Application Information

Graduate School accepts applications for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.  However applicants must meet the published deadlines for each semester. [Please note that some programs accept applications only for Fall Term]. For more details about Program specific application deadlines click here.

Apply for Graduate Admission

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Documents Required

  1. Resume.
  2. Statement of Purpose (An essay describing your interest in the program).
  3. Official Transcripts from all higher education institutions/colleges/universities attended.
    1. The official transcript must be either sent directly from each university (through www.escript.com, www.parchment.com or www.studentclearinghouse.com) or must be placed in a sealed envelope and signed by the university registrar. An official transcript is not required for Chicago State University earned credits.  Note: You may upload an unofficial transcript for evaluation of your online application. An official copy of each transcript will be required as soon as possible after admission(Within 45 days from the start of the regular semester [Fall and Spring Semester] and within 15days for Summer Semester).
    2. A Course by Course evaluation of all foreign educational credentials (transcripts) is required and must be reported directly to the university by any of the following and/or professional evaluation service agencies. This applies to all International applicants as well as domestic applicants who have attended/earned credits from outside USA.
      1. Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE). Website: ece.org
      2. World Educational Service (WES). Website: wes.org
      3. Educational Perspective (EP). Website: edperspective.org
      4. Josef Silny & Associates, Inc (JS&A). Website: jsilny.org
      5. Foreign Academic Credentials Service (FACS). Website: facsusa.com
  4. For International Students Only
    1. Passport Copy.
    2. Bank Statement:  Account summary (or) Letter from the 'Bank' showing the availability of funds is sufficient. We do not need detailed transactions.
    3. Proof of English Proficiency.(Submit one of the following)
      1. TOEFL Official score Report, Minimum total score of 69 is required.
      2. IELTS Official Score Report, Minimum overall score of 6.0 is required.
      3. TOEFL Essential  Official Score Report, Minimum overall score of 8 is required.
      4. Duolingo Official Score Report, Minimum overall score of 95 is required.
      5. Pearson Official Score Report, Minimum overall score of  51 is required.
      6. English Proficiency Waiver Application: Request for waiver of English language. Download: Waiver Form

Application Requirements by Program Click here

Where to send the Official Documents

Office of Graduate & Professional Studies

Chicago State University

9501 S King Dr., ADM 129 

Chicago, IL 60628.

Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at (773)995-2404 or by Email: grad-admissions@csu.edu if you have any questions.