Here is a step-by-step guide to apply to our program for Fall 2019:

  1. Complete the application for admission to Ball State’s Graduate School and send an official transcript or transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work to the Graduate School, West Quad, room 100, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306.  Official electronic transcripts may be submitted by an institution directly to  The Graduate School does not need a copy of your transcript for work you completed at Ball State.  Transcripts must be reviewed by the Graduate School before a decision of Graduate School admissions is made. Plan accordingly to have transcripts arrive enough in advance for this step to be completed by the established departmental deadline. 
  2. Send an e-mail to with your resume (including education, work experience, organizations and activities, awards and honors, etc., and contact information for three professional references).  NOTE:  Letters of reference are NOT required.
  3. Complete the departmental online application
  4. A complete application (admission to Ball State's Graduate School, a resume, contact information for three professional references, and departmental online application) must be received by January 28, 2019 to be considered for an invitation to Interview Day.  Based upon the quality of application materials, invitations to applicants will be sent to attend Interview Day until all openings are filled.   
  5. Attend Interview Day.

Note:  The GRE is not required to apply for the SAAHE graduate program.

If you prefer, you can send your application, resume, and list of references by U.S. mail to Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Ball State University, Administration Building, room 238, Muncie, IN 47306.

Interview Day for fall 2019 admission is Saturday, February 23, 2019.    

If you are interested in a graduate assistantship in Housing and Residence Life as an assistant residence hall director or a resident manager in University Apartments, you must also apply to Housing and Residence Life.

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