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EIU Master of Science
in Family and Consumer Sciences

The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School. Please note: Admission to the program is competitive. Meeting the Graduate School requirements does not ensure admission into the family and consumer sciences program. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Graduate School requirements are click here . International students please also see the International student admissions requirements.

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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

  1. A minimum of 2.75 grade point average.
    Please note: A cumulative GPA of 2.75 does not automatically guarantee acceptance into the family and consumer sciences master’s degree program.
  2. Two references:
    • Letter of Intent that addresses the following:
 The integrative and holistic nature of the discipline of family and consumer sciences. Include one or more examples to complement response.
      How a degree in family and consumer sciences will assist you in achieving your career goals.
    • Vita or Resume
      Include a current work and educational history in vita or resume format that includes your professional experiences. Include paid, volunteer and community or organization service experiences.
  3. Please fill out the program application through MyEIU:
    https://www.eiu.edu/myeiu/grad_app.php
    If you have questions please contact Dr. Linda Simpson, at ldsimpson@eiu.edu.

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!



Related Pages

School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Contact Information

Linda Simpson
Graduate Coordinator
Ph.D., CFCS, CPFFE

School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
217-581-2315
Fax: 217-581-6090
ldsimpson@eiu.edu


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