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The Graduate Admissions Office has temporarily been relocated to the Undergraduate Admissions Office on the first floor and will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
You're seeking an intellectual challenge and are prepared to put in the work. GSU's broad range of advanced study positions you for success. We are committed to supporting students navigating their graduate careers during this challenging time. Though we are working remotely, we have made ourselves and our resources available online. Make a virtual appointment when you're ready. We're here to help you succeed.
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Master's Degree Requirements
All applicants must:
- have earned (or will have earned by the term they wish to enroll) a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university,
- have been in good standing at the last institution attended,
- have satisfied collegial and/or major criteria, if applicable, for graduate study in a specific major
- submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions (demonstrating a fulfillment of the above three items) to the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment.
A non-refundable $50 application fee is required at the time of application.
International applicants are required to have their official transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Visit www.naces.org/
members.html to search for an evaluation service provider.
School officials may send official documentation in one of two ways:
Governors State University
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University Park, IL 60484
Remember: Your application is not complete until official transcript(s) from all of your previously attended institutions have been received.
Please note that all documents submitted to Governors State University for admission purposes become the property of the university. Documents will not be released to students nor will they be forwarded to other educational institutions or agencies.
Important Program Application Deadlines
The following programs have specific application deadlines. If you do not see your intended program below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|July 30th for Fall, Nov. 20th for Spring, & April 15th for Summer
|Communication, Media, and Performance
|Aug. 1st for Fall & Dec. 1st for Spring
|Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling
|Feb. 15th for Fall & Aug. 15th for Spring
|May 1st for Fall & Nov. 15th for Spring
|May 1st for Fall & Oct. 1st for Spring
|Oct. 31st for Summer Admission Only
|March 15th for Fall
|Political and Social Justice Studies
|June 1st for Fall & Nov. 1st for Spring
|Feb. 1st, 2020 for Advanced Standing Program & March 1st for Full M.S.W. Program
|School Psychology - Education Specialist Degree
|February 15th for Fall
|Counselor Education and Supervision
|Jan. 15th for Fall
|April 15th for Fall
|March 1st for Fall
|Oct. 15th for Summer Admission Only
|Oct. 1st for Summer Admission Only
Master's Degree Program Supplemental Materials
Doctoral Degree Requirements
Governors State University's doctoral programs have varied requirements for admission: check the GSU Catalog here for specific admission requirements, application forms, deadlines, and required materials.
All applicants must submit a nonrefundable application fee. Application fees may vary by Program.
Additional Graduate Studies Requirements
GMAT/GRE and other test scores (when applicable): The school code for GMAT/GRE scores is 1263.
Credentials Evaluation: If you have completed course work outside of the United States, 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 and Processing
All application materials must be in by the deadline or your application will not be reviewed. Please check with your academic program for a timeline of the admission process. You will be notified by US Mail 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 Admissions with your admission decision.