Contact us if you have additional questions. We are eager to discuss what the College of Business & Public Administration has to offer you.

Contact us:
College of Business & Public Administration
Academic Advising Office

  • How do I find out more about the business programs?


    The CBPA professional academic advisors are always available to assist you. We encourage you to make an appointment to meet with an advisor by calling 708.534.4391, sending an email or visiting us in room G281 on campus.

  • How do I apply to GSU?


    Apply online through the Admissions Office website ( Our graduate programs require supplemental documents to be submitted with your application. Visit a specific program page for more details.

  • What is the deadline to apply to GSU?


    We have rolling admissions for all our programs, so there is no set deadline. However, applying as soon as possible prior to the semester you are planning to enter is highly recommended because courses can fill up quickly. You can find a copy of the academic calendar that shows the start of each semester to assist you in planning at this link:

  • What score do I need on my GMAT or GRE to be admitted into a business program at GSU?


    There is no set score needed for admission into our business programs. Our admission committee takes all supplemental documentation into consideration including GPA, GMAT/GRE score, statement of intent, resume, and reference letters when deciding if an applicant is a good fit for our programs.

  • What is the cost of tuition?


    Current tuition and fees are available on the tuition and fees page: 

  • Is Financial Aid available?



    Financial assistance in the form of scholarships, loans, federal and state aid, and student employment is available. Financial aid is available even to part-time students (a minimum of 6 credit hours is required). For more information visit


    Scholarships are also available from the GSU Foundation so be sure to review their web site listed below. You can also search for various external scholarship sources.

    GSU Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarships


  • Are there scholarships, graduate assistantships and tuition waivers available for CBPA students?


    Specific scholarships are available for CBPA students. Be sure to view what is available from Financial Aid and the GSU Foundation. These are the sources of all scholarships.

    Graduate assistantships and tuition waivers for CBPA students are available each semester. Visit the web or the portal under CBPA Student Resources for additional details and forms. Award amounts vary.

    CBPA awards up to nine tuition waivers each semester.
    Tuition waivers are awarded to a maximum of:
    3 undergraduate students
    3 graduate students
    3 graduate minority students

    When are tuition waivers due?
    Fall - July 15
    Spring- December 1
    Summer- April 15

    Completed Graduate Assistant application packets must be returned to the Dean’s Office two weeks prior to the “Tuition Payment Deadline” as shown on the Academic Calendar to ensure enrollment into classes.

  • How can I find out the content a business course I would like to take?


    Review syllabi to get a general idea of what to expect from a particular course. Copies of recent course syllabi are posted here:

  • Will I be able to complete a master’s degree within in 2 years?


    The length of time needed to complete a program will vary from student to student. It will depend how many courses you need to complete your program, and how many courses you take each semester. For example if you take 12 hours each semester you can finished twice as fast as if you only took six hours each semester.

  • Where can I find general information about GSU?


    We have an A-Z Index link which can be found at the top every page of our website.

  • Do you offer any online programs?


    Yes. Currently, our MBA in Supply Chain Management cohort program is offered completely online. We also offer online course options in all our business programs.


  • What is the faculty to student ratio in CBPA classes?


    For undergraduate classes the average faculty-student ratio is 1 to 22.

    For graduate classes the average faculty-student ratio is 1 to 17.

  • Are CBPA programs accredited?


    The College of Business & Public Administration is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Program (ACBSP) and by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).Governors State University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and by North Central Association of College and Schools (NCA).

  • Why can’t I register for my first semester (undergraduate)?


    All new undergraduate students must complete a mandatory orientation.

    To complete this requirement either go on MyGSU Student Portal (login) and select Orientation/Direct Self-Placement tab –OR- visit to complete this task.  Please note it will take 24 hours after completion of this orientation for you to be able to register for classes.  If you have questions about the orientation, please call Academic Resource Center (ARC) at 708.534.4090 or go to room B1215 on campus.