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EIU Graduate School


The Graduate School is excited to be included in your pursuit of graduate education and is committed to providing you the support necessary to ensure a smooth admission process.

Graduate admissions involves applying to the Graduate School as well as applying to a graduate program if you are seeking a degree in a particular discipline. You will accomplish all of this with your MyEIU account.  If you need to enroll in coursework without applying to a graduate program, please select "non-degree" on the admission application. All international student admissions are processed through the Office of International Students and Scholars. International applicants are advised to contact that office at 217-581-2321.

The Admissions Process

  1. Apply to The Graduate School by submitting an online application. Application requires a $30 non-refundable fee. McNair Scholars, EIU employees, veterans, and GN4U participants may receive a waiver for the application fee.
  2. Official transcripts should be mailed to the following address:

    The Graduate School
    Eastern Illinois University
    600 Lincoln Avenue
    Charleston, IL 61920

    If you received your undergraduate degree from EIU, we will be able to request your transcript from the Records Office.
  3. All graduate programs require applicants to submit additional application materials through MyEIU. Additional materials may include a portfolio, letters of recommendation, writing samples, etc. Check the department's website or contact the program's graduate coordinator for additional application requirements in order to be prepared for the program portion of your application.
  4. If you are a current or returning EIU graduate student and need to change the degree you were originally seeking, please submit the change of status form.
  5. Second Master's Degree- Students may earn a second master's degree at EIU. With approval from the program's Graduate Coordinator or Graduate Committee and the Graduate School Dean, students may apply shared credit course hours toward the second master's degree. See the Graduate Catalog for the second master's degree policy.

Links to the online application, a printable application, change of status form, as well as additional resources can be found in the menu on the left. We welcome you to Eastern Illinois University and wish you success in your graduate studies!

For any other questions not answered here, please phone: 217-581-2220

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The Graduate School

1201 Blair Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6020

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