have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. Transcripts can be emailed from the university to Admissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Office of Admissions, 201 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 2200, Normal, IL 61790-2200
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
The department may request an interview with the admissions committee before final admissions decisions are made.
Our staff will contact applicants with whom they desire an interview.
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master’s program.
If your GPA is below a 3.0, you must submit official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Use institutional code 1319 to submit your scores to Illinois State.
A 3.0 GPA is required to hold a graduate assistantship.
Submit a current resume.
Submit a statement that describes your career objectives and addresses the following points:
Why are you interested in pursuing the College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) program?
What experiences have you had that prepared you for academic work in the CSPA program?
What are your short and long-range career goals?
How will the CSPA program help you meet those goals?
What qualities and characteristics do you possess that make you a strong candidate for admission to the CSPA program?
Statement Length Requirement: 750 words, typed and double-spaced
Submit two letters of reference.
One letter should be from a faculty member who can speak to your academic accomplishments.
The other letter should come from a faculty, staff member, or supervisor who is familiar with your work ethic and leadership abilities.
Admission Dates and Deadlines
January 3, 2020
Part-time students will be reviewed on a rolling basis