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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 cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.
  • submit official GRE Scores if GPA is below a 3.0 cumulative or 3.25 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (use institutional code 1319)

Admission Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline
Fall  July 1 
Spring  December 1 
Summer  April 15; unavailable for first time international students 

Graduate Coordinator

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