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University Admission Requirements

A student applying to a master's program must:

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • present unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. The unofficial transcript should be easily readable and clearly indicate degree(s) awarded, courses and course grades for each term. If accepted, official transcripts can be emailed from the university to or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Illinois State University, Graduate School, 209 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 4040, Normal, IL 61790-4040.

International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.

Additional Program Admission Requirements

A student applying to this program must:

  • have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25 cumulative (on a scale in which an A is a 4.0)
  • submit official GRE scores if undergraduate GPA is below 3.25 cumulative (use institutional code 1319)

Additional Program Admission Requirements for Current Graduate Students

  • students who have completed 9 or more credit hours of graduate coursework at the time of application must have an established minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 for admission consideration
  • in order to apply as a graduate transfer student from another institution, an official transcript including the student’s graduate GPA must be provided to the university before official admission can be offered
  • current graduate students with less than 9 completed credit hours of graduate coursework at the time of application may be eligible for conditional admission. Once final transcripts are received, a graduate GPA will be established. If the graduate GPA is a 3.5 or above, the conditional admission will change to official admission. If the graduate GPA is below a 3.5, the student will be denied admission to the program.

Admission Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline
Fall  March 15 
Spring  Currently closed 
Summer  Preferred deadline: March 1; unavailable for first time international students 

Graduate Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Dr. Joshua Brown  Turner 172A  (309) 438-5874