Admission to Graduate Study

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university are eligible to apply for admission to master’s level study at UIS. Full admission to master’s studies may be granted to those who earned a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also have met all entrance requirements specific to the chosen UIS program; some programs require higher cumulative grade point averages and/or prerequisites. Refer to the individual programs for information on specific requirements. (For a complete list of all graduate majors, please see the Degrees Offered page in this catalog.)

Conditional admission may be granted to students with lower cumulative GPAs. Conditionally admitted students must complete a certain number of semester hours at UIS (exclusive of prerequisites) with a grade point average of no less than 3.0. The program will specify which courses must be completed to satisfy the conditions of admission.

All college/university transcripts, including verification of the bachelor’s degree and transcripts of all graduate work taken beyond the bachelor’s degree, must be submitted to the UIS Office of Admissions.

To receive maximum consideration for graduate admission, applicants should apply at least three months prior to the desired term start. Please note: Some academic programs have earlier deadlines.

Application forms can be submitted online.

To request a paper application, you may write to: 
UIS Office of Admissions
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080
Springfield, IL 62703-5407