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The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

To be eligible for degree candidacy in any of the Master of Science in Natural Sciences concentrations, applicants must meet all the requirements for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, applicants must submit evidence of successful completion of accredited teacher education programs from Eastern Illinois University or other equally accredited institutions. Applicants must also possess a valid teaching certificate. See "Admission Procedures" section in the current Graduate Catalog.

Sign Up for MyEIU and Learn More about Eastern

Your MyEIU account is free and easy; all it takes is an email address to get started. You can even sign up via Facebook! Once you've logged into MyEIU, you can learn everything there is to know about Eastern and get information about everything the university has to offer — all tailored to your unique set of interests!

Apply to the Graduate School

All students can apply to the graduate school through MyEIU. The graduate school requires:

  1. A complete online application
  2. A copy of your official transcripts
  3. A $30 application fee

Learn more about the Graduate School admissions process.

Apply to the Program

U.S. Residents:

  1. Submit a Graduate School Application on-line
    - Graduate School Application for Admission
  2. Mail the following to the Graduate School Office:
    - Official Transcripts
    - Official GRE (general) scores
  3. Submit a Graduate Assistantship Application to the Graduate School

International Applicants:

  1. Mail the following to the International Programs Office:
    - International Student Application
    - Official GRE (general) scores
    - Official TOEFL scores
    - Financial Affidavit Form
  2. Submit a Graduate Assistantship Application to the Graduate School
  3. Mail the following to International Programs*:
    - Scholarship Application Form

*A student cannot receive both a Graduate Assistantship (stipend + tuition waiver) and an International Student Tuition Scholarship (tuition waiver only) but should apply for both. If both are awarded, the tuition scholarship can be easily declined.

Keep an Eye on Your Admission Status

You'll be able to keep tabs on the status of your application through MyEIU; you'll receive a message when you have been officially admitted to EIU!

Apply for an Assistantship

If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application.

Graduate assistantships are typically awarded in accordance with the academic year. Assistantship applications are normally accepted through the middle of February; a decision for the next academic year comes within a month. For more information about graduate assistantships, please click here.

Join Us in Charleston!

Now you're ready for your first semester at Eastern! Welcome to the EIU family! We're glad to have you, and we're confident you'll be glad you came!