Chicago State University
773.995.2000

How to Apply.

This webpage is designed to help the prospective graduate student apply for admission online. It is strongly suggested to print or keep this page active if the applicant is new to entering data in online forms.

Although the Graduate School continuously accepts applications year-round, it is strongly advised to meet published admission deadlines. Late applications are automatically transferred to the next upcoming term without notice to the student.

Instructions for Applying Online

Step 1: Apply online

To apply online click the button,  

  1. Create a new account by selecting "First time user account creation".
  2. Create a login ID and a 6-digit password.

Returning Users: In the case of forgetting a Login ID or 6-Digit Password, please Contact the Graduate School Administrator at 773.995.2404 or email at graduateprograms@csu.edu to reset the Login ID and Password.

Step 2: Select your application

To Apply for Admissions, select the application type. The following Graduate online applications are currently available:

  1. Application Graduate Admissions: this Application type is for both " New Admission and Transfer Admission " and can be used by U.S Citizens, Permanent Residents, Asylum Refugee, Veterans and Undocumented applicants.
  2. Application Graduate International Admissions: this Application type is for both " New Admission and Transfer Admission " and can be used by Non-US Citizen international applicants.
  3. Application Graduate-at-Large: this application type can be used by all Non-Degree Seeking Applicants.

Step 3: Select your term of enrollment

Select the term of admission and complete the application form.
(If the term is not available, the deadline has probably passed for the term indicated or applications are not being accepted at this time.  For more information, please contact the Graduate School Administrator at 773.995.2404 or email at graduateprograms@csu.edu).

Step 4: Confirmation Page.

Select "agree to the terms".  The application will be submitted and a "Confirmation Page" with complete information about the checklist of documents and how to proceed next appears.  The applicant can also see the checklist of documents information on the application summary page in the online account.

Step 5 : How to Pay Application Fee.

  1. Applicant can Pay Online after submitting the application online. Click on the "Pay Graduate Application Fee" in the confirmation page. To pay later, use the "Pay Graduate Application Fee" button in the Application summary page when after logging in to the account.
  2. Send a check or money order to:

Office of Graduate & Professional Studies
Chicago State University
9501 S King Dr., ADM 200 
Chicago, IL 60628

Be cautious and do not make payment more than once, as no refunds will be issued. Please note, applications will not be processed without payment.

Step 6:  Documents Required.

  1. Resume
  2. Statement of Purpose (An Essay describing your interest in the program).
  3. Official Transcripts from all the higher education institutions/colleges/universities ever attended.
    1. The official transcript must be either sent directly from each university (through www.escript.com, www.parchment.com or www.studentclearinghouse.com) or must be placed in a sealed envelope and signed by the university registrar.  Unofficial transcripts are not accepted. An official transcript is not required for Chicago State University earned credits.
    2. A Course by Course evaluation of all foreign educational credentials (transcripts) is required and must be reported directly to the university by any of the following and/or professional evaluation service agencies: Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  4. Passport Copy.
  5. Proof of English Proficiency.
    1. TOEFL Official score Report, Minimum total score of 69 is required.
    2. IELTS Official Score Report, Minimum overall score of 6.0 is required.
    3. TOEFL/IELTS waiver Application: Request for waiver of English language
  6. International Student Packet..
    1. Financial statement Form - Document need to be notarized.
    2. Certificate of sponsorship - Document need to be notarized.
    3. Personal Information Form.
    4. Bank Statement.

Click on the link for  Additional Requirements By Program.

Graduate Application and other supplemental Packets/Forms can be accessed by clicking link Graduate Application Forms

Step 7:  Where to send the Documents.

Office of Graduate & Professional Studies
Chicago State University
9501 S King Dr., ADM 200 
Chicago, IL 60628.

Please Contact the Graduate Admissions at 773.995.2404 or email: graduateprograms@csu.edu if you have any questions.