Admission to Graduate Programs

At the University of Southern Indiana, we have a two-step application process for applicants to complete who wish to pursue a graduate degree. Below details Graduate Studies application requirements. Check out your specific program's requirements on their website.

View graduate program requirements 

To be eligible for graduate study at USI, you must meet the minimum Graduate Studies criteria listed toward the bottom of this page.

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1) Online Graduate Studies Application

Complete the Graduate Studies online application to express your interest in becoming a USI Graduate Student. 

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2) $40 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $40 application fee to complete their graduate application. 

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Is my fee waived?

The Graduate application fee is waived for:

  • Veterans or those currently serving in the US Armed Forces
  • Current USI employees
  • Fullbright Scholars
  • McNair Scholars
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3) Official Transcript Submission

Graduate Studies requires every degree seeking applicant to request all official transcripts from every attended university or college. Failure to submit official transcripts from every institution will impede admission. Coursework from one institution reported as transfer credit on another school's transcript does not constitute an official transcript. USI transcripts do not need to be requested.

Where do I send my transcripts?

Official transcripts must be sent from the previous university to Graduate Studies by email (Graduate.Studies@usi.edu).

Universities that are unable to send transcripts electronically can mail sealed transcripts to:

USI Graduate Studies
8600 University Blvd
Evansville, IN 47712

International Transcripts

Official International course-by-course evaluated transcripts must be sent from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member to Graduate Studies by email (Graduate.Studies@usi.edu).

Non-degree Seeking Applicants

Graduate Studies requires non-degree seeking applicants to provide the final, official transcript of the highest earned degree institution. Failure to submit the official transcript will impede admission.

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4) International Applicant Additional Documents

Verification of English Competency

Submit an official (photocopy not acceptable) TOEFL or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report verifying a minimum total score of one of the following:

  • TOEFL (paper-based): 550
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 79
  • IELTS: 6.5

Exception: International students whose native language is English or who have graduated from an American university in which the language of instruction is English are not required to demonstrate language proficiency. Information about the TOEFL administration dates and registration procedure may be obtained from TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151, USA; telephone 609-771-7100. The web address is www.toefl.org.

Additional Documents

Additional document may be required by the Center for International Programs

Additional International admission resources

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5) Graduate Program Application Process

For more information regarding specific program requirements and program application deadlines, refer to the Graduate Program page.

MBA Applicants

  1. Submit resumes with references by email to Graduate.Studies@usi.edu
  2. USI will perform your first class registration and send the results to your USI email account (MBA online, accelerated students only). Please complete the MBA orientation to familiarize yourself with the program, plan your degree path and enroll in additional courses.
  3. Upon receiving an offer of admission to the MBA program you agree to abide by the University's policies regarding enrollment in and/or withdrawal from courses. Information regarding these policies may be found on the Registrar's website.

Admission Criteria for Graduate Studies

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Master's Programs

Graduate Studies Requirement

  1. Graduation with a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 from a college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or a comparable association. (Some programs have a higher admission standard. Check the specific program description for further information.)
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended.
  3. Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), PRAXIS test, or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) when required.
  4. Applicants applying before degree conferral must notify Graduate Studies with the name of the university, degree and conferral date.
  5. Out-of-State Distance Learning Degrees: Each state has its own approval process for out-of-state institutions offering distance learning (online) degree programs to its residents.
    View authorized states.

Re-applying?

  • Complete the admission steps above. Graduate students, including degree seeking and non-degree seeking, who have not enrolled in a graduate course for one academic year must reapply to Graduate Studies and the specific program in which they were originally admitted. Additional documentation may be required of international applicants.

Programs Offered

  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, & Culture
  • Master of Business Administration˥
  • Master of Health Administration˥
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Science in Industrial Management
  • Master of Science in Nursing˥
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy˥
  • Master of Science in Sport Management˥
  • Master of Social Work˥

˥ Check for program deadline!

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Doctoral Programs

Graduate Studies Requirement

  1. Graduation with a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 from a college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or a comparable association. (Some programs have a higher admission standard. Check the specific program description for further information.)
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended.
  3. Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), PRAXIS test, or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) when required.
  4. Applicants applying before degree conferral must notify Graduate Studies with the name of the university, degree and conferral date.
  5. Out-of-State Distance Learning Degrees: Each state has its own approval process for out-of-state institutions offering distance learning (online) degree programs to its residents.
    View authorized states.

Re-applying?

  • Complete the admission steps above. Graduate students, including degree seeking and non-degree seeking, who have not enrolled in a graduate course for one academic year must reapply to Graduate Studies and the specific program in which they were originally admitted. Additional documentation may be required of international applicants.

Programs Offered

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)˥
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)˥

˥ Check for program deadline!

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Post Master's Certificates

Graduate Studies Requirement

  1. Graduation with a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 from a college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or a comparable association. (Some programs have a higher admission standard. Check the specific program description for further information.)
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended.
  3. Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), PRAXIS test, or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) when required.
  4. Applicants applying before degree conferral must notify Graduate Studies with the name of the university, degree and conferral date.
  5. Out-of-State Distance Learning Degrees: Each state has its own approval process for out-of-state institutions offering distance learning (online) degree programs to its residents.
    View authorized states.

Re-applying?

  • Complete the admission steps above. Graduate students, including degree seeking and non-degree seeking, who have not enrolled in a graduate course for one academic year must reapply to Graduate Studies and the specific program in which they were originally admitted. Additional documentation may be required of international applicants.

Certificates Offered

Nursing˥

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Management and Leadership

Education˥

  • School Administration and Leadership Licensure

Social Work˥

  • Online Advanced Studies in Addiction Science

˥ Check for program deadline!

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Non-Degree Seeking

Non-degree seeking applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution and wish to take graduate coursework for credit may take up to six hours before they must be admitted to a program. College Achievement Program (CAP) Instructors who are seeking to fulfill the 18 graduate hours in a content area must apply as a non-degree seeking applicant.

Graduate Studies Requirement

  1. Graduation with a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 from a college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or a comparable association. (Some programs have a higher admission standard. Check the specific program description for further information.)
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended.
  3. Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), PRAXIS test, or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) when required.
  4. Applicants applying before degree conferral must notify Graduate Studies with the name of the university, degree and conferral date.
  5. Out-of-State Distance Learning Degrees: Each state has its own approval process for out-of-state institutions offering distance learning (online) degree programs to its residents.
    View authorized states.

Re-applying?

  • Complete the admission steps above. Graduate students, including degree seeking and non-degree seeking, who have not enrolled in a graduate course for one academic year must reapply to Graduate Studies and the specific program in which they were originally admitted. Additional documentation may be required of international applicants.

Contact

Graduate Studies Office

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