Illinois State University graduate programs teach students advanced skills which prepare them for further scholarly, professional, and creative endeavors. More than 20,000 students -- of which nearly 3,000 are graduate students -- attend Illinois State University each year. The University is located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, a metropolitan area of 150,000, about halfway between Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri.
The Graduate School coordinates approximately 39 master's, two specialist, and nine doctoral degree programs, as well as numerous graduate certificates.
The Graduate School
The Graduate School is the “home” to all graduate students at Illinois State regardless of the program you are pursuing. The Graduate School is a helpful resource as you navigate life as a graduate student at Illinois State University.
The Graduate School provides:
- an online orientation,
- assistance planning your course of study,
- thesis and dissertation assistance, and
- graduation information.
In addition, you can find out how to participate in the Graduate Research Symposia or a graduate student campus organization.
Program Requirements & Deadlines
Each graduate program at Illinois State is unique. Programs have varied requirements for admission consideration. Additional information such as official transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation may also be requested to assist us in making an admission decision. In many cases, deadlines for the admission application and submission of required materials also apply. Please review the requirements and deadlines for the program of your choice.