Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

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

Applying for our Master of Arts degree program in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education is a two-tier process.

First, you'll need to gain admission to Ball State’s Graduate School. Then, you must complete the departmental online application, submit a resume, the names and contact information for three professional references, and attend the Interview Day.

Apply to the Graduate School

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 Ball State.

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Mail Transcripts To:

Graduate School
West Quad, Room 100
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306

Or, 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. 

Send your resume. Include your education, work experience, organizations and activities, awards and honors, etc., and contact information for three professional references (letters of reference are not required).

Email Resume

Apply using our online form, which includes completing two essay questions.

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If you prefer, you can send your application, resume, and list of references by U.S. mail to:

Student Affairs, SAAHE
Administration Building, room 238
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306.

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.   

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.

You must have a complete application (acceptance to Graduate School, departmental application, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references) and be invited to attend Interview Day in order to participate.

Our next Interview Day will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Applicants who participate in Interview Day have preference for admission to the SAAHE program and a graduate assistantship.  If you have a conflict with the scheduled date, contact us to discuss options.