Graduate School Application

Application review begins in November. Early application is encouraged! Applications are typically accepted for admission to the Fall semester. Please note: Select Fall 2019 as the term.

Application Fee: $70.00 domestic applicants; $90.00 international applicants. The fee must be paid to submit the application. You can pay by credit card. Fee waivers may be available; you may apply at:

Questions? Send an e-mail to us at, or call (217) 300-7978.

Most of your application is completed online to the Graduate College through the Graduate and Professional Admissions and Academic Support Unit (GPASU). Our Admissions Committee receives this information from GPASU. The application can be done in several sessions, and saved until you are ready to submit it. Select the link for either "Domestic Applicants" or "International Applicants" at the bottom of the page and begin. Please send an email to and let us know that you plan to apply and we should expect your application materials. We are happy to answer questions throughout the process.    APPLY NOW

What to Submit?

1. Online application

2. Test scores – GRE, TOEFL

3. Letters of Recommendation

4. Personal Statement

5. Transcripts

Online Application

The application instructions can be found on the Graduate School website.

• Many questions can be found in the Grad College Admissions FAQ.

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