Engineering

ME/MS Civil Engineering

MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

ME/MS Electrical Engineering

MS Exercise Science

MS Environmental Health Sciences

MIHTM International Hospitality and Tourism

ME/MS Mechanical Engineering

MS Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurial Engineering

MSEM Sports and Entertainment Management


University of the Pacific Virtual Graduate Degrees Available

Master of Accounting

MS Engineering Science - all concentrations