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University Admission Requirements

A student applying to a master's program must:

  • 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 unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. The unofficial transcript should be easily readable and clearly indicate degree(s) awarded, courses and course grades for each term. If accepted, official transcripts can be emailed from the university to GraduateAdmissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Illinois State University, Graduate School, 209 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 4040, Normal, IL 61790-4040.

International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.

Additional Program Admission Requirements

A student applying to this program must:

  • submit an official GMAT score (preferred) or a GRE score if the last 60 hours of undergraduate GPA is below a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework

A typical admitted student has a GMAT of at least 500 and GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 hours.

International students must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 100 iBT, 250 computer-based, or 600 paper-based or an IELTS score of at least 7.0 band.

Before entering the program, students will normally have had a Bachelor of Science in accountancy degree based upon the study of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's pronouncements, the AICPA’s Statements on Auditing Standards, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) auditing standards, and the Internal Revenue Code. Otherwise, there may be deficiencies as determined by the department.

Admission Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline
Fall  Preferred by March 1 to facilitate fall class registration in late March. Applications will remain open until July 1st, except for special circumstances, but qualified applicants may miss out on funding opportunities such as graduate assistantships and tuition waivers. 
Spring  Preferred by October 1 to facilitate spring class registration in late October. Applications will remain open until December 15, except for special circumstances, but qualified applicants may miss out on funding opportunities such as graduate assistantships and tuition waivers. 
Summer  Preferred by March 1 to facilitate registration in early March. Applications will remain open until the beginning of classes in May (first session) and late June (second Session), except for special circumstances, but may miss out on funding opportunities such as graduate assistantships and tuition waivers. 

Graduate Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Dr. Madeline Trimble  State Farm Hall of Business 228  mktrimb@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5184