Join Us for Three Minute Thesis

Join us February 21 for final presentations for our Three Minute Thesis competition. A featured event for Ball State University’s Centennial and the Graduate School's 50th anniversary, graduate students will share their exciting and thought-provoking research for a chance to win cash prizes and the opportunity to represent Ball State in a national competition.

Welcome to the Graduate School

Are you ready for a leg up in your career, or do you want an even deeper understanding of your discipline? Ball State’s graduate school can get you there.

We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Even if you already have a busy schedule, we offer flexibility with how you take classes—on campus, online, or a combination of both—whatever works best for you.

Plus, our world-acclaimed faculty and facilities can immerse you in hands-on opportunities that focus on our entrepreneurial approach to learning.

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More Than 140 Graduate Programs

You can pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in one of our dozens of accredited graduate programs. Or if you’re looking to learn more in a specific, focused area, a certificate might be right for you. We also offer two specialist in education degrees that let you go a little more in depth than with a master’s.

Nationally Ranked Programs Across Campus

Education agencies, industry organizations, national media, and other observers are routinely ranking our graduate programs as the top of their types throughout all eight academic colleges. Our Center for Information and Communication Sciences, landscape architecture, and counseling psychology programs are just a few examples.

Three Top-25 Online Programs

“U.S. News & World Report” ranks our education (11th), master of business administration (12th), and nursing (23rd) graduate degrees as among the “Best Online Programs” in the U.S.

Research Opportunities Abound

Our faculty travel the world, exploring new cultures and diving deep into their areas of expertise. And graduate assistants are often by their sides, assisting in their research.

Affordable, Cultured Community

Muncie consistently ranks as one of the nation's most affordable college towns. Not only that, our welcoming community offers a bounty of cultural and recreational activities on and off campus: Minnetrista, Muncie Civic Theatre, Cardinal Greenway, and more.

Graduate Catalog

Find information on all of our courses, admission requirements, and other critical details for completing your graduate degree.

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