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EIU Major In Organizational and Professional Development

Thank you for your interest in the Bachelors of Science degree program in Organizational and Professional Development at Eastern Illinois University (EIU).

Below are the basic admission requirements for the OPD program:

To apply for admission to the Organizational and Professional Development program, a student must:

  1. Have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours from an accredited institution;
  2. Have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 or higher, or 2.50 or higher from the last institution;

Students that do not meet these admission requirements, but meet EIU’s general transfer admission requirements will have their application reviewed by the OPD coordinator. Following this review, students may be required to participate in a pre-entry interview or submit a new application for consideration at a later time.

 If you meet these requirements and would like to apply follow these simple steps:

  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit Official Transcripts

**Interested in having your unofficial transcripts evaluated complete this form.

***Have you previously attended EIU? Click here for information on readmission


Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Many students returning to earn a college degree have had significant amounts of workplace training and experience. The OPD program is designed to support these experiences by awarding credits for prior learning. The OPD program's Prior Learning Assessment process gives learners a chance to demonstrate their workplace knowledge for college credits. Your degree may be closer than you think! Click here for additional information about Prior Learning Assessment.

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Contact Information

Luke Steinke PhD,
OPD Program Coordinator

School of Technology
4020 Klehm Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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