Admission for International Students Seeking Master's Degrees
To be admitted to a UIS graduate program, international applicants must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree; bachelor’s degrees earned abroad may or may not meet this requirement. Full admission to graduate study requires a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) equivalent to a U.S. GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also have met all entrance requirements specified by their chosen UIS degree program. An I-20 AB or DS 2019 (formerly called IAP 66) certificate of eligibility cannot be issued until the student has been accepted by a degree program and all required documents have been received.
International students seeking admission to the University of Illinois Springfield are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The annual application deadline for the Graduate Assistantship (GA) and Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) programs is March 15. In order to be considered for a GA or GPSI position, students must be admitted to a UIS graduate program and issued an I-20. Therefore, international students who want to be considered for a GA or GPSI position are encouraged to apply for admission into a UIS graduate program at least nine months prior to the March 15 deadline.