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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 Masters in Technology program. The following admission process pertains to the applicants to the graduate programs in Technology, including Master of Science in Technology degree, and graduate certificate programs.

Application Deadline

International Students
The deadline for submitting applications for international students is:

  • Fall Semester – May 1st to apply for admission, May 30th to submit all documents preceding the beginning of Fall semester
  • Spring – October 15th to apply for admission, October 31st to submit all documents preceding the beginning of Spring semester

International Graduate Checklist for Admission

Domestic Students (USA)
The deadline for submitting applications for domestic students is:

  • Fall – April 1st, preceding the beginning of Fall semester
  • Spring – October 1st, preceding the beginning of Spring semester
  • Summer – March 1st, preceding the beginning of Summer semester

Sign Up for MyEIU

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

Please send the following to the graduate coordinator:

New Graduate Students:If you are new to the graduate programs, please follow these steps.

After you have applied to the EIU Graduate School, you will be notified by email the availability of School of Technology program application in MyEIU.

You will need the following to apply to the School of Technology:

      1. Submit two recommendations You must submit two recommendation forms from individuals who can attest to the your potential graduate level academic performance.
      2. Submit a resume Applicants are required to submit a resume showing relevant experience in the field of technology.
      3. Submit a Statement of Purpose Essay Applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose essay, which should include their academic background, related work experience, personal and professional goals, and reasons to pursue graduate studies in Technology. Click here. for the Guidelines for Writing a Statement of Purpose.

Current Graduate Students with Degree Changes If you are already in the graduate program and want to add either the Master of Science degree or a graduate certificate program to your study, submit the form of “Change of Status” to the graduate school. On the form, indicate the program you would like to add. This form is available here.

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!

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Contact Information

Dr. David W. Melton
Coordinator of Graduate Study

School of Technology
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5762

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