Admissions Application

This web page is designed to help the prospective graduate student to apply for admission online.

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

Apply for Graduate Admission

Apply Online.

To apply online click the button,

  1. New Users - Create a New User Account.
  2. Returning Users - Click here to login.

Documents Required.

  1. Resume
  2. Statement of Purpose (An essay describing your interest in the program). Some departments have specific requirements for Statement of Purpose. Check with the department.
  3. Official Transcripts from all higher education institutions/colleges/universities 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. FOR International Students(Only)
    1. Passport Copy.
    2. 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
    3. International Student Packet.
      1. Financial statement Form - Document needs to be notarized.
      2. Certificate of sponsorship - Document needs to be notarized.
      3. Bank Statement.

Requirements by Program: 

             1. Click on the link for Requirements By Program

Where to send the Official Documents

Office of Graduate & Professional Studies

Chicago State University

9501 S King Dr., ADM 129 

Chicago, IL 60628.

Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 773.995.2404 or by Email: grad-admissions@csu.edu if you have any questions.