• The Academic Catalog


    The academic catalog is your source for specific requirements for the program to which you are applying. Please be sure to check the catalog for details.

  • Complete an Application


    For your convenience, you can complete an application online for the majority of our programs, including master's degree and specialist programs. Be sure to check for any variances in the application process for the program you are interested in. Applicants applying to the following programs must complete a separate application process and may have a different application fee.

    Communication Disorders
    Health Administration
    Occupational Therapy


  • Submit the Application


    Submit your application with the $50 application fee.

  • Submit Supplemental Materials


    The programs listed below require the submission of supplemental materials. The academic catalog should also be consulted for your program of interest.

    If you are applying to one of the following programs, please follow the admission procedures included in the program’s supplemental admission materials. Please follow the instructions/guidelines outlined for your program of interest.


    College of Arts and Sciences

    Communications and Training
    Criminal Justice
    Master of Fine Arts in Independent Film and Digital Imaging
    Political and Justice Studies

    College of Business and Public Administration

    Business Administration
    Management Information Systems
    Public Administration

    College of Education

    Early Childhood Education
    Educational Administration
    Multicategorical Special Education
    School Psychology-Education Specialist Degree

    College of Health and Human Services

    Communication Disorders
    Health Administration
    Occupational Therapy
    Social Work 


  • Submit Official Transcripts



    Submit electronic official transcripts to: apotranscripts@govst.edu

    By Mail

    Send hard copies of official transcriptions to:

    Governors State University - Admission Processing
    1 University Parkway
    University Park, IL 60484


    Transcripts must be sent directly from your previous school to GSU. If electronic transcripts are sent to you in error, return them to your previous school and request that they be sent directly to GSU. If your previous school sends you a paper version of your transcript, forward it to GSU unopened in the sealed envelope it came in.

  • Additional Requirements


    Be sure to include:

    GRE/GMAT and other test scores (when applicable)

    Credentials Evaluation (If you have completed course work outside of the USA, a course by course credential evaluation, by a NACES member will be required.) Visit www.naces.org/members.html to search for an evaluation service provider.


  • Evaluation & Processing


    Please allow two to four weeks for evaluation and processing after the application, transcript(s) and supplemental materials have been received. Some programs have application deadlines. All application materials must be in by the deadline or your application will not be reviewed. If your program has an application deadline, the evaluation process may take longer than two weeks. You will be notified once a decision has been made.


  • Letter of Admission Decision


    After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from the Office of Admission with your admission decision.