Dates and Deadlines
Application and materials are due on the specified dates by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
A complete application along with a resume and transcript must be received by January 22, 2021 in order to be considered for an invitation to Interview Day. Based upon the application deadline and quality of applicant materials, candidates will be invited to Interview Day. Interview Day participants have preference for admission to the program and graduate assistantships. If you have a conflict with the scheduled date, contact us to discuss options.
Before You Begin...
If you are an international student – someone who has or plans to acquire a visa to study in the U.S. – our International Admissions staff will help you through the admissions process and your unique requirements.
If you are a current, admitted Ball State student but have not taken classes for more than a year or if you received a "Re-Admit" error when attempting to register for classes, you need to select the:
“Re-enroll (previous Ball State graduate students only)” option under “Academic Intent” in the application.
Do not choose the Re-enroll Applicant Type if you are any of the following:
- a first-time applicant to a Ball State graduate program
- applying for a new or different program or certificate than one in which you are already enrolled
- previously applied for a program but never attended any classes
1. Review admission requirements and prepare materials.
You must have earned a minimum of a 2.75 GPA from the undergraduate degree-granting institution.
Our program does not require you to take the GRE.
You will need to upload your resume to your online application.
- work experience
- activities, awards and honors, etc.
- contact information for three professional references (letters of reference are not required)
Each February, we host an Interview Day for prospective students who have applied to the master’s degree program in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE).
This is your opportunity to learn more about the curriculum, meet the faculty, and interview for admission to the program and for a graduate assistant position.
You can register to attend when you complete the departmental application. The faculty interview and one graduate assistantship interview will be prescheduled and then up to three additional assistantship interviews can be scheduled at the Graduate Assistantship Fair held on Interview Day.
Our next Interview Day will be Saturday, February 20, 2021.
A complete application along with a resume and transcript must be received by January 22, 2021 in order to be considered for an invitation to Interview Day. Based upon the application deadline and quality of applicant materials, candidates will be invited to Interview Day.
Interview Day participants have preference for admission to the program and graduate assistantships. If you have a conflict with the scheduled date, contact us to discuss options.
2. Prepare your transcripts.
Ball State must receive transcripts for all applicants. Please review our instructions before you apply. (You do not need to submit Ball State transcripts in order to apply.)
Complete our online application.
Applications are $60 per program.
You can pay your application fee (nonrefundable) with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Or you may pay online with an electronic check from a U.S. bank.
You do not have to pay the application fee if you are a:
- McNair Scholar
- Ball State student currently enrolled in classes or alumni
- current Ball State employee (full-time, benefits-eligible)
- veteran or active-duty military
- guest student seeking credits to transfer to another institution
- prospective student who attended a Ball State graduate program information session
If you are in one of these categories, make sure to select the fee waiver option in the application. When selecting "I attended an informational session" option in the fee waiver section of the application, list the information session title and date.
After You Apply
Log in to your application status portal below to submit additional materials, check your application status, and confirm your enrollment.
Check Application Status
If you need additional assistance, please feel free to email our graduate admissions staff, who are here to help you through this process.